Author: Kelly Massicot

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"…

The Count's Room

  Located in the historic French Quarter, Arnaud’s Restaurant has been serving the people, and visitors, of New Orleans since 1918. Owner Arnaud Cazenave made it his mission to serve quality Creole cuisine to his guests, with an unforgettable experience.…

Wine About It

  From where to stay and what to do, planning a bachelorette party in another city can be tricky. Fortunately, New Orleans has a multitude of bars, restaurants and things to do that you can’t go wrong with for a…

Real Wedding: Gross-Ehrhardt

  Bride: Katelyn Gross / Groom: Ryan Ehrhardt Date of the wedding: May 12, 2018 Ceremony location: Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church / Reception location: New Orleans Board of Trade Gown: Stella York from Town and Country Bridal / Bridesmaids’ dresses: After Six from…

New Summer Items at SoBou and Jack Rose

NEW ORLEANS – Summer is a time for celebration – kids are out of school, vacations are booked – and nothing goes better with summer and celebration than food. SoBou and Jack Rose are both entertaining new items on their…

Headlining Honeymoons, Part 4: Marriage and Mexico

  Following trips to Switzerland, Arizona and Italy - we continue our headlining tour around the world with a stop at Casa Velas in the tropical Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. This all inclusive resort has everything a couple could need: steps…

Finding the Perfect Wedding Dress

What’s on trend in wedding gowns? What if you have your own style and preferences? New Orleans Bride Magazine editor Melanie Warner Spencer gives WWLTV/WUPL’s “Great Day Louisiana,” the scoop on the latest trends in bridal gowns and a sneak peek of the latest issue.

Color Theory

  For those looking to make a bold statement or just really pull their wedding look together, color is everything. Color can create a story and all overall vibe to any party or event, so it’s important to show your…

Satchmo SummerFest Returns For Its 19th Year

NEW ORLEANS (press release) - Satchmo SummerFest presented by Chevron returns for its 19th year August 2-4 at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Mint. Satchmo SummerFest, a production of local nonprofit French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI), celebrates the…

Poppy's Pop-Up Drag Brunch, June 8

NEW ORLEANS – This Saturday, June 8, SoBou Nola will host Poppy's Pop-Up Drag Brunch from 11 a.m. - 1:30 a.m. Drag queen entertainers will include Debbie With A D (Joey Bean), Laveau Contraire, Lana O’Day, Sunshine Edae and Jessica…

Signature Cocktail Recipes

  In New Orleans, a party is not a party without two essential things: the food and the cocktails. Signature cocktails made a huge wave in the wedding scene, but have recently died down due to,what we believe to be…

The Couple's Shower

  Everyone knows parties and celebrations are sprinkled all throughout the months leading up to the wedding day. Engagement parties, bachelor and bachelorette festivities, rehearsal dinners and the bridal shower all make the list and summer months creates a festive…

Nouvelles de villes: Calendar

JUNE ❶ Gheens Bon Manage Festival June 7-9. Gheens. The Bon Manage’ Festival, which loosely translates to “good eat” or “good food,” is a festival celebrating the area and the food culture. The menu features items like gumbo and cracklins and…

The Color Purple To Play At The Mahalia Jackson Theater

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) — Producers announced the 2019-2020 North American tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of "THE COLOR PURPLE."  The tour will visit more than 30 cities, including New Orleans at the Mahalia Jackson Theater from…

Headlining Honeymoons, Part 3: Mountains and Movie Stars

  Watches, chocolate and honeymoons? Switzerland has long been a dream vacation spot for old Hollywood stars such as Sophia Loren and Audrey Hepburn. In the third installment of “Headlining Honeymoons” travel editor Becca Hensley takes us to Badrutt’s Palace…

Les Dames D'Escoffier Kicks Off "Dames Connect" Wednesday, May 29

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Les Dames d' Escoffier International (LDEI) - New Orleans Chapter is excited to introduce Dames Connect – a casual bimonthly meetup aimed to inform and assist women in New Orleans who are interested in pursuing various fields in…

Link Restaurant Group Announces New Leadership

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Link Restaurant Group has recently announced new leadership is in place at Cochon Butcher. Jacob Dufreche has been promoted to the position of Chef de Cuisine and Zack Shelton has been hired as General Manager. “Jake has been a valuable part…