Now, I am back to reality and my sister and new brother in law are in Bermuda for twelve days. Rats for me.
I will definitely, 100%, share some pics with you, once Jeannie Frey Rhodes, photog extraordinaire, sends us some sneaks. In the meantime, you will have to gaze upon the drunken shots provided to me by one wedding guest (and standard Gimleter, Courtney). At first, I wasn't going to post them, but I actually think they are great fun and capture some of the essence of the truly unique and wild wedding perfectly! Be prepared, however, for true randomness. No photojournalistic details here, but Courtney did a fantastic job...
First up. My husband, Beau. You can gather what the groomsmen wore as well as note the beautiful orchids on their lapels. (Blue seersucker suit, with pink and navy "rep" ties)
Hand gesture for "Synergy." The term used by Beau all weekend when certain people, destined to meet for literally years, finally came together...preferably for a picture.
Sisters talking at the VERY end of the night at the French Quarter Bar at the Ritz. I include this pic to demonstrate the delightful poufy reception veil that Lizzie put in to replace her beautiful cathedral length veil and blusher from the ceremony as well as to share my Betty Draper hair in full effect. Our earrings are both vintage. Lizzie's hair was obviously far "fresher" before midnight.
Betty Draper's hair, a bit fallen after a long night of rocking out.
...you get the orchidy drift, though.
The beautiful blushing bride, likely being told something dirty by her bestie, Andrew. Her make up is still on, even after nine hours of fun!
More like it. Here is a snap of the gift boxes we assembled for each out of town guest. Pink and navy grosgrain, securing a vintage Antoine's postcard with a note from the bride and groom. I figured Gimlet Nation would be more interested in this detail than my sweaty party shots!
...or maybe not.
Here I am with Andre, my Mardi Gras baby. My friends from DC bring him to Mardi Gras each year to assist them in catching "something for the baby!" Well, bringing Andre to "family" events has become a requirement, so, of course, he came to wish Lizzie and Craig good tidings on their wedding day.
Bridesmaids wore the Julia wrap dress from Calypso. Hallelujah! Fits everyone, doesn't cost $500.00, and I am planning to wear it to a party this weekend. Could not ask for more.
I hope these snaps satiate any need or interest you had in seeing wedding pics from the past weekend. I seriously have not received or seen any more than these! Kind of hilarious, actually. I am planning on writing a big mamma-jamma post about all the wedding details, which I hope will provide you with ideas for your own event, inside or outside of Nola.
In the meantime, thank you for checking in on us and for your well wishes! Let's just say that a truly wonderful time was had by all, particularly the wedded couple, which is the most important part, right?
P.S. Now, onto something unrelated-ish. My dear friend, Jody, has started a most delightful blog himself. I highly suggest that you check it out, particularly if you love good, Southern cooking and entertaining. Among our friends, Jody is the standard chef for all events. He has wowed us for years, whether catering an event or an intimate dinner. I promise you will become an avid reader of The Kingfish Menu if you even peek at it for a few minutes. He writes just as he speaks, hilariously, engagingly, and honestly. I am already a big fan of TKM and highly recommend it to you!