I woke up at 8, and was hoping to leave the house by 9 to meet our hair stylist at the venue by 10am. Except my bridesmaids didn't really get out of bed till around 9. But eventually they were all up and ready, and we loaded the cars so we could be on the way. (I didn't really think about how much stuff I would be needing to bring with us. We wound up needing to take two cars, my own Echo and Bridesmaid NYC's rental. I wasn't completely sure how my car would be getting back to house at the end of the night, but figured there would be enough people there for us to find a willing driver.)
Once we left the house we made a stop at Starbucks for my last Pumpkin Spice Latte as a single woman. And while we were still in the parking lot our hairdresser sent me a text letting me know that she was at the venue waiting on us. I felt so awful that wewere going to be late and we were making her wait. But at least we were in the car at the point, and there was nothing to do except finish the drive.
We called our coordinator at Houmas House on the drive just to check-in. She wasn't actually at work yet (not too surprising because it would have meant she'd be there over 12 hours), but it wound up being a good thing since she let us know our "getting ready" room had changed.
We were originally supposed to get ready in a room attached to our reception room. Except once the power came back on, the air conditioner in that room didn't. It wound up not being a big deal since there was another location onsite for us to use. (Again not surprising since they'll often host multiple weddings in a day. We were lucky in that we were the only wedding there that weekend, probably because other brides were smart and didn't want to risk hurricanes.)
Our appointed room was now the bridal cottage, which was slightly bigger than we were expected, but also was on the complete other side of the property. We had tons of boxes for centerpieces, the candy bar, and everything else in our cars, but thankfully one of the employees brought a golf cart out to us and drove everything in multiple trips to the reception space.
Now, just to set the scene, here's a few photos (all borrowed from family and friends) around the plantation from the day of the wedding.
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From Miss to Mrs: A Night on the Town
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