Our NOLA Nuptials: The Bridals

Thanks to all of you who have been following me and have patiently awaited posts about what the dress looks like. I was really worried that Mr. Ballet Flat would accidentally come across a post, and I wanted to keep the dress a complete surprise! You will definitely see the details of the dress in the bridal pictures. :)

So, I’m from the New Orleans area, and it was hard to choose a place to take pictures. The city is so gorgeous to me, but since it was the spring, I decided to take advantage of the beautiful New Orleans City Park.

That morning, I had a bit of a snag in my plans. I currently wear contact lenses, and I’m pretty blind without visual assistance. That morning, my contact tore. So, I was walking around the park with very blurred vision, and I was worried that the pictures would look weird since I had trouble focusing on where the camera lens was. (For what it’s worth, I did wear glasses that day. I wasn’t walking/driving around blind!)

Thankfully, my photographer, Amanda Meyer, came to the rescue and really helped me out! Amanda, if you are reading this, thanks for kicking away spiky black caterpillars that I couldn’t see and for leading me around the park!

Here are some of my favorite pictures from the session. I have them in black and white as well, but I think it gives you a better idea of why I chose City Park with all of the colors. :)

Credit images to Amanda Meyer Photography

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As you can probably tell, I had my hair/makeup trial that day. I ended up LOVING the first look they came up with for my makeup, and the inspiration photo I brought was the “sweet” one from this entry I posted a while back. Thanks to everyone for your help with choosing the look!

Were you able to keep your wedding dress a complete secret to your fiance/husband?

BLOGGER

Mrs. Ballet Flat

Location:
New Orleans
Wedding Date:
May 2014
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    bruschetta 5565 posts, Bee Keeper @ 3:27 pm

    You look gorgeous! I love the soft pink shade of your flowers. And pre-ICL surgery, I woulda been JUST as helpless without my contacts, so I totally empathize with you!

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    taffy 3081 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:28 pm

    Your dress is gorgeous!!!! You look radiant. I love that you had a bouquet for the bridals- it is beautiful!

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    IA_Snowflake 1913 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:29 pm

    You look really pretty. Great pictures.

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    Natakie16 687 posts, Busy bee @ 3:34 pm

    Beautiful, what a gorgeous park, dress and flowers! Your makeup and hair was perfect too!

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    EmilyM2010 80 posts, Worker bee @ 3:40 pm

    My favorite is definitely the one in the stone staircase(?)! It’s gorgeous!

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    Golden139 1768 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:42 pm

    Awww, you look absolutely gorgeous! Your hair and makeup are beautiful. And you’re right, New Orleans is the best–it’s such a pretty city. You found a great spot to take your bridals!

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    Bröllopsbloggen, Guest @ 3:43 pm

    hello just pop in to say hii..
    i live in sweden and planing my wedding at 090909 so just looking för some inspiration

    have a nice evning

    and hope that we maybe can change idéas?

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    Gilneas 1393 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:50 pm

    You look BEAUTIFUL.

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    AmberWaves 326 posts, Helper bee @ 4:03 pm

    From one contact wearer to another………always have a spare. That was the best advice my eye doc ever gave me. :)

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    lavenderpug 284 posts, Helper bee @ 4:13 pm

    mrs. ballet flat, you’re beautiful! and the dress, the park, your hair and makeup, all add up to really wonderful pictures.

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    RobsterMichMd 5 posts, Newbee @ 4:42 pm

    Mrs. Ballet Flat, you look AMAZING! Pretty dress, beautiful flowers, and you’re stunning. Great pics!

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    LatteLove 5567 posts, Bee Keeper @ 4:45 pm

    your makeup looks stunning. beautiful pics ballet flat!

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    perfume 2239 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:56 pm

    Beautiful, Mrs. BF!!! Flawless makeup too!

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    West Coast Bride 708 posts, Busy bee @ 6:17 pm

    Yep! So glad I did!

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    Mrs. Mouse 5033 posts, Bee Keeper @ 7:14 pm

    Aww, you look so beautiful! I especially love the last one. I can’t tell at all that you’re fuzzy-eyed in these pics!

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    beagle 1381 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:03 pm

    Gorgeous!

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    pvaulter718 2116 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:18 pm

    wonderful dress! I would say those are great trials – especially the hair!

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    MrsSaltWaterTaffy 24141 posts, Honey Beekeeper @ 10:55 pm

    I love your dress! You must have looked gorgeous on your wedding!

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    mrspaetz 3812 posts, Honey bee @ 12:43 am

    you’re glowing! so natural and so beautiful!

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    mary-alice-me 1864 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:34 am

    Gorgeous! I especially love the third photo, or maybe the ones where the veil is blowing so slightly … just beautiful!

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    BostonBride, Guest @ 8:33 pm

    You look gorgeous… and those caterpillars! My fiance and I were deciding Boston vs New Orleans for our May wedding, and he pointed out we wouldn’t be able to take pictures in Audubon Park for fear of the ferocious toxic caterpillars!

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    D.Marie 2575 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:50 pm

    Mrs. Ballet Flat!! Congrats you look amazing, beautiful, and just stunning! I love your dress, your hair and your makeup. My fav pics are you behind the rocks and on the grass. Did you happen to get a pic near that lion behind you? I cant wait to see more pictures…your beautiful Mrs. Ballet Flat!! Sorry to hear your contact broke…I wear glasses myself…so it will be great to see another glasses bride!

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