Saturday December 29, 2012 at BJ's Lounge in the Bywater, New Orleans, friends and family of Pamela Booton and Javier VanWisse celebrated the wedding of Pamela and Javier, performed by the Right Reverend Pirate Captain John Lee!!!
Performance and fine art photographer Kichea Burt documented the joyous event with her professional photography. She will make photos available for purchase on her website, generously donating profits to Mos Chukma.
Registry gifts support Mos Chukma Institute, an art therapy program which serves New Orleans children in the Lower Ninth Ward and Treme, along with promoting favorite artist friends.
Art printers D & J Blueline Printing is coordinating and printing registry orders.
Ignatius (aka Professor Dr. Mick White) escorted Pamela
down the street, through the bar, to the altar/podium, where he became Chief Mate of Javier. Best Lady Joan Gibbs reminded Pamela that Javier, as Father of dachshunds Rudy and Grady, and First Mate to the Pirate Captain, is definitely a keeper. Pirates James and Becky Lee were at the Reverend Pirate Captain's side as his trusty aides.
Lovely niece Jessica Reich was the Ring Bearer and saved many a day. Beautiful goddaughter Perry Todd and beautiful friend Sienna Ward welcomed guests and directed traffic. The magnanimous friend and artist Reji Thomas, as the Voodoo Priestess, created a glorious painting for the bridal costume: what else but a Reji painting! Our magnificent designer Constance McCullough advised on critical matters. Portrait photographer and economist Dr. Anthony Postert has shared his photos with us and indicates that his too will be available for purchase and Mos Chukma contribution.
Celebrated Austin poet Dr. Hazel Ward and critically acclaimed New Orleans Poet Lee Meitzen Grue each read original poetry, composed just for this BJ's wedding. Mr. Okra, daughter Sergio and entourage catered, serving food so delicious you can only find it in New Orleans. Guitar Slim Jr. kept the crowd happy and the dance floor full with the New Orleans Blues. Gambino's provided great King Cake. Featured portrait artist Rebecca Byrd Bretz will be painting the wedding portrait.
Melinda Ledbetter of Magical Marriages, enhanced the entire experience with her imaginative and professional direction, including website expertise. Melinda and Parker are still consulting!
Master of Ceremonies Teal Grue, of BJ's Lounge, was magnificent. He made sure our Wedding Day surpassed all our expectations! Thank you.
BJ's Lounge Bywater
4301 Burgundy (at Lesseps)
New Orleans, LA 70117
Fine Art Photography by Kichea Burt
Mos Chukma Institute
D & J Blueline Printing
BJ's Lounge Bywater
Guitar Slim, Jr.
Mr. Okra and Sergio Catering
Gambino's King Cakes
Poet Lee Meitzen Grue
Dr. Lowell Mick White
Dave Eckman Art
Pat Taylor Fine Art
Rebecca Byrd Bretz Portraits
Magical Marriages Wedding Consulting