Author: Kelly Massicot

Best Dressed

  Weddings, like people, come in all different shapes, sizes and personalities. A wedding reflects the best aspects of a couple. It shows their personalities while conveying style and an energy felt by all those who share in their experience.…

Avoid Big Day Blunders

  We've offered many tips and things to remember on your actual Big Day. But it's always important to highlight things to remember before you get to the wedding day to avoid wedding blunders. Make sure to put your best…

Get “COOL”

  Though the city of New Orleans has put bars and restaurants under more restrictions due to the rise in cases of COVID-19, New Orleans & Co – formerly the New Orleans CVB – is going ahead with its annual…

Toups Shares Recipe Ahead of National Oyster Day, Aug. 5

NEW ORLEANS – Chef Isaac Toups of Toups Meatery has shared his recipe for roasted oysters with crab fat butter ahead of National Oyster Day, which is Aug. 5. Below you'll find Toups' recipe. Make the recipe yourself? Let us…

A Bridal Shower "Sprinkle"

  Inspiration can come from anywhere. Something a friend says, something you see on TV – even the smallest of signs can spark a creative idea or design. This recently happened while discussing a baby shower for a woman who…

Reception Reinvention

How is COVID-19 reshaping reception food and beverage trends? In this month’s WWLTV/WUPL New Orleans Bride Magazinesegment, editor Melanie Warner Spencer offers a sneak peek of the summer/autumn issue’s coverage of new reception food and beverage trends born of the pandemic.…

Summer Sippin' In New Orleans Series

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – A few New Orleans bartenders are sharing cocktail recipes in a new Summer Sippin' in New Orleans series. The bartenders are from popular local restaurants and the cocktails are perfect to make at home.…

Let’s Have A Picnic

  For months, the coronavirus has caused cancelations, postponements, massive changes and, in some cases, ruined wedding plans for couples. Venue, restaurant and bar closures and restrictions on attendees at gatherings are among some of the limitations mandated by state…

Greek Hospitality: Do it Your Way

  Greece, like New Orleans, relies on tourism and with the coronavirus effecting industry, jobs and businesses all over the world, no travel destination has been spared. Last month, Greece opened its borders to international travelers, but is seeing an…

Getting Personal

  New Orleans may have an unusual way of living. As Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author and myneworleans.com contributor Chris Rose once put it, “We drink at funerals. We talk too much and laugh too loud and live too large, and,…

LeBLANC + SMITH Restaurants Now Offering Family Meals To-Go

  NEW ORLEANS – Announced this week, the LeBLANC + SMITH group's restaurants are now offering family meals to-go. Each restaurant's meals are available to order through D'liveryNola or UberEats and are reheatable. The meals feeds four. Current meals available…

Changes Trending

  This year has thrown a wrench in many wedding events and celebrations with cancellations, reschedules and to-be-announced becoming the rule, rather than the exception. Bachelor and bachelorette parties have also been affected, with many destination locations closed to travelers…

Bubbles on Tap

  Last week, we reported on what the new restrictions announced by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell mean for weddings and events in the Big Easy. It’s important to adhere to the state mandates and…

In a Phase

  On March 13, like many, we turned our computers off at the close of business not realizing we wouldn’t head back to our offices for months, some never returning due to furloughs (on the downside) or newly embraced remote…

Say, “I Do”

  To write a wedding-related blog five times a week, as well as produce a semi-annual bridal magazine, you can imagine we are a little obsessed with weddings. So, when Netflix announced the release of a new series all about…

The Road Is Life: Turn your car into a honeymoon

  A few times a month, New Orleans Bride Magazine travel editor Becca Hensley is offering “Let Them Eat Cake” readers a chance to escape with glamourous trips everywhere from Africa to Colorado. Though the world is still dealing with…

Be Our Wedding Guest

The coronavirus pandemic is still a cloud over the wedding industry, as we all try to navigate rising numbers and ever-changing rules in regards to events and social distancing. One thing that can occupy your time while playing the waiting…

Wedded to Change

  The past half-decade has proven eventful for the wedding industry, which for centuries was steeped in seemingly unmovable traditions. Today, June 26, 2015, marks the landmark decision five years ago, by the Supreme Court which ruled 5-4 that the…

A Cool Drink

  A lot of events in New Orleans revolve around drinking and revelry. But when the summer months hit, besides a cold beer, sometimes certain alcohols just aren’t what you want to reach for while celebrating. It’s also nice, when…

The Natural Facelift For Brides

  In the Winter 2019 issue of New Orleans Bride Magazine, beauty editor Mirella Cameran wrote of FaceGym – a UK-based beauty brand that opened their only American store in New York City. FaceGym offers clients a non-invasive facial that…

Road Trip Worthy Ways to See Colorado, Part 2

  Last week, New Orleans Bride Magazine travel editor Becca Hensley gave readers a look into honeymooning in Colorado that didn't involve hitting the slopes. Because of all the information, we're delivering part two of Hensley's road trip worthy vacation…

Planning for a New Normal

  For the last few months, the coronavirus pandemic has created chaos in the wedding industry. Brides, grooms and wedding professionals have had to pivot and find new ways to celebrate and deliver a special wedding day among city ordinances…

Real Weddings: Van Vrancken - Dick

Bride: Vanessa Van Vrancken / Groom: Matthew Dick / Wedding Date: May 18, 2019 Ceremony location: Academy of the Sacred Heart / Reception location: The Balcony Ballroom Gown: Carolina Herrera, New York City Bridesmaids dresses: Chase Designs / Tuxedos: Tuxedos to Geaux Engagement Rings: Ramsey's…

Connecting to the Crescent City

  Slowly but surely, New Orleans is starting to reopen. Restaurants and businesses grasp for a sense of normalcy. More people are beginning to travel again. While it may be nice to get out of the house, we propose keeping…