A Moody October New Orleans Wedding

Hannah and Reny got married just outside of New Orleans in October. Their reception was an intimate celebration held in a venue that was once a train station.

The atmosphere

"So we got married in October because I’m a sucker for spooky season. That then inspired me to create an atmosphere that was moody romance. At one point I told my florist moody romance at sunset because we were getting married at sunset. So I went with deep reds, all shades of pinks, light and deep purple and then some peachy and champagne colors."

A moment to relive

"Gosh that’s such a hard question, so many moments were magical. If I could relive our send off I would in a heartbeat. When they opened the doors to the courtyard lined with all our family and friends who were cheering for us I actually started crying. It was such an overwhelming experience to see how many people loved us and came together from around the country to celebrate with us. It was also that feeling of “we did it!"

Finding THE dress

"I feel very lucky to say that it wasn’t difficult. I ended up going to one shop, the White Magnolia in Tampa. Before my dress shopping date, I was able to view their inventory online and “favorite” dresses. It turns out the first one I favorited ended up being 'LP' and the one I chose. I tried on a few dresses before I tried that one on and immediately it was perfection. I wanted a simple yet elegant dress that would be timeless. I envisioned showing my daughters my photos from my wedding day and my dress not seeming dated. It’s also difficult because I am very petite so I loved having the leg slit. I felt like I wore the dress, not the dress wore me."

How they met

"Reny and I met in medical school, we actually met each other on the very first day. It wasn’t until the summer after our first year when we volunteered at Muscular Dystrophy camp that we got to know each other and Reny asked me on a date at the end of camp."

"We got married in Kenner Louisiana which is 20 minutes outside of New Orleans. We knew we wanted to get married in New Orleans because that is our favorite city and where Reny (the grooms) family is. We chose the particular venue because we loved the old brick walls and Refurbished wood floors. The building used to be a train station. It’s fascinating to think how many happy hellos and sad goodbyes happened around those brick walls. The venue was also smaller which allowed for a more intimate setting."


Venue: @thecrossingvenue

Photographer: @cassieporche_

Florist: @bethsflowers 

Cake: Haydels Bakery

Bride: @crotty_kid_