The New in NOLA crew was fortunate to celebrate the blessed matrimony of two of its own this weekend. Congrats to Margaret and Chapman!
They went with a New Orleans-themed wedding and we thought it was spectacular. From the faux street tiles on the cake to the brass band to the hot sauce favors, there was so much #NOLAlove in the air.
A few things we learned about New Orleans weddings from this experience:
– guests should take a hanky to the wedding in case there is a second line.
– a second line is a celebratory dance led by the couple and followed by a brass band and then the guests. Here’s what the second line looked like this weekend:
– Along with something old, new, borrowed and blue, New Orleans brides secure decorated umbrellas for the second line. Each one is different but they are normally over the top – sequins, feathers, monograms, etc.
Margaret also is the daughter of Patsy R. Brumfield, our esteemed cooking columnist on New in NOLA. Congrats to you both!
More pictures from the wedding: