Something else wonderful, as well as The Hands On Festival, happened in New Orleans over New Year’s Eve.
Jeni and I had eloped, alone, over Thanksgiving, into the snowy mountains of North Carolina. But we wanted to have a ceremony for the people closest to us, and so, once the festival was over, we had a small (smallish) ceremony and party in New Orleans.
We called it our “second ceremony.”
All photographs are taken by the brilliant New Jersey and Philadelphia based photographer, Shawn Colborn.
Nancy Dixon and Amanda Boyden, authors, cooks, and hostesses extraordinaire offered us the huge wedding present of serving up a wedding brunch for all our guests, preparing quiche, salad, grits, crayfish monica for fifty people.
Here they are, helping Jeni complete the journey up the stairs.
The ceremony was lovely.
People gave speeches, there was talking late into the night, and a healthy amount of eating and drinking. I could not have asked for better.