4EVER Group and Studio Vieux Carre Announce "Symbolic Re-Opening" Event for New Orleans Wedding Industry
Posted Mar 30, 2006

The 4EVER Group, in conjunction with Studio Vieux Carre, have announced a set of programs to be held in New Orleans on June 28-29, 2006. The workshops and social events, being called "Lagniappe on the Bayou," will mark the industry's return to New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

Programming will begin on Wednesday, June 28, with a tour of the affected areas of New Orleans. This will be followed by a banquet dinner at Southern Oaks Plantation, one of the area's premier reception venues. The banquet dinner will be hosted by Terry Taravella and Julian St. Pierre, and capacity is 50 people. "This is a symbolic re-opening of the wedding industry in New Orleans," said 4EVER Group director of development Steve Wernick.

On Thursday, June 29, workshops will be hosted by Mark & Trisha Von Lanken (Picture This Productions), Julie and Alex Hill (Elysium Productions), and Russ Jolly (PixelPops). Videographers from affected areas will be offered special pricing for these workshops, but seating will be limited. An attendee can register for any single workshop, or for any combination of the five events that are a part of "Lagniappe on the Bayou". Full registration details will be available soon at The 4EVER Group web site, www.4EVERGroup.org.

Terry Taravella and Julian St. Pierre, owners of Studio Vieux Carre, have led the effort to bring educational programs back to the Gulf Coast. "We believe those in attendance will be treated to one of the most diversified events yet offered to videographers. Exposure to three of the industry's most celebrated studios, a tour of areas affected by the nation's most catastrophic natural disaster ever that ends with a spectacular banquet at one of the areas top reception venues. We've also got a ‘little lagniappe' for everyone in attendance."