Perhaps the most notable tradition of all in regards to a New Orleans wedding is the second line parade. just about all weddings in new orleans have some form of a second line. Everyone including the bride, groom and wedding guests dance in a line through the French Quarter, led by a second line brass band. The W New Orleans Hotel and the W New Orleans – French Quarter are two of my favorite NOLA wedding venues. The courtyard and fountain at the French Quarter location is such a perfect location.
New Orleans Wedding Photographer and second line parades, the bride generally carries a parasol, or “second line umbrella” as guests twirl handkerchiefs. The French Quarter is a festive location filled with great energy throughout the year. The parades usually lead the guests from the church to the reception location. New Orleans’ famous St. Louis cathedral in Jackson Square is the oldest Catholic cathedral in continual use in the US. Its a great piece of architecture inside and out, day or night. When strolling through the French Quarter, you will undoubtedly notice the unique architecture showing the city’s multicultural heritage. You’ll see everything from creole cottages, to the more iconographic balconies. Whenever I find myself in New Orleans, i always stop at the 24-hour Cafe du Monde, the french market cafe for some beignets. If you head outside the French Quarter (and i strongly recommend doing so) down St. Charles and on to Prytania, you will see magnificent historic mansions, many of which are popular locations for weddings.At the time of this blog post, there are still many areas of the city that have yet to be restored after Hurricane Katrina. When I am in town, I can’t help but notice how friendly everyone is, and the cheerful mood that encompasses the city, even after everything the city has gone through. On my left hand, I have tattoo of the fleur de lis, the symbol of New Olreans and it reminds me how great the city truly is.