Wedding

Messina’s at the Terminal Wedding

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!)

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Messina's at the Terminal New Orleans Lakefront Airport

Airplane and beach themed wedding decor

Shells in long hair for wedding

Bride and father enter the ceremony

Messina's at the Terminal wedding ceremony

Messina's at the Terminal Wedding Exterior photo

Messina's at the Terminal Wedding portraits near runway

Airport wedding portraits

Grand Entrance at Messina's at the Terminal Wedding

Black and white first dance, bride and groom

First dance Messina's at the Terminal Wedding

The stairs at Messina’s at the Terminal offer a great location for family photos. This was all the extended family of the bride!

Messina's at the Terminal Wedding Dancing

Second line at Messina's at the Terminal Wedding

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Second line at Messina's at the Terminal Wedding with Zulu Indians

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