There are very, very few people I would leave New Orleans during Mardi Gras for – and the first time I chatted with Carley over Skype I knew she would be one of them! On Endymion Saturday, my husband and I left the craziness of midcity New Orleans and drove north. Photographing a wedding in Natchez has been a dream of mine ever since I visited nearly two years ago. The history, the architecture, and the hospitality encapsulate the South for me. I love living in this part of the country and I love weddings that celebrate that, and this one did – from the second line to the mint julep cups to the absolutely beautiful custom gown Carley wore.
When Hudson teared up at the first look (with all the bridesmaids trying to see through the huge tree branches from the balcony!) I couldn’t help but tear up too. Hudson + Carley are truly a team, best friends, and I know whatever they encounter in life they will be encountering together (for now, that means house training a puppy!). I’m excited and blessed to see what happens next!
I also have to say – Carley’s family is very close and for a weekend, they completely brought my husband and I into that family. I don’t know if I’ve ever felt so welcome or had so much fun at a wedding. The next morning, my husband and I woke up at Dunleith and walked down to breakfast and saw everyone we had photographed the night before! It really reminded me that this isn’t just a job, it’s a huge privilege. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Carley + Hudson!
Getting Ready + Reception: Dunleith Plantation | Ceremony: First Presbyterian Church | Invitations: MADdesign | Band: Phat Hat | Hair + Makeup: INDe Salon | Florist: the absolutely incredible Katalin Green | Dress: Liancarlo from I Do Bridal Couture | Videographer: Thirteen Media