The Photographic Journey
by, George Kuchler
Second line is a tradition in brass band parades in New Orleans, Louisiana. The "main line" or "first line" is the main section of the parade, or the members of the actual club with the parading permit as well as the brass band. Those who follow the band just to enjoy the music are called the "second line." The second line's style of traditional dance, in which participants walk and sometimes twirl a parasol or handkerchief in the air, is called "second lining." It has been called "the quintessential New Orleans art form – a jazz funeral without a body."
New Orleans is known for our "Second Line" parades in the streets! These parades are simply unforgettable for you and your guest as we celebrate life. No where else in the country does such a thing exist! These images are from my wedding this past weekend and I wanted to share the experience Allison and Ken had at their wedding. In the above image, we are crossing Poydras in a main intersection where the police is blocking traffic for us! The below image is at the end of the route where Allison and Ken embraced each other as all of their friends and family cheered them on. We paraded from The Chicory all the way to their hotel several blocks away. Talk about ending your night on a high note! :)
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