Marigny Opera House Wedding // Emily + Charles

March 20, 2020

There’s just something about the Marigny Opera House that makes it one of the best wedding venues in New Orleans. Emily said it best – the building has so much character. This day was incredible. From the weather to the people to the stray cat that hopped up on the balcony to hang out with the girls while they were getting ready. There truly is nothing like a Marigny Opera House wedding.

And for the first time, I got a little teary-eyed behind the camera. Charles shared a moment with his grandmother after the ceremony and I just felt this flood of emotion watching it. It brought back how grateful I was that I had photos with my grandparents from our wedding but also how much I wish my Grannie was able to meet Mikael and experience our wedding day. It really is humbling that people trust us with precious moments like this and I don’t take it for granted.


From the couple…

What memory from your wedding day do you remember the most strongly?

The memory we both remember the most was before and during our first-look. It was the moment I was most excited for and it definitely didn’t disappoint. It was the point in time we were truly just by ourselves. I loved walking to the different places to take photographs and we were just chatting about a random assortment of things and about our day. To me, those moments were just like how we are on a normal daily basis except we were in a ball gown and a tuxedo.

What did you love about your wedding venue?

I pretty much fell in love with the Marigny Opera House from the first moment I saw it. The venue is just insanely gorgeous. It has so much character inside and outside. When I saw it in person for the first time, it only strengthened those feelings. It is incredibly romantic and the courtyard was a perfect addition to another space since we had our ceremony and reception all at the venue.

Where did you go for your honeymoon?Why did you choose that destination?

We went to Thailand for our honeymoon. I always have wanted to go to Thailand and I convinced Charles to go by promising relaxation days at the beach and all the cheap food. Thailand has so many different activities, which I loved. Elephant sanctuaries, cooking classes, cheap food, the nicest people, and gorgeous beaches. What more can you ask for? Also, once you get there, the prices are pretty great. 

What advice would you give to future couples who are getting married?

Our advice would be to either do a first-look or if you don’t, make sure you take 20-30 minutes out of the wedding day just to spend it together. Everything will all fall into place once the day gets started. Have fun, dance the night away, and drink lots of cava.


Venue: Marigny Opera House / Catering:Sothern Hospitality / Flowers:Berry Blossom Flowers / Pianist: David Klink / Band:Sugar Shakers / Second Line Band:Big Fun Brass Band / Photo Booth: Big Easy Photobooth / Hair + Make-Up:GLAM NOLA / Cake:Bittersweet Confections / Second Photographer:Jazmin Herrera