Author: Kelly Massicot

Real Wedding: Gross-Ehrhardt

  Bride: Katelyn Gross / Groom: Ryan Ehrhardt Date of the wedding: May 12, 2018 Ceremony location: Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church / Reception location: New Orleans Board of Trade Gown: Stella York from Town and Country Bridal / Bridesmaids’ dresses: After Six from…

New Summer Items at SoBou and Jack Rose

NEW ORLEANS – Summer is a time for celebration – kids are out of school, vacations are booked – and nothing goes better with summer and celebration than food. SoBou and Jack Rose are both entertaining new items on their…

Headlining Honeymoons, Part 4: Marriage and Mexico

  Following trips to Switzerland, Arizona and Italy - we continue our headlining tour around the world with a stop at Casa Velas in the tropical Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. This all inclusive resort has everything a couple could need: steps…

Finding the Perfect Wedding Dress

What’s on trend in wedding gowns? What if you have your own style and preferences? New Orleans Bride Magazine editor Melanie Warner Spencer gives WWLTV/WUPL’s “Great Day Louisiana,” the scoop on the latest trends in bridal gowns and a sneak peek of the latest issue.

Color Theory

  For those looking to make a bold statement or just really pull their wedding look together, color is everything. Color can create a story and all overall vibe to any party or event, so it’s important to show your…

Satchmo SummerFest Returns For Its 19th Year

NEW ORLEANS (press release) - Satchmo SummerFest presented by Chevron returns for its 19th year August 2-4 at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Mint. Satchmo SummerFest, a production of local nonprofit French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI), celebrates the…

Poppy's Pop-Up Drag Brunch, June 8

NEW ORLEANS – This Saturday, June 8, SoBou Nola will host Poppy's Pop-Up Drag Brunch from 11 a.m. - 1:30 a.m. Drag queen entertainers will include Debbie With A D (Joey Bean), Laveau Contraire, Lana O’Day, Sunshine Edae and Jessica…

Signature Cocktail Recipes

  In New Orleans, a party is not a party without two essential things: the food and the cocktails. Signature cocktails made a huge wave in the wedding scene, but have recently died down due to,what we believe to be…

The Couple's Shower

  Everyone knows parties and celebrations are sprinkled all throughout the months leading up to the wedding day. Engagement parties, bachelor and bachelorette festivities, rehearsal dinners and the bridal shower all make the list and summer months creates a festive…

Nouvelles de villes: Calendar

JUNE ❶ Gheens Bon Manage Festival June 7-9. Gheens. The Bon Manage’ Festival, which loosely translates to “good eat” or “good food,” is a festival celebrating the area and the food culture. The menu features items like gumbo and cracklins and…

The Color Purple To Play At The Mahalia Jackson Theater

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) — Producers announced the 2019-2020 North American tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of "THE COLOR PURPLE."  The tour will visit more than 30 cities, including New Orleans at the Mahalia Jackson Theater from…

Headlining Honeymoons, Part 3: Mountains and Movie Stars

  Watches, chocolate and honeymoons? Switzerland has long been a dream vacation spot for old Hollywood stars such as Sophia Loren and Audrey Hepburn. In the third installment of “Headlining Honeymoons” travel editor Becca Hensley takes us to Badrutt’s Palace…

Les Dames D'Escoffier Kicks Off "Dames Connect" Wednesday, May 29

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Les Dames d' Escoffier International (LDEI) - New Orleans Chapter is excited to introduce Dames Connect – a casual bimonthly meetup aimed to inform and assist women in New Orleans who are interested in pursuing various fields in…

Link Restaurant Group Announces New Leadership

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Link Restaurant Group has recently announced new leadership is in place at Cochon Butcher. Jacob Dufreche has been promoted to the position of Chef de Cuisine and Zack Shelton has been hired as General Manager. “Jake has been a valuable part…

The Great Outdoors

Some couples dream of an outdoor wedding and New Orleans has no shortage of locations. In this month’s New Orleans Bride WWLTV/WUPL “Morning Show,” segment, editor Melanie Warner Spencer offers a sneak peek of five fabulous outdoor locations around the city…

Mixing It Up

  The award-winning, New Orleans-based El Guapo Bitters entered the cocktail scene in 2014 with its line of bitters, syrups and mixers. The company says on its website that each product is made with locally-sourced ingredients traceable to the farm…

Chef Toups Reveals New Counter Club Themes

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Since launching in September 2017, Chef Isaac Toups’ Counter Club – the monthly off-menu dinner and brunch series at Toups South – has been a smashing sold-out success. Held exclusively at the restaurant’s exhibition…

"Come From Away" Debuts at The Saenger

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans is thrilled to announce the national tour of "COME FROM AWAY," a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make…

Headlining Honeymoons, Part 2: A Boy Bander’s Delight

  Our new honeymoon series “Headlining Honeymoons” began last week with a trip to Scottsdale, Arizona and a hotel whose celebrity guests included Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner. This week, we’re “Bringing Sexy Back” with a peak into Borgo Egnazia…

Real Wedding: Songy-Bozeman

Bride: Lorilei Songy Groom: William Steven Bozeman, Jr.Date: Dec.9, 2017Get Ready and Ceremony location: Ritz CarltonWedding planner: Lulu Alexander, Weddings by LuluFlorist: Erin SteenInvitations: Scriptura Programs: Basic InviteHair Stylist: Marsha Leyva Makeup Artist: Angelle BourgeoisBride’s Dress: Essence of Australia from…

Put Your Best Foot Forward

  From Cinderella to Carrie Bradshaw (à la HBO’s hit “Sex and the City”) a good shoe can really take you places - whether in love or a fabulous party. A good pair of shoes might easily lift up your spirits,…

Wine and Dash

Like a match made in heaven, the New Orleans food scene, from local fare to fine dining, pairs exquisitely with our cocktail and wine culture. But you don’t have to pay hundreds of dollars to get an elevated experience. Enter…

Peachy Keen

The Louisiana Peach Festival has been around since 1951. The surrounding area is known for its wealth of peach orchards and the event has grown exponentially since its inception. It now includes a kid’s fishing tournament, tennis tournament, rodeo, parade,…

Bridal Buzz: Restaurants and Hotels Making National News

In New Orleans, hospitality is everything. From the hotels to restaurants the city has something for everyone and everyone is welcome to celebrate. So, it’s no surprise that local establishments are popping up in the national news Recently, Justine as…

Green with Envy

Earth Day was celebrated around the world on Monday, but conserving resources and limiting your footprint shouldn’t be confined to one day. Many couple’s are finding ways to make their weddings more eco-friendly. Here are a few tips from New…