John Stamos played the drums at NOMA during ‘Glee’ star’s New Orleans wedding: report
Actor and musician Darren Criss wed producer and musician Mia Swier in New Orleans last week during a four-day celebration that started with an 80s prom night at One Eyed Jacks on Valentine’s day (Feb. 14), Vogue magazine reports. The wedding reception featured musical performances by the couple, Criss’ “Glee” costar Lea Michele and John Stamos.
The wedding between Criss, an Emmy winning musician and recent recipient of a Screen Actors Guild Award for best male actor in a miniseries or TV movie for FX’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” and Swier, at the New Orleans Museum of Art’s sculpture garden, concluded with a “silent disco” inside the museum, the magazine reports. After a round of tequila and espresso shots, the guests wore headphones and danced to “a personalized playlist of even more of the couple’s favorite songs,” according to the magazine. Photos published in Vogue show Michele singing inside the museum and the actor best known as Uncle Jesse in “Full House” playing drums at the foot of the NOMA’s imperial staircase.
The article states the couple took photos at the ACE Hotel, hosted a rehearsal dinner at Sylvain and served wedding guests beignets from a Café Du Monde food truck, according to Vogue. Swier also drove an airboat during a swamp tour during which baby alligators were held.
Criss told the magazine the couple has fond memories of time spent in New Orleans and chose it as their wedding destination because it is between their respective home cities of New York City and Los Angeles, and because, “It encapsulates our collective personality: a combination of hedonism and elegance.”