Meet Alex Sumner, 26, handsome, rich, single and engaged to Camilla Spivey, one of the most beautiful women in New Orleans. Only problem is Alex is living in the closet and when the wedding bells get loud, he hightails it to Key West. Along the way, he meets Cord Foster. Big, strong and on the skids, Cord has charm to burn, and Alex falls in love for the first time, but the honeymoon implodes when Alex's domineering father offers a huge reward for his son's return and puts bounty hunters on his trail. Dragged back to New Orleans and forced to reconcile with the self-absorbed Camilla, Alex finally rebels and, with the help of his friend and mentor Jolie Menard, learns the importance of being true to oneself. But what about that big society wedding? Alex realizes he has to do something radical and knows just the right menagerie of French Quarter zanies to make it happen.