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Could not have asked for a better couple to spend Valentines Day with !

Could not have asked for a better couple to spend Valentines Day with !

MaryClare and Christopher’s Rosemary Beach Wedding

Well, this was certainly a wedding for the ages.  As special as our clients are, this couple was extra special because they are very good friends of ours, and they are also the very talented duo that own Bride Film (wedding cinematographers from New Orleans).   It was an absolute pleasure to join up with another long time friend and fellow photographer, Eddie Marroquin, to document this amazing Rosemary Beach wedding.   You’ll see a few of Eddie’s pics mixed in with mine (namely anything of Chris as he was getting ready)-  but he’ll be blogging his images soon and I encourage you to check them out on his blog.  I know he captured some really amazing images as well.


I arrived in Rosemary Beach the Thursday before their wedding so that I could cover the rehearsal dinner.   Here are a few images from Thursday and Friday before the wedding.   As I mentioned, Thursday was the day for the rehearsal dinner, while Friday was set aside for a fun beach bonfire complete with smores and live music.
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Saturday was all about the wedding.   Jenny from It’s a Shore Thing did such a wonderful job making sure that MaryClare and Christopher enjoyed the wedding of their dreams.

Getting Ready

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Be sure to check out their wedding film by Pen Weddings.  I truly is epic, and I cried right along with Christopher.

MaryClare & Chris | RoseMary Beach, FL destination wedding film from Sarah Pendergraft on Vimeo.


MaryClare and Christopher’s Rosemary Beach Wedding
  1. Brandon O’Neal: Wow wow wow! The wedding looked so incredibly fun, and the images are absolutely stunning! Congrats my friends!! January 30, 2015 at 2:07 pm

Sofia and Joseph’s Glamorous New Orleans Wedding at Elms Mansion: Chapter 2

As promised, we’re pretty sure the images of this beautiful reception will make your heart skip a beat.  The girls at Bella Blooms, Elms Mansion, The Sweet Life Bakery, and Wink Design really made this a glamorous New Orleans wedding that won’t soon be forgotten.

After slipping into her Chic Parisien wedding dress, Sofia and her bridal party met up with Joseph, and all friends and family at St Joseph’s Church in New Orleans for a heart-felt ceremony.  St Joseph’s is rumored to have the longest aisle in the South- many brides love getting married at St Josephs just for this reason.  You can view more from the first part of Sofia and Joseph’s wedding day, including getting ready and the ceremony, an part one of their blog post:  click here to see more.

Once the ceremony was over, Sofia and Joseph traveled to The Elms Mansion where the celebration would be waiting.  After settling in for a few minutes, they were introduced as Husband and Wife in the beautiful tent set up by Wink Design and Bella Blooms.  They enjoyed their first dance as husband and wife before settling in to dine with the rest of their friends and family.  After dining- they met up at the beautiful cake created by The Sweet Life Bakery, which was hanging on it’s own pedestal suspended in a beautiful display.  The cake cutting led way to the celebration- filled with salsa, hip hop, and of course some New Orleans favorites.   But that’s not where the party ended!  Just as everyone assumed the celebrations were coming to a close, Sofia and Joseph invited everyone inside Elms Mansion for the after party where they were entertained by the amazingly talented “Felix and Fingers” from Chicago.   This was certainly a night to remember!

The team that bought this Glamorous New Orleans Wedding at Elms Mansion together:

Designers/Coordinators:  Wink Events and Design

Reception Venue:  Elms Mansion

Florist:  Bella Blooms

Makeup:  Aristocat

Cake:  The Sweet Life Bakery

Music:  DJ Hurricane,  Free Agent Brass Band,  and Felix & Fingers Dueling Pianos

Film/Video: Montoto Productions  (Be sure to click to view their amazing video of this wedding!)

Painter/ Artist:  Alex Harvie

Wedding Dress:  Chic Parisien

The Reception and Celebration:

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Sofia and Joseph’s Glamorous New Orleans Wedding at Elms Mansion: Chapter 2

Sofia and Joseph’s Glamorous New Orleans Wedding: Chapter 1

Sofia and Joseph were married last month in a glamorous New Orleans wedding that left all the guests with their jaws on the floor.   The girls from Wink Design and the team from Bella Blooms, and Aristocat Beauty poured their heart and soul into this wedding to make it a dream day for Sofia and Joseph.   The Roosevelt New Orleans, St Joseph’s Church, and The Elms Mansion all provided amazing settings for this love story to unfold.   Stay tuned for some really awe-inspiring imagery from the reception, I promise this is one blog post you don’t want to miss.

Getting Ready and Ceremony:

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Sofia and Joseph’s Glamorous New Orleans Wedding: Chapter 1
  1. Heather: I'm getting married at St. Joseph's Church, and I'm absolutely in love with the lanterns you have set up down the aisle! Where did you rent them from? I'm having such trouble finding lanterns as nice as though for rent. September 26, 2015 at 5:01 pm
  2. Mark Eric Photo JournalA glamorous New Orleans Wedding at Elms Mansion: […] After slipping into her Chic Parisien wedding dress, Sofia and her bridal party met up with Joseph, and all friends and family at St Joseph’s Church in New Orleans for a heart-felt ceremony.  St Joseph’s is rumored to have the longest aisle in the South- many brides love getting married at St Josephs just for this reason.  You can view more from the first part of Sofia and Joseph’s wedding day, including getting ready and the ceremony, an part one of their blog post:  click here to see more. […] December 27, 2014 at 6:03 am

Katie and James celebrate their Elms Mansion Reception




We asked Katie what inspired her Wedding Day and Elms Mansion Reception:

For our reception, I wanted a subtle Old Hollywood feel with plenty of sparkle.  I thought that the speak easy vibe would pair nicely with all those men in their Navy dress whites.  In addition to gold accents throughout the decor, we also have the sparkle of the twinkle lights outside at the Elms Mansion.  It completes the feeling of being under the stars at a warm and elegant outdoor soiree.  

What inspired your cake and your Groom’s cake? 

Our wedding day includes some military traditions to pay tribute to our families’ and friends’ past and present service.    James was a Navy EOD Platoon Commander and served two tours in Iraq, so I wanted to honor him and his buddies as much as possible.   We are lucky enough to have handsome men in uniform escorting our guests down the aisle and a sword arch after the ceremony.  We will be reading the EOD prayer during the ceremony, and I planned a special surprise groom’s cake made to look like the coin from the mobile unit for his second tour in Iraq.  


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Vendors and Venues:

Coordinator:  Tying the Knot

Video:  Bride Film

Florist:  Kim Starr Wise

Getting Ready Venue:  Hotel Monteleone

Ceremony:  St Louis Cathedral

Reception:  Elms Mansion

Cake:  La Louisiane

Officiant:Rev. Phillip G. Landry

Make Up Artist:Nicole Kelin, Blush and Bashful

Entertainment: The Maid of Honor’s brother Gene and his co-DJ Russell from R&B DJ Services LLC

Wedding Dress Designer: Inbal Dror

Bridesmaid Dresses:   Adrianna Papell

Katie and James celebrate their Elms Mansion Reception
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