Posts with tag: "Courtyard on the Ridge"
Wedding Vendor Recommendation: Dream Catcher Photography
Monday, August 13, 2012
Wedding Vendor Recommendation: Dream Catcher Photography

Although we work with some amazing New Orleans wedding photographers, one of our favorites is Dream Catcher Photography.  Dream Catcher Photography & Video is  by the husband-and-wife team of Celeste and Joe Mackenroth.  They specialize in a combination of photojournalistic as well as traditional-style wedding photography and video.  The great thing about their photography packages is that they include not only 7 hours of photography coverage on your wedding day, but also an engagement session with a custom-designed, sign-in photo album for your guests.   Plus, their wedding videos are captured in real time and always include an opening and closing montage that just seem to make moms cry. So if you're still looking for a New Orleans wedding photographer, make sure to visit thier website at

5 Most Followed Wedding Traditions
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Wedding Vendor Recommendation: Dream Catcher Photography

Have you ever wondered where popular wedding traditions, like "something borrowed and something blue" came from?  We did too!  In our search for the answer, we found something very interesting...most wedding traditions that American brides follow didn't originate here.  I guess that reiterates how much of a mixing pot the USA really is. "Something Blue" Here are the top 5 wedding traditions still followed today: White Wedding Dress - Queen Victoria of Great Britain wed Prince Albert in the 1980's, and made the white wedding dress popular.  Young women in England and America immediately began clamoring for white wedding dresses of their own. Whereas the white wedding gown had previously been a luxury of only the richest (it was, after all, a very difficult color to clean and maintain with nineteenth century technologies), more and more middle class brides were beginning to select white as their color of choice.  Now, the white wedding dress is a signature color for an American wedding. One Knee Wedding Proposal - The custom of proposing on one knee reaches as far back as the days of knighthood and chivalry when it was customary for a knight to dip his knee in a show of servitude to his mistress and his master. The knight would kneel before a tournament and wait for "his" lady to toss him her ribbon or colors, as an ...

How to Choose a Wedding Venue
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Wedding Vendor Recommendation: Dream Catcher Photography

Did you know that where you get married reflects a lot about who you are as a couple?  Whether you and your fiancé love wine and must exchange vows at a vineyard or are sophisticated urbanites that can't imagine celebrating your nuptials anywhere but in a loft with nighttime views of the city, here are a few essential tenets for finding the picture-perfect location of your dreams. Self-contained locations - These are venues that provide all of the services you'll need at your wedding.  The Courtyard on the Ridge is a good example of this. From food and beverages to tables and chairs, china and even the wait-staff. These sites are ideal for the bride who wants convenience and ease when planning, because all of the services are coordinated centrally.Off-site locations - These locations provide few to no services, so all these details, from catering to party supply rentals, must be arranged separately. These locales, such as private homes, historic houses or a barn, are made for the bride who want the freedom to pick and choose vendors as they please.Ceremony & Reception in one locale - Logistically, it is often easier to hold the ceremony and reception at the same site. Plus, you may even save money when you don't have to move flowers and decor elements from the ceremony to the reception.  However, it is perfectly workable to have your ...

Keyla Quinceanera
Saturday, March 10, 2012

It was a beautiful evening for Ms. Kelya quinceanera. Her court had practiced there dance routines and had them perfect.Her dress had this princess looking as exquisite as possible. Her dance with her father brought tears to her mothers eyes.The large court has no problem doing their routines on our very spacious dance floor.What a great time everbody had dancing and enjoying their cuisine that is cooked fresh from scratch. So keep Courtyard on the Ridge in mind for your Quinceanera!!