This is a glorious wide-angle photograph of a wedding ceremony at the famous Saint Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, capturing the beauty and splendor of this historic landmark. All ceremonies in the Cathedral are awe-inspiring, but this wedding was made even more impressive with the addition of a tympanist accompanying the traditional organ and trumpet music during the processional, making for a much more dramatic entrance for the bride and her father. This particular event was spectacularly coordinated by Leslie Campbell Weddings.
This historic church, with its central location in the French Quarter, has numerous reception venues within walking (and second lining!) distance, such as Pat O's on the River, The Jaxson, Riverview Room, Latrobe's, Muriel's on Jackson Square, and a variety of elegant hotels such as the Omni Royal Orleans, the Monteleone, and Royal Sonesta. Though there has been a Catholic presence at this location since 1718, most of the present structure was built in 1850.
This is without question the most in-demand venue for Catholic wedding ceremonies in the New Orleans area, so if you dream of getting married here, especially on a Saturday in the busier months during Spring or Autumn, you must secure your date very far in advance.
One thing to be aware of is that in almost all cases, this church does not allow time after the ceremony for formal group photographs. So, you either need to plan to have a first look and do all these photographs before the ceremony, or do them at the reception venue afterward. Another option is to do the group shots in Jackson Square before or after the ceremony (if the ceremony ends before the park closes), though you do need to obtain a permit from the New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways for this.