Downtown Kitchen Wedding: Beth & Erik!
When Beth and Erik were planning their Downtown Kitchen wedding, they didn’t know everything about what they wanted out of their wedding photography, but they did know it was important to work with someone who got them. They figured if they put their trust in a professional who understood who they are so they could relax and leave the rest to the artist. All that was music to our ears. We find that when folks put their trust wholly in us everything works itself out famously.
Beth and Erik’s day started in the country at the classic St. Charles Parish in Hartland. We made a wonderfully photogenic stop at the Antique Center of Wales, a wonderful shop with incredible accommodating and gracious owners. All the evening festivities took place at Bartolotta’s newest addition Downtown Kitchen. This was our first Downtown Kitchen wedding and one of the first few they have hosted. As usual, Barolotta Catering lived up the high standards they have set for themselves on all levels: stylish decor, top-notch service and amazing food. The flowers were provided by Jane Kelly Floral, the cake was made by Classy Girl Cupcakes and the entertainment was by DJ Wizz Kidd.
After 20 years in this industry and this city, it’s such a treat to have a new view of the downtown we are so familiar with.
In addition to our passion for good light, flattering body language and real moments, we live to help couples have the best wedding experience they can. Whenever possible, we love to pass on tips from our current couples who have just gone through this crazy process of planning a wedding to future brides and grooms out there. Here are some words of wisdom from Beth:
“The day will go extremely fast, it’s like a whirlwind, make sure to take time to have a drink, dance, and spend time with your spouse.
Don’t be afraid to be vocal about what you want, but be polite about it. It’s your day and you are spending the money so make sure it’s what you want but remember, you get more bees with honey. You may be stressed, but be polite to the people making your day perfection. Also, have photos of what you want so you and your vendors are on the same page.
Take a few days off afterwards if you aren’t going on your honeymoon right away, you’re going to be exhausted and it’s so nice to have those few days together to relax and look back on the biggest day of your lives.
Remember that the most important part of this day is your spouse. Things will go wrong… our rsvps got lost in the mail and we had to call and text a lot of people, my birth certificate went missing briefly which sent us into a panic… all that stuff is nothing as long as your spouse is at the end of that aisle. Plus you are going to be too busy to notice when stuff isn’t right that day 🙂
Final Piece of advice: Book Front Room Photography for you photos….you will not be sorry!!”
Beth found her beautiful dress at Bliss Bridal!