Congratulations, Nicole and Michael. What an amazing blessing to have been a part of your New Orleans inspired day. You both have such thoughtful and kind hearts and it is clear that you are simply made for each other. The Columns Hotel is such a gorgeous venue with endless backdrops for photographs. Each detail in Nicole's day was so elegant and blended into the surroundings perfectly.

Nicole and Michael opted to do all of their portraits before the ceremony. And I must admit, I started crying during their first look.

The ceremony on the steps of The Columns hotel is truly a sight to be seen. Surrounded by unmistakable New Orleans architecture and the streetcar going past every five minutes, it embodied The Big Easy atmosphere.

The reception was EVERYTHING you would expect from New Orleans. The music, the food, the libations and the energy!

They finished off their night with a traditional Second Line send off! The bride and groom led the entire wedding, including the band, for one last dance on the front lawn! Guests tossed red beans and rice, their well wishes and their love over the couple!

Embrace The Big Easy. Embrace the moment.