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Studio Vieux Carre has the most amazing Brides!
We are truly blessed to be able to document one of the most special events in a person’s life.
While we have filmed hundreds of weddings in various locations, we’ll never take this obligation lightly. When you choose Studio Vieux Carre you’re not just a number to us.
We understand how important this day is to you and your family, which is why we will continue to only film weddings that either Joe or Terry can be present at.
Thank you to our fabulous, wonderful brides,
Looking forward to a great 2013!!!
-THE STUDIOVC TEAM
Cassidy + Spencer ❘ wedding trailer
Hattiesburg, MS served as a beautiful backdrop to Cassidy + Spencer’s fall wedding. From the rehearsal dinner toasts to their sparkler waving exit, we were there to document the entire weekend.
Stunning arrangements of white roses set the stage for the intimate ceremony held at Hardy Street Baptist Church. A tented and soft lit dance floor beneath the towering pines on a cool fall evening made for the perfect reception environment.
I could go on and on about how fabulous this wedding weekend was and how much we enjoyed being with not only Cassidy + Spencer’s families but also the very talented and personable vendors that we worked with while there.
Lisa + Thomas ❘ wedding trailer
“It is a lovely thing to fall, fall, fall in love.
in love with a girl, enchanted lips of smiles,
and happy eyes of light..” – Bernard Kennedy
Holy Name of Jesus Church ~ New Orleans, LA
Pavilion of the Two Sisters ~ City Park, New Orleans, LA
Photographer ~ Julia Bailey
Soundtrack from themusicbed.com
Bailey + Brian ❘ wedding trailer
Bailey is from Abbeville, Louisiana. Brian is from Traverse City, Michigan. The two met at a Toga Party in Baton Rouge in 2008 and in 2012 they tied the knot in Bailey’s hometown.
The couple said their vows in a small Episcopal Church in Abbeville and the reception was held at Bailey’s parent’s residence in Abbeville.
The Nik L Beer band provided the entertainment for the evening as guests danced the night away.
To view photos of the wedding by Ashley Avila Click Here
Enjoy the QTA Highlights!
7 Tips for better photos and video on your wedding day
Filming so many weddings over many years has given us a unique perspective on what makes a wedding run smoothly and what can cause headaches. Likewise we’ve worked in so many different situations and since our job is to observe we feel we have a lot of experience in the department of “visual peace”.
You want to be able to enjoy your wedding day with as little stress as possible. You’ve likely been planning, double checking, corresponding with vendors and guests, finishing to do lists and cutting checks so much that when the actual day comes around you may feel like taking a vacation from your wedding. Here are a few (hopefully) helpful tips for you and your bridal party to look good and feel great on your wedding day…
1. Schedule enough time. We put this as #1 because this is usually the biggest obstacle in the enjoyment of a wedding day. Not scheduling enough time for hair & makeup or photos can set everything back a half hour or more which causes a chain reaction throughout the day resulting in you feeling rushed, hurried and frustrated. If you’re late getting hair/makeup done or getting dressed, then you may not have time for photos beforehand, you may be rushed to the ceremony or even late to the ceremony. If the Ceremony is late you may not have much time for photos afterwards and then you may be eating into your reception time, reception time that you may never get back. Not to mention how being late can create havoc for your transportation services. You only have one day, literally a few hours to enjoy your wedding day and it would be a shame to lose that time simply due to poor preplanning.
2. Save the party for the wedding. Typically people schedule a rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding. This is great because it allows you to get a lot of your “hello’s” and “great to see you’s” out of the way. However there can also be the tendency to want that night to last forever because you will be catching up with so many people that you haven’t seen in a long time. This can be dangerous for your wedding day because you want to wake up feeling fresh, energized and ready to take on the day. There is nothing worse than having to wake up and go through the journey of a wedding day with a hangover or having to spend more time on makeup application because you’re dehydrated and worn out before the wedding even begins! Give yourself a reasonable deadline time that you will commit to calling it a night. Communicate this to your maid of honor or someone else who will help you stay accountable to that plan.
3. At your bride prep, invite only the people who need to be there. Many times when we arrive at a bridal prep location in a hotel room or house the room may be filled with so many people with differing opinions on how things should go that it can place unintended stress on the bride. Typically your bridal party and parents are going to be there but anyone else that you may want to invite just think about if they’ll be putting you in a “happy place” as you get ready for the biggest day of your life. Also, be mindful of anyone in your bridal party or any parents who may have a history of tardiness and if need be, tell them to arrive earlier to compensate!
4. Designate someone at the bridal prep to clean the room before the photos/video arrive. This is pretty self explanatory. A clean environment will look better in photos and video because the pros won’t have to work so hard to eliminate distractions such as towels on the floor, trash, shoes etc.
5. Get your makeup applied close to natural light (windows). Natural light looks more natural! Indoor light bulbs give an orange/reddish hue to skin tones, getting your makeup applied next to a window gives the photographer and video a chance to get great shots in the best possible lighting situation.
6. No gum! There have been many instances where the groomsmen or bridesmaids will arrive to the church, wanting to get some fresh breath going for the service they pop in a piece of gum in the limo. In theory this makes sense as you want to have that sparkly clean breath as you meet people and talk, however for photos and video this is an absolute killer. There is no way to clean up video of someone chomping on a piece of gum walking down the aisle or a beautiful photo of the bride and her father where the shot was taken just as his mouth is open exposing a green piece of spearmint! Plan ahead, and make sure that someone has mints instead of gum!
7. SMILE! This is such a special day that is likely going to be the most documented day in your life. Enjoy it! There may be small issues that arise but in 10 years when you watch your video you probably won’t even remember what made your face sour at a particular point in the day because something didn’t go exactly as planned.
You’ve put in all of the hard work for this day, now it’s time to live it to it’s fullest! Hopefully we’ve been able to share a few ideas that can help create beautiful photos and video that will be relived over for many years to come.
Cherise + Daniel ❘ wedding trailer
Cherise & Daniel had an unforgettable wedding in May. The couple said their vows at Second Free Mission Baptist Church in New Orleans then proceeded to the reception at the JW Marriott where the ballroom was decked out from ceiling to pink carpet by “We Event Inc.” Brenda Sison Photography
A Second Line Band put this party over the top as all of the guests danced the night away.
Meghan + Alvin’s QTA
Meghan and Alvin had a traditional Catholic wedding ceremony held at the beautiful Immaculate Conception church on Baronne.
The reception was held at the Windsor Court Hotel where Groovy 7’s high energy sets jumpstarted the party and it never let up.
There was also a special appearance by the 610 Stompers at the reception. The Stompers showed up and danced for a few songs then helped to take the party up to another level.
Enjoy their QTA below!
Nancy + Brannon’s QTA
Nancy and Brannon were married in Woldenberg park right on the Mississippi river.
After the ceremony the entire wedding party second lined to the Westin Hotel where Louisiana Spice entertained everyone and there was even a belly dancer in the mix as well!
Here’s their Quick Turn Around video…
Doug + CheyAnne Wedding Experience Trailer
We had the honor of filming the wedding of New Orleans wedding photographers Doug + CheyAnne of “Arte De Vie“. Doug proposed to CheyAnne in December of 2010 and we were there to capture that as you’ll see in the beginning of their trailer.
Like so many couples who get married in New Orleans, many of Doug + CheyAnne’s friends and family had to travel to the city for the wedding. We took the opportunity with their wedding to show how we can help preserve the entire wedding weekend experience that goes beyond just the wedding day.
On Friday there was a typical New Orleans crawfish boil that the couple hosted at Audubon Park. This gave all of their guests a chance to have a truly unique Southern experience and it also gave everyone a chance to get acquainted with one another before the wedding.
On the wedding day both Doug and CheyAnne got dressed at the Maison Dupuy hotel then headed over to Jackson Square for their first look. Breaking from tradition, CheyAnne decided to take a pedicab to her first look while Doug made his way through the French Quarter on foot.
The couple tearfully recited their vows in front of the St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square and danced down the aisle following the ceremony.
Doug + CheyAnne performed their choreographed dance beautifully and then CheyAnne and her bridesmaids performed their version of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” dance.
Then in a first for us, Doug played guitar and CheyAnne played drums to AC/DC’s “Shook me up”. CheyAnne actually took drum lessons for months from Groovy 7’s drummer Tony Seruntine to be able to play drums for the performance.
The only thing that could set this wedding over the top was an epic Second Line through the French Quarter. The Young Pinstripes band joined in the reception and performed “Party Rock” alongside Groovy 7 before heading out into the streets. Once in the streets the Second Line journeyed through the French Quarter stopping several times in the middle of Bourbon Street for a breakdown dance off . The Second Line ended back at the Maison Dupuy and we caught our breath.
After the entire experience we can say that this New Orleans couple lived their wedding weekend to the fullest. These two individuals are truly a credit to our great city and we’re honored to be able to preserve the memories of the entire weekend for them to enjoy for years to come.
Enjoy the trailer below!
Vendors for Doug + CheyAnne’s wedding weekend
Wedding Coordination: www.sapphireeventsnola.com/
Reception venue: www.bourbonorleans.com
Host hotel/rehearsal dinner: www.maisondupuy.com
Second Line Band: www.facebook.com/YoungPinStripe
Reception band: www.Groovy7.com
hair & makeup: www.flawless-bride.com
grooms suit: www.georgebass.com
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