How did you meet?
We met on Match while I was in my last year of law school and Aaron had just moved to New Orleans from the Bahamas for a job. I was trying to get to know people who weren’t lawyers since I’d moved to New Orleans for school and had no other ties to the city, and Aaron came for his job, also have no other ties. Neither one of us was looking for anything serious and we took things pretty slow, but found out months later that neither of us went on any other dates with anyone else after we met!
We asked Christina how Aaron proposed and we are swooning over this romantic sunset proposal!
Aaron had gotten me a hot air balloon ride for my birthday (in July) in order to propose in the balloon since I had told him once that a bucket list item of mine was to actually be *in* the clouds. But July in Louisiana being what it is, we could not for the life of us make the balloon ride happen with the constant chance of storms. So finally, Aaron decided that he couldn’t wait any longer and he brought the ring and a portable speaker with us to our favorite spot on the beach in Mississippi and proposed at sunset. I had no idea – especially since we’d spent the morning shopping the Gulfport outlets, all while he had the ring in his pocket!
Where was your ceremony held and why did you pick this site?
Immaculate Conception Church on Barrone Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. It’s where we started going to church when we lived in New Orleans and where we were going when I decided that I wanted to become Catholic. As an added bonus, it’s absolutely gorgeous!
Where was your Reception held and why did you pick this site?
Pat O’s on the River in New Orleans, Louisiana – it was one of I believe two venues that we actually visited. We made the decision the samThe location was great, it had an awesome vibe all its own, and had everything we were looking for.
Tell us something special you did for your guests?
Our second line with Kinfolk Brass Band through Jackson Square and around the quarter was a huge highlight for us and all our guests. We honestly felt like celebrities and we got to show our mostly out-of-town guests a true New Orleans good time.
What was your favorite part of the day?
Maybe the few minutes we had to ourselves after the second line and before our entrance. We had a little room with some food and champagne and just spent about 10 minutes resting and basking in it all and getting to have some alone time.
Did it really go by as quickly as everyone says?
Yes and no. We tried to really savor it and were just so thrilled that there really weren’t any hitches.
We asked Christina, When you first saw Aaron, what were you thinking/feeling?
Trying not to cry! Also just pure excitement and joy.
We asked Aaron the same thing – When you first saw Christina, what were you thinking/feeling?
Also trying not to cry!
What was the inspiration behind picking the color palette and decor that you picked?
I’ve always worn gold jewelry and navy is a classic and favorite color for both of us- plus it looks good on everyone.
Tell us about the cake!
Marguerite’s cakes for the wedding cake- mix of carrot and Italian cream. Grooms cake was dark chocolate made by our neighbor Michelle Johnson. All were amazing!
Band or DJ? Did they rock it?
Band- we had Stormy and they were amazing!