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June-July 2017

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Goods for the Guys

Remember to say “thanks for donning a tux with me” by heading to downtown Lafayette to complete your shopping all in one spot. Genterie Supply Co. has gifts for every discerning gentleman in your bridal party.

Best New Restaurant

Throughout the year, we scour Acadiana in search of the latest crop of eateries striving to uncover new favorites and those poised to stand the test of time. Our 2017 picks will keep you well-entertained and, better yet, well-fed for months to come.

Tiers of Joy

4 fabulous cake designs that delight and inspire

Big Day, Big Impact

Acadiana wedding venues to fit any couple’s style

Ways to Say Thanks

While fun, being a bridesmaid can come with loads of responsibilities. They’ve helped you in planning your perfect day so show them your gratitude with these fabulous finds.

Bayou Beauty

Stationery suites with Acadian style

Lucille’s Bubbles and Bite

An invigorating summer cocktail that delivers eye candy and wow factor in Lake Charles

Artful Outdoors

Entertaining rituals are amplified by summer’s full spectrum at a sprawling country estate

Summertime Hats

Sun protection + style

The Mother of all Pies

Imani Guillory Fruge has Cajun country and beyond talking about her savory Southern pies

Greetings and Salutations

Lafayette native Cayla Zeek’s illustrations go big for Festival International

Labor of Love

A wedding (magazine) four years in the making

John James Audubon

The Creole Birdman

Fête du Village

Rustic elegance marries simple sophistication for a match made in Acadian heaven

Nouvelles De Villes

4 Things Professional Wedding Planners Know

(and you should, too!)

Plant Styling

Picture-perfect pottery

Note from the Editor

Earfully Yours

Breaux Bridge fiddler David Greely goes acoustic, sort of

A Checklist for Every Bride-to-Be

Things to consider 10 to 12 months in advance


Add the above ingredients, mix in a pinch of music and prepare for a steamy summer featuring tasty bites and cold drinks with friends in the backyard


Common wedding etiquette questions answered

Summer Fruits

Tomatoes, corn and figs take center stage during the hottest season

Beat Summer Heat

When the temperatures rise in Cajun Country, the cool kids go for cold treats