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New Orleans Events: (updated November 12, 2014)
Festival season is year-round! Check out the links below for upcoming New Orleans events that might correspond with your wedding plans.
Allstate Sugar Bowl January 1, 2015;
Carnival Season begins January 6 and continues until Mardi Gras on February 17, 2015 (also President's Day Holiday in the US);
Tennessee Williams Literary Festival March 25-29, 2015;
French Quarter Music Festival April 9-12, 2015;
Zurich Classic Golf Tournament April 20-26, 2015;
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (AKA: Jazz Fest) April 24 - May 3, 2015;
New Orleans Food and Wine Experience May 20-23, 2015;
Essence Music Festival July 2-5, 2015;
Satchmo Summerfest July 31 - August 2, 2015;
VooDoo Music Festival October 30 - November 1, 2015 (also Halloween weekend);
Holiday Season's Annual Celebration in the Oaks Beginning the day after Thanksgiving throughout holiday season.
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The title may sound morbid when planning a wedding, but on a lighter note during our most difficult times, our "Love Among the Ruins" story was a light in our lives.
We asked Chris Rose, Times Picayune reporter and author, to report on the impending marriage and love story between Katie, a volunteer animal rescuer who quit her job to follow her heart, which led her straight to Paul, the military man who was assigned to protect her!
The story is included in Chris Rose's new edition of "One Dead In Attic". We heard about the entry of our couple's romance recently on WWL news radio and called in to speak with Chris -- and needless to say, we hope you will buy Chris' book for many different reasons -- the pain, the healing -- the REBIRTH -- and a little amore' along the way in post-Katrina New Orleans!
Tell us what you think of Love Among the Ruins!
Romance in New Orleans performed the first wedding in the French Quarter after Hurricane Katrina, LIVE on Good Morning America, Sunday, October 9th, 2005!
Click here for a link to the segment!
01. Wedding Location (free or fee)
02. Carriage Ride to and from Ceremony
03. Bridal Bouquet and Groom's Boutonniere
05. Champagne or Sparkling Cider and Souvenir Glasses
06. Wedding Cake w/Plates, Napkins & Utensils
07. Professional or Snapshot Photographer
08. Restaurant Reservations
09. Hotel Reservations
10. Marriage License