Four years ago today, I married my best friend.
My family and bridesmaids all stayed in a hotel in the french quarter, and we all got ready together in our presidential suite.
Our ceremony was at First Baptist Church New Orleans.
we had a 6:30pm ceremony with over 240 of my closest friends
After the ceremony, we were whisked away in a limo, and we all followed the police escort to Southern Oaks Plantation.
We had a big surprise waiting for us. The amazing owners had surprised us and had a horse and carriage waiting for us. We rode and followed a New Orleans Jazz band around the grounds as guests watched.
But it wasn’t over there. The carriage parked in front of the plantation, and while the band continued to play, we were treated with an amazing fireworks show in our honor!
We were taken inside where we took pictures while the guests began to eat and get settled in. The bridal party had our own food and drinks to keep us sane while we took pictures.
After we were done with pictures, Bobby and I were brought into a room with a table with food just for us, and a guard at the door so no one could bother us! Most couples don’t get to eat at their own wedding because they are busy dancing, having fun, and thanking guests. Southern Oaks has AMAZING food and they want you to get some time alone and some nourishment, so I think this is a GREAT perk.
e had our fill, we were announced and had our first dance, and father daughter dance.
We had an amazing live band and had a great time dancing the night away!
After awhile, it was time to cut the cake. Another thing I loved about Southern Oaks, is Bobby and I, and both sets of parents had our own personal assistant who did everything for us. brought us drinks, bustled my train, told us when it was time to cut the cake, etc. so we didn’t have to do anything!
Here is my cake I designed myself.
We had a blast with our friends!
and we capped off a great night the way you must at a wedding in New Orleans…with the second line dance!
and now, my favorite part! If you would like to see our two recap videos (They are short, just the length of a song each) go HERE and scroll to the bottom of the page, we are the last two recaps!
I know this was long so kudos if you read the whole thing!
HAPPY 4 YEAR ANNIVERSARY BOBBY!