Holly and Youssef had thier beautiful Omni Royal Orleans wedding during Christmas season. There’s something about that time of year and the twinkling lights everywhere that really makes it special for me. Eddie and I met Holly and Youssef at the hotel as they did their final preparations, and I have to say I’ve never seen a father help the bride with her dress buttons! It was so sweet to watch both of Holly’s parents there to help her get ready.
Everyone headed over to Immaculate Conception where Holly’s father walked her down the aisle and gave her away to Youssef. He couldn’t stop smiling as she walked up towards him! The church was beautifully lit with candles and cascading greenery by florist Meade Wenzel lining the aisle, and after a beautiful ceremony the couple hopped over to the Omni Royal for their reception. The party was seriously going strong before the couple even arrived, and everyone went nuts as soon as the couple walked in. Their first dance was to Ray Lamontagne’s “You are The Best Thing”. And if you know me, I love Ray Lamontagne and I love it when a couple chooses a song that isn’t so typical or expected. The crew with Dyle films did an incredible job (as always) capturing the evening on video. I always love working with those guys!!
Y’all have know idea how much fun this reception was! The Mixed Nuts kept everyone dancing, there was a limbo going on, and a second line at the end of the night to wrap up it all up. We wish Holly and Youssef all the best, and hope they have as much fun in their marriage as they did on their wedding day!