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The Southern Hotel | New Orleans Wedding Photographer | Emily + Matt



How did you meet and how long have you been together?
Matt and I met through mutual friends. They had been dying to set us up and once they did we hit it off instantly. We have been together for 3 years

What were your highlights of the day? Were there any surprises?
The unexpected snow storm was the best surprise of the weekend. Our wedding day completely changed! I couldn’t imagine our wedding celebration being any different. Getting married in the snow with just our family and wedding party, then having the reception at the southern hotel the next day with all of our wedding guests was perfect.

I wouldn’t change a thing. Matt and I planned our wedding for over a year and everything changed the day before we were suppose to get married and it turned our better than we could have planned.

What advice would you give to other couples planning their day?
Don’t sweat the small stuff. In the end the only thing that matters is your married to your best friend. It’s easy to get caught up in the extravagance of it all.

Where was your wedding ceremony?
The ceremony was in my parents front yard. It was where my sister was married and where I have always wanted my wedding. The trees just make it perfect

What made you decide to have your reception at the Southern Hotel?
The Southern Hotel. The original plan of having the ceremony and reception in my parents yard. Snow started covering the ground so we had to find a plan B. My wedding planner stepped in and made it perfect. She made it look like it was the plan all along. The southern hotel was amazing about letting me have my reception there on such short notice.

Ceremony CoverageEmily Songer Photography
Event PlannerDanielle Couturié Papania
CateringTope La
FloristFlowers with friends
Wedding Cake + Grooms CakeThe Cocoa Bean
Wedding Dress DesignerLillian West from Bliss Bridal New Orleans
Bridesmaids’ DressesAlfred Sung from Bella Bridesmaid
Getting Ready AttireBHLDN
Wedding Shoes DesignerKate Spade
Bride’s Hair Dresser – Theresa Velarde
Groom & Groomsmen Apparel – Jospeh A Banks
Reception MusicImpulse entertainment
Event RentalsYur Event
Wedding favors – Honey from Whimsy Farms & kookies
Invitations – Blue Notes


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