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


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.


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: