There will be vegetarian and meat options. We are just trying to get a headcount for how much food we need.
We are sending out an invite in the mail that you will bring to the reception. Since we are having the Wedding ceremony in a public park we will need to exchange you the invite for a stamp on your hand:) thank you
WEDNESDAY – Family arrives and gets to know each other
THURSDAY – Rehearsal dinner for family / wedding party
FRIDAY – WEDDING DAY!!! Our second line wedding starts at 4pm on the on the dot at Crescent Park. Please get there a little earlier, you don’t want to miss this.
(GPS – 2300 N Peters St. , the end of the park closest to Elysian Fields and the French Quarter). Parking will be available in a lot across the street from the park on N. Peters st. Please bring your “invite” with you that you received in the mail. We will be putting a stamp on everyone’s hand that is attending.
4pm – Second Line / Wedding ceremony (Don’t be late, you won’t want to miss this:)
5pm -6:30 – Hang with us / food / drinks
6:30pm-7:30 – Performance by Hyperphlyy
7:30pm – 8pm Performance by Naughty Palace
8pm-8:15 – Surprise songs:) Departure with Hollagraham into the quarter! We will walk and dance eventually to One eyed Jacks to see Trixie Minx and her Fleur de Tease’s Halloween Burlesque! We have rented a balcony that holds 30 people plus there will be general admission for all others. Tickets to the show are $15. Just fyi
SATURDAY – POST WEDDING HANGOUT at the Bywater Art Loft Sculpture garden and Gallery 12-4pm. BOO PARADE with the Krewe of Kolossus 5PM-until. Saturday is now looking pretty rainy so we will either be in the Sculpture garden or the gallery. Come regardless:)
GPS – 3802 Dauphine st. and park anywhere you like on the street, all open parking. We will be eating and hanging in the sculpture garden plus will be showcasing some of our ART in the gallery. Food sponsored by the lovely Bywater Bakery (bywaterbakery.com)
After 4pm we will be gathering people together for a Halloween parade that will dance into the quarter with the Krewe of Kolossus. Our good friend Katrina Brees will be leading us in the BOO parade through the Quarter:) This is super special gift from Katrina, please bring something white or silver to wear if you can:)
SUNDAY – Gallery Walk in the Warehouse district 11am-1pm
If still in town and aren’t sick of us yet, please join us for a guided tour of some of our favorite places we have filled with art:) Please meet us at Workplace solutions at 11am, 401 St. Joseph st. New Orleans, LA 70130. Park on the street and come on upstairs, there will be signage:)
Where to stay…
At present there are over 50 airbnbs in the our neighborhood, we recommend staying close to the Bywater but there are lovely accommodations in the French Quarter, the Marigny, and the Central Business District.
October is a festive season in New Orleans, because of this hotels and airbnb’s tend to fill up fast! We strongly recommend booking sooner rather than later.
Airbnb.com – Go look at all of the options near us and the festivities. Type in “Bywater, New Orleans” in the search engine and find your preference from $50 – whatever you like.
Hotels – At present we have no block of rooms since it is a popular weekend. We just searched Priceline.com, Expedia.com, and Kayak.com and found rooms averaging from $70 dollars to whatever you like. There are sadly not many hotels in the Bywater but there are plenty in the French Quarter, CBD, and Warehouse district which are less than a mile away.
Couchsurfing.com – For those on a budget, we recommend how we travel – with an authentic local. Go sign up for couchsurfing and let them know you are coming to our wedding, other fellow couch surfers. We recommend this site and community to everyone:)
Our Favorite Food Spots…
This place is more or less our office….. We eat breakfast here everyday, and sometimes lunch. It’s right next to The Bywater Art Lofts (our apts) and have amazing pastries, grits, salads and coffee. Josh does their social media, check it out, @bywaterbakerynola
Location: 3624 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70117
For a simple yet delicious meal we love the Junction! It has an amazing collection of beers on tap, tons of locals and it serves the best burger in town. Tell Paul we said “haye”
Location: 3021 St. Claude Ave New Orleans, Louisiana 70117
This vegetarian friendly place is has stellar food and is accommodating to most dietary needs. Though there are lots of greens on the menu they serve amazing pork shoulder flat bread and tons of goodies for meat eaters. The kitchen takes a while, though it’s worth it, don’t expect to pop in and out in under 20 mins. Tell Olivia we said “haye”
Location: 4017 St Claude Ave New Orleans, LA 70117
If you’re looking for a delicious glass of wine paired with some great music, look no farther than Bacchanal. This place has great small plates perfect for sharing and is a bit eclectic and laid back.
Location: 600 Poland Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117
The Original French Market Restaurant
Looking for traditional New Orleans food? This is your place! We recommend sitting on the top patio and getting oysters on the half shell. They have great gumbo, red beans and rice, and our favorite is the oysters Rockerfeller.
Location: 1001 Decatur St New Orleans, LA 70116
Yet another great local haunt to grab some great traditional New Orleans food. They our favorite gumbo here and some of the best jambalaya in the city. It’s always pack and they don’t accept reservations, so be prepared to wait 30 mins or so.
Location; 1109 Decatur St New Orleans, LA 70116
Fun Things to Do…
New Orleans is full of random stuff, just walking through the French Quarter you’re bound to stumble upon an awesome antique shop or great music. But for those who like some recommendations…..
TOURS WITH OUR FRIEND BRIAN. Go on a drinking tour / Ghost Tour / French Quarter history tour with our friend Brian. Tours will be available Thursday and Sunday. Brian was a key player in our proposal night and weaved a funny story in his tour so Josh could get down on his knee. Please email him for options and availability at tours@neworleansstreetwalkers.
TOURS WITH OUR FRIEND CASSANDRA. For a more private tour event please check out our friend Cassandra at Soul of Nola (neworleansprivatetours.net). She specializes in groups of 6 or less with walking, driving, or combinations of the 2. Check out her website and tell her you are in for the wedding:)
New Orleans is known for it’s beautiful cemeteries and above ground tombs, schedule a tour early because October fills up fast!
Music is a quintessential part of this city and can be found anywhere! Our favorites are.
Location: 623 Frenchmen St New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
Location: 609 Frenchmen St. New Orleans, LA 70116
There are tons of historical homes and landmarks throughout the city, we recommend checking out New Orleans Online and browsing through the listed sites and tours concentrated in the French Quarter.