William + Tara 7-7-13

As a tribute to Will’s hometown, Tara and Will chose a Mardi Gras theme for their wedding. No Mardi Gras would be complete without a “Second Line.” The  “Second Line” parade has a deep, rich history in New Orleans.  When performed during weddings, it signifies the beginning of a new life for the bride and groom. The traditional “Second Line” has two parts. The first part consists of the “First Line”, that is, the persons being honored. The newly married couple leads the way, usually holding decorated umbrellas as they dance and prance. The guests who join in the celebration are referred to as the “Second Line.” They form a line behind the couple dancing, strutting to the music, waving handkerchiefs, blowing whistles, and twirling umbrellas! This is a unique and truly New Orleans wedding tradition that epitomizes the spirit of “Let the Good Times Roll” and that is exactly what happened. Everyone had an amazing time!!!!

Tara and William describe the great time they had!

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