Maddy Varin & Drew Dezen


November 17, 2018

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rom wedding crashers to newlyweds, Maddy and Drew said “I do” four years after bumping into each other at a wedding after-party where neither had been invited. This serendipitous shenanigan became the jumping-off point for a deep and steady connection. After dating for three years, the lovers were ready to seal the deal. Drew proposed at Paris Mountain, ten minutes into a “hike” that turned out to be a lakeside Champagne toast and a lively engagement party at Drew’s parents’ house. A year later, their family and friends happily followed them to New Orleans, where Maddy and Drew tied the knot in one of their most beloved places. The ceremony was held in the charming nineteenth-century Marigny Opera House, just down the road from Marché, their waterfront reception venue in the heart of the French Quarter. The night ended with a festive ode to New Orleans tradition: instead of a conventional wedding exit, Maddy and Drew led a parade of their guests dancing through the Quarter, behind a buoyant brass band.

 Photography by Hannah Pickle