wonderfully made: Travel Diaries: New Orleans part 3 - the wedding!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Travel Diaries: New Orleans part 3 - the wedding!

As I mentioned before, Mark and I were in New Orleans for his coworkers wedding. Houston is from Alabama and Loren is from Louisiana and they both went to LSU. They loved New Orleans and I can see why they chose to get married there!

Here are my photos from the welcome dinner and the wedding the next night. Enjoy!

Mark was in heaven with all of the Cajun and creole seafood. This had craw fish or crab in it, I can't remember!

The venue was at Jax Brewery off Decatur St. and overlooked the Ferry station and the Mississippi River. We got to look at that cool lit up bridge all night long!

I love how all of the stores are reminiscent of Europe!

You can check out the photos I took as we wandered the streets after the party here

Saturday night was the BIG party. Loren and Houston had the ceremony and reception at Latrobe's on Royal. It was a block from Bourbon street and was such a cute location!

As we walked in, our photo was taken with a Polaroid and we used that as our 'sign in' and clipped it next to our names. 

It was such a romantic backdrop, lit with candles and gas lights!

When we walked in, it was standing room only. About 20-30 people had to stand for the ceremony. Houston and Loren are loved!

Loren looked BEAUTIFUL and the ceremony went off without a hitch.

They're married!

Immediately after, we headed to the atrium and were greeted by servers with champagne.

Me and the hubs!

The newlywed's first dance!

Around 11pm, they started passing out masks!

I'm not sure what they did, but there was some game they played with the masks. I couldn't hear but I enjoyed wearing mine!

Then, the party really took off around 11:30 when the jazz band came in!

A 'second line' in New Orleans means the bride and groom lead the jazz band, followed by the guests, down bourbon street. Apparently you wave white handkerchiefs as well. 

It was pouring rain, so they marched around the building instead. It was still an awesome experience and everyone had a blast!

I've never posted video so I don't know if this will work, but here is my instavid of the second line!

We had such a good time celebrating Loren and Houston and exploring a new city. We loved the culture, Mark loved the food, and I loved the architecture. We'd love to go back to see the museums and plantations, as well as enjoy another B&B. Despite the rain, we had a wonderful time! Thanks for the fun, New Orleans!

1 comment :

  1. LOVE your dress that you wore...and the bride's dress was gorgeous as well!
    That view at the dinner...wow! I just love NOLA.


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