Bay Bride - June 2015
A romantic B&B in the heart of Old Town provides the perfect setting for a sweet ceremony and memorable reception.
April 11, 2015
Noel Nadine Nami & Charles Edward Lizana
Wedding ceremony music: Steven Harper
Wedding Officiated by: Reverend Linda Giardelli
Matron of Honor: Lainie Marsh
Best Man: Bill Lizana
Bride presented by: the son of the Bride, Trey Allen, and Brother of the Bride, G. Michael Nami, Sr.
Flower Girl: Niece of the bride, Jayne Rose
Time of day: 7:00 p.m.
Weather: Thunderstorms were predicted, but the rain held off until the next day!
Most Romantic Moment: Saying our vows to each other
Wedding reception music: Heather and the Monkey King
Catering: Friends and family of the bride and groom: Chef D., Chef Charles, White Cap, White Lotus, Mother of the bride
The Reception Menu: Smoked Brisket and Lamb & Rice stuffed grape leaves (dolmas) by the bride’s mother, Tom Kha from White Lotus, Shrimp Salad from White Cap, Bacon-wrapped scallops, Pork Carnitas, Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms
The Most Talked About Food Item: The Tom Kha coconut milk soup!
Cakes by: Dorignac’s in Metairie, Louisiana
Favorite toast: Sister of the Bride – Julie Rose
Best Dancers at the Reception: Andrew S., Frankie and Camille
The "wow factor" of your wedding/reception that everyone talked about: “The bride in her dress as she walked down the aisle.” The music, the food, the venue… everyone said that it was the sweetest and loveliest wedding!
The most unique detail of your wedding/reception: A little bird flew into the tree near us and began singing during the ceremony. Everyone was amazed that the rain held off.
Bride's favorite part of the entire event: During the ceremony, when I looked over Chuck’s shoulder at my son, Trey, he whispered, “I love you” every time I looked at him. Our first dance, “Breathless” by Corrine Bailey Rae.
Groom's favorite part of the entire event (honeymoon doesn’t count!): Standing under the wedding arch later in the evening alone with the bride.
Gifts for Wedding Party: Hand-beaded earrings by the bride for the matron of honor.
Postscript from the Bride
Honeymoon? We will take one in during the summer break...but.... My students were accepted to participate in the MDOT Bridge building competition! The date was changed to the Monday after our wedding. After our breakfast on Sunday, we traveled to Jackson to watch my students compete! This is an amazing group of students who created their own blueprints in a professional CAD drawing program, conducted and wrote a research paper, created and presented their research and results, and.... earned 2nd place in the state of Mississippi! Each student also received a $100 gift card! We had a rewarding time in Jackson with these students and their families.
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