Victoria Bennison and Edward Corts, son of Frank and Judi Corts formally of Dhahran, were married in an intimate ceremony in the courtyard of the Irish Cultural and Heritage Museum in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana on November 30, 2012. Dr. Joe McKeever officiated the wedding ceremony.
After the ceremony the bride and groom proceeded down the aisle and out to Conti Street where a police escort was waiting with a brass jazz band.
First and Second Line Parades are a tradition in brass band parades in New Orleans, Louisiana. At a wedding, the parade represents the start of a new beginning of life for the bride and groom. The First Line is usually a brass band and the ones being honored; in this case the bride and groom. The newly married couple leads the Second Line holding uniquely decorated umbrellas or parasols. All of the guests who want to join in the celebration make up the Second Line forming a line behind the newly married couple and the Second Line Band, and dance and strut to lively music waving handkerchiefs or cocktail napkins!
The parade went down Conti Street to Bourbon Street and on to the reception at Muriel’s next to Jackson Square in the French Quarter. Once at Muriel’s, the guests were served wonderful hors d’ oeuvres unique to New Orleans, drinks, and then a delicious meal. The tables were set with gorgeous linens and place settings. Dr. Jazz provided the perfect touch of New Orleans style music.
The Corts were pleased that other Aramcons were in attendance – Chang and Shoo Rhan Choi, Wayne and Connie Muncy, Schuyler and Phyllis Stuckey, and Aramco Brats Paul Allen and Whitney Tracy.
View more photos of Victoria Bennison and Edward Corts Marry in New Orleans in the Aramco ExPats Galleries.