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Mini-Moon #1

by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

And now I’m off. As part of our promise to each other to travel (even though it very much pains one of us to spend any kind of money ever. Hint: me.) we are winging our way to New Orleans for the very first time and staying for fourish days. Also, we’re going to our very first wedding since we got married, and I’m curious to see what they look like from this end of the telescope. Plus, I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a fancy-pants weddings, and I adore fancy-pants weddings.*

It’s our first of many mini-honeymoons, and boy do I need it right now. There may be bits here while I’m gone, but there probably won’t be much. I’ll see you on the other side, hopefully rejuvenated. New Orleans seems like a good place for soul restoring.

*You can adore both sanity and black tie and the same time. Not that this will be black tie, but it will involve a vintage-y dress. And my wedding shoes.
Photo from an amazing NOLA film set on flicker by focusc

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. Her first book, A Practical Wedding: Creative Solutions for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, was published in January 2012, and has been a top three bestseller on the wedding bookshelf ever since. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and son. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit

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  • Mrs T

    Have fun! I adore fancy pants too. Any excuse to bust out a 50's frock!

  • accordionsandlace

    Have an awesome time lady; you deserve it.

  • kahlia

    "New Orleans seems like a good place for soul restoring."
    Yes, yes it does.

    And I agree, mini-moons are a great concept!

  • LindsFM

    New Orleans is my city, and I think it is a perfect place for soul restoring. In fact, my favorite post-Katrina quote around here is "soul is waterproof". Enough said.

  • Desaray

    i love the label "mondo beyondo". huh-larious.

  • Erin

    Aww, fun! I hope y'all have a fantastic time.

    Be sure to grab a poboy from Mother's on Poydras! That's my all-time favorite poboy shop!

  • Meg

    Google that Desary, that's a particular thing.

  • Cate Subrosa

    Wearing your wedding shoes! Yes.

  • Anonymous

    Johnny's Po-Boys in the Quarter is also great. As are 20 million other places. Have fun while you're down here!

  • Mouse

    Dearie Meg, hope you had a wonderful, mooney time.

    P.S. the verification word is "Spork," ha ha ha

  • Words and Steel

    have a wonderful time! i miss Nola everyday– it was so wonderful getting married there :)

  • Naurnie

    i hope your mini-moon ROCKED. i want a mini-moon in NOLA.

  • Kerry McCullough

    Fancy weddings are definitely a blast- as long as you can keep from comparing it to your own and thinking that yours wasn't as good. I think every wedding is so different, it's like comparing apples to oranges, so just enjoy and kick back!

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