Alice and Michael are from New Orleans, and although they wanted to return to Charlottesville for their wedding and take advantage of the stately beauty of James Monroe’s Ash Lawn Highland home, they brought New Orleans with them. Color, celebration, decoration, brass music, and gorgeous, gorgeous love ran the day.
Just two days before the wedding, they let me know that they’d been able to find a band who could do a Second Line Parade, a New Orleans wedding tradition where the bride and groom and all guests take to the streets, marching behind a big brass band and waving flags and carrying on after midnight. The Band, called the No BS Brass Band, hailed from Richmond, Virginia, and leaped at the chance to do a Second Line. And it was truly wonderful! Everyone got on the bus from Ash Lawn-Highland and went to the Charlottesville Downtown Mall around midnight, and we marched almost the entire length!
Below are my five favorites from their day — so hard to choose. And Alice and Michael’s wedding was published on Borrowed and Blue today, so go take a look to see more images than just the five below: https://www.borrowedandblue.com/us/weddings/alice-michael