wonderful wedding weekend in the big easy:: part 2

Wedding wknd continued… Meg’s wedding day (10.27.12)

Aside from the temperature dropping about 30 degrees from Friday to Saturday, Meg and Jason’s wedding day was beautiful and perfect! We spent the afternoon with Meg at a family friend’s house while she had her makeup done and got photographed in her wedding dress. It’s always sort of magical to see a bride in her wedding dress for the first time, and this was no exception. I think most of us are more used to seeing Meggy in a t-shirt and Christmas light boxers than all dolled up, but I had no doubt she would look absolutely stunning, and she did! (And Jason looked quite dapper in hix tux and bow tie, too!)

One of my favorite things about New Orleans is the beautiful homes and giant tree-lined streets (the house where Meg got ready was on this street).
Beautiful cookies made for for the big day::

 

Bridal party bouquets::

Bridesmaids and the mothers of the bride and groom::

Meg and her Sacred Heart girls::

The Reception at Latrobe’s (which was an old bank back in the day) in the Quarter::

Cake pulls! This is a tradition I’ve only seen in New Orleans. We all pulled a ribbon sticking out of the cake and received a charm with a special meaning. Mine was a crescent moon…. it meant something about luck and possibility, I think. Should have gone to play the lottery that night!


Mr. and Mrs. LaBumbard!!

Second line — another favorite New Orleans wedding tradition::

Next up for the happy couple — 2 weeks in Bali!! Wishing you a safe, amazing honeymoon and a lifetime of love!

wonderful wedding weekend in the big easy:: part 1

Last weekend we traveled to the great city of New Orleans to celebrate my dear friend Meg and her love Jason at their wedding. As I probably mentioned in the post about Meg’s bachelorette trip, she was one of the very first friends I made at UGA, and we have made so many memories together. I had the pleasure of meeting Jason right after college when we visited Meg in Colorado Springs, where she’d taken a job. Jason worked with Meg, but lived in Boulder, so we convinced her that we should go up for the night to visit this guy she told us about… and the rest is history!

Meg is from New Orleans and we visited her hometown several times throughout college. It may sometimes get a bad rap, but I love it for the culture and beautiful architecture and great food and lively music. We stayed at the Bienville House Hotel in the French Quarter for the weekend, and we were able to walk almost everywhere we needed to go. The Bienville is a historic boutique hotel with one of the tiniest elevators I’ve ever been in, but it also has surprisingly large rooms. We had a view of the fire station across the street, so I felt quite safe. 🙂

Craig, our friend Karen, and I arrived Thursday afternoon and spent the evening wandering the streets of the Quarter, sampling the obligatory frozen daiquiris, and eating Mexican food with a funny little dancing waiter until we were able to meet up with a couple other college friends who live there.

Outside of the Bienville House::




The Bienville House Hotel::


Morning walk past Jackson Square::


Fried, sugary goodness and creamy hot chocolate at Cafe du Monde::


Meg’s Bridesmaids Luncheon at Antoine’s Restaurant — open since 1840:: 


The Rex Room — one of the most gorgeous rooms I’ve ever been in! The walls are lined with photos and memorabilia from the Rex crew, which I believe is the largest Mardi Gras crew. How perfect is this for a girly luncheon?

The bride and her Tri Delta ladies::


Meg and all of her bridesmaids::

Meg and her beautiful mom and sisters::

Rehearsal at the Academy of the Sacred Heart::

Rehearsal Dinner/Cocktail Party venue in the Quarter. The lighting in the courtyard was romantic, and the house itself was so beautiful. It was the perfect venue for all of Meg and Jason’s wedding party, family, and out-of-town guests to gather and celebrate before their big day!

UGA girls::

The couple of honor::

To be continued!