Michelle Widmann and Brent Kimmel exchanged wedding vows on November 5, 2011 at the historic St. Mary's Catholic Church in the French Quarter in New Orleans. The celebrant was Reverend Monsignor Crosby W. Kern. After the ceremony, a traditional second line parade formed by the participants and attendees of the wedding was led by a brass band, the Pinstripe, through the streets of the French Quarter. A reception for the wedding guests was held at Arnaud's Restaurant in the French Quarter.
The bride is the daughter of Mary and Harry Widmann of Metairie, La. The groom is the son of Karen and James Kimmel of Boardman.
The bride wore a lace ball gown by Pronovias with a cathedral length lace veil. She carried a bouquet of orchids and roses.
MR. AND MRS. BRENT KIMMEL
Maid of honor for her sister was Julia Widmann of New Orleans. Bridesmaids included Colleen Carney of Arlington, Va., cousin of the groom; Katrinia Boniewski of New Orleans, cousin of the bride; Sarah Beck of Wichita, Kan., also a cousin of the bride; and Victoria Battista of Washington, D.C., friend of the bride. The ladies wore dark purple, full-length gowns and carried bouquets matching the bride's. The flower girl, Elisa McDonald of Flint, Mich., cousin of the bride, wore a white ballet length dress with a light purple sash and carried a pomander ball made of white roses.
Best man for his brother was Chad Kimmel of Boardman. Groomsmen, friends of the groom, were Stevan Stanic of Chicago, Dean Thomas of New York City, Mark Wilson of San Francisco and Adam Goldberg of Washington, D.C. The ring bearers, Adam and Lucas Beggs of Boardman, were cousins of the groom.
The bride graduated from Newcomb College of Tulane University, New Orleans with a bachelor's degree in political economy. She is the press secretary for the American Association for Justice in Washington, D.C.
The groom graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor's degree in computer science. He is the technical director for the Association of American Law Schools in Washington, D.C.
The couple has made their home in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, D.C.