Janie Glade - owner of Old New Blue and wedding/event specialist
Date of Wedding: October 24, 1998
Location: Temple Sinai, New Orleans
Honeymoon: Sedona, AZ
Event Planner since 1981
Education: BA from Loyola University New Orleans
How did you and Louie meet? Louie saw me in Audubon Park setting up for Katherine's 6th birthday party. He sent his son, David, who was 2 at the time and was a true balloon junkie, over to ask me for a balloon. I gave David the balloon, and a bottle of bubbles, and Louie came over to talk to me as David and I sat on the ground the blew the bubbles. The rest is history!
Favorite things about being married? Louie has treated me like a queen since the day we met and twenty one years later he still spoils me! Last year for my birthday he invited 10 of my closest friends to a five course dinner at The Pelican Club complete with cocktail pairings for each course. At the end of the meal, he presented me with a ruby and diamond ring and a chocolate doberge cake! After dinner we went dancing and back to our room at the Royal Sonesta which he had filled with roses, petals on the bed, a bottle of champagne and another small cake just for two. Fabulous!
What is the best marriage advice you received before getting married? You must be comfortable with who you are before you can really share yourself with someone else forever.
Tell us a fun fact about your wedding. We let our band leader choose our first song, turns out it was a song - "Unchained Melody" - we both spent a lot of time making fun of! Now it's our official song and we dance and giggle every time we hear it!
What is your favorite date night with Louie? We love adventure so anything new, different, or curious!
When you're not planning weddings, what are you doing? Road tripping!
Favorite TV show? Dancing with the Stars
Name your guilty pleasure. Strawberry ice cream
Favorite restaurant: Clancy's
Favorite place in the world: Lying in Louie's arms while he reads to me
A place you would like to visit: Thailand! Cambodia!
Name 3 things always in your purse - besides the essentials: red lipstick, butterscotch lifesavers, and my inhaler!