The Only Semi-Appropriate Photos of Our Trip to New Orleans

I’m back from New Orleans and I’ve got 349 photos and only about 17 that are blog appropriate. That’s the way a bachelorette party should be, right?

So, in order to not incriminate the bride, here are the clips of the trip that I can share with you. And also the ones that aren’t blurry. Did you know that a daiquiri + a hurricane + fireball shots + something called a “resurrection” are not conducive to high quality iPhone pictures? Yeah, I know, shocked the hell out of me too.

2nd Line

New life goal: Someday I will be a part of a Second Line. Royal Street will shut down and I’ll dance my way right down the middle.

p.s. Thank you Kaylin for picking bridesmaids dresses that look nothing like these.


I didn’t know what a Beignet was going in to this trip. I do now – it’s funnel cake for fancy people. One of the girls asked me if I wanted to share an order with her. I laughed in her face.

New Orleans Bachelorette PartyNew Orleans Desserts

Why order one dessert when you can order 5?! Two desserts not pictured because someone was too busy ooohing and ahhhing at the tableside flames to get a proper photo of the Bananas Foster. And yes, that is a fleur-de-lis in powdered sugar on the crème brûlée.


True dat. Texted this one to the groom-to-be. Because I’m a good friend.New Orleans Architecture Bride in New Orleans

The beautiful bride wore a sash the entire time – day and night. Reason number 873 why I love her. Also because she’s the only one who openly uses the term YOYO with me. It’s like YOLO but it’s “you’re only young once”. Don’t even bother telling me we didn’t invent it.

New Orleans Carriage

I overheard a tour guide saying that all the carriage pulling horse looking things were actually mules. This one was particularly adorable and possible albino. I kept seeing him and loving him.

Extra fun horse fact: New Orleans Police ride them too and don’t mind one bit if drunk people on Bourbon Street pet them nicely at 3:30am. I may have been one of those people. Extra points to me for still being out at 3:30am.

New Orleans Street Music

Kaylin has fun

The bride clearly had a terrible time. Fireball was her weapon of choice and while her tambourine skills were questionable, she killed it on the dance floor.


Dear Guy who fell asleep standing up, You had this picture coming.

DG Does New Orleans

Obligatory anchor wave. I don’t think you can get in the Anchora (the sorority magazine) for being drunk fools but by God, I will try.


And if there ever was a truth in this world, I CAN NOT HANG. Girlfriend needed her afternoon naps.

Perhaps I was dreaming about my upcoming engagement, happy relationship, healthy family, and two future children (a boy and a girl). Those voodoo preistess tarot card readers sure know how to tell a girl what she wants to hear!

  • This looks like SO much fun!

  • Pretty sure this looks like the most fun weekend ever!!! You girls are champs! I’m sure I couldn’t hang!!

  • Val

    Yay! Looks like you had an amazing time!!

  • It looks like you did a fantastic job planning and it sounds like it was an amazing weekend!

  • Oh my goodness, talk about a freaking blast! You girls are so fun. I love the pictures and I can just imagine what the other pictures looked like. I would say that was a very successful bachelorette party.

  • Oh man! NOLA is only a couple hours away from Memphis and I have a few friends who are begging me to come down this year for Mardi Gras… but I’m scared for my life. And also my liver.


  • Hahahahahaha OHMYGOD your fortune. That’s hysterical. And YOYO, I’m in love with that.

  • Looks like a fun weekend, to me! And now I’m desperate to go to New Orleans ASAP!

  • hot dang- new orleans just bumped up on my list! those desserts look INCREDIBLE! well done. and photo of asleep guy-hilarious.

  • I was sold at “funnel cake.” Looks like you all had an awesome time! Yay for bachelorette parties!!

  • These all look so fun!
    I feel like I also tend to run into the same dilemma with pictures I take with college friends haha

  • Looks like an amazing time! 😛

  • So much fun! I’ve been to New Orleans twice, but only with my parents and family… so the partying didn’t get to happen. I will have to go back soon!

  • you just can’t not have fun in NOLA! looks like y’all had an absolute blast. i LOLed at that huge ass one.

  • So you made it to Bourbon Street.. I’m not surprised you only have 17 shareable photos 😉 So glad you had a good time! Did you try a hand grenade!? I could really use a beignet or two right now. Looks like a trip home will have to happen soon!

  • This post was hilarious! Loved it. Looks like you guys had a blast. New Orleans is on my bucket list for next year. Good times to be had I see!


  • I LOVE NEW ORLEANS. Those streeets and that corner bar where the band is playing are so familiar! I went to NoLa for Spring Break my junior year of college and it was incredible. I loved every bit of it and cannot wait to go back.

    Look at you trying to read!! So scholarly, you.

  • Looks and sounds like you had a blast!!

  • This is picture perfect. From what you did show, it looks like you all had a great time!

  • It looks like you had an awesome trip! Great planning for the bachelorette party. 🙂

  • I’ve never been to New Orleans, but that looks like SO MUCH FUN!

  • Whhhaaaatt. These are too good to be taken whilst adventuring with a Hen! Hope you had a great time!

  • Looks like you had a great time! I keep trying to convince my girlfriends to take a group trip down to New Orleans. It will happen one day!

  • Well I liked the photos, it looks like a lot of fun was had

  • Well she doesn’t look like a fun bride or anything 😉 You girls sure know how to have a good time!!!

  • This looks like a rousing success for a bachelorette party. I want to go to New Orleans SO BAD. Um, the beignets alone would probably make the trip successful.

  • Daaang girl, even from these it looks like you made the most of your time there. I can only imagine the real shenanigans that went down! NOLA is the place to do a bach party for sure. 🙂 Glad you got to help her celebrate in style AND get your naps in.

    Just recently started reading your blog, I’m so glad I found it! I am definitely going to be following along more closely. 🙂

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