Having grown up right outside of New Orleans (Metairie and Mandeville, to be specific), I have an extremely special connection to NOLA.
Scott and Steph have been good friends of mine for years, bonding over our love for the New Orleans Saints and a good beer. I knew they were big fans of NOLA, but when they told me they were having a destination wedding there, I was at a loss for words.
They chose Race and Religious as their venue, which is a spectacular venue in New Orleans' Irish Channel. Everything about the buildings and property is simultaneously rustic and stunning. They held both their ceremony and reception on the property, with R+R catering. The Pontchartrain Hotel is where both the wedding party and myself stayed, and is also where the after party occurred. Specifically on their Hot Tin rooftop bar,