I am always excited when one of my brides asks me to shoot their rehearsal dinner. It’s a great chance for me to meet the family and wedding party before the wedding day, figure out who everyone is and try to learn everyone’s names. And what I really love is getting to listen in on the toast, or catching glimpses of their childhood slideshows, it really gives me a chance to get to know a different side of the bride & groom. I wasn’t expecting Kristy to announce at the end of the toast that she wanted to thank me (yes, moi!) for everything I had done and for being there to photograph her weekend, it kind of left me speechless, but thank you Kristy, I really did appreciate that! This rehearsal dinner was certainly filled with a lots of toasts, cute kids, gifts, and of course great food (thanks for that too, yummy!). Here are a few of my favorite shots from Kristy & Travis’ rehearsal dinner at Tujagues’s Restaurant located in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans, LA. This wonderful couple’s wedding was held the next day at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel with a reception at the Riverview Room, keep an eye out for that picture preview to come soon!