I knew from the moment I walked into Laura’s bridal party room as everyone got ready that this was going to be a fun wedding. To ward off the threat of rain, a sketch of the Blessed Mother guarded each window, which seemed to be working. The bride finished getting ready as she sipped from a plastic penguin cup, in celebration of her love for penguins. The groom had a last toast as a bachelor with his groomsmen before heading to Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church for the ceremony. After a spirited second-line to the Louis Armstrong Ballroom at the Sheraton Hotel, the couple walked with me around the French Quarter. The evening light added to their glow as they held hands and danced on Royal Street to the serenade of a clarinetist. Back at the ballroom guests enjoyed views of the Mississippi River and the French Quarter. They basked in the candle-lit ambience and gorgeous tables created by Aimee at Plan B Productions. The father-daughter dance stole the show when it turned out to be a production including Laura, her father and her two brothers in a choreographed routine to “My Girl.” It was a truly wonderful wedding. Best wishes to Laura and Chuck!