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New Orleans Events: (updated November 12, 2014)

Festival season is year-round! Check out the links below for upcoming New Orleans events that might correspond with your wedding plans.

Allstate Sugar Bowl January 1, 2015;

Carnival Season begins January 6 and continues until Mardi Gras on February 17, 2015 (also President's Day Holiday in the US);

Tennessee Williams Literary Festival March 25-29, 2015;

French Quarter Music Festival April 9-12, 2015;

Zurich Classic Golf Tournament April 20-26, 2015;

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (AKA: Jazz Fest) April 24 - May 3, 2015;

New Orleans Food and Wine Experience May 20-23, 2015;

Essence Music Festival July 2-5, 2015;

Satchmo Summerfest July 31 - August 2, 2015;

VooDoo Music Festival October 30 - November 1, 2015 (also Halloween weekend);

Holiday Season's Annual Celebration in the Oaks Beginning the day after Thanksgiving throughout holiday season.


Rev. Samantha McGovern
62200 West End Blvd., #2104
Slidell, LA  70461
(504) 214-0610


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Romance in New Orleans offers ceremony and professional digital photography packages for all budgets!

For formal events, please contact us to discuss your options, as custom made packages for your specific needs are our specialty!

For ceremony and "officiant only" or smaller and less formal photography packages, please scroll below for packages and details.

Wedding,, Vow Renewal or Commitment Ceremony at your location!
(With No Photography Package)
Fee $195.00

Includes: non-resident waiver for 72-hour waiting period, keepsake copy of ceremony and vows, souvenir marriage certificate suitable for framing, and witnesses if needed. (Travel time included.)

Rehearsals subject to an additional fee.
Please contact Rev. McGovern to discuss this option.

Payment due upon booking.

Please use my Online Scheduler
Or Call (504) 214-0610 to check availability.



Eloper's Special!
Fee $395.00

Includes: Ceremony, non-resident waiver for 72-hour waiting period, keepsake copy of ceremony and vows, souvenir marriage certificate suitable for framing, and witnesses if needed.

Photo Package includes up to 1 hour of photography by "Photographer" Samantha McGovern* photographing you and your wedding party before and after your ceremony. Your ceremony will be recorded with a simple unedited video from a tri-pod.

Photography will include portrait, group and candid photos. The number of photographs will be unlimited and as time permits.

****Images WILL NOT BE edited and retouched. Upon conclusion of the photo session, you will receive the SD memory card from the photographer's camera for you to own, duplicate, print, etc, the images as you wish.****

Additional photography is available for $200.00 per additional hour.


*Samantha McGovern is also a professional wedding photographer. Examples of her images can be viewed on this website at Wedding Photo Gallery. Additionally, all images on this website are Samantha's work, other than pictures of her.


Payment due upon booking.

Please use my Online Scheduler
Or Call (504) 214-0610 to check availability.





Custom Wedding Photography and "Wedding in a Basket" Packages can be individualized for your specific needs and are available upon request.



Wedding in a Basket

Marriage Certificate and Yellow Bridal Bouquet

Thanks to you for all you did to make our marriage ceremony run so smoothly! We had a lot of fun & will never forget it!

Romantic Wedding
at an Antebellum Mansion

I was on the phone a week or so ago from New Zealand listening as you married my sister and her partner - I'm assuming you remember. I guess you don't have wedding guests on the other side of the world all that often!! I felt fantastic being able to hear all the lovely things they said, and the ceremony you designed was beautiful. Thanks for making their wedding so special for them - I know they enjoyed every minute of it.

Thanks for making all of us so happy!!!! You've got a great job!!!!!!!



Romantic Pre-Cruise Wedding

We enjoyed the photos! We thought you all were great and professional! Your dedication and enthusiasm made our day a very special day that we will cherish for the rest of our lives!



Wedding in a Basket with Sparkling Cider and Champagne, and a Mixed Red Rose Bridal Bouquet.

Wedding in a Basket with Mixed Pink Bridal Bouquet.

Mixed Bridal Bouquet.

Gerbera Daisy Bridal Bouquet.

Mixed Purple Rose Bridal Bouquet

Thanks again for everything. You were extremely helpful in calming down our birth certificate drama the night before. Everything turned out great.

Romantic Winter Wedding
Audubon Park

Thanks for the pictures you sent us - they came out great! You were both so sweet and sincere, and we thank you both for creating such a beautiful and sweet ceremony for us. We will never forget you!

Moon Walk, Mississippi River

Audubon Park Pavilion

Bride with Mixed Red Rose Bridal Bouquet in Jackson Square

Elegant Bride at Southern Oaks Plantation

Military Wedding at Washington Artillery Park

Courtyard Romance

Just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for making our wedding ceremony so special. We also wanted to thank you for taking such wonderful pictures for us. Our day was exactly what we wanted (High heeled shoes and all...LOL ) so we just wanted to say how much we appreciated it.

Thanks again so much!


Romantic Pre-Cruise Wedding
at City Park

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