Bridal Bliss: Pamela Edward's Wedding

Bridal Bliss: Pamela Edwards Wedding
ESSENCE.COM Apr, 14, 2009

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The beautiful bride poses for a picture in the lobby of the French Quarter’s Omni Royal Hotel just minutes before her walk down the aisle. She purchased the fifties-style gown from a consignment shop in New Orleans and NYC-based tailor Johnny Lewter altered it for the big day.

By: Bridgette Bartlett

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A native of Richmond, Virginia, Pamela felt right at home tying the knot in Louisiana. “Nigel and I wanted to give back to New Orleans post-Katrina and our wedding was a perfect way to do that,” says Pamela.

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“Kirk from MAC in New Orleans did everyone’s makeup in my bridal party. He was fabulous! I met him during the Essence Music Festival last year,” shares Pamela.

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The groom wore a classic black tuxedo by Calvin Klein. “Nigel wears bow ties a lot. He loves them so he’s good at tying them,” says Pamela.

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From lower right to upper left: The groom Nigel, best man and cousin of the groom Fabien, uncle of the groom Noel and friend of the groom Aaron. Aaron helped to save the day by driving Fabien to get his tux just three hours before the ceremony!

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Pamela’s father, Morgan, escorts his gorgeous daughter down the aisle in the romantic Cafe Amelie in the Crescent City.

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Pamela is all smiles as she makes her way down the aisle in the lush courtyard of Cafe Amelie in New Orleans where more than 100 guests lovingly watched she and Nigel become husband and wife.

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The bride and groom listen intently to Reverend Brown while he officiates. “I was surprised that I didn’t break down at all during the ceremony,” admits Pamela.

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“It was difficult for me to look at Nigel during the ceremony because he appeared so focused. I know he takes marriage very seriously,” reveals Pamela.

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“Rev. Brown, who married Nigel and I, was so serious! I adore him. He’s known me since I was about 8 years old,” says Pamela with a laugh.

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Nigel pulls back the delicate net of Pamela’s birdcage veil from Jane Wilson-Marquis to plant a loving kiss on his new wife.

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“This was really a relief kiss. It was like an exhale for me. Getting married was the whole reason we were in New Orleans, and this kiss sealed the deal,” Pamela confesses.

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The youngest members of the bridal party share giggles as they spend time together away from the guests. From left to right: flower girls Alexa, 7, Marley, 8, Alexis, 8 and junior bridesmaid Gabby, 12.

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The ring bearer, Reed, 5, is all smiles for the camera as he prepares for his important task just moments before the wedding.

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“My parents immediately started calling Nigel their son after the wedding. My sister Jennifer and Nigel get along great as well. I know that they all really love and like each other and that’s important to me,” Pamela says. (From left to right: Jennifer, Pamela, Nigel, Morgan and Evelyn — parents of the bride.)

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“Nigel and I laugh together a lot. I know he always has my back,” Pamela says.

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Both wedding guests and strangers jammed to the sweet sounds of the Treme Brass Band, a well-known marching band in New Orleans. The “second line” is a popular form of celebration in The Big Easy.

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“Someone brought flip flops to the wedding for me to wear during the second line but I didn’t need them. I had on stilettos but it felt like I was walking on air. It was euphoric,” says Pamela.

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Locals and tourists happily shared in Pamela’s big day as many threw beads to the guests during the second line. “I was elated that my guests had just as good of a time as me,” explains Pamela.

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“Our second line felt like it was a party in the street which was exactly what I wanted. Every time I turned around I noticed someone else who I hadn’t seen during the ceremony. All of my loves came together: My love of New Orleans, friends and family, and of course my love for Nigel,” Pamela shares.

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Jennifer, the maid of honor and sister of the bride, shakes a tailfeather with family friend Steve during the reception. “My sister knows how to have fun!” shares Pamela.

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“My younger sister Jennifer is my best friend and my rock. She was also like my inside wedding planner. Jennifer set up my wedding Web site, she organized the brunch the day after our wedding and she even purchased her own bridesmaid dress. She was giving the toast at this moment,” explains Pamela of her tears in this shot.

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“I originally wanted sparklers (also known as Roman candles) around the wedding cake but they’re illegal in most states. So, I had to let go of that idea. But Danny, the manager of Cafe Amelie, ordered these individual sparklers for each guest. Although they were a Plan B, I liked them much better because it added a magical touch,” says Pamela.

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Pamela sums up the special event quite simply: “The sparklers defined the whole day. Ending on this note felt just right.”

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