Bridal Prep: Hyatt French Quarter
Ceremony: Irish Cultural Museum
Reception: Galvez Restaurant
Hair & Makeup: Flawless Bride
Wedding Planner: Weddings by Lulu
Florist: Erin Steen
Cake: Swiss Bakery
Brass Band: TBC Brass Band
I LOVE LOVE my destination brides! Nicole and Shawn flew allll the way from Arizona to celebrate their wedding the New Orleans way. Their friends and family traveled from Arizona, Ohio, New Mexico, Tennessee, New York, AND Michigan! It was an amazingly fun day. I really enjoyed photographing these two and their super fun wedding party. Some of the highlights of the day were Nicole’s GORGEOUS wedding gown, when Nicole first saw Shawn crying as she walked up the isle, and the fun, energetic second line!
How they met: Nicole and Shawn met online around December 2006!
How Shawn proposed: Shawn and Nicole had a March Madness trip to Las Vegas planned with some of the their friends. The night after they arrived, Shawn used the excuse that he needed new flip flops, and they started their journey to the Planet Hollywood shops in search of his new footwear.
After not finding what he was looking for, Shawn wanted to go check out some other hotels (i.e. Cesars, Bellagio, Paris, etc.) as he had not been able to see them on a previous trip to Vegas.
When entering the Paris Hotel, he asked if they could go to the top of the Eiffel Tower. After some convincing on Shawn’s part, they made the journey to the top.
It was freezing at the top and while Nicole was trying to warm up in the sun, Shawn was scoping out a spot for the two of them in the shade. He asked Nicole to join him where he got down on one knee and asked for her to be his wife.
Nicole started to cry and immediately said “I LOOK LIKE DOG SH*T!” Shortly after that, she said “YES!”
Why New Orleans? Nicole and Shawn chose to get married in New Orleans for the SECOND LINE!