Katie + Klay | Wedding | New Orleans | Felicity Church

A Magical Wedding at Felicity Church: Katie and Klay’s Unforgettable Day in New Orleans


Capturing the wedding of Katie and Klay at the historic Felicity Church in New Orleans was an absolute joy. The blend of love, tradition, and New Orleans charm made their special day truly unforgettable. From the meticulous planning by Maria Gomila with Uncommon Camellia to the stunning photography by Mike Lirette, every detail was perfect. Here’s a glimpse into their beautiful wedding day in the heart of New Orleans.

Getting Ready at the NOPSI Hotel:

Katie and Klay began their day at the luxurious NOPSI Hotel in New Orleans, an ideal choice for its elegant ambiance and proximity to Felicity Church. The bride and her bridesmaids enjoyed the spacious suites, filled with natural light, perfect for the pre-wedding festivities and those important getting-ready shots.

A Love Story Rooted in New Orleans:

Although Katie and Klay grew up in New Orleans and attended Loyola University, their paths didn’t cross until their second year at Loyola. Katie, a senior volleyball player, and Klay, a sophomore basketball player, met through their mutual friend, Caroline Gonzalez. This serendipitous connection blossomed into a deep bond, forged in the gym and training rooms, where they supported each other through sports injuries and celebrated their triumphs.

Ceremony at Felicity Church:

Felicity Church in New Orleans provided a breathtaking backdrop for Katie and Klay’s ceremony. The historic architecture and serene atmosphere set the stage for a heartfelt exchange of vows. The couple’s dog even made a special appearance for photos before the ceremony, adding a personal and adorable touch to their day.

Reception at Felicity Church:

The celebration continued at Felicity Church, where the reception was a perfect blend of elegance and fun. The historic venue, with its stunning stained glass and rustic charm, was beautifully adorned to reflect Katie and Klay’s style. The couple, surrounded by friends and family, danced the night away, creating memories that will last a lifetime in their beloved New Orleans.

The Journey Ahead:

After eight years of building dreams together, Katie and Klay have embarked on a new journey. Katie, now a labor & delivery nurse, and Klay, soon to begin his medical residency in Seattle, are ready to create a new home away from New Orleans. Their wedding at Felicity Church was not just a celebration of their past, but a beautiful beginning to their future.


Katie and Klay’s wedding at Felicity Church in New Orleans was a testament to their love story, rooted deeply in the city. From their beginnings at Loyola University to their future in Seattle, their journey is a beautiful example of serendipity, love, and commitment. Felicity Church, with its timeless beauty, was the perfect venue for their unforgettable day.
Key Vendors//
Coordinator | Uncommon Camellia
Photography | Mike Lirette
Venue | Felicity Church
Entertainment | DJ Kerem
Bakery | Debbie Does Doberge
Florist | Crystal Vase
Second Line Band: Kinfolk Brass Band
Decor | Decor On a Dime
Food | Black Pearl Catering
Bar | Blue Book Bar Keeps

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