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A Mardi Gras-Themed Wedding in New Orleans, LA

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Fidelma & Gabe in New Orleans, LA
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While most of the bride’s family is from New Orleans, the groom’s family and their friends are not. Their planned a wedding that was unique to the New Orleans culture including the Mardi gras masks they provided for their guests as favors.
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The courtyard was the perfect setting for Fidelma and Gabe’s after sunset ceremony. They said their vows under twinkling lights with the pool as a beautiful centerpiece.
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Succulents were the featured flower at the wedding and were used for the bridal parties’ boutonnieres. Fidelma found most of her wedding inspiration on Etsy.com, where she purchased the succulents.
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For Fidelma her invitations became a “labor of love”. She hand made these invitations by cutting a flur-de-lis design into a wood veneer with a laser cutter. The invitations were a huge hit with many friends requesting a design for their own weddings invitations.
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Fidelma’s bridal bouquet, a combination of roses and lilies, were the perfect accent to her wedding gown.
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Moments after their first kiss, the brass band they had hired as the musicians, surprised the crowd by leading all of the guests around the neighborhood to celebrate the new couple.

Fidelma & Gabe in New Orleans, LA

Fidelma and Gabe met in New York after she answered an ad for a room and moved in with some of his best friends. They had been together for nearly three years when Gabe, on a trip to visit her family in New Orleans, proposed. Just under a year later they were married in New Orleans.

The Bride Fidelma Hawney,29, Architect
The Groom Gabriel Kinder, 36, Journalist
The Date November 19

Planning a wedding in a different state is definitely not an easy task but with the help of her mom and sister-in-law, both living in Louisiana, Fidelma was able to plan her dream wedding from New York. With an authentic venue and food they were able to give their guests a taste of Louisiana.
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