DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

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DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

"We liked the idea of the maroon because it felt deep and rich and jazzy."

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

Kinfolk- Jazz Trio serenaded the guests with the jazzy notes during the pre-ceremony cocktail hour.

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

"We had friends and family travel far and wide to be with us which was really special. Half of the group came from Australia. One of our family members traveled 33 hours from Perth, Australia to be with us. But, we also had friends and family come from Scotland, Vanuatu, South Korea and all over the US."

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

"Great jazz music and a historic, charming venue in the French Quarter were priorities."

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

"Our pastor delivered the ceremony with such grace and despite everyone crying still managed to make us all laugh."

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

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DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

"The Second Line was so memorable for us both. The band took us on the best parade route. We had passerby's joining the party as we made our way down Royal Street. At one point a random lady was holding the train of my wedding dress!! Arriving at the Hotel Monteleone for our grand finale was the best part - Rich and I singing in the street with the all our friends, family, the hotel staff and everyone else who joined is something we will never forget," says Margaret.

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

DESTINATION WEDDING:: Margaret + Richard (The City of Jazz)

Like an improvised riff or a playful note, the music to Margaret and Richard’s love resembles the music that runs deep though the streets of New Orleans.

Famed music critic, Robert Christgau said “that inventing meaning while letting loose is the essence and promise of jazz,” and maybe the same could be said about love when Margaret, a New Orleans native, met Richard in Melbourne, Australia through mutual friends when she moved to the ‘Land Down Under’ to start her career.

As they developed their melodious tune as their relationship grew, Margaret let loose a chord of joy when Richard proposed after a skydiving adventure in New Zealand.

“It was the perfect setting and so memorable,” Margaret said.

When it came time to tie the knot, there was no doubt that the pair had to be wed in Margaret’s hometown.

“We wanted everyone to experience and enjoy what Richard and I love about New Orleans – the food, jazz music and the charm of the quarter,” Margaret said.

Making the wedding day into a four-day festival filled with family and friends, jazz music and fantastic food, Margaret brought their song to a crescendo when she walked down the aisle to the Kinfolk jazz trio singing La Vie en Rose.

Despite all the chaos that occurred that weekend – flash flooding shutting down roads in Louisiana and Texas, St. Patrick’s Day Parades, Spring Fiesta, Buku Festival and a massive conference at the Hotel Monteleone they were staying at, Margaret and Richard had a wedding as classic as the music the city created.

Check out Margaret and Richard’s feature in our Fall+Winter 2016 Print Edition below and click on the gallery above to see more photos!

FEATURING:

photographer: G CHAPIN STUDIOS | second photographer: NATALIE MILLER | ceremony: NAPOLEON HOUSE | officiant: MATT DONELY | bridal gown: KATIE MAY (dress) + REFORMATION (reception caplet) | bridesmaids’ gowns: JOANNA AUGUST | rehearsal dinner: KINGFISH | groom/groomsmen: P JOHNSON TAILORS | florists: POPPY & MINT | bakery: MELISSA’S FINE PASTRIES | ceremony/reception music: KINFOLK-Jazz Trio/fullband | transportation: NEED A RIDE PEDICABS | hair: NICOLE PIGEON | makeup: CELESTE, MAKE ME UP | caterer: NAPOLEON HOUSE | jeweler: LARSEN JEWELRY | favors: CRYSTAL HOT SAUCE | invitations: DESIGNS BY KATE GORDES | wedding coordinator: IT’S YOUR TIME EVENTS, ERIN ST. PIERRE ENGLAND

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Starlight Williams

Wedding enthusiast. Multimedia Journalist. Scorpio. When not trying to meet a deadline, Starlight can be found singing off-key to Broadway show tunes, mourning the decline of manners, and watching the latest flick from the wonderful world of Disney.

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