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A couple of months ago we headed down to New Orleans for Kathy & Mike’s wedding weekend. I say “wedding weekend” because it was truly a 3 day event.  It started with their Friday night rehearsal dinner at Cafe Giovanni and continued the next day at the Southern Oaks Plantation, then we ended our weekend with a Day After session in the French Quarter.

Kathy’s wedding day started off at the Dauphine Orleans Hotel where she hung out with her bridesmaids and her nephew (and a couple of groomsmen who dropped by). The feel of the day couldn’t have been more typically New Orleans – relaxing and laid back but with an underlying sense of excitement. Once everyone’s makeup and hair was done, we headed to Southern Oaks Plantation and waited for the guys (and guests) to arrive. The sun made a brilliant appearance as we arrived at the Plantation and we had some amazing light for their afternoon wedding. After a lively reception, we all headed back to the French Quarter. Kathy & Mike decided they wanted to walk down Bourbon Street before changing out of their wedding attire, so Bill tagged along.

Sorry folks, no photos from the party at Pat O’Briens later that night.  Well, maybe just one.

The reception ended in true New Orleans style with the second line dance. Since this was a destination wedding, none of the guests were from New Orleans so they didn’t quite understand what was going on ~ they caught on pretty quickly.

A New Orleans destination wouldn’t be complete without a jaunt down Bourbon Street with a bottle of bubbly

And last but not least, one of the tame photos from Pat O’Brien’s

Check back soon for the final post from Kathy & Mike’s wedding… their Day After session in the French Quarter.

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