The French Quarter, New Orleans’ oldest and most exotic neighborhood, is probably my favorite place to visit in the United States, and I would be hard-pressed to think of a more romantic location for a wedding. Every corner is full of intrigue and allure, from the ornate ironwork balconies and lush gardens, teeming with night-blooming jasmine, century-old wisteria vines, and antique roses, to the colorful characters, collection of ragtag artists, eclectic boutiques, and mule-drawn carriages, all of which add to the indescribable flavor of the place. Did I mention the food? I could really go for a heaping plate of Café du Monde’s world-famous beignets right about now!
CREDITS (from left to right, top to bottom): Couple dancing > Photo by Carla Ten Eyck, event design and styling by A Jubilee Event (via Southern Weddings) / Girl in pink mask > Photo by Elizabeth Messina / “French Quarter” invitation suite > Oblation Papers & Press / Photographic print of bottles in shop window, $45 > 23 Twenty / Tablescape > Photo by Carla Ten Eyck, event design and styling by A Jubilee Event (via Southern Weddings) / Unicycle fine art print, $30 > Briole / Beignets > Photo via Café du Monde