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Heather and Josh’s New Orleans Second Line and Crawfish Boil

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Heather and Josh know how to start off a wedding weekend!! The couple both met a few years back in New Orleans, neither a native of the beautiful and vibrant city. Heather, originally from Connecticut, and Josh, a Missouri native, fell in love with New Orleans almost as hard as they fell in love for each other. Since the majority of their wedding guests would be traveling to Louisiana to celebrate with them, they wanted their wedding weekend to be a celebration of all things New Orleans. The kickoff event was a fun and jazzy second line! For those of you who are not familiar with a second line, it is basically a large parade with a brass jazz band, loud and colorful celebrating throughout the streets! Heather and Josh wanted their friends to wear fun and crazy costumes, and they delivered. This parade couldn’t be missed. Everyone on the streets and up in the balconies stopped what they were doing to cheer us on and we cruised through the streets. It was a blast, and the band was amazing. It was definitely a showcase of what was to come.

The next day, they hosted a crawfish boil on the bayou. I had never cracked open my own crawfish before, so Heather gave me a demonstration. It took me a few to get the hang of it, but they were delicious. Unfortunately, the rain started rolling in. Everyone had been checking the weather forecast repeatedly that week. We all knew it was coming, but no one wanted to admit it. It was supposed to rain the rest of that night, and all of the next day– their wedding day….

I don’t want to spoil the ending of this story, but I will tell you that we were VERY relieved with the turn of events the next day…. Keep a look out for the next post: Their wedding photos!

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