Author: Kelly Massicot

City Stayin’

  It’s not surprising that a pandemic hinders travel plans. Sitting on a plane while trying to maintain six feet of social distancing or heading to the downtown area of a big city could easily continue the spread and no…

Ringing in the New Year

  We’re all well aware that the coronavirus has ruined many wedding and engagement plans in the past year. But as we are in peak proposal season – November through February according to The Knot magazine – national entities are…

A Reason to Celebrate

  The year 2020 was a trying time for everyone, especially engaged couples trying to navigate saying, “I Do,” in this new COVID normal. But throughout the year, we at “Let Them Eat Cake” worked hard to bring our readers…

Persona: John Coyle

Although 2020 wasn’t the idyllic start to the new decade that we all imagined, it arguably showed some good and sense of community in people as the year came to a close. As many took to our parks and bayous…

Keeping It Local

  When a couple is engaged and the wedding is fast approaching, guests and family members begin to think, “What should I get [the couple] as a wedding present?” It’s typical to then search for the couple’s registry – a…

A Flawless Carat

  We recently brought back a series that published in the early days of the "Let Them Eat Cake" blog that focused on the four c's of picking a diamond. The four c's include cut, color, clarity and carat -…

The Perfect Cut and Color

  Early in the days of "Let Them Eat Cake," we dissected the four c's of picking the perfect diamond: cut, color, clarity and carat. For anyone picking just the right diamond, the four c's are crucial to the process…

To Sanitize or Not To Sanitize?

  It seems couples in the midst of wedding planning during a global pandemic are unable to avoid a growing list of worries, fears and unforeseen to-do items. Adding to that list is the ever-evolving knowledge we have about what…

Change It Up

  A marriage is the joining together of two people in love into one life journey together. It also could mean, if it’s the path you’ve decided on, the joining together of part of your identity – your last names.…

Everything You Need

  Early in the pandemic days, we shared a resource guide for everything you could need to continue to plan your Big Day while social distancing at home. Though there is a vaccine on the horizon, we're not sure social…

Sunny Optimism

  Since its inception, “Let Them Eat Cake” has reported on the Pantone Color Institute Color of the Year. Designers, decorators, lifestyle brands and more look to Pantone to help navigate drifts in the color world for fashion, interior design…

Bridal Gifting Part 2

  In a recent post, we pointed out how the holiday season paired with engagement season can make for a lot of gift giving occasions. If, like us, you don’t want your gift giving to become monotonous, you probably turn…

Bridal Gifting

The holiday season is here and with it comes your usual gift giving, plus engagements aplenty. Many stores have wedding registry-like items for brides and grooms, but what about the recently engaged or holiday gifting that is a little less…

Louisianians of the Year 2021

Each year, we comb the state in search of Louisianians doing great things at home and, potentially, around the country or even the world. We look for individuals who stand out in their professions, give back and represent what’s best…

Persona: Chef Meg Bickford

Commander’s Palace, nestled in the heart of the Garden District, is at the top of the menu, if you will, when it comes to fine dining in New Orleans. This year, longtime Commander’s chef Tory McPhail announced he would be…

Planning Pivot

  The coronavirus pandemic has not only caused engaged couples to change their wedding plans, but has also influenced wedding professionals and wedding-related businesses to pivot their offerings. The JW Marriott New Orleans has debuted a new package aimed at…

Bridal Buzz: Hotels and Award Winners

  This week, a few New Orleans companies made headlines.   New Orleans & Company, previously the New Orleans CVB, announced Nov. 23 that for the third year in a row it received a Best of Weddings award from The…

Trend Forecast, Part 2

  As we head closer to the holiday season, many are looking farther and preparing for a better year come Jan. 1, 2021. In the spirit of looking forward, we recently reported on the online wedding registry and planning site…

Mix it Up

  The coronavirus is not yet finished wreaking havoc on the world. While we are all still social distancing and being safe however, we still need something to celebrate or a way to insert fun into our day-to-day activities. We…

Trend Forecast

  Arguably, we could all agree that it’s time for 2020 to say goodbye. As the holiday season starts, many are looking ahead to Jan. 1, 2021. Similarly, major authorities in the wedding industry are releasing reports on wedding trends…

Phasing into Celebrations

  New Orleans’ city leaders announced the transition into phase 3.3 of reopening the city amid coronavirus pandemic restrictions. As the city reopens, more options are becoming available to engaged couples and the local venues and vendors that offer services…

Pockets Full of Posies

  We all know this year has impacted everyone in different ways, especially brides and grooms. But studies have proven that flowers can positively affect a person’s mood, giving people a heightened sense of enjoyment and a better outlook on…

Bridal Buzz: Bridesmaid Event and Gown Preservation

  From events celebrating your best gal pals to learning how to keep your wedding dress preserved for decades to come, a lot is happening in the New Orleans bridal scene.   First, Wedding Belles bridal boutique on Magazine Street…

Persona: Abraham Felix

For 31 years, the New Orleans Film Festival has highlighted the Big Easy’s mark on the film industry and the local creators that are making a difference in the field. This year, southeast Louisiana native and current New Orleans resident…

Spooky, Socially Distant Date Night

  This month, Built Story, a self-guided tour marketplace outlet, released a new self-guided tour of the best-decorated “spooky” homes around New Orleans. As we continue to navigate the pandemic, a self-guided and socially distant activity is welcome. And this…

Safety First

  New Orleans is slowly but surely loosening COVID-19 restrictions, but being cautious, wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing and practicing social distancing is still essential to everyday life. In a city that likes to throw a party for…