Brandy + Barry | Wedding Trailer
Over the past year we’ve had the pleasure and honor of filming some of the most grand weddings in our history. The wedding of Brandy + Barry was no exception!
The wedding ceremony and reception were both held at the couple’s home in Houma, LA. The entire event was designed and coordinated with the expertise of Robin Legendre Weddings & Events.
Weeks before the wedding date Urban Earth and The Solomon Group began setup of the lighting, sound system and Mahaffey Tents began erecting expansive stage that would act as a floor above the actual ground. This flooring even had a clear portion that would allow you to sit & stand above the swimming pool! In addition to the flooring several large tents were installed to provide shelter for the event.
For the reception there were 3 musical acts. The first dance’s song was sung by a street musician that the couple met while they were in Denmark. After that the Chee Weez performed, followed by Ro Chambeaux.
Brandy & Barry also elected to have us provide a photobooth for their wedding. You can view some of the pictures captured here: Brandy & Barry Photobooth
Delicious Food & Bar provided by Joel’s Grand Cuisine
The elegant cake designs were created by Frosted Fantasies by Nikki
Photography was provided by Paul Morse Photography.
Fireworks and Pyro executed by AFX Pro
Brandy & Barry’s Trailer:
Jenn + Chase | Wedding Trailer
Jenn & Chase had such an amazing time on their wedding day. They are the perfect example of a couple who truly wanted to take in every single moment of that special day. At the ceremony they both recited their own handwritten vows and at the reception Jenn even sang “New Years Eve” to Chase! It was a wonderful time with wonderful personalities!
Bridal Prep: The Columns Hotel
Church: Canal Street Church
Reception: Southport Hall
Photographer: Cecily Johnson Photography
Band: Javier Gutierrez
Emily + Ron Paul | Wedding Trailer
Josh + Kristen | The Next Day Edit
Josh and Kristen’s ceremony took place at Holy Name of Jesus Church on St. Charles Ave and their reception was held at the Chateau Country Club. Groovy 7 was brilliant as always! Photography by Melissa Quijano. Wedding coordinated by Belle Soiree wedding planning.
Brandy + Barry’s photobooth
Studio Vieux Carre also offers a high quality photo booth for your wedding or event. The difference between our photo booth and the majority of photo booth rentals on the market is quality.
Many photo booth setups use the equivalent of an iPhone camera with direct flash. This can lead to poor quality, grainy, photos. We use a DSLR camera and studio lighting to capture the best possible quality. In addition to this our photo booth allows for group shots which most “photo booths in a box” type set ups simply cannot accomodate.
Instant prints and digital copies of every photo are included with every rental as well as constantly growing selection of unique, vintage props.
Interested in renting our photo booth for your wedding or event? Contact us now for availability!
Click here to see samples from Brandy + Barry’s photobooth!
Emily + Ron Paul | The Same Day Edit
As I walked outside of Club XLIV and looked up at the enormous photographs displayed in Champion’s Square of Drew Brees, Sean Payton and Tom Benson, the feeling was surreal. Moments later the limos, buses and Rolls Royce transporting Emily and Ron Paul to the reception arrived and a Second Line ensued around Champion’s Square.
Just like those building sized photos of Brees and the Lombardi trophy, this entire day was a winner.
We were so honored to be asked to document Emily and Ron Paul’s once in a lifetime experience of getting married.
From the charismatic bride and groom, to the heartfelt toasts at the rehearsal dinner, to the elaborate reception decor, this wedding had everything one could ask for…but Emily + Ron Paul asked us for a little something extra and we were happy to oblige.
The Same Day Edit
Same Day Edits are commonplace in other parts of the country, especially on the east and west coast. However they’re not as common in New Orleans due to our unique wedding timelines.
The key to executing a successful Same Day Edit comes down to having enough time to complete the edit so that it can be played live at the reception.
Our weddings are a lot different than the rest of the country:
Toasts rarely take place at the wedding reception. Sit down dinners are even more rare. Also in many other parts of the country it’s common to have a 2 hour photo session or cocktail hour between the ceremony and reception which is the perfect opportunity to edit footage for the Same Day Edit.
In NOLA, an entire wedding from ceremony start time to the end of the reception typically takes place in a 4 1/2 hour timespan and despite our easy going attitude in the deep south, there is such an emphasis on expediency on the wedding day that the bridal party actually has a police escort to clear the way for transportation to the reception venue.
That being said, Emily and Ron Paul’s wedding was far from the standard wedding in New Orleans. We were able to film and edit this Same Day Edit video for the couple which was then played on Club XLIV’s flatscreen televisions at the reception.
Their reactions were priceless and can be seen in photographs captured by the amazingly talented Brandon O’Neal Photography:
Doing a Same Day Edit is an exhilarating experience. I liken it to playing music in front of an audience, only instead of using musical instruments we use our cameras, lenses and laptop. Throughout the day as we’re filming, we’re simultaneously downloading and organizing footage. Once all of the footage that would be used in the Same Day Edit was downloaded, we had 1.5 hours to complete the edit.
It was such a great feeling knowing that we were not just there to document and preserve this family’s memories for generations to come. By capturing and presenting the Same Day Edit, we were actually able to add to the experience of everyone in attendance that night.
We did it with the help of Jennie Keller of Weddings in the City by Jennie who meticulously planned and coordinated every aspect of this wedding flawlessly. There are so many wonderful wedding planners in this city and Jennie and her team are exceptional at putting together events that exude class and sophistication.
Lastly I have to thank our team of shooters including Terry Taravella, Gary Marino, Jeana Crosby Taravella, and assistant Erin St. Pierre England. We’re lucky to have such dedicated team players who strive to go all out and put forth maximum effort all the while focusing on not being obtrusive at the event.
Emily + Ron Paul’s vendors for the wedding day:
Arnaud’s Restaurant | Rehearsal Dinner
Acme Oyster House | Rehearsal Party
Hyatt Regency Hotel | Bride and Groom hotel rooms
Immaculate Conception Church | Ceremony
Club XLIV ⎸ Champion Square | Reception
Weddings in the City by Jennie ⎸ Wedding Planner
Brandon O’Neal Photography ⎸ Photographer
Flawless Bride ⎸ Hair + Makeup
The Mixed Nuts ⎸ Band
The Royal Cakery ⎸ Cakes
Bella Blooms ⎸ Floral
John’s Tuxedos ⎸ Menswear
Graceful Event Productions ⎸ Candy Table
Joshua + Jessica ⏐ wedding trailer
I’ve always loved and respected traditional New Orleans weddings, steeped in romanticism, strong values + a dedication to family … Jessica + Joshua’s wedding was the perfect example of New Orleans family traditions held close to the heart ..
something borrowed ⏐ Jessica wore her mother’s wedding veil
something old ⏐ in her bouquet she carried her paternal grandmother’s handkerchief, wedding veil + a rosary, a confirmation gift from her grandmother
Parkview Guest House ⏐ Jessica’s great grandparents former home
Holy Name of Jesus ⏐ Jessica’s parents and grandparents were married there < how awesome is that?
I am envious of Jessica + Joshua .. how lucky they are to have not only these cherished family traditions + generational mementos … but for the opportunity to share them, in the present + presence of their vibrant + loving families.
Rachel + Taylor ❘ wedding trailer
Rachel + Taylor chose New Orleans as the destination for their wedding weekend. We were happy to spend so much time with them from their rehearsal dinner to Rachel’s bridal luncheon, to the wedding itself held at The New Orleans Museum of Art’s Sculpture Garden. The reception was held inside NOMA and then after the wedding concluded a dazzling fireworks display took place outside on the front lawn.
The party wasn’t over yet though as everyone boarded buses heading for downtown New Orleans where a second line parade made it’s way through the French Quarter till it reached it’s final destination at the Royal Sonesta Hotel.
We absolutely LOVE filming weddings like this!
New Orleans Museum of Art ❘ noma.org/pages/detail/23/Weddings
Photography ❘ Arte de Vie ❘ artedevie.com
Floral ❘ Bella Blooms ❘ bellabloomsfloral.com/
Band ❘Taboo ❘ taboonola.com
Wedding Planner | Laura Holladay
Melissa + Corey ❘ wedding trailer
We started Melissa and Corey’s wedding at Le Foret restaurant for their rehearsal dinner. It’s always great to get a peek into the couple’s lives and hear the stories about how they met and the occasional shenanigans that took place during their courting process.
Corey is an active duty Navy Seal so there were plenty of members of the military in the wedding party and in attendance as guests.
The couple each got dressed at the Roosevelt Hotel which was right across the street from there ceremony location, Immaculate Conception Church on Baronne. Everyone then headed back to the Roosevelt where the reception took place as Groovy 7 rocked the crowd all night.
Photography by Mark Eric. All planned so perfectly by Weddings in the City by Jennie!
Melissa’s mother sent us this email after watching the trailer … makes us jump for joy!
Dear Terry and Joe,
I don’t know how to thank you for the amazing job you did on the video trailer of Melissa and Corey’s wedding. It was so deeply moving, in that you captured the essence of the joy and love of family and friends, and yet also captured how deeply John was missed during this time. All of us have watched the video repeatedly and are just blown away by the combination of music, spiritual clips, happy moments and great joy!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! It was a privilege to work with you.
God bless you both!
Ashley’s Bridal Prep
We normally post mostly our Quick Turn Around edits because they allow you to experience the entire wedding in a single clip. We figured that we’d go ahead and break that mold and bring to you something new, a Bridal Prep that we filmed for Ashley on her wedding day.