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Old 06-13-2011, 03:54 PM
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We're a European couple looking into getting married in New Orleans, the city where we first started dating. We went on vacation as friends, and came home as a couple. We've been back several times, and it feels like home in our hearts.

We just want a small, informal wedding, maybe in the early afternoon with a crawfish boil reception afterwards. Quite a few children might attend as well.

I would really like an outdoor wedding, but I understand July is quite rainy?

Any tips on locations? Indoor, outdoor ... How about the Cornstalk Hotel? The Botanical Garden?

And a good hairstylist, capable of doing fifties/rockabilly hairstyles?

If you had a New Orleans Wedding, I would love to hear about it!
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:32 AM
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My husband & I were married at sunset in Jackson Square accross from St.Patrick's Cathedral. It was more beautiful than anything I could have ever imagined.

It was followed with an hour long carriage ride through the French Quarter.
Best wishes & congrats- I would not change my New Orleans wedding for anything.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:58 PM
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We eloped here in April 2008 (well, it was combined with a business trip, lol!) Then we decided we loved it so much we had to move here! We didn't do anything very "weddingy", though, other than walk (in full wedding attire) from the courthouse on Poydras all the way down Canal Street back to our hotel in the Quarter. I wouldn't do that now (especially in heels!) but it was amazing at the time. It was a Monday afternoon and people were blowing their horns and yelling "congratulations". Even the people loitering on the sidewalk congratulated us and didn't even ask for money. We felt really special and loved here, and we still do! It's a great place to get married ;-)
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:46 AM
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Immediately the Peristyle popped into my head. Crawfish boil and kids; sounds like the Peristyle might be an option for you, (Peristyle at New Orleans City Park) It's outdoors, yet covered for shade or rain. No one can dispute the beauty of the lagoon and spanish moss covered oaks, and there is a playground nearby for the kids.

I always thought it would be cool to have a wedding on a steamboat like the Natchez or Creole Queen. If you are into Rockabilly, a venue like a bowling alley would be cool, the old Rocknbowl would have been an awesome venue for that, although the current Rocknbowl would be good, but I imagine that would be really expensive. Oh the fun I could have planning a rockabilly wedding! Anyways here is a site that offers some options for you: Wonderful Weddings In Romantic New Orleans, Louisiana :: Romantic and Fun Locations
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:33 AM
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Did you have to have a permit to get married there?
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:44 PM
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Try good ole Rev Tony at the French Quarter Wedding Chapel. He travels, is inexpensive, and they can coordinate your event. I think there is even a show about them on some cable channel now.

Rockabilly hairstyles-- that can be difficult. I got married here on a Sunday (all the salons were closed) and had to do my 1940s hair myself. I am curious to see recommendations because I need a salon.

Check out Trashy Diva in the Quarter for great clothes, shoes and accesories that will give you a great vintage feel. Love that place!
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