We used priceline for our last 2 trips to NOLA and have had luck bidding $85 for a 4 star French Quarter hotel during mid week into weekend trips. The first time, we were approved at the French Quarter Marriott. Last time, we were approved for The Saint, New Orleans. This time around, I got a little gutsier, especially since it is off season in NOLA. I bid $65 for a 4 star hotel in the French Quarter (on a Friday & Saturday night nonetheless) and got approved! I was not expecting that - or the fun automated letter shown above from pricelines iPad app. Would you like to know where we are staying at for this ridiculously low price? The French Quarter Marriott! I am very excited to stay at this hotel again. We really loved the convenience to everything and the staff was super nice. Also, the fact that there is a Starbucks located inside of the hotel doesn't hurt. The Saint was a very trendy and hip hotel but this was more our style.
While in New Orleans, we will do a walk through and finalizing our contract for the reception at Hotel Mazarin. Here is a shot of the fountain inside of where the reception will be taking place! I think we will be using lanterns instead of flowers around the fountain, as shown in the second photo but we have plenty of time to figure out those details :)
|Photo from: Hotel Mazarin|
|Photography: Carla Ten Eyck|
I cannot wait to recreate these images into our engagement session!
Love to Create Stamps came in the mail! It exceeded all expectations and we were very impressed with the final product. I was introduced to this line of stamps through Etsy and was pleased to hear they are located in St. Pete! Love going local! Upon checking out their website, I probably found 10 additional stamps I would purchase right now but Gabe said one stamp is all I need. He's no fun. At least I know who I am ordering our monogram stamp from once we are married! Here is what the stamp looks like on paper!
My question of the day is what type of outfit should I wear to the engagement shoot at Oak Alley Plantation? I live in sundresses and maxi-dresses so I want something different, yet not too fancy and I cannot wear heels or I will be taller than Gabe.