Billie and Alan were surrounded by friends and family as they said their vows and celebrated the night away this weekend. As you can imagine, with Billie being from New Orleans, there was a ton of fun to be had, complete with a “Second Line Parade”.
History of The Second Line Parade:One of the most popular traditions during New Orleans weddings is the famous Second Line Parade. At a wedding it signifies the start of a new beginning of life for the bride and groom. The Second Line Band leads the bridal party and the guests from the church to the reception venue or it may take place at the reception itself. A Second Line has two parts: the first line is usually a brass band and the ones being honored, the bride and groom. The newly married couple leads the Second Line holding uniquely decorated umbrellas or parasols. All of the guests who want to join in the celebration make up the Second Line. They form a line behind the band and the newly married couple, dancing and strutting to the lively music with handkerchiefs!
Congratulations Billie & Alan!