Author: Kelly Massicot

Quintessential New Orleans Wedding Locations

  Picking the location for your wedding festivities is one, if not the, most important part of planning your Big Day. The location sets the tone of the entire celebration and New Orleans is full of ideal backdrops for saying,…

All That Glitters

  After everything the universe and Mother Nature has thrown at us the past two years, we could all use a little sparkle into our lives. A go-to provider of that sparkle to the city of New Orleans is Elektra…

Openings and Hurricane Relief

  Hurricane Ida impacted almost everyone in southeast Louisiana. (Kelly here) As someone with friends getting married very soon, I know that the closure of not only New Orleans and surrounding areas, but also of local bridal boutiques has hit…

We'll Be Back

  As many of you realize and can relate to, this past week following Hurricane Ida has been rough. Though we would love nothing more than to dive into the dreamy world of weddings, forget the burden of reality and…

Robin Cooper

  Local PBS affiliate station WYES has been a staple for New Orleanians and those on the Gulf Coast for 64 years. Robin Cooper started her new post as president and CEO of WYES on Aug. 1 after a three-decade…

Devastating Déjà Vu

  It was a Saturday. I stayed at a friend’s house for her birthday. We spent the night prank calling boys we liked, watching movies and eating delicious food (her dad was a chef). The next morning, in a haze…

Disaster Wedding Prep

  If dealing with a global pandemic wasn’t enough, living in Louisiana and the Gulf South brings with it a host of other disaster prep needed for weddings, like preparing for an impending hurricane. Tropical Storm Ida is about to…

YOUR Weddings

  Let Them Eat Cake is calling all married couples to submit their weddings. We love sharing cultural traditions, trends, wedding etiquette, history and more with our readers each week; but one of our favorite things to share is your…

Total Takeover

  A year and a half after we all left our offices and moved to hunkering down at home, the coronavirus is still impacting all aspects of our lives as the new Delta variant rears its ugly head around the…

Stay a While

  The world is chaotic right now and with the heat bearing down like a twisted cherry on top to the end of this weird summer, we suggest a vacation – or staycation – may be in order for couples…

Get In Line

  Today we’re discussing the bridal party processional. I, Kelly, have a few friends getting married and a hot topic of conversation is which groomsman each bridesmaid will walk with down the aisle. For as long as I can remember,…

Real Weddings: Rottier - Castillo

    Groom: Joel Rottier Groom: Mario Castillo Date: April 16, 2021 Reception and Ceremony Location: The Chicory Coordinator: The Chicory General Manager Jenna Bonura Attire: Allison Schultze at Knot Standard Rings: Tiffany & Co. Florist: Herb Oldknow, Herbivore Floral Designs Caterer: The Chicory Cake: Bittersweet Confections Photographer: Dark Roux…

Staying on Trends

  Smaller, more intimate weddings with all of the bells and whistles of a larger event and live streaming the ceremony for loved ones who can’t make it are just two of the COVID-era trends we’d like to see become…

A Fairytale for a Lady

  The Let Them Eat Cake team are proud Anglophiles and if you’ve been with us from the beginning, you already knew this detail. We’ve posted about every royal wedding that has happened since the inception of LTEC and we…

Trixie Minx

  Flirtatious, dramatic, eccentric, colorful. These words, and more, can all be used to describe both the city of New Orleans and the art of burlesque. Burlesque as we know it today, came to the United States in the late…

Staycation Alert: W New Orleans – French Quarter

  Many couples like to get away from it all even before the honeymoon. What better place to stage an escape than a staycation in New Orleans? This summer the Crescent City is luring locals and visitors alike to soak…

Location Spotlight: Nolé Special Event Venue

  An unexpected event location has risen from the ashes of the fire 2020 put on the restaurant industry. Announced in a press release, Nolé Restaurant on St. Charles Avenue will reopen this year as Nolé Special Events Venue. A…

Bridal Buzz: Ride and Shine Guest Package and Bar Opening

  Though the Delta variant of the coronavirus is creating a bit of pandemonium of late, there are still some openings and offerings popping up around the city.   One of those opportunities would be perfect for the fitness-minded couple…

Let Them Eat Groom’s Cake

  If you’re a sweets eater, for you the wedding cake is the main event when it comes to wedding festivities. Not only is it usually a gorgeous statement piece for photos, but it’s also a work of art in…

Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

  On July 13, Louisiana state leaders shared new data concerning the Delta variant of the coronavirus. The Delta variant is on the rise throughout the state of Louisiana – with a 175% increase in cases over the last two…

Celebrating Love

  Though the coronavirus pandemic is still an issue we're dealing with well into 2021, the city has lifted restrictions and New Orleans weddings are beginning to get back on track. Love was never cancelled and we want to celebrate…

Simply The Best

  We here at “Let Them Eat Cake” are looked to a lot for wedding-related suggestions. It comes with the territory. And lucky for us, we live in a city full of the best of the best when it comes…

All That Glitters

  New Orleans is one of the top destinations for bachelorette trips and as the city and the country gets back to a pre-COVID normal, more groups are opting to celebrate in the Big Easy. Much like New Orleans, bachelorette…

Payton Malone

  Actress Kristen Wiig – talking about passion and going for your dreams – once said, “You have to do what you really, really, really, really want to do, even if it scares the shit out of you.” As a…

The One

  We spoke this week about adding a romantic “last dance” into your wedding day plans. However, the first dance is still a significant tradition for many couples. It can be easy to pick the soundtrack to your Big Day,…

Last Dance, Last Chance

    There are certain staples for wedding celebrations that are expected but have become truly classic aspects we look forward to witnessing. One of those moments is the first dance. Many couples use this as an opportunity to express…

Take a Break

  The travel industry begins to see numbers climb through airports all over the country, Last week we highlighted the many nonstop and direct flights that come to and from New Orleans. The BACH, an app to help plan the…

A Fragrant Beginning

  Well, readers, it seems you can’t believe everything you read or see on the internet. We are lovers of history here at “Let Them Eat Cake,” and when we recently saw a claim as to why brides started carrying…

Leaving on a Jet Plane

  New Orleans is a top travel destination. Yes, we may be biased because we live in this great city, but the Big Easy continues to top travel reports and national articles that track consumer popularity. Last week, we reported…