The essence of New Orleans can be found deep within the old brick structures as much as in the people who are from there. Anna envisioned a quintessentially New Orleans wedding, complete with music in the streets and views of some of the city’s most beloved locations. Choosing a glamorous vintage style, the wedding in New Orleans beautifully captured the charm that has existed in the city for lifetimes. Dorka Photography was an obvious choice for Anna and Spencer, and both her photography and her presence will be cherished by the couple forever.
Anna and Spencer
Murials on Jackson Square, New Orleans, Louisiana
It’s hard to have a wedding in New Orleans with out channeling the city’s charm, timeless rustic appeal, creole/voodoo roots, vintage buildings, weathered decor and it’s laid back atmosphere with the snap crackle and pop of jazz and jam. It was a mix of the Great Gatsby with a Vintage Glam twist. As the bride, being from New Orleans, a traditional Catholic wedding was the only way to make it feel right, followed by the way the Crescent City really throws down, hootin’, hollerin’, dancin’, and celebratin’.
How relaxed I finally was and how much fun we both had. I feel like every thing was in slow motion and high-speed all at the same time. Each detail unfolded perfectly from the gospel singers at the wedding, to the band (Mingo Fishtrap) at the reception and the flash mob planned by my Maid of Honor to Thriller (she also hired a surprise Michael Jackson impersonator to finish the dance with us), Having my dad walk me down the isle, riding to the church with him, my last moments as a single woman with my dad, seeing my groom for the first time on the roof of the Monteleon Hotel, seeing how absolutely stunning each and every bridesmaid looked and how handsome the groomsmen (and groom) were, having the Deacon that I grew up with marry us (brought me back to my childhood), remembering my mother, and feeling her with me that day, Saying “I DO,” dancing my fanny off , OH the Photobooth – my sister in law made this fabulous backdrop and everyone had so much fun.
The Couple Recommends:
Dorka Photography, BY FAR, made our wedding and rehearsal dinner weekend AMAZING — she was part of us with out even knowing she was there. She captured the weekend effortlessly and our emotion and joy is so artfully documented in forever form. THANK YOU.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Dorka Photography
Event Planning – Jennifer Ward
Ceremony Venue – St. Mary’s Italian Catholic Church
Reception Venue – Murials on Jackson Square
Floral Design – Lee Worrells Floral
Cake – Maurice’s French Bakery
Live Music – Mingo Fishtrap
Hair & Makeup Artist – Vlada
Wedding Dress – Jenny Packham via Kelly’s Closet
Rings – David Yurman
A special thanks to Dorka Photography for allowing Junebug to share Anna and Spencer’s glamorous wedding in New Orleans! For more vintage wedding inspiration, be sure to check out Lauren and John’s travel inspired wedding at Thistle Springs Ranch.