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Sep 21, 201708:00 AM
Let Them Eat Cake

The official blog of New Orleans Bride Magazine, offering a daily dose of all things weddings

Light My Fire

Plan the perfect prelude to your wedding with an elegant, romantic engagement party

Greer G Photography

Flickering gas lanterns, exposed brick walls and an open courtyard are as chic and romantic as it gets when it comes to the elements of an engagement party.  When wedding and event planner Elyse Skansi got engaged to Jack Jennings, she used her expertise to create a quentissential New Orleans fête. Bevelo Gas Lantern Museum came alive with glittering candles and white florals by Kim Starr Wise.
Guests were greeted by a table with three champagne bottles for signing (and for the couple to enjoy while reading the messages on their wedding day). Wine barrels served as tables and pews topped with toss pillows offered a place for guests to rest and relax. Lemon King Cake, along with salted caramel and blueberry pancake doberge by Debbie Does Doberge, topped off a sweet evening in the French Quarter.



Planning and Design: Elyse of Tying the Knot 
Venue: Bevolo Gas Lantern Museum
Photography: Greer G Photography
Floral and Candle Décor: Kim Starr Wise
Bakery: Debbie Does Doberge
Cake Stands: Fabulous Wedding Cake Stands by Nola B
Barrels and Pillows: Mrs. Vintage Rentals
Linens and Tables: Event Rental
Catering: Pigeon Catering
Musicians: New Orleans Finest
Invitations: Kelly Draws

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Let Them Eat Cake

The official blog of New Orleans Bride Magazine, offering a daily dose of all things weddings


“Let Them Eat Cake,” is the official wedding blog of New Orleans Bride Magazine. The LTEC blog is the joint labor of love for Kelly Massicot and Melanie Warner Spencer. Massicot is web and social media editor for Renaissance Publishing, a contributing writer for New Orleans Bride Magazine, wedding junkie and fond lover of cake, especially petit fours from Chateau Coffee Cafe. Spencer is the editor of New Orleans Bride Magazine, writer of the “Bon Vivant” blog and a Francophile obsessed with Marie Antoinette and those tiny cakes from Chateau Coffee Café. You can reach Kelly at Kelly@myneworleans.com and Melanie at Melanie@myneworleans.com.




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