Engagement Session in New Orleans
Tara and Steve chose New Orleans as the setting for their engagement session, because this is where they had their first date. Tara lives in New Orleans and Steve in Baton Rouge. Their relationship began online because of the distance, but that only lasted a few weeks. One night, when Tara was trying to escape from a bad date with someone else, Steve sent her a message, which was all she needed to excuse herself and leave to go meet him. The rest, as they say, is history.
They got engaged on March 29, 2015, when after lunch in the New Orleans French Quarter, the oldest neighborhood in the city, on Sunday Funday, Steve took Tara to Jackson Square where he romantically proposed to her. Of course, she said, “Yes!” After that, they danced in the streets accompanied by one of the musicians in the Square.
The couple says they are super competitive, especially when it comes to Fantasy Football. They also love doing puzzles together, and Tara is a first-rate cheerleader when Steve plays sports. When they aren’t involved in sports, they love working out and traveling. Tara is a wedding planner in New Orleans, so she is sure to be on top of every detail to ensure their special day is one of a kind.
In January 2017, they will be saying “I do” at Bevelo in the French Quarter. Bevelo is a gas and electric lights museum and showroom where handcrafted copper lanterns adorn the walls, which will provide a warm and inviting atmosphere for the couple and their guests at this intimate wedding. Bevelo has a lovely interior courtyard where guests can visit the workshop, which is filled with antiques and memorabilia.
Steve and Tara spent some private moments on Decatur Street sharing a kiss as dusk fell on the city. They watched the sun set on the Mississippi riverfront with the city lights shining behind them, and then posed under the kinetic steel sculpture by John T. Scott called “Ocean Song,” which symbolizes the motion of the river. It is located in Woldenberg Riverfront Park at the foot of Canal Street. The park is home to many sculptures and other artwork, and hosts numerous festivals throughout the year. People can sit on the benches to chat or just watch the activity on one of the world’s busiest rivers.
The couple’s last stop was for a peek through the doors of the famous Tiffany & Co. where diamonds sparkled almost as much as their eyes as they gazed at each other at the end of this extraordinary day.