Denise&Alan

Ralston Hall Mansion, Belmont, California

When Denise and Alan told us they were planning a New Orleans-themed wedding in the Bay Area, we were excited to experience the look and feel of one of our favorite cities. And when Alan’s getting-ready time included all the groomsmen draping Mardi Gras beads over their tuxedos, we knew we were in for a fun night.
After the ceremony on the lawn of the Ralston Mansion, a full brass band emerged from behind the bushes and led the new couple and the surprised guests in a New Orleans-style parade around the property. Everyone was then treated to classic Cajun dishes such as gumbo, cornbread, red beans and rice. St. Gabriel’s Celestial Brass Band provided a high-energy, horn-and-saxophone-laden soundtrack for the rest of the evening.
Denise and Alan, every time we get to visit New Orleans from now on, we’ll think of you and your one-of-a-kind party thrown all the way across the country.

Authored by: Photographed by: Ben & ErinCategory:  WeddingsDestination:  Belmont, CaliforniaType:  New Orleans Themed Wedding, Theme WeddingVenue:  Ralston Hall Mansion