Arbor Room Pops Fountain Wedding Reception | Katie & Jeff

  • Married:March 3, 2018
  • Bridal Prep Location:Hyatt Regency
  • Ceremony:St. Anthony of Padua
  • Reception:Arbor Room City Park
  • Entertainment:Crescent City Soul
  • Videography:Ashley Marks
  • Florist:Fallo Vanos
  • Bakery:Haydel's
  • Hair:Up'Sa Daisy
  • Makeup:Up'Sa Daisy
  • Bridal Boutique:Bridal Boutique by Maeme
  • Tuxedos:New Orleans Tuxedos

Jeff & Katie were married at the beautiful St. Anthony Catholic Church on Canal Street and the party continued with their wedding reception at the New Orleans Arbor Room located in City Park.

How did you meet?
We met through some mutual friends in Baton Rouge while both LSU students.

How cute is this Gatlingurg, TN proposal!?
We went to Gatlinburg, TN for a short vacation. Jeff had all of our hiking adventures planned out, and on the longest of the hikes up to Mount LaConte Jeff stopped to “take a picture” of us with the beautiful mountains in the background. Little did I know he set up the Go-Pro to film our proposal! He got down to “take something out of his backpack” and pulled the ring out! I was completely shocked!

Where was your ceremony held and why did you pick this site?
The ceremony was at St. Anthony of Padua Church on Canal Street in New Orleans. Jeff went to school there for many years, and I thought it was the most beautiful church. It was a no-brainer!

Where was your Reception held and why did you pick this site?
The reception was at The Arbor Room in City Park, New Orleans. I (Katie) went to a wedding at this venue a couple years back and fell in love! The atmosphere and set up of the venue was exactly what I always had in mind. Not to mention the beautiful fountain in front. That solidified the decision to book!

Pick one moment in the day that was your favorite thing?
We agree that it was when Katie walked down the isle! What a special moment that truly takes your breath away.

Did it really go by as quickly as everyone says?

From the Bride – When you first saw the groom, what were you thinking/feeling?
When the doors opened to the Church, I was completely overwhelmed!! Once I saw Jeff at the end of the isle everything came together and all I could feel was pure joy! It was a once in a lifetime feeling!

From the groom – When you first saw the bride, what were you thinking/feeling?
Well I don’t have the best eyes so I was thinking, I wish you would hurry and walk closer to see just how beautiful she was!

Who was your baker, what was the flavor of your cake? Was it delicious?!
Haydels Bakery and we had several different flavors and it was delicious

Band or DJ? Did they rock it?
Band- Crescent City Soul. They were more than we could have asked for!! The music was on point and they kept people on the face floor all night long!

We want to hear YOUR advice for future brides.
The wedding will still be amazing even if the small details don’t come together perfectly. Don’t sweat the small stuff- it will still be the best day of your entire life!!