Post # 1
So both Fiance and I adore NOLA, the food, music, Saints football, history, art, all of it…we live about 3 hours away in the FL panhandle so we visit as often as we can. I want to incorporate the “feel” of New Orleans on our wedding day w/o it being tacky. Here is what I have so far:
colors-charcoal, shades of purples and greens
food is southern comfort…mac n cheese bar with all sorts of toppings like grilled shrimp and andouille sausage, fried chicken, greens, grouper with a shrimp and crawfish sauce, etc
for table numbers I am DIYing some wooden plaques with the names/logos of our fav places in Nola
what do you all think for the rest of the decor? I love hydrangea for flowers so I def want them included in the floral aspect. Should I go with lanterns and candles? Is there something I’m not thinking of that would be perfect?
also I think I may want to reference the second line with our entrance into the reception, like have the Bridal Party walk in with maybe even some cute mardi gras masks (yea I know I said I didn’t want mardi gras, but I thought this little bit would kinda be cute) and then have Fiance and I have the bride and groom umbrellas and have us all come in to some jazz….
What do you all think?
Post # 3
Some kind of wrought iron element like what’s on the french colonial style buildings, and beignets for dessert!
Post # 4
Sorry…wrote the post last night/eeearrrly morning…looking for the Day Bees’ input 🙂
and thanks SugarPlum, loooove beignets!
Post # 5
have your flowers in vases that look like wrought iron urns
or use lamp placecard holders
have the table cards, in French and English
incorporate the fleur-de-lis
Post # 6
Oh how fun!!! I LOVE New Orleans 🙂 And how funny we are getting married the same weekend 🙂 i would incorporate as much New Orleans Jazz music as possible! Maybe even get a live jazz band if possible. Stick with an “old world” feel. It seems like New Orleans is kinda in it’s own time period, stuck in the past 🙂 If you can find a venue with a gorgeous courtyard that would be a plus! Something with old brick and tons of lush plants! Also, throw in some French type decor since New Orleans is the “Paris” of the south 🙂 Just try to capture that 20’s-esque style that New Orleans has got going on! Here are some pics for inspiration!
go here to see the shoot in all its glory.. couldn’t figure out how to make the pic bigger
and this website had a cute inspiration shoot!
I also agree with the fleur de lis and street sign kind of decor! And you must have a croquembuche cake like this…
Post # 7
Ooooh great stuff ladies…our venue is an old restored building in DT Pcola…lots of exposed brick and wood floors, very pretty…it is off a little marina and we will actually be getting married on the lawn area with the reception inside and on the deck. Def love those wrought iron urns with the hydrangea!
Post # 8
I saw this adorable picture once with the street names as table names. (I’m sure you know what I’m talking about, the street signs are distinctive, but I can’t find the picture 🙁 ) I like the candle and lantern thing, reminds me of Pierre Maspero’s, but not everyone would get that.