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Summer 2014

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In This Issue

Take the Cake

The wedding cake is probably the biggest dessert decision you’ll ever make, and you can’t go wrong with these three beautiful cakes.

Get Ready in Style

Make the prep time before your wedding a day of luxury in one of these three New Orleans hotels.

Real Wedding: Williams-Anselmi

Don’t Forget the Small Stuff

Thinking about a cigar bar? Want to include your dog in the big day? These New Orleans businesses offer services to turn your good wedding into a great wedding.

Royal Beauty

Channel your inner princess with the season’s most romantic gowns in Cinderella silhouettes and modern shades.

Time to Celebrate

10 places for an unforgettable wedding reception in New Orleans

Late-Night Bite

Aisle Style

Rainbow shades from pale to bold enhance the color potential of the big day’s style statement palette.

A Guide to Hairstyles and Necklines

Choosing a wedding hairstyle to go with your dress is harder than you think.

From the Editor

Go Retro

Try the hairstyles of yesteryear for a touch of vintage on your wedding day.

Real Wedding: Bradley-Shirer

Invite with Style

Classic or trendy? Luxurious or simple? Whatever design you choose, your wedding invitation is a preview of your wedding style.

Under-The-Radar Honeymoon Spots

While they may not be typical, these five locales are ideal for celebrating marriage bliss.

Blissful Gifts

Gifts from local businesses add New Orleans panache to your newlywed home. Leave a hint for your family and friends that these pieces would look great in your married life.

A Vehicle Built for You

How to choose your wedding wheels

Check It Twice

There’s a lot that goes into wedding planning, so don’t feel bad if you’re having a hard time keeping track of it all. Use our handy checklist to stay organized.

Sing, Dance and Be Merry

What music to play at your wedding and how to get the best people to do it

How To Find Your Glam Squad

Our guide to finding the best hair and makeup stylists

Real Wedding: Christens-Alcazar

How Do I...?

We asked local makeup experts questions you’re probably already wondering about your wedding day makeup.

How to Get the Best Wedding Photos

A little research and planning can lead to a beautiful wedding album.

Dishes They'll Love

Caterers share their most popular appetizers and entrees.

Baubles for the Bride

Spice up traditional wedding jewelry with colorful stones.

Wedding Etiquette Questions Answered

What you need to know about invitation wording, how to wear your rings and more

Real Wedding: Desselle-Young

Menswear 101

Help your man find a look that suits him.

Real Wedding: Eagan-Ellis