Posted by johnna-patton on April 9th, 2013
I was in the French Quarter in New Orleans this past weekend celebrating my girlfriend’s birthday, when out of nowhere an incredible parade roared passed us! A brass band, a bride and groom and several dozen wedding guests made up this amazing spectacle. As a Breckenridge wedding planner I immediately go on my smart phone and did my research. Here’s what I found and the photos I was able to take!
One of the most popular traditions during New Orleans weddings is the famous Second Line. At a wedding it signifies the start of a new beginning of life for the bride and groom. The Second Line Band leads the bridal party and the guests from the church to the reception venue. The first line is usually a brass band and the ones being honored, the bride and groom. The newly married couple leads the Second Line holding uniquely decorated umbrellas or parasols. All of their guests who want to join in the celebration make up the Second Line. The guests form a line behind the band and the newly married couple, dancing and strutting to the lively music with handkerchiefs or cocktail napkins!