REAL WEDDING:: LANE + SHEILA (Winner Takes All)

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REAL WEDDING:: LANE + SHEILA (Winner Takes All)

REAL WEDDING:: LANE + SHEILA (Winner Takes All)

"In my bouquet, I included a family heirloom from both Lane's and my family. I added my mom's rosary that was a Christmas gift to her from myself and my sisters. It is sterling silver with a Saint Margaret center and the beads are African Opal"

REAL WEDDING:: LANE + SHEILA (Winner Takes All)

"I also had an actual sixpence taped in my shoe, a shower gift from a co-worker. That coin is from U.K.and hasn't been minted since the 50's."

REAL WEDDING:: LANE + SHEILA (Winner Takes All)

"Kevin Brown custom designed wedding bands to match engagement ring-1920's setting groom's family heirloom. Kevin also beautifully restored the original etching in the engagement ring setting. "

REAL WEDDING:: LANE + SHEILA (Winner Takes All)

We just adore this dress!

REAL WEDDING:: LANE + SHEILA (Winner Takes All)

REAL WEDDING:: LANE + SHEILA (Winner Takes All)

REAL WEDDING:: LANE + SHEILA (Winner Takes All)

"I choose emerald green because it my favorite shade of my favorite color. I also love calla lilies and thought the peach would be a great complement shade to the green."

REAL WEDDING:: LANE + SHEILA (Winner Takes All)

REAL WEDDING:: LANE + SHEILA (Winner Takes All)

REAL WEDDING:: LANE + SHEILA (Winner Takes All)

REAL WEDDING:: LANE + SHEILA (Winner Takes All)

Sheila and Lane selected pedicabs as their wedding transportation. "My wedding party loved riding in these," says Sheila.

REAL WEDDING:: LANE + SHEILA (Winner Takes All)

"We walked all dressed up in our wedding attire through Jackson Square, Pirates Ally, and the Riverfront taking photos. I had been really nervous all day but taking some goofy photos and enjoying that time together really made the day extra special."

REAL WEDDING:: LANE + SHEILA (Winner Takes All)

REAL WEDDING:: LANE + SHEILA (Winner Takes All)

REAL WEDDING:: LANE + SHEILA (Winner Takes All)

REAL WEDDING:: LANE + SHEILA (Winner Takes All)

REAL WEDDING:: LANE + SHEILA (Winner Takes All)

REAL WEDDING:: LANE + SHEILA (Winner Takes All)

REAL WEDDING:: LANE + SHEILA (Winner Takes All)

REAL WEDDING:: LANE + SHEILA (Winner Takes All)

Dean and Josh, friends of Lane, had a dance off. Dean was Mick Jagger and Josh was Michael Jackson.

REAL WEDDING:: LANE + SHEILA (Winner Takes All)

Their trivia team couldn’t be beat, and neither could their growing love for each other. Lane and Sheila met over pub trivia at the Bridge Lounge on Magazine Street. Lane was great at sports and movies, and Sheila ruled the science and music categories.

With Sheila matching Lane’s game square for square, Lane couldn’t help but ask at 10,000 ft on top of a volcano in Maui, Hawaii, during the start of a new day, for Sheila to take on the game called life together as his wife. Of course she said yes!

Lane romantically used a stone from an earring given to him by his great grandmother for the engagement ring. She had given each of her two sons an earring to be used for their wives’ wedding bands. Set in the 1920’s, the jewels have been passed down for generations.

After an emotional rehearsal dinner, filled with laughter, tears and a brilliant music video of Lane singing “Oh Sheila,” (he actually learned all four instrumental parts) the winning pair were ready to walk down the aisle.

Soaking their wedding in New Orleans charm, the couple made their wedding a destination event for their out of town guests. From crawfish bowls, Mardi Gras throws and Zapps chips to a hurricane fountain, gris gris gift bags and obituary cocktail guest book, Lane and Sheila designed a wedding that highlighted their falling in love with each other and the city of New Orleans.

“Our wedding theme was basically showcasing New Orleans at its finest,” Sheila said. “We are proud to call New Orleans home and I believe we really showcased the city very well for our guests.”

photographer: STEFANI MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY | getting ready location: HOTEL PROVENCIAL | ceremony & reception: PAT O’S ON THE RIVER | officiant: DAVID JEWETT | rehearsal dinner: UGLY DOG SALOON | bridal gown: MAGGIE SOTERO, OLIVIER COUTURE BOUTIQUE | groom/groomsmen attire: JOHN’S TUXEDOS | bouquets: GROW WITH US FLORIST | bakery: HAYDEL’S BAKERY | ceremony music: THE MUSIC SOURCE | reception entertainment: DJ BRANDI BRIANT | transportation: NOLA PEDICABS | hair: SAMANTHA DAMICO & DESIREE DEPRIEST, THE DOLLHOUSE SALON | makeup: JESSICA, THE DOLLHOUSE SALON | travel agent: AFFORDABLE ASIA | centerpieces: FAT CAT FLOWERS | caterer: PAT O’S ON THE RIVER | jeweler: KEVIN BROWN | invitations: GEM PRINTING | dance lessons: JANICE AT CLUB SILHOUETTE

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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