Author: Kelly Massicot

Fun and Flavorful Gifting

  Finding the perfect wedding gift for your friend or family member can be a daunting task. There is always the registry, which is what you should go to first, but sometimes it’s nice to pair a local New Orleans…

Dancing In The Street

  In a recent blog, we highlighted the Lebanese tradition of a zaffe – a jovial celebration that includes music, dancing in the street and the couple’s family and friends. Though it takes place at a different time during the…

Cultural Traditions: The Lebanese Zaffe

  American weddings, more specifically New Orleans weddings, can be filled with tradition and also might include a few shenanigans. But while researching the history of the wedding reception, we stumbled upon a cultural tradition that could put even a…

Real Weddings: Alder-Fagnani

  Bride: Jessica Alder Groom: Justin Fagnani Date: April 21, 2018 Ceremony Location: Sully Mansion Reception Location: The Parlor at Pontchartrain Hotel Coordinator: Clark and Kelly (Kate Clark + Becca Kelly) Gown: BHLDN Florist: Pistil and Stamen Caterer: St. James Cheese Company Cake: Beth Biundo Photographer: Sharon Pye Photography Music: Chapter…

"Drag Queen Brunch," by Poppy Tooker with Sam Hanna, On Sale Aug. 27

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Culinary historian, media personality and award-winning author Poppy Tooker continues to serve as one of New Orleans’ most notable preservationists, keeping the Crescent City’s culture and history alive. In her sixth book, "Drag Queen Brunch"…

Headlining Honeymoons, Part 8: Sunny Santa Barbara

  When thinking up a luxurious honeymoon, or pre-wedding getaway, it's easy to overlook a more local approach with gorgeous locations like Italy and Monaco available. But in this installment of Headlining Honeymoons we're headed to the sunshine state with…

Signature Style

  Cocktails are a party staple, second only (maybe) to what's on the menu – especially in New Orleans. A steady trend in the wedding world is to pair your wedding-related event with a signature cocktail. Though we suggest not…

Copper Vine To Host Rosé Soirée August 17

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Celebrate Rosé at Copper Vine – New Orleans’ charming eatery in the CBD – for a not-to-be-missed event of the summer. Copper Vine’s “Between the Vines” wine dinner series continues with an exclusive Rosé Soirée…

Here Comes the Pup

  Recently, an adorable video of a women in a wedding dress dancing what was presumably the “first dance,” canine edition, with her adorable dog surfaced on the internet. This display of affection got the LTEC team thinking about the…

Bridal Buzz: Trunk Shows and New Hires

  I Do Bridal Couture in Baton Rouge has a lot to offer brides in the coming weeks. The store is celebrating its seventh anniversary with a special giveaway. If a bride purchases a wedding gown between now and the…

Out with the Old

In this month’s WWL/WUPL New Orleans Bride Magazine segment, editor Melanie Warner Spencer discusses some of the hottest wedding trends. From opting out of the bouquet and garter toss to luxury ice and edible cocktails, couple’s want to create an…

Headlining Honeymoons, Part 7: The Bachelor in Jamaica

  For a few months, we've been highlighting some of New Orleans Bride travel editor Becca Hensley's top picks for A-lister honeymoon locations. Whether you want to channel your inner Grace Kelly or dance your way into wedded bliss like…

The NOLA Project Announces Season 15

NEW ORLEANS (press release) - The NOLA Project, an ensemble-based theatre company focused on presenting new and classic works of theatre often with large casts in unique and immersive settings throughout the city of New Orleans, announces its 15th Anniversary…

A Night Out At Rizzuto's

NEW ORLEANS – On the corner of Harrison Avenue and Fleur de Lis Drive in Lakeview sits a newer neighborhood favorite hotspot that offers guests and visitors, in my non-Italian opinion, a pretty authentic Italian culinary experience. This week, the…

Hair Care

  When it comes to your wedding day look, a bride or groom’s hair is always at the forefront of conversation. From health to length to whether or not the styling will match the dress, just the thought of talking…

Spice It Up

  Finding a memorable and useful wedding gift for any of the many parties surrounding a wedding can be challenging for guests. Sticking to the registry is a no-fail plan, but if you’re like us, you want to add some…

Headlining Honeymoons, Part 6: Rocky Mountain Luxury

  We're off to a new location in this edition of "Headlining Honeymoons." Previously, we've traveled like Hollywood royalty, dined under the stars in Italy and now we're headed to a spacious, grand Colorado resort that has hosted the likes…

Truckin’

Catering trucks have fast become a wedding reception favorite. The number of trucks to choose from in New Orleans has grown over the past couple of years and there is something for every couple’s personality. In this installment of the…

May the Fourth Be With You

  The LTEC team is taking a hiatus Thursday and Friday to celebrate our country’s independence, but before we go, we wanted to offer advice on those potentially tying in the nation’s celebration with wedding festivities. Putting a theme to…

Real Wedding: Matherne-Jaquillard

  Bride: Miranda Matherne / Groom: Paul Jaquillard Date: April 6, 2019 Ceremony Location: St Patrick’s Church, New Orleans Reception Location: The Roosevelt Hotel, Waldorf Astoria Ballroom Coordinator: Three Little Words Gown: Martina Liana, Town & Country Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff, Bella Bridesmaids Men’s Attire: Rome’s Rings: Adlers Florist: The Plant Gallery…

Brunch Boss

Quite often, fate has plans for us that we may not realize until it’s staring us in the face. Poppy Tooker – culinary activist, radio and TV personality, author and now the queen of the New Orleans Drag Brunch –…

Calendar: Art En Blanc

NEW ORLEANS White Linen Night Each year, Hancock Whitney and the Contemporary Arts Center host an outdoor celebration of local artists in the New Orleans Arts District. Don all white while perusing the art galleries and shops along the 300…

Seal of Approval

  When it comes to international relations and the rising trade tariffs popping up between the United States and other countries, a connection between these issues and the bridal industry is not something  most of us consider. However, the International…

Headlining Honeymoons, Part 5: Marriage and Monaco

  Grace Kelly is the epitome of style and elegance. Her wedding, especially her gown, has gone down in the fashion history books. So, why not add a little Princess Grace flair into your honeymoon? This installment of "Headlining Honeymoons"…