Wedding Day!

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Wedding Hotel Monteleon front view

My first trip to New Orleans could not have been more memorable.  It was where my daughter Kara was married.  I can’t explain in words the joy of this day.  As you might guess, there are hundreds and hundreds of wedding photos, but I wanted to share some of them with you.

Wedding Eudora Welty Suite sign

At the gorgeous Hotel Monteleone in the French Quarter, Kara was in the Eudora Welty suite getting ready.  The dress was hanging, just waiting for the bride.  It almost looked surreal.

Wedding dress hanging up

The hairdresser arrived and started on everyone’s hair.  Both girls opted for an updo and looked stunning.  Kristina helped Kara along the way with all the little details.

Wedding Kristina helping Kara with hair

The beautiful bouquets were delivered soon after.  Kara wanted perfect white tulips.

Kara wedding showing top of dress and bouquet

Time for the earrings.

Wedding Kara putting on earrings

Kristina helping Kara with back of her dress.

Wedding Kristina fixing back of dress

The beautiful bride, all ready.

Wedding Kara profile in dress

Wedding back of dress

Meanwhile, the groom was also getting ready, and showing off the inside of his jacket.

Wedding Robert showing inside of jacket

We arrived at the lovely church and peeked into the sanctuary.  The pews were also adorned with Kara’s white tulips.

Wedding pews

While all the last minute touches were happening, I looked up and saw the darling little flower girls peeking into the sanctuary from up above, hoping to get a glimpse of the bride.  Nothing like curious little minds!  Aren’t they adorable?

Wedding girls peeking 1

Now it was time for Daddy to walk his girl down the aisle.

Wedding Bill walking Kara down aisle

And give one last hug to his baby.

Wedding Kara hugging Bil at altar

Wedding kissing in garden

The new bride and groom out in the church garden.

And showing us their shoes!

Wedding shoes standing

Wedding Kara in garden color 2

The beautiful bride.

The reception took place at historic Galatoire’s restaurant.

Wedding Galatoires outside view

Wedding inside Galatoires kissing

The tables were ready for the guests to arrive.

Wedding table at reception

Wedding name plates at reception

Wedding dinner table with ice water

After some delicious appetizers, everyone sat down for dinner.

Menu:

Shrimp Remoulade

Duck and Andouille Gumbo

Salad Maison

Choice of:

Filet béarnaise

Gulf Fish with Crabmeat Meuniere

Chicken Breast Clemenceau

Steamed Asparagus and Cauliflower Au Gratin

Wedding dinner shrimp dish

Shrimp Remoulade

Wedding dinner duck andouille soup

Duck and Andouille Gumbo

The wedding cake was breath-taking and hands-down the best wedding cake I have ever tasted. Ever.   The bride and groom selected the salted caramel flavor of this amazing Doberge cake.

Wedding cake whole 2

Wedding cake cut

You must check out the website for this cake…

The reception dinner was beyond wonderful.  It was hard to leave the beautiful happy faces of everyone.  But as we all stepped out onto the lively street of the French Quarter, the bride and groom attracted a lot of attention in their wedding clothes.  We walked the short block back to the hotel, while strangers, jazz bands, and even a man in a Spiderman costume, all rushed up and wanted their picture taken with the newlyweds.  I think people love seeing a happy couple and want to join in on fun.  It was heart-warming to see all the attention.

It was the time of our lives.

Wedding image photo on the streets of New Orleans

And a long and happy life together begins…

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10 Responses to Wedding Day!

  1. lisa keys June 13, 2014 at 6:40 am #

    thanks for sharing such beautiful and happy memories…Congrats to both families

  2. barb June 13, 2014 at 6:42 am #

    Thank you so much for letting us enjoy your beautiful wedding! Wishing the happy couple many, many years of health and continued happiness!!

  3. Karen Harris June 13, 2014 at 6:52 am #

    Beautiful bride and groom. Everything was done in such good taste. Love her dress and hair. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Lisa Huff June 13, 2014 at 6:58 am #

    Beautiful!!!! Wish them all the best!

  5. Patrice June 13, 2014 at 8:21 am #

    Such beautiful memories for a lifetime … we are truly blessed to be gifted with one of life’s most treasured honors – being the Mother of the Bride 🙂

  6. Kim Marsden June 13, 2014 at 8:28 am #

    Thank you for sharing this special moment with us. Made my heart leap with joy seeing & reading about this happy, blessed celebration for a very special couple. What a tremendous time for you & all. God is so good.

  7. Ellen Kidd June 13, 2014 at 9:14 am #

    What I love about this couple is that their outward beauty reflects only a little of their inward beauty. You can see how great that is!
    Blessings for a lifetime. Fantastic wedding in all areas.

  8. Sherryl Melrose Rozell June 13, 2014 at 9:57 am #

    I feel like I just walked through a real fairly tale book. Absolutely breathtaking! Well done dear friend. Thank you for sharing these memories. May your lives be forever blessed!

  9. Priscilla June 13, 2014 at 7:29 pm #

    How utterly beautiful. We can feel your joy. Thanks for sharing with us.

  10. Janice E June 19, 2014 at 12:29 pm #

    Just gorgeous and wow. Here’s to lots of happily ever after!!

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