Author: Kelly Massicot

A Little Something Extra

From bridal showers to bridal party, there’s always a need for a little present or gift. New Orleans is full of local artists and businesses creating products and items to fill that need. One of those companies is Native Polish.…

Real Wedding: Charleston-Thomas

Ceremony/Reception: New Orleans Board of Trade Wedding Designer: Wink Design & Events Photographer: Mateo & Company Caterer: Pigeon Caterers Prep location: St. James Hotel Hair Stylist: Amber Buxton / Makeup Stylist: Makeup By Meggan Coordinator: Amanda Price Events / Event…

Bridal Buzz: Trunk Shows and Events

  January and February are shaping up to be an ideal time for brides to say “yes” to the dress in and around New Orleans. Linen Jolie Bridal in Metairie hosting a Badgley Mischka trunk show Jan. 17-18. Brides will…

Modern History

Due to the magnitude and impact World War II had on the world, it’s no wonder that the National World War II Museum in downtown New Orleans has quickly become touted as one of the best museums in the world.…

A Celebration

  For the past four years, when the calendar changes to Jan. 1, we have taken a look back to reflect on the past year. A lot happened in 2019. Between the color trends and date night ideas, we also…

Velvet Reigns

Award season began on Jan. 5 with the 77th Golden Globe Awards. Each award season we love the bridal inspiration that can be sparked by red carpet looks. However, when scanning the celebrity attendees this year, we noticed a trend…

Save the First Dance for Me

From bridal attendants to the wedding cake and more, there are countless recognizable elements to a wedding celebration. The couple’s first dance is in that list. It’s elegant, classic and seemingly has always been an understood piece to the wedding…

2020 Carnival Calendar

While New Orleans is the most well-known place in Louisiana to celebrate Mardi Gras, Louisianians know there are lively parades and events for weeks all over the state. From Shreveport to Eunice and everywhere in between, here's your guide to…

Top New Years Events

The Christmas season may technically be completed, but that doesn't mean the party stops. New Year's Eve is next Wednesday and many restaurants and businesses around the city are celebrating in style. Below we highlight a few of our favorites.…

Details: Modern History

Due to the magnitude and impact World War II had on the world, it’s no wonder that the National World War II Museum in downtown New Orleans has quickly become touted as one of the best museums in the world.…

Top Holiday Events This Week

  It’s the week before Christmas in New Orleans and, true to form, nothing is slowing down around the city. Highlighted below are a few of the bigger or interesting events happening in the next week. This Sunday, all are invited…

Trunk Shows and Happy New Year

  Each month, New Orleans Bride Magazine sends out a newsletter with magazine content and messages from some of the city’s wedding professionals. If you don’t get the newsletter, you should sign up, but for today, you’re in luck. Here…

Best of Weddings

  Each year, The Knot undergoes a rigorous process of compiling reviews and online statistics through its wedding planning portal to find the wedding professionals it deems the Best of Weddings. Especially in the Greater New Orleans area, there are…

Happy Holiday Engagement

The holiday season is in full swing. As we approach one of the more popular times for popping the question, we wanted to give a few LTEC helpful hints. The holidays can be hectic for many reasons – family is…

Date Night ‘Happier’ Hour

  Earlier this year, the exciting addition of a new hotel right outside the Saenger Theatre’s doors kept Canal Street buzzing. Following the tragic and unforeseen collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel however, the Saenger Theatre closed its doors to…

One Week of A Christmas Story

NEW ORLEANS – The cast and creators of “A Christmas Story, The Musical” triple-dog-dare you to not have a good time next week when the show rolls into recently re-opened Saenger Theatre. The musical, based on the 1983 classic that…

The History (and Legends) of The Groom's Cake

When you’re from New Orleans, it’s easy to forget some of the traditions we have and celebrate are not recognized all over the country (like me, Kelly, who thought Mardi Gras was a national holiday until I was about 12…

WeddingWire Winter Bridal Trends

  We’ve been discussing a lot of wedding trends following The Knot magazine’s release of its top trends for 2020. Recently, however, online wedding marketplace WeddingWire, an online division of The Knot, released its top trends for weddings this winter.…

Something Borrowed, Something Classic Blue

For 20 years the Pantone Institute has been the authority on all things color, influencing industries like fashion, home décor and film among others. Each year, Pantone assesses trends and influences the world over to find the color that will…

The Knot Predictions: Floral Frenzy

Recently, we highlighted some 2020 wedding trend predictions made by wedding magazine The Knot. Topping the list were couple’s providing entertainment and VIP-style perks in powder rooms and lounge areas, as well as interactive food elements, but this week’s trend…

Historic Anniversary

New Orleans is not lacking in history. We live among countless buildings and historical sites, some of which have been in existence since the city was first established 300 years ago. One of those buildings, the Elms Mansion on St.…

Nouvelles de Villes: Calendar

❶ Light Up The Lake Dec. 7. Lake Charles. This Christmas festival has Santa, reindeer, games for kids, carnival rides and so much more. The evening concludes with everyone gathered by the lake for the lighting ceremony and fireworks. visitlakecharles.org…

Shop 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 road…

The Knot Trend Prediction: Restroom Revelry

  Last week, we brought you a few of The Knot’s predictions for 2020 wedding trends. The highlights were, guests serving themselves at the bar and a more interactive way to present reception fare This week, we’re looking at The…

The Knot’s 2020 Trend Predictions

For the last decade, The Knot has held an annual gala in New York City where it unveils its wedding trend predictions for the upcoming year. This year, the wedding resource predicted a few unconventional trends for the 2020 wedding…

Seasonal Style

It won’t officially be winter until next month, but Louisiana has skipped fall and nestled into the cold weather – at least for right now. With winter comes cool-to-cold weather (depending on the time of day) and an all around…