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Nancy Worley and Christopher Faux met at Williams College and embarked on a long distance relationship after graduation. While Chris pursued a career in New York City as a private equity investor, Nancy completed medical school here in New Orleans. When Nancy matched with Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan for her Ophthalmology residency, the two would finally be in the same city, and a wedding date was set. Original plans included hundreds of guests, a ceremony at Rayne United Methodist church, and a reception at Il Mercato. But as Nancy explains, "Seeing patients with Covid during my intern year at Ochsner quickly taught me the 'life is short' approach to decision making. We considered postponing, shortening the guest list, but in the end we knew that making this commitment now and celebrating with our loved ones as safely as possible was what mattered most."

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The ceremony took place under the magnificent oaks in  Audubon Park with immediate family only (one aunt looked on from afar with binoculars). The group then took pedicabs back to the bride's home for dinner and dancing. As a huge surprise for Nancy, dear family friends hired a band, ordered masks, and spread the word by mouth that there would be an impromptu champagne toast on the front lawn for extended family, friends, and neighbors. Naturally, a second line formed and as beautifully expressed by Nancy, "We have never felt so surrounded by love."

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Because Nancy was traveling to New Orleans by air as little as possible, designer Suzanne Perron agreed to finish her dress the day before the wedding. It was perfect. Floral designer Kim Starr Wise created a romantic and elegant setting at the bride's home with candlelight, garden roses, and delphinium. Music was provided by the DJ, Raj Smoove, and the newlyweds and their families danced the night away under the twinkling stars.

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This article appeared in the Bridal 2021 Issue of Adore Magazine.