Omni Royal Orleans Hotel Reception
Michael Caswell Photography

Omni Royal Orleans Hotel Reception

Ashley and Jeremy's wedding reception took place at the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel, where Fat Cat Flowers had decorated the space beautifully. This French Quarter wedding venue's elegant and spacious ballroom is a great place for a large wedding reception, and it also benefits from its close proximity to popular ceremony locations like Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral, and the hotel itself can host a ceremony in its spacious garden terrace.

But this couple's ceremony actually took place at the Elms Mansion in Uptown New Orleans, and in exciting treat for the mostly out-of-town guests, everyone was transported on several chartered streetcars (each with its own compliment of musicians on board for entertainment during the ride) past the stately mansions down St. Charles Avenue to Canal Street, where they disembarked and then walked the few blocks to the hotel to begin the celebration. This would have been a perfect opportunity to incorporate a second line parade (from the streetcar stop to the hotel), but they decided to save that festive New Orleans wedding tradition for the end of the night.

This photograph was taken during the bride and groom's first dance as husband and wife, which is always a great opportunity to capture wonderful images of the couple.

Location: 621 St. Louis Street, New Orleans, LA 70140.