A Wedding Weekend in New Awlins

A few weeks ago I had the immense pleasure of going to New Orleans to be a part of my best friends wedding!

This was my first trip to New Orleans and it won’t be my last…might be last time in August…the humidity is real.

We stayed at the Hotel Provincial which had a great location for heading out to the French Quarter. Friendly staff, quaint courtyard and one of the most haunted places. I fortunately did not encounter any ghosts while we were there. The bar on site was really fun and had one of the best Bloody Mary’s I have ever had.

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One of my favorite things about New Orleans is the beautiful buildings and plants.img_9407img_9408

My friends wedding took place at Muriel’s, right here on the Balcony outside. The day of the wedding was perfect. By far my favorite part of the day was the Second Line Parade. I loved the experience of celebrating their commitment with a parade around Jackson Square and down Bourbon Street. img_9409

No trip to NOLA would be a trip without hitting Cafe Du Monde. We came here daily and I miss their strong chicory coffee and sweet sweet beignets.img_9410img_9411img_9414img_9416img_9417img_9418

Jax Brewhouse is a fun place to stop and grab some go cups for the road. img_9420img_9422img_9423img_9426

Bourbon Street was pretty quite at this time of day/year and I can’t imagine being here on Mardi Gras or Halloween! img_9427

A must visit is the Carousel Bar & Lounge – fun experience and great cocktails.img_9428img_9436img_9438img_9439img_9440

We went to Domenica for their Rehearsal Lunch and the food was really amazing – fresh local flavors were paired with delicious wines.img_9442img_9444img_9445img_9446img_9449img_9451img_9454img_9457img_9459img_9460

Not photographed was our time spent on Frenchmen Street, I had so much fun dancing on the street to amazing musicians. It was such a cool experience to hear such great music at every corner. The Frenchmen Art Market is a must hit – unique, one of a kinda art, photos and craft.

I absolutely loved New Orleans and would love to go back and explore more.

 

love love love LOVE

Love is in the Air

Love is in the air… just about everywhere I look around.

I am currently involved in two weddings and every weekend this past month has had to do with weddings in some form. Venue looking, dress shopping etc.. and I am only 23!

Don’t get me wrong I love it, I love my friends and am so happy to support them at this exciting time in their lives. But.. and you were waiting for a but weren’t you?! Its a little weird to have friends who have found the person they want to spend their life with when you have never even had a serious relationship.

Honestly, I don’t think I am ready to find the person who I will spend my life with yet… I feel like there is so much to explore and so much to do before I settle down. I guess the goal would be to find someone that likes the same crazy stuff I do.

I am truly content with life as it is. At this moment I am not sure I could even fit someone else into my life.

For the time being I am happy to support my friends on this journey. I am truly honored that I have such sweet, amazing friends in my life who love me and want to include me on this special day.

I am already writing my “bridesmaid of honor” speech for my friend Katie’s wedding which isn’t until 2015!