Below, you’ll find ways that New Orleans brides personalized their local weddings. “Borrow” their ideas and make your own special day even more touching – then submit your ideas to MyNewOrleans.com so that other local brides can learn from you!
All in the Family
When my husband and I were planning our wedding for the fall of 2008, we realized my grandparents would be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary that October, so we decided to borrow their wedding date. At our wedding they had their own dance and their own cake. We also displayed both couples’ wedding invitations in the entrance to the reception. It was truly a special night for the family.
Elizabeth Griffith Christy
For our wedding, my husband’s 8-year-old brother was the ring bearer. We didn’t feel quite right having him carry a frilly satin pillow, and we were thinking outside the box in trying to be practical. So instead of a pillow he carried our rings in a silver monogrammed jewelry box with our new family initials [pictured above]. We now use the box as a holder for our wedding rings and as a perfect reminder of a perfect day.
Darlene L. Larkin
It’s the Little Things
I attended my nephew’s wedding this weekend and saw a different spin on “something blue” – the bride had beautiful royal blue shoes under her wedding dress! I thought it was just a really precious idea.
I love New Orleans, and I wanted to have my guests take something home with them that reminded them of our wedding and our city. As a wedding favor we gave the guests black and gold (Saints colors!) Koozies with fleur-de-lis and our wedding date on them. We figured everyone needs a Koozie for a Mardi Gras parade or a traditional New Orleans crawfish boil. The morning after the wedding we had a brunch at Mother’s and a friend of the family surprised me by having black and gold plastic cups made for the guests to enjoy Bloody Marys in. A great New Orleans drink, just how we like it!
Andrea Varuso Corne