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Pontchairtrain Hotel Wedding | New Orleans Wedding Photographer | Julia + Theo

Being a New Orleans wedding photographer, I see plenty of funky weddings full of color and life, but this wedding takes the cake! When I arrived at Hotel Peter and Paul, where the wedding party was getting ready, everyone was sipping on mimosas with blueberries and laughing. In the rooms, the final touches to the bride’s jumpsuit and headdress were being put together while the groom’s suit was getting steamed. Nothing about this wedding followed tradition as this laid back couple chose to get ready together and skip the hype of a first look. Once everything was perfect, we took off to the Pontchartrain Hotel.

At the hotel, the staff was buzzing about setting up a fury of balloon installations and rainbow details. I asked a staff member if they had ever seen this room more colorful, and he said “The only time I have seen more color in the room was when Ashley Longshore threw a party here!”

Instead of being introduced formally as “Mr and Mrs” to their reception, they were escorted individually by drag queens while a song by Alaska the drag queen (best known for being the runner up on Season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race) was played through the speakers.

The Reception started with Drag performances by Gia Giovanni and Coca Mesa who got the whole crowd involved. As soon as the performances stopped, the dance party started!

 

Vendor Team

Lead Photographer: Kelsey of Fringe+Co

Second Photographer: Tia Nash

Planning: Crescent Bound Events

Prep Venue: Hotel Peter & Paul

Headpiece and Suit embellishment: MISS HEIN

Drag Queens: Gia Giavonni + Coca Mesa

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Tia Nash, is a wedding and boudoir photographer based out of New Orleans but travels world wide. She lives for capturing her clients in their most natural state of happy and her specialty is making people at ease in front of the camera. Her style is candid, unposed, and focused on capturing unique personalities. She believes that love comes in a million forms. When she is not photographing you can most likely find her with her wife, and their rescue dog and cat.