Jubilant New Orleans Wedding In The Park

The Reception

Our reception was filled with joy. From oyster shuckers to a photo booth with RuPaul and Ruth Bader Ginsburg cutouts to pose with, to beignets, to the bourbon bar, we wanted people to eat, drink and be merry all night long.

We worked with Firefly Ambiance to compliment the flowers with candles and bring in some wooden long farm tables inside for the reception and comfortable couches outside to make guests feel that they had plenty of space to mingle and relax. Our favorite part of the décor, though, was the small details that made it personal to us. For example, our cake topper resembled our dog Maisy and we had Alaina Polander Design create wooden signs with our signature drinks (an Old Fashioned for Kate and an “Orange Crush” for Claire).

Having Two Girls One Shuck on-site to shuck oysters was what our guests bring up the most now, but the food from City Park was also delicious, with odes to New Orleans, including shrimp and grits and jambalaya. We couldn’t help but have a lot of desserts – in addition to a cake from Haydel’s Bakery (made out of pound cake as Claire is allergic to the traditional New Orleans almond flour cakes), we had traditional “Snoballs” and warm, powdery beignets.

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