Southern States - Part One: The Wedding

Southern States - Part One: The Wedding

by Ant

I turned thirty (fairly) recently. To celebrate, my parents took me and Rosalind out on a trip to the United States. We chose to go to New Orleans as we’d heard wonderful things, and we had some friends getting married out there. It seemed like a good opportunity to explore a new part of the states, and share in our friends’ happiness.

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The trip developed from the initial idea of visiting New Orleans into a mini road trip around the three southern states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. It was an exciting and eye-opening chance to see some of the, shall we say, less touristified parts of the country.


This will be a multi-part piece. This is part one.

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The Wedding.

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We arrived in our finest wedding gear and under blazing blue skies to the venue: Race + Religious. It was beautiful, packed with bountiful flowers and crooked corners and odd little nooks.

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The service itself was short and simple and full of joy. A true celebration.

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One of the most important elements of any wedding is the food, and this didn’t disappoint on that front: fried green tomatoes, mini po’boys, and the most delicious grits of the whole trip.

Didn't get any pictures of the food sadly; but the photographer got this one of us.

Didn't get any pictures of the food sadly; but the photographer got this one of us.

We were struck by a man in a suit and sunglasses who set up an easel in the corner just after the ceremony. He started sketching a few outlines of the building. And by the end of the night, he had painted an astonishingly vibrant scene, with all the guests represented.

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It was a really good wedding. Congratulations to John and Danielle.

Up next: New Orleans itself.