2 People 1 Life – Voodoo Ceremony
Studio Vieux Carre was humbled and honored that Lisa & Alex chose our studio to document their Voodoo Ceremony in New Orleans, LA.
The well traveled couple clearly embraced the culture and character of our charming & romantic New Orleans scene. Joe and I had a bloody brilliant time hanging out with Lisa, Alex, JoAnne & Jason Marino of Imagine Photography , Bloody Mary New Orleans Tours, Events & Spirit Encounters and the 20/20 crew, Gail Deutsch & Jay Schadler. A segment of this event will air on 20/20 January 18, 2013. Set your dvrs!
Read more below for their interesting story:
A couple in love, searching for the perfect place to get married. How? By having a wedding ceremony in each country we visit…
We are on an adventure of a lifetime. For three years we’re going to drive and ship around the globe in our 25 year old camper van ‘Peggy’ exchanging vows in the most unusual and unique wedding locations we can find.
We are looking to embrace the culture and local traditions of each place we visit.
We want to experience the difference in each ceremony and find out what it is that makes the bringing of two people together such a worldwide tradition, and of course let the world know!
At the end of the trip we will pick our favorite place and go back to officially tie the knot and this is the best bit! If you want to help us to support UNICEF through our UNICEF-Zankyou Wedding Registry you and a friend are in for the chance to be flown out all expenses paid to our final mystery destination wedding!
The wedding ceremony was also featured on Martha Stewart Weddings: click here!
Chad + Gabriella’s ❘ wedding trailer
Chad & Gabriella’s ceremony took place at the beautiful Holy Rosary Church on Esplanade.
At the reception, which was held at the Arbor Room in City Park, the couple was surprised by a special guest performance by Luther Kent!
Congratulations to Chad and Gabriella!
Great article by the Huffington Post “Wedding Freebies You DON’T Want!”
This is a great article for all brides to keep in mind. Your wedding is a once in a lifetime experience. Check out suggestion #1!
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!