New Orleans French Quarter Wedding At Place d’Armes With Celebration Second Line Parade

I have had a big time love affair with the city of New Orleans for the better part of 8 years now.  After my first trip in 2005, I was immediately hooked returning at least once a year.  While the city certainly has a well earned reputation as a party town, that is only a fraction of the faces that New Orleans wears.  Believe it or not, New Orleans is an incredibly romantic town as well.  There is a phenomenal old world magic to it all, from the architecture {not just speaking of the quarter}, the people, the history, even the way the sun falls on New Orleans.  There is a magic to the city I rarely feel in other places and its very easy to see why Lynn Davidson & Michael Green choose it not only as their favorite city, but the very place that they got married!  A more intimate wedding environment was perfect for our couple, saying ‘I do’  in the garden courtyard at Place d’Armes surrounded by their closest friends & family.  After the ceremony, the couple joined a well loved New Orleans tradition, a second line jazz band which proudly announced to the quarter their love & happiness in only a way a music loving town could!  Celebration, drinks & nibbles were shared with friends at Pat O’Briens all the while every moment captured by wonderful New Orleans wedding photographer Heirloom Collective.  Not every wedding needs to be major in the form of giant guest list, tons of decor, and so on.  Celebrate the love and have one hell of a good time, THAT’S what a wedding is meant to be!


SBW Ps- How brilliant is the idea of using a crotchet hook to help button all those beautiful studs that often run down gowns?!  Take note my future brides!

SBW Pps- I am sorry, but how incredibly cute {albeit maybe a lil wrong, hehe} is the shot of the lil man, draped in Mardi Gras beads, sippin from his bottle!?  I mean, seriously!!!

Novella of the Bride…

We met in Boston at a Kentucky Derby party. Michael jokes that he knew I was the girl for him when I laughed at his “as much use as tits on a bull” joke. I loved the fact that our first discussion was an argument over the number of laps the horses run in the Derby–and I won! After that – we pretty much became inseparable. Our favorite spot in Boston quickly became Fenway Park, watching the Red Sox play. Fast forward a few years, we moved to California for a change of scenery. On a trip back to Boston, Michael snuck me onto the field at Fenway to propose….an unbelievable feat that most Red Sox fans will never get to experience!

Picking the location for the wedding was easy – our favorite city – New Orleans. We wanted the wedding to be about us, in a place that we love.  And what better excuse do we need to visit in the future? After that, the pieces just fell into place…a gorgeous courtyard for the ceremony, our favorite bar for the reception, and an AMAZING second line. It was the perfect New Orleans wedding that we both wanted–a truly unforgettable day.

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Ceremony Venue: Place d’ArmesReception Venue: Pat O’Briens | Makeup Artist: Flawless Bride | Officiant: Fig Street WeddingsBand: Kinfolk Brass Band | Floral Designer: Chloe Ann Designs | Cake Designer: Cake Design By Meg | Props: NOLA Umbrellas | Event Planner: All About Events | Cinema and Video: Jacob Media Project | Photographer: Heirloom Collective