Wedding Date: April 9, 2016
From the Photographer:
"My cup runneth over, that’s the best way to start this blog post. For so many reasons this wedding warms my heart and my soul. Tiffany and Nick, and their families, welcomed us with open arms. It always amazes me that when we feel like we are family and friends with our clients, we pull off some of our best work. Both of these families were caring, loving, open, and simply amazing! Everyone was happy all day – it’s as though a smile was part of the wardrobe, just as a black tie would be requested. I wish I could bottle up the energy when there is no stress and everyone is truly living in the moment. It’s a beautiful thing!I could talk about each one of the photos below for days — they all have such a raw quality of truth behind each one. I also have to mention that all of the photos in this blog post were shot on film cameras. We gushed over these on Facebook already because Doug simply couldn’t wait to share them (rightfully so). For the last year or so we have been working hard to identify the future vision and style of Arte de Vie and really pursue fully the style of wedding photography that we’re truly passionate about. With the encouragement of our friend Valerie Gernhauser with Sapphire Events New Orleans – Wedding and Event Design we started shooting film again last year, mainly on portrait and styled shoots. "
Photographer: Arte De Vie//Cinema and Video: Bella Productions//Band: City Heat//Dress Designer: Gonzalo Calderon Couture//Bridesmaid Dresses:Jim Hjelm//Event Venue:JW Marriott//Makeup Artist: Katie Malone Makeup Studio//Apparel:Michael Kors//Bridesmaid Dresses:The Bidal Boutique by MaeMe//Band: The Young Pinstripes//
Photographer: Arte De Vie//Bridesmaid Dresses:Adrianna Papell//Band: All Out Entertainment //Beauty: Becky Fos//Floral Designer:Bee's Wedding Designs//Cake Designer:Bittersweet Confections//Caterer: cowbell/green tomato productions//Invitation Designer:Gem Printing Company//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Haspel//Dress Designer:Nicole Miller//Dress Store: Pearl's Place//Event Venue: Race + Religious//Cinema and Video: Studio Vieux Carre//Musicians: Tanya & Dorise//
Jessica & Arnold celebrated their wedding on May 20, 2016. It was the picture perfect day of a traditional New Orleans celebration! The bridal party got ready at the romantic New Orleans bed and breakfast, Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast, situated in the beautiful Garden District. They exchanged vows at St. Anthony of Padua before heading over to the Riverview Room, located on the fourth level of the Jackson Brewery Millhouse in the heart of the French Quarter, where their celebration continued! They ended the night with a secondline dance before departing to their getaway vehicle, where their friends and family gathered with bubbles to make the night complete.
Photographer: Christie Froom Studios
Flowers: Beth's Flowers
Make-Up - Veronica Anderson
Hair - Nina Perez of Salon Runway
Wedding Dress - Town & Country Bridal Blanc Bridal Couture
Bridesmaids dresses - Pearl's Place
Church - St. Anthony of Padua
Reception: Riverview Room
Cakes: Joe Gambino's Bakery
Getting Ready Location: Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast
What is Second-Line exactly?
If you're in New Orleans or any part of southern Louisiana, for that matter, and you hear someone shout out Second-Line, get ready for the dance of your life!
The Historic Second-Line dance can be traced back to the 19th century and was known especially among the African-American community. Once the tradition for all old New Orleans Jazz funerals the Second-Line as become Louisiana's own expression of dance. In many respects it is like a conga line with a lead dancer and everyone else following in tow. Add a little bling and the spices from the cultural gumbo that is Louisiana and you have a Second-Line!
Most all New Orleans natives use a second-line umbrella or handkerchief to help them with their expression of joy during the dance. Twirl your umbrella or waye your handkerchief while shaking your hips is all that is needed. There is no right or wrong way since it is an expression of the joy that is within you.
Dancing the Second-Line can now be seen at Weddings, Anniversaries, Graduation, Football Games, Mardi Gras, Bachelorette and Birthday Parties. It is done at all celebrations and enjoyed by everyone. The dance has become so popular through out Louisiana that Brides and Grooms carry their own specially made umbrellas with guests joining them with their napkins and handkerchiefs. It is not uncommon for New Orleans natives to carry a themed umbrella for special events or as an accessory to their costumes.
So if you are planning a party to celebrate the spirit of New Orleans don't forget your Second-Line umbrella. You will be the life of the party and the leader of the dance.