Wedding Date:
January 6, 2001 (12th Night)
St. Elizabeth's Orphanage Chapel
6 pm


The wedding didn't actually start till about 6:15 because Chris and all his Groomsmen got stuck in the elevator.

One of my bridesmaids, Grace Anne, was in a car wreck the day of the wedding. Someone rear-ended her at a stop light. She was not injured, but had to wait for the police for hours and barely had time to get ready at the chapel.

In the end, everything worked out beautifully. The ceremony could not have been any better!! Our celebrant did a spectacular job!! Thanks to Rev. Jeffrey Eernisse it was a truly magical ceremony.

When it got to the part of Lauren singing "Ava Maria", I think everyone cried, including the flowergirls. Lauron's voice was hauntingly beautiful!! I've known her sense she was a little girl when I taught art class to her while I was in college. During the song, I finally had the chance to look at the crowd and realized that everyone had come in costume!! It was amazing!!

Unfortunately, Rev. Eernisse did not get to stay and enjoy the reception. He had to return to Houston that night so he would be back in time to do a service the next morning. You missed a great party Jeffrey!! I wish you could have seen it!!

Here are a few photos taken by Jim Dugas. Thank you so much for emailing me these!!

I will continue to update this area as I get more photos in....

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St. Elizabeth's Orphanage
1314 Napoleon Avenue
Two blocks off St. Charles
between St. Charles and Magazine
click here for a map

St. Elizabeth's is an Historic building dating from the 1820's that is owned by the author Anne Rice. Most of the building houses Anne's Doll collection. The Grand Doll Room and the Bride Doll Room were open for viewing before and after the ceremony.

Photos taken by Jim Dugas
I will continue to update this area as I get more photos in....