Mardi Gras Themed Weddings

Today is Fat Tuesday which is Mardi Gras in French – the last day before Lent begins and also known as one mega carnival in New Orleans.  If you’re hosting a New Orleans destination wedding, you may not want an all out carnival (though it would be fun), but you can always give a nod to a few fun elements from their main annual event.  Beads, feathers, purples, greens, and the more wedding appropriate gold fleur de lis make for great wedding day additions whether saying “I do” in NOLA or saying “oui” to French inspired wedding details.  Mardi Gras is a celebration – just as your wedding will be!

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{Photos: Bride: Docuvitae, Bouquet: The Bride’s Cafe, Shoes: Laura Murray Photography, Tile: Etsy, Mask Cookies: Life’s a Batch, Beads: Flickr, Shrimp: Mealpod, Macaroons: Sprinkle Bakes, Desserts: Busy Bees Cupcakery, Cake: Sedona Cake Couture}