On October 9, 2017, Twila and Chris gathered in front of family and friends at The Crossing in New Orleans’ historic district to proclaim their love for one another in a touching and memorable wedding ceremony.
The couple first met during their freshman year in high school and instantly became best friends. Within a couple of years, they both knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. Their relationship was soon put to the test when Twila’s family relocated to Alabama in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The distance and devastation that they both endured emboldened their love for each other and confirmed their commitment. Shortly after Katrina, Chris moved to Alabama to be with Twila.
It was while the couple was living together in Alabama that Chris began to suffer from frequent debilitating headaches. She awoke one night experiencing symptoms of nausea and dizziness and was unable to stand. Twila instantly knew something was wrong and rushed her to the hospital where it was discovered that she had a brain aneurism that had ruptured. Chris spent a week in a coma and underwent a surgery to amputate her hand and a few fingers and toes. She spent more than a year in rehabilitation and physical therapy to re-learn everything. Through it all, Twila has remained by her side and has loved her through joy and sadness.
The couple’s wedding was the culmination of years of love in the face of adversity. The celebration was filled with beautiful toasts from family and friends, delicious food, dancing and fun nods to the couple’s New Orleans upbringing including Mardi Gras masks, French horns and parasols. Thank you so much Twila and Chris for allowing us to take part in your special day. Thanks also to our amazing wish granters who helped make it possible:
Planner: Unique Weddings in New Orleans
Venue & Catering: The Crossing
Baker: Frosted Fantasies
Entertainment/DJ: Audio Entertainment
Floral: Kim Starr Wise Floral Events
Photobooth: Photobooth Shenanigans
Photography: Hi Volt Studios
Pipe and Drape: Fleur De Lis Event Rentals
Stationery: Exquisite Events
Transportation: Unique Transportation
Videography: Bride Film