New Orleans Board of Trade Wedding : Niki + Paul

The New Orleans Board of Trade was the scene for Niki and Paul's sweet courtyard ceremony and very lively reception! The early March weather was perfect for an outdoor wedding, total opposite from the snowy New York where I, and the couple, departed from days earlier. (Same Brooklyn neighborhood!) Niki got dressed across the street at the Country Inn and Suites where we did a first look in their lovely private courtyard. Next we hopped in a cab and took photos by Preservation Hall, Pirate's Alley, Jackson Square and along the Mississippi River Moonwalk. Spring Break was in full effect so the French Quarter was packed, but we managed to get a few private moments amid the chaos!

It was such a surprise and joy to see the New Orleans Board of Trade had received a bit of a facelift since my last wedding there. The removal of some trees in the courtyard, fresh paint and flooring really made the historic building shine.

Since Niki works in the publishing industry, it was no surprise to see she had turned her talents to designing and writing a fantastic program! A fun read for guests as they waited for the ceremony complete with childhood photos, fun facts about the couple and a history of the Board of Trade. If you aren't as talented a writer as Niki, consider hiring my friend Denise at Prequels to pen your love story and design a memorable program for your wedding.
 
Ceremony and Reception: The New Orleans Board of Trade
Officiant: Steve, a friend
Catering: Pigeon
Cakes: The Royal Cakery
Music: Omega Sound (DJ)
Flowers: Villere's
Dress: The Cotton Bride in Long Island City, NYC
Shoes: Salas Shoes from Very Fine