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Alison & Joe.......He's Her Lobster! (Psssttt....do the claws again!)

Whole world, meet Alison & Joe.  Alison & Joe.......The Whole World! I’m going to spout off a few paragraphs worth of compliments, a handful of comparisons and a baker’s dozen total count of why yall should think these cats are as cool as advertised. Obviously as pre usual it’ll be way too much description considering after a few minutes of meeting them up close their giggles made me giggles and giggles are all cool. Well, maybe no giggles for Joe. He was a bit more composed. OH! And I had so much f’ing fun had hanging out with them and their peeps all day long. Merely a side note but it doesn’t make it any less true!

Now I’ll admit I can be on the more dismissive side of emotion when it comes to other peoples sentimental odds and ends but Alison reeled me in as soon as she opened the door wearing her custom made shirt with the phrase that only fans of the 90’s sitcom, Friends, would instantly pick up on. “He’s Her Lobster!” Followed closely by her sister wearing a shirt that said I’ve got the meat sweats! Every one of Alison’s bridesmaids had their favorite quotes from and episode of Friends. Now given the extremely specific nature of these hilarious inside jokes and the fact that I’m a former Friends junkie, I took it upon myself to admit to Alison and her team that they had passed the cool test and that I would hold them in high regards against all other challenging brides and their teams to come.

Alison and Joe combined weigh in at a solid - 52 pounds and with Alison’s smile alone could she convince me to go lay down in traffic for her. Joe was her perfect balance in the way he was a bit more reserved. That is until he started popping the tops on tasty dranks at their reception. I mean seriously! Never before had I seen a wedding reception carry such an amazing and cheerful vibe that didn’t end with a second line. Theirs didn’t but I thank the god’s for that considering they danced me into a comatose like tiredness that few before them have had the ability to produce in me.

From the hilarious t-shirts, the intense shows of emotion from several different attendees, to the amazing wedding party shredding the dance floor all the way to the liquored up groom and his groomsmen this wedding was one for the ages. Alison and Joe’s style molded perfectly into the environment of Broussards, The Hermann - Grima House and finally drinks at Pat O’Briens, that it was a shame to see the night come to an end. However considering that even lobsters can’t keep their claws of each other we had part ways. Lobster love is a unique and intense site to behold people. Never, ever stand in the way of Lobster Love! Thanks Again Joe & Alison. In the immortal words of Chandler Bing, I say, “ You and me have always been like right there!”

Cheers,

Titus

Contributing Vendors :

Lodging - The Hotel Monteleone

Ceremony & Reception Location - Broussard’s

Hermann - Grima House

Videographers - Montoto Productions

Wedding Planners - Unique Weddings NOLA

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Deja & Brandon.......What Is That? Velvet? :)

Whole world.....Deja & Brandon.  Deja & Brandon.......The Whole World!  Now that we've gotten the introductions out of the way I'd say it was way past time that I get to giving you fine readers a rundown on one of the most in tune couples that I've ever had the great pleasure of working with!

I'm going to omit the fact that it was yet another blistering hot day.  As well as the overall lack of common sense being utilized by local or as of yet, unidentified non-local motorists in and around the city of New Orleans that day.  Also, the ridiculously over bearing, chest swelling idiocy of the parking lot supervisors who instructed me to proceed into the line of traffic from which I sat, seething with rage, even after I told him that I was there to photograph a wedding.  Luckily my fellow photographer, Trent Spann, was Johnny on the spot to pick up any slack on my part.  Yep!  We won't dwell on those day of irritations that we have no control over.  Instead, I can focus on everything that went right, which was a whole helluva lot!

Despite the dual temple massaging on my part towards my fellow humans that day I was treated to a positive couple and their fantastic friends and family.  From the time I met up with Deja at Hotel Mazarin, to our time spent at The Pavilion of Two Sisters in City Park and back downtown for Deja & Brandon's epic second line, all of the outside irritations were less than foot notes on an overall kick ass wedding.  I can rest assured that if and when these two decide to have kids that those kids won't fall into the pool of knuckleheads that I had to deal with that day.

You might think reading this that I allowed those interactions to overshadow the most important aspect of the day, which was to ensure that these two had a stellar experience.  To which I would like to add two points of emphasis : 1. I promise you I'm not bitter and 2.  If you really think that then I naturally must assume you were one of many afore mentioned knuckleheads and I request that you stop annoying your fellow man.

Many thanks to Deja & Brandon!  It was a delight to document your big day!  

Cheers,

Titus

VENDORS : Brass Band - Kinfolk Brass Band

Coordinators/Planners -  Unique Weddings & Events

Hotel - Hotel Mazarin

Ceremony Location - The Pavilion of Two Sisters, City Park

 

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Chrissy & Garrett.....Ladies & Gentleman, The President & First Lady of Cool

  As it often goes with wedding photographers and I'm guessing several other vendors participating in Garrett and Chrissy's big day, I'd never once in my life met this couple.  However, one half of that couple, Chrissy, was kind and pleasant!  At least as kindness and pleasantry that I could deduct from a couple of emails discussing the specifics of the day.  I was picturing her as sparkling vision of the binary code as best I could figure!

  I turned the corner to make the final 50 yard walk to finally meet this glorious binary code bride when low and behold upon the Bourbon Orleans Balcony stood Garrett.  Now before I innocently take a jab at Garrett, he's my pal folks and I have nothing but respect for the man, BUT after the days on end of curiosity to whom my Binary Code was in person, I get a stocky Irish looking fellow with a head shaved so close you could see your reflection in it and a suit that is up at the top of list of sharp attire!  Not to paint my friend with too mean of a brush he did greet me with a pleasant smile and a handshake but I will say this and I'm sure he'll agree the man is no sparkling Binary Code folks.  

  Enter the the star of the day, Chrissy.  Far from ones and zeroes.  Chrissy was a sight to see nonetheless and surpassing any face or personality that anyone could attribute via reading emails.  Once faces were attached to the names I witnessed a sincere First Look between the bride and the groom out on the balcony of The Bourbon Orleans.  The next couple hours it was just the three of us frolicking throughout the streets of the French Quarter capturing portraits of them that they pulled off so effortlessly that I almost put the camera on a timer with a recording of my voice and headed to the bar.  There was still a ceremony and little bit of dancing yet to be done before the night ended so I gathered up my professional side and we glided through the remaining parts of Garrett and Chrissy's big day with ease.

  I've since hung out with the couple socially  after their wedding day and just as I suspected their pleasant and friendly demeanor wasn't an act or an illusion created by a spectacular photographer using mind control techniques and epic an epic posing system the statue of David would be envious of.  In the end they got epic wedding day photos and I gained new friends.  Even the despite the fact one of those friends doesn't come with hair.  Oh well! I'll take 'em!

Cheers,

Titus                                     

 

                                                               Contributing Vendors

                                                     Unique Weddings - Event Planners

                                                           The Bourbon Orleans Hotel       

                                                                    St. Ann's Cottage

                                                                    Royal Dukes Band