Chris and I both love Halloween and Mardi Gras, but didn't want to have the wedding on either day due to the inflated airfares and hotel rates for our out of town guests. Not to mention the general craziness of those seasons and how busy we are during them. 12th Night was the perfect compromize! I've always loved carnival balls and now we get to throw our own to celebrate our wedding! See What is 12th Night for more info on Carnival Balls

To carry out the theme of a Masquerade Ball Wedding, WE ASK THAT YOU WEAR ONE OF TWO TYPES OF COSTUME:

1. Formal wear (long dresses or tux) with a carnival mask.

or

2. A full costume, ex:
Queen Elizabeth, Frankfurter from Rocky Horror, a nun, a southern bell, a harem girl, Napoleon, an 18th century gentelman, the Pope, etc...

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE WEAR A COSTUME!!!! We cannot have a Masqueade Ball without Maskers!!

PLEASE WEAR THE COSTUME TO BOTH THE WEDDING CERIMONY AND THE RECEPTION Our ceremony is NOT in an actual church. St. Elizabeth's Chapel was "deconcecrated" after being sold from the Catholic Church to the aurther Anne Rice, and God knows she won't be offended.

A local costume shop right up the street from the wedding has agreed to give discounts to anyone in our wedding party. They have two floors of costumes of every type you can imagine and then some.... They are called :

MGM Costume Rental
1617 St. Charles Avenue
Tel: 504-581-3999

To buy a carnival mask to complement formal wear from a local New Orleans Shop visit these:

The Little Shop of Fantasy
http://littleshopoffantasy.com/
523 Rue Dumaine
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 529-4243
BEAUTIFUL MASKS!!!!!!!!!




To buy a carnival mask to complement formal wear see these WEBSITES:

Florentine Masks:
www.maskart.com
Great Prices on Venetian Masks!! I've seen these same masks for hundreds of dollars!! Perfect for a masquerade!!

Paradiso:
http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~paradiso/
Handmade Paper Maché Carnival Masks.
Great Prices! Great Masks!!

Charlotte's Web of Illusion
http://www.illusionmasks.com/
Beautiful Masks!! Great Prices!!

Angel-Mask, Toys for the Face
http://www.angel-mask.com/movindex.htm
Beautiful Fantasy Ball Masks!! This site will give you a good idea of a masquerade ball!!

Rovoletto
http://www.ruvoletto.com/
Beautiful Paper Maché Masks!! Good to Expensive Prices!!

Morgana
http://www.morgana.ve.it/Default.htm
REAL VENETIAN Masks from venice!!
Does anybody know the exchange rate?

Italian Source
http://www.italysource.com/venetianmask.html
Beautiful, but pricey.

Venice Cybermall
http://venicecybermall.hypermart.net/index2.html
Beautiful, but pricey.


Mardi Gras Beads and More
http://mardigrasbeadsandmore.com/home.hmx
Good Masks, REALLY, REALLY CHEAP!!

Gariarte
http://www.duck.it/gariarte/maschere/main.html
Beautiful Venetian Masks!! Great Prices!!

Maskerville
http://www.maskerville.com/
Beautiful, but pricey.

Accent Annex
http://www.accentannex.com/
Local New Orleans supplier of Mardi Gras Masks, Beads, etc....REALLY CHEAP!!

Party Lounge
http://www.partylounge.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv
Mardi Gras Masks, Halloween Costumes, etc...
REALLY CHEAP!!

Mardi Gras Zone
http://mardigraszone.safeshopper.com
Good Masks, REALLY, REALLY CHEAP!!




Too See MGM's costumes click here

MGM Costume Rental
1617 St. Charles Avenue
Tel: 504-581-3999



Green Feline Half Mask
http://www.illusionmasks.com/



www.angel-mask.com

Great Costume Ideas!!


"Mask" of Comedy"
www.maskart.com

"Feather" Stick Mask
www.maskart.com