One of the reasons we were so excited to have our ceremony at The Chouse was it's proximity to our reception venue.
Our reception venue is literally two blocks from our ceremony venue, so in an effort to carry on the party and be green we're having a walking parade ala a New Orleans' Second Line.
Second lines started in the 19th century when African American jazz bands started participating in funeral processions, the bands would proceed down the street followed by the family and close friends (known as the first line) who were followed by others known as the second line. Currently the band still leads the way followed by the bride and groom (first line) and the wedding guests (second line).
I'm not gonna lie, Jus & I are kind of excited to surprise the heck out of all of our guests. I'm pretty sure* that none of our guests have participated in a second line and I have a feeling this is really going to get the party started.
I'm so excited! Just look at how much fun we'll have.
So let's add parasol to the list of necessary wedding items and get ready to dance our way down the street.
*I'm probably really about 99% sure considering our wedding guests are almost all East Coasters & Midwesterners