Ken & Shannon met working in the hospitality industry where they often cater large scale events & weddings. While they knew the food & beverage for their wedding was covered, they also knew they needed help making the rest of their vision come to life as they combined their two families which included 7 children between the two of them!
Shannon is a classic Southern gal who loves feminine touches & wanted to make sure her daughter was also celebrated on the wedding day, as it would be her 16th birthday also! Ken has been a member of Bacchus for many years & is also part of the Krewe of Rolling Elvi so we wanted to work in some nods to that as well.
The wedding day began with a first look in Jackson Square where Ken unexpectedly bumped into some of their wedding guests who were exploring the French Quarter before the wedding that evening. Then as their ceremony began, Shannon was escorted down the aisle by her two sons who were tearing up along the way. All the ladies wore custom made blue suede shoes & Ken had his own pair to change into later in the evening. The Krewe of Rolling Elvi (with their Priscilla’s) made a surprise appearance and escorted the guests in a 2nd line as they left the ceremony. There was also a special liquor & cigar lounge as well as a photo booth including a life size cutout of The King himself.
Guests slowly began to give in to the hot summer night by dipping their toes in the pool at Race & Religious which quickly escalated into the bride & groom making an impromptu decision to jump in themselves! Since Ken & Shannon had rented the facility for the entire weekend & were spending the night there, after the festivities were over, guests had gone & everything had been cleaned up, they ended the night singing songs to an acoustic guitar in the courtyard with a few close friends & their children gathered around them in the moon light. It was the perfect ending to a perfect day as these two families became one!