Dressing of the Bride Event
Brides marrying at Degas House or elsewhere: Degas House offers you the opportunity of a unique experience which will be treasured by you and will surely make your wedding “the one” that your family and friends will remember fondly.
The Estelle Suite, where the dressing is held, is the historic bedroom of Estelle Musson, Edgar Degas’ cousin and sister-in-law. Imagine experiencing the luxury of that same bedroom as you prepare for your own wedding! Create lasting photographic memories of your wedding day as you spend time with those closest to you - your bridal party and mothers. You may arrange for hairdressers and makeup artists in order to have everything done in one place, in an elegant suite with ample room for everyone.
The Estelle Suite also expands onto the balcony overlooking historic Esplanade Avenue. Need more space? The spacious Josephine Room, which opens into the Estelle Suite, can provide an additional large room and bathroom. Included with the dressing event are hors d’oeuvres, champagne and the opportunity to take pictures throughout the house. To arrange for viewing of the room or for more information, please call (504) 821-5009 or (800) 755-6730 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Extraordinary Experience!
In times past, receptions were usually held in the family home, which oftentimes was the ancestral home for many generations. The family connection was strong, but as times have changed and society has evolved, this connection to family history has almost completely disappeared. Nowadays, family traditions are often forgotten and the bride no longer experiences that family bonding to the “old” and “traditional”. Degas House offers a bride a chance to form a new tradition, one that family members may choose to continue in the future, but the experience will begin with you.
(Mathilde on the Balcony by Edgar Degas)