My (New-Orleans Themed) Dream Wedding Ideas

Yes, you read that incredibly lengthy title correctly. As of the last few years of my life, I have always wanted a warm and whimsical Louisiana flavored wedding. Sometimes, when i am poking around on pinterest, I get caught up on other wedding ideas, but as soon as I go into a Pappadeaux, or take a trip to Disneyland, I regain my overwhelming instinct in what I knew was right all along. Bring out the shrimp gumbo and the jazz, and let me show you what I am thinking:

String Lights, Banana Pudding, Wedding Dress, Sparklers, Jumbalaya, Chalk Board Decor, and The Greatest Ring I Have Ever Seen.

Alright, now I’ll be upfront with you all. While I have been as far south as Houston, TX, I have (sadly) never been to New Orleans. I am hoping to fix that soon though. So, with that said, I am very aware that my magical idea of the 1940’s jazzland is probably just that; a magical far-fetched dream of the actual truth. All I have to go off of is the Disney rendition of New Orleans (*aaheem* Princess and the Frog and Disneyland’s New Orlean’s Square). I would like to say this though… I’m fine with that, and I would LOVE noting more than to theme my future wedding off of that ūüôā

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This is Happening

I am going to see Gotye in a few weeks, as well as a million other FANTASTIC bands. I am also going to see Kimbra this summer. This is going to happen. I am indeed bragging. Brag brag brag brag brag. I am so excited. Ok, i need to breathe.

I was on Gotye’s facebook page today, which lead me to an article VH1 had done on Gotye and Kimbra, and there were a myriad of breathtaking photos of the pair. I had to share some here:

Now, if you’ll excuse me while I clean up all this drool that has seemed to have escaped from my mouth while I was being a creepster over these ridiculous photos.

Lana Del Rey / Born to Die

Photo source. (Graphics done by yours truly)

If you haven’t gotten a chance to already, you need to check out artist Lana Del Rey. Not only is she fantastically beautiful, she is fantastically talented as well. The first time I ever heard her beautiful smokey voice was when my friend posted Video Games on his facebook wall. Her smooth voice is refreshing. She reminds me of Nancy Sinatra. I am a huge fan, and highly recommend her to … pretty much anyone.

Gotye / Listen to This

There is a chance that you may have heard of this fantastically talented artist from his most recent hit single “Somebody that I Used to Know.” It is one of the most incredible songs I have ever heard, and I am not ashamed to admit that I listened to it no less than 37 times in one day. Besides that song, however, all of his music should be listened to and celebrated.¬†

Photo from here

Somebody that I Used to Know:

Kimbra / My Hero

A few short months ago, a friend of mine posted a video of this talented woman on facebook. I was so intrigued with what I saw, that I continued to watch more and more videos of her on YouTube for at least 3 (maybe 4) hours. The next day at work, I force-fed Kimbra down all my coworkers throats, and they were of course startled by my aggression, but also in love as well.

Kimbra

After that, my obsession became loyal fandom, and I have never looked back. This New Zealand-based beauty sings with such power and soul. She is refreshing and wonderful, and if you do nothing else with the rest of your day, take a moment to listen. Also, you may want to harness your socks to something, because I will guarantee you, they will be knocked clean off!

Now, without further adieu, Kimbra: