The Mazant is truly one of the great gems of New Orleans. An historic site now converted into an event space, the house and grounds date back to 1880, though now take on more contemporary décor. The space is tucked away in the Bywater, a neighborhood no stranger to the historic. We had the opportunity to work on the Mazant styled New Orleans wedding shoot, designed by Becky Stafford of Spanish Oak Events, fully taking advantage of the space’s rustic beauty.
Indoors, we captured our wonderful grooms in preparation. In the dining room, a bountiful dining table, set with gold utensils, a beautiful floral arrangement, and lit by warm candlelight, courtesy of Firefly Ambiance. The bedrooms (the space can house up to 18 people for events) were colorful and modern, though remnants of the place’s past could be glimpsed through the ornate architecture. The beauty and wonder of the space was matched by our grooms, so happy and comfortable in each other’s presence.
Outdoors, however, one can sometimes forget it is, in fact, the 21st century. A sprawling, 125 year old oak tree covers the back yard, lush and green, an ornate iron fence running the perimeter. It is here that our grooms really shined in a touching, gleeful ceremony. Two lines of massive, candle-filled lanterns cut a path through rows upon rows of charming wooden chairs, all facing an overgrown arbor, under which our grooms stood. Rays of golden light shone through the branches of the oak tree, illuminating the smiles on the faces of the grooms.
We at Diaz Nola Photography were thrilled to take part in the Mazant Styled New Orleans Wedding Shoot. It was a collaboration featuring so many talented artists, and utilizing such a beautiful and historic space. Any day we get to shine a light on love, in some of New Orleans’ most magical locales nonetheless, is a good day.