Vibrant, sustainable fall wedding embraces chosen family
Bee and Lyd’s New Orleans fall wedding centered around community and chosen family. The couple invited 11 of their closest friends to be in their wedding party and had their adopted guncles officiate their ceremony.
Everything from the reception decor to the color scheme was steeped in meaning. In keeping with the season, marigold, coral, copper, red and navy accents lent to a bright Thanksgiving aesthetic. Bee and Lyd’s earth-toned floral arrangements and cream-colored wedding gowns complemented the Louisiana sunset as they exchanged their vows.
The details they chose to incorporate were completely customized, including a neon sign sporting their new shared last name and an angled arbor to frame the couple during the ceremony. Sustainability was a driving force for the newlyweds, with their reception decor being made of recycled glass, which was recycled again after the event and turned to sand for coastal restoration.
The reception kicked off with a second line, a festive NOLA tradition hallmarked by jazz music and a joyful parade. As the group partied into the night, Bee and Lyd changed into comfortable white Crocs and cut their cake to reveal rainbow layers that reflected their color scheme, their LGBTQ+ identities and the pride flag.
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Photographer: Theo Nash Photography
Reception Venue: Capulet Bywater
Wedding Party Dresses: Azazie
Marrier Apparel: Town and Country Bridal
Hair Stylist: Wildflower Hair and Makeup
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Love the photos from the second line parade.
Every wedding should have a second line.