Today’s real wedding, brought to us by photographers Doug & CheyAnne Keese of Arte De Vie, is spontaneous, exuberant and full of rock n’ roll style! Here’s CheyAnne to tell us more:

In typical Carlene and Todd fashion their engagement party was “Rock-n-Roll Formal” and to take place in downtown New Orleans at the Parish Room in the House of Blues. Doug and I were attending as their paparazzi to document the party and celebrations. This was the second weekend in a row that we were a part of friend’s events, and we couldn’t have been more thrilled!

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The evening started at the hotel as they got ready — Carlene had amazing shoes that she hand-made herself! She put every single Czech crystal on the shoes that you see below — with her signature red mark at the back of the heel. :) Carlene is also known for her fabulous shoe collection — but these were perfect! Her dress was way beyond Rockstar — it glittered and shimmered with every slice of light that hit it.


When they stepped out of the hotel with us following them — people probably really did think they were celebrities! They sure looked the part! Fuji (we call Todd Fuji!) would not be outdone by Carlene — his boots were incredible, the shirt fantabulous, and the mariachi pants — pardon my french — kicked ass!

Congratulations Carlene & Todd and thank you Doug & CheyAnn for sharing! For more information about Arte De Vie, please visit their website.

What do you think of today’s real wedding? Let us know in the comments below!

Photographer:  Arte De Vie
Reception Venue: House of Blues New Orleans