This Bay St. Louis Mississippi wedding ceremony took place at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church. I love the brilliant daylight streaming in through the open church door in this photograph, washing over the newly married bride and groom as they walk down the aisle, which gives this image an ethereal, heavenly glow. This is a black and white photograph, with a bit of a sepia tone added to give it a slightly aged and classic look that I thought beautifully complimented the strong backlighting of the open door.
This couple's wedding reception was held at the nearby Bay St. Louis Community Hall, a very nice venue, spacious enough for even very large gatherings.
The Catholic presence at this location dates back to 1847, with the current church having been built in 1908 after a fire destroyed the original structure. This resiliant church survived Hurricane Katrina in 2005, but with extensive interior and exterior damage, and was subsequently beautifully restored to its former glory.
Location: Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.