Waring – Mcintosh

Nina Pape Waring was enjoying the single life in college and had no intention to find a serious relationship. That all changed one day at a Carolina football tailgate party, when she met Duncan Scott Mcintosh Jr. Everything Dun said made Nina laugh, and the next thing they knew they were on their first date. A few months later, Dun visited Nina in New Orleans and they officially became a couple over drinks at Fat Harry’s.

Seven years later, they were visiting Dun’s parents’ house at the beach in Georgetown, South Carolina, for Nina’s birthday weekend. Suddenly, Nina had a feeling that this would be the place where Dun proposed. Two friends were arriving the next morning and she knew Dun would never propose publicly, so she spent her birthday anticipating that perfect moment. She thought it was going to happen when he nonchalantly handed her a birthday gift, but it turned out to be a speaker she had been eyeing. Then he put their favorite song on it, but he wasn’t setting the mood to pop the question. It didn’t happen at dinner or after dinner, and Nina went to bed disappointed.

But Dun knew Nina had always wanted a surprise proposal, and he also knew that she would expect it on her birthday. The next morning at 6:30 a.m. they were going to get on the boat so they could pick up her two friends in Charleston. Dun said he needed to get the crab traps. Nina, still upset, followed him and watched as he went to the end of the dock and fooled around with the traps. She started to walk back to the boat, and as she was walking away he was calling “Nina. … Nina! … NINA!” Nina reluctantly turned around and snapped “WHAT!” There was Dun, down on one knee. He pulled off the surprise proposal she always wanted with the sun rising over the water.

When planning their wedding, they wanted to make sure that their South Carolina guests got a taste of a New Orleans classic. They chose Antoine’s for their rehearsal dinner, and they spent the evening surrounded by family and dear friends.

Some of these close friends were in Dun and Nina’s wedding party. The bridesmaids watched as Nina put on earrings custom made by Dominique Raniera, who cut out the earrings using the shape of the lace from Nina’s wedding dress. The bride cried as Morgan of M.A.D. Nails painted gorgeous flowers with a touch of gold on each of her nails. It was the perfect finishing touch as she prepared to walk down the aisle of St. Mary’s Church on October 12, 2019. She made her entrance on the arm of her father as a gospel choir sang “Oh Happy Day.”

After a touching ceremony officiated by Deacon Allen Stephens, the celebration continued at the Old Ursuline Convent. Pigeon Catering’s decadent menu was complemented perfectly by the by the wedding and Groom’s cakes from Pure Cake. Guests enjoyed the food almost as much as they enjoyed watching Dun and Nina during their first dance to “The Happy Song” by Otis Redding. They put on quite a show screaming the words to each other and breaking it down!

Following a fun-filled night of dancing, Nina and Dun took a honeymoon to Cocobay Resort in Antigua, where they spent seven days relaxing, laughing, eating and reading in their own little house on a cliff with a view of the Caribbean Sea. They then returned to New Orleans, where Dun is an equity research analyst at Johnson & Rice and Nina works as a graphic designer.

Coordinator: Sapphire Events

Ceremony Music: The Spirit Of New Orleans Gospel Choir

Wedding Gown: Suzanne Peron

Groom’s Attire: Tuxedo

Engagement Ring: Croghan’s Jewel Box, Charleston, South Carolina

Bride’s & Groom’s Wedding Bands: Tiffany Adler, Adler’s

Florist: Pick-a-Petal

Invitation: Scriptura

Caterer: Pigeon Catering

Photographer: Eugenia Uhl

Videographer: Miles Mumford

Hair: Linzy Pennington

Makeup: Jessica Palma

Music: The Spirit Of New Orleans Gospel Choir, Big Night Dynamite and Storyville Stompers (second-line)

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