I am finally getting around to posting about our weekend in New Orleans (last weekend). Since neither Bryan nor I had ever been, there were many things we wanted to see and do while we were in town--of course we only got to a few. I always feel as though weekend getaways that are for weddings are completely different than normal weekend getaways. Know what I mean? Since we rode with a friend, we were basically at his mercy (slightly frustrating), but still we managed to have a wonderful time!
We arrived late afternoon on Friday, in time to check into our hotel, freshen up and head to the rehearsal dinner. Since both Paul and Danielle are from New Orleans, there was only a handful of us that were out-of-towners and did not know everyone else. Luckily, I do not think that has ever stopped any of us from having a good time!
After the nice rehearsal dinner, nine of us headed out to Bourbon Street for a little fun! Here we are at Pat O'Brien's with the Hurricanes that will knock your socks off.
Saturday (after I got the boys roused out of bed and moving), Bryan, Matt and I headed to the French Quarter and met up with Cooper and Ashley for a yummy Cajun lunch. I had an oyster poy boy with etouffee. We then split up and out to stroll down the streets. Right in front of Jackson Square we saw street performers gearing up for a show. As we stopped to watch, along came Chris and Margaret, so we were all able to enjoy the show together. Can you see the guy doing a flip over all of the crouched down people?!?
Cafe Du Monde called our name, and we were thrilled to enjoy the beignets and coffee they served!
After a quick trip though Saks and Anthropologie, we all headed to our hotels to get ready for the big evening. (Let me just say that I loved my dress, loved my shoes, hated my hair and I am way too pasty pale!) If I have not said it before, I will say it now...Paul and Danielle are seriously so perfect for each other and make the cutest couple! Bryan and I have been incredibly blessed to find such wonderful friends! The wedding was sweet--of course I cried. The reception had phenomenal Cajun food, an open bar that never stopped flowing, an awesome band, and one of the most creative groom's cakes I've ever seen--a bobsled from "Cool Runnings" (which happens to be Paul's favorite movie). It was by far one of the best weddings that I have ever attended. Congrats to Paul and Dan!!