Author: Kelly Massicot

Real Wedding: Bryngelson-Westmoreland

    Ceremony/Reception Location: Margaret Place Hotel Photographer: Foxtail Photography Coordinator: Becca Kelly Bride Gown: Etsy Bridesmaids' Dresses: Nordstrom Caterer: Bacon & Fig Events Hair: Blow Dry Bar of Slidell Makeup: Chelsea Caines Music: 12Eleven Band       SUBMIT…

To Sanitize or Not To Sanitize?

  We originally published this article in December of 2020, before vaccines and booster shots were readily available. Though preventative measures are widely distributed, the coronavirus pandemic is still relevant and new surges and variants continue to pop up not…

On with the Bridal Show

  The holiday season – specifically the few months between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day according to WeddingWire.com – is the most popular time for wedding engagements. Just in time for those couples who said, “yes,” New Orleans Bride magazine is…

Keep On Schedule

  The coronavirus pandemic is responsible for many cancelled plans, as well as creative pivots for couples saying, “I Do,” and those helping them in their nuptial endeavors. But one thing the virus could not change completely is the checklist…

Matt Haines

When writer Matt Haines decided to put together a book focused on king cakes, he was surprised that no king cake-focused books existed that weren’t marketed towards children. Haines’ king cake saga started a few years ago when he decided…

Wediquette Wednesday: A Year of Etiquette

  Yesterday, we looked back at some of the more popular articles from the “Let Them Eat Cake” 2021 archives. Today, we wanted to take this Wediquette Wednesday to look at your favorite etiquette-related posts and questions. Etiquette comes into…

A Year in Review

  As we approach the new year, and another year plagued by a global pandemic has passed us by, it’s always good to reflect – to look and see what worked and what we can work on for the year…

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…

Headed to Hadestown

  As a late Christmas present and gift for the New Year, the award-winning musical “Hadestown” is headed to the Saenger Theatre as part of the Broadway in New Orleans series. The Grammy winner for Best Musical Theater Album can…

Christmas, Grandmas and Maya Rudolph

  The Christmas season is my family’s time to shine. My grandma Lucille absolutely loved the holidays and the traditions we embrace each year have been practiced for decades. A huge part of our tradition? The food, of course. My…

Honeymoon Snapshot

  “A picture is worth a thousand words” may be a cliché adage, but when it comes to your wedding day, it is one that rings true. Choosing the photographer that fits your personality and aesthetic is key to making…

Real Wedding: Robinson - Meeks

  Breck Robinson and Sean Meeks said, "I do," at the Algiers Courthouse on April 22, 2021. Not only did the sweet ceremony represent the change in weddings due to the novel coronavirus pandemic that has plagued the world since…

Pantone’s Purple Hope

  The year 2020 took so much from us, that 2021, at least the end of it, became the year of the comeback. Britney Spears is free from conservatorship, Lindsey Lohan is getting married, Paris Hilton had a new TV…

Jeremy Williams

  New Orleanians and Louisianians alike know all too well the devastation a hurricane can bring to a community.  This year, our region was devastated yet again when Hurricane Ida made landfall on the 16th anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina.…

Real Wedding: McKenzie-McPherson

    Bride: Megan McKenzie Groom: Todd McPherson Date: March 6, 2021 Venue: Galeriè de Galatoire Wedding planner/coordinator: Elizabeth Kelleher Gown: Monique Lhuillier Exit dress: Tadashi Shoji Shoes: Sarah Flint Makeup and hair: Andrea Wyman and Abbie Guidry from Studio One 2 One…

Dressed to Thrill

  Since Queen Victoria stepped out in a white dress for her nuptials to Prince Albert in 1840, a wedding, for the most part, has been about two things: The couple and The Dress. The dress is a key element…

How Do You Measure A Year?

  I’m not sure how I would measure this last year, or 2020 for that matter. It’s been a rough ride for almost two years and we’re only just now seeing light at the end of the tunnel of the…

Candid Camera

  Engagement photos are one of the, mostly fun, tasks a couple checks off their wedding to-do list. These photos can be used for save the date announcements, thank you cards for after the wedding and, of course, social media…

Small Confections

  Kelly here: I bought petits fours this weekend for a friend’s bridal shower. Petits fours are what I consider the perfect bridal shower treat. A guest at the bridal shower happened to be from Maryland and I overheard her…

Wedded to Simplicity

  Planning a wedding can take a lot out of a couple. Though a big, gorgeous affair can be the event of your dreams, many chose to keep at least part of their wedding celebration a little more private. The…

Planning Your New Orleans Second Line

  Whether from the ceremony to the reception location or to wrap up the night of celebration, a second line with brass band in tow is a New Orleans tradition that most local couples include in their Big Day. Though…

Something Sparkly, Something New

  All that glitters isn’t always gold. In today’s case, it’s white with a little bit of pink and gold. On Nov. 4, local LGBTQ+ and woman-owned clothing company Fringe + Co launched its Something Sparkly wedding collection. Known for…

Kelsey Scult

I can remember first hearing the phrase “Keep Austin Weird” and thinking there is no way whoever came up with that slogan has ever visited New Orleans. Our Texas neighbor may have some quirky elements, but since the city’s official inception…

Spooky Date with Your Boo

  This weekend is Halloween weekend, and if Krewe of Boo showed us anything it’s that some resemblance of “normal” is peaking in. We say take this time to spend some time with your Boo and take advantage of one…

Bridal Buzz: Bridal Trunk Shows and Wedding Events

  Any bride still looking to say, “Yes!” to her dream dress has many opportunities over the next month. November is full of trunk shows and events with gowns and special incentives perfect for any type of bride.   Nov.…

Let Them Eat Frozen Cake

  The wedding cake is an integral part of the wedding day for many couples. Photo opportunities abound as newly wedded couples cut the cake together as a symbol of unity, and for some, a chance to cheekily smash the…

Something Learned, Something Knew

  There are very few people, if any, that haven’t heard the saying, “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” The phrase has been a wedding tradition and superstitious practice for many brides for longer than anyone can remember.…

Let Them Make Mistakes

  Given the title of our blog and the accompanying logo that includes us dressed in 18th century attire, it should come as no surprise that we are Francophiles. Because we didn’t live during the time of the French Revolution…

Halloween at Maison de la Luz and Ace New Orleans

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Now that it’s officially ~spooky season~, Bar Marilou is decking the halls with all things goblins, ghouls, Slashers and Flashers! To celebrate the season's most chilling holiday, Camp Marilou is hosting a Halloween party…