I’m always immediately drawn into anything when the words “New Orleans” appear before whatever it is. Don’t you feel the same? It’s quite possibly because I spent an amazing week there a few years ago. Or it could be because the city is just downright amazing in general. But add in the lovely wedding of Meghan and Locke photographed by Photography by Erika Parker in the middle of Jackson Square in the heart of the French Quarter…and this fantastic city becomes an even better gem!
FROM THE BRIDE:
I met Locke during my very first week as an undergraduate at UCLA. We dated all through college, but when I left for medical school in New Orleans, he stayed behind to get a graduate degree in Architecture at UCLA. We spent the next 3 years in a long distance relationship, spending as much time together as we could during free weekends and breaks in school. In April, thinking we were celebrating the completion of months of hard work and studying, Locke took me to Paso Robles, California for a weekend of wine-tasting and relaxation. On Saturday, we checked into a gorgeous bed and breakfast overlooking the rolling vineyards of beautiful Paso Robles wine country. Towards the end of the day, we stopped at a vista point overlooking the ocean and Morro Rock. Thinking we were just enjoying the view, I was completely surprised when Locke got down on one knee! After getting over the surprise and excitement, we drove down to the ocean for champagne and appetizers right on the water, and finished the evening at one of Paso’s best restaurants. Locke graduated soon after and moved to New Orleans and we spent our first year of our engagement finally together in the same city. We knew immediately we wanted to have our wedding in New Orleans.
On the wedding day, clouds rolled in and it started raining- even though our ceremony was outside! Everyone kept asking me what I wanted to do, but I held out. Just thirty minutes before the ceremony was about to start, it stopped raining and the sun came out! We had the most beautiful wedding in the middle of Jackson Square, in the heart of the French Quarter. It was a day full of fun, music, and dancing, and we finished off with a Second Line around the city. Dancing through the city with a live band and all our loved ones behind us was one of the most incredible experiences of our lives and a wonderful way to end the day!
Photographer: Photography by Erika Parker
Reception Venue: musee conti
Submission via Two Bright Lights
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