Author: Nicole Wroten

McEnery-Browne

Patrick Walsh Browne III and Joan “Joanie” Blakemore McEnery met when they were “itty bitty,” the couple recalls, growing up in grade school together at Trinity Episcopal School. They parted ways when Joanie and her family moved away to Nashville,…

Treadway-Garrison Wedding

Although Elizabeth Frances Treadway and Dustin Todd Garrison first met in high school, they don’t exactly call themselves high school sweethearts. After years of being close friends at Mandeville High, Elizabeth went off to college at the University of Alabama…

The ultimate New Orleans resource directory

Another hot summer will soon draw to a close. After entertaining, vacationing or simply trying to stay cool all summer, it's time to think about freshening up the look of your home as you step into a new season. Whether…

St. Charles Avenue Weddings

Though summer in New Orleans is often fraught with weather worries, there’s nothing so beautiful as a summer bride – except for a fall bride, or a winter one and spring is beautiful too! Brides are known for being at…

Darnall-Mann Wedding

When Matthew Lee Mann met Kristen Michelle Darnall, it was love at first strike! They met after one of his teammates on the Tulane baseball team, Carter Hill, married Kristen’s lifelong friend, Lauren Barksdale. After meeting, they hit it off…

Lamb-Brooks Wedding

Nothing brings two people together like the Louisiana State University Fighting Tigers! That's exactly how Whitney Ann Lamb and Roy Elmer Brooks III met, on the LSU campus during college through mutual friends. The two dated on and off for…

Logan-Smith Wedding

The campus of quaint Sewanee: University of the South was the setting when Virginia “Ginger” Zatarain Logan and William “Will” Terry Smith began their courtship. They first met on a spring break trip to Florida with a few college friends.…

Meric-Crunk Wedding

The campus of Washington & Lee University set the scene when Anne Hartley Meric (who goes by Hartley) met Blair Andrew Crunk while taking an economics class. The two started doing homework together, and before long realized they wanted to…

Perrilliat-Turcotte Wedding

The courtship of Gwendolyn Derbes Perrilliat and Richard Edward Turcotte began in a very conventional way, by being introduced by mutual friends in Gwendolyn’s hometown of New Orleans. But during their two-and-a-half years of dating, theirs would be a true…

Thibaut – Laborde Wedding

“I’m just looking for a happy ending. All I’m looking for is you.” Those Pat Green lyrics from his hit song “Wave on Wave” ring true for Elizabeth Reynaud Thibaut and Eric Lanning Laborde M.D., who met on a blind…

Editor’s Note

I am finally there. Well, not finally. It’s not like I’ve been waiting on pins and needles for this. But yes, finally I am at that point in my life. I’m 24 years old and everyone around me is getting…

Fausset-Guma Wedding

New Orleans, it seems, follows you everywhere. Two people from New Orleans, in whatever city they’re in, eventually find each other and bond over their New Orleans roots. That is exactly what happened to Katherine Isabel Fausset and Matthew Everett…

City Bark Groundbreaking: SLIDESHOW

NOLA City Bark, the city's first large-scale dog park hosted their official groundbreaking this morning in City Park. Donors, sponsors and dog lovers were all in attendance with their furry friends. Excitement was definitely in the air as City Bark…

Greenberg-Wakeman Wedding

Lauren Nicole Greenberg and Devin John Wakeman first dated while they were students at Isidore Newman School. But when she graduated in 1999 and he in 2000, they went their separate ways. She went to the University of Texas in…

Q&A with NOLA City Bark's Jackie Shreves

Dog owners all over New Orleans are eagerly awaiting the opening of the city’s first large-scale dog park, NOLA City Bark located in City Park. Construction on the park has already begun, but the official groundbreaking is set for May…

Tales of the Cocktail announces 2009 official cocktail

This afternoon, April 20, at Cure on Freret Street, Tales of the Cocktail proudly announced their pick of the Creole Julep as official cocktail of the 2009 Tales of the Cocktail event. Maksym Pazuniak, a local mixologist at Rambla and…

Top Chef: The Tour Visits New Orleans

Cox Communications and Bravo brought Top Chef contestants Radhika Desai (season 5) and Richard Blais (season 4) to the Crescent City Farmer’s Market on Tuesday, April 14 for a cooking demonstration and meet and greet with New Orleans fans. Their…

Behind the Scenes: New Orleans Bride Floral Photo Shoot

Each issue of New Orleans Bride features a flower spread…how many times can one arrange wedding bouquets and keep the picture interesting? Well, at least once more! Our editorial staff had the run of The Plant Gallery and used all…

Editor’s Weekend Picks, April 3-5

So I have decided to base my weekend picks on what I am doing this weekend. So here, besides getting highlights and doing laundry, are my top weekend picks (in no particular order):Jammin on JuliaWhere: 300-600 block of Julia StreetWhen:…

Romney – Cazes Wedding

Erin Romney and Jonathan Hunter Cazes, who goes by Hunter, met in one of the cutest ways possible: a blind date. Their mutual friend, Dathel Georges, made the comment that the two should meet, and upon hearing this Hunter wasted…

Pancho's is back in Metairie

That's right all lovers of Mexican food, Pancho's Mexican Buffet is back in Metairie at the corner of Airline Drive and Labarre Road. The famed restaurant opened to the public Monday, March 30, after a silent VIP opening this past…

Butcher – Pilcher Wedding

Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Marion Scott Butcher, who goes by Scott, decided to move from her family’s hometown of New Orleans to Atlanta. After being thrust into a new city for just a week, Scott met her future husband,…

Countdown to Beauty: All Eyes on You

Planning a wedding can be a hectic, crazy process that might leave you stressed out and not exactly looking your best, but here is an essential beauty timeline that will ensure you’ll be gorgeous for your wedding day, just in…

Mead–Jahncke Wedding

Elizabeth Lee (E. Lee) Jahncke’s sister and brother-in-law thought it would be fun to set her up with their friend Jason Anthony Mead. Little did E. Lee know she’d be meeting her future husband. The foursome met at Lafayette Square…

Countdown to Beauty: All Eyes on You

Planning a wedding can be a hectic, crazy process that might leave you stressed out and not exactly looking your best, but here is an essential beauty timeline that will ensure you’ll be gorgeous for your wedding day, just in…

Lagarde – Spooner Wedding

Edward Charles Spooner Jr. had no idea that when he attended his little sister Sarah’s birthday party at a local bar that he would be meeting his future wife. When he met Erin Louise Lagarde, he felt an instant connection…