Messina’s at the Terminal Wedding
This couple’s Spring wedding was held at Messina’s at the Terminal at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport. It was a fitting location since the groom is a pilot and works at the airport! I loved the blue beach theme and all the DIY elements the bride crafted including shell bouquets, boutonniere, and table decor. (Went great with the building’s sand colored exterior)
It was a destination wedding for me, and a destination wedding theme! It was also a special wedding because the bride and I went to college together and were in the same sorority. I got to see many of my sisters at the wedding which was a great bonus!
The ceremony was held in a circular fashion and officiated by a friend of the couple. Cocktail were served in the balcony area of the terminal featuring murals while the room was flipped below. Meanwhile, we took family and couple photos in front of the terminal, a beautiful Art Deco styled building. Then, on the terrace overlooking the runways and planes! In New Orleans, most weddings are cocktail style so guests help themselves to food at stations and passed hors d’oeuvres instead of a sit down dinner. There were dances, cake cutting and a special New Orleans style dance, the Second Line! At the end of the evening, two Zulu Mardi Gras Indians arrives and led the couple and guests around waving their napkins. This is such a fun local tradition. (But man, those whistles were loud!)
- Ceremony and Reception: Messina’s at the Terminal
- Music: DJs NOW
- Flowers and Decor: DIY
- Hair : Allyson Barbaby
- Second Line: Zulu Mardi Gras Indians
- Custom Tambourine: Coq Rouge Gallery
- Dresses: David’s Bridal
- Cake: Frosted Fantasies by Nikki Lefort
The stairs at Messina’s at the Terminal offer a great location for family photos. This was all the extended family of the bride!
Tambourine by CoqRougeGallery