Laura and James Metcalf celebrated the beginning of their new life together with a traditional second line through downtown Baton Rouge. Photo by Collin Richie.

Something purple, gold and green: Baton Rouge brides bring Mardi Gras flair

From tiered king cakes to elaborate second lines, Baton Rouge brides are letting the good times roll on their special days with personalized elements that bring Mardi Gras flavor and the spirit of Louisiana culture to venues from the Old Governor’s Mansion to Punta Cana. In preparation for Fat Tuesday, we’ve compiled snapshots of some of our favorite Carnival-inspired celebrations over the last year.

Click on the photos in the gallery below for a closer look at the weddings and the many festive elements. And to submit your wedding for consideration for a future inRegister Weddings issue, check out the submission form here.