Each year, The Knot and TheKnot.com compiles a list of “Best Of” wedding professionals for the year. The 2017 list published Jan. 3 and many New Orleans professionals made the list. The list is assembled by ratings and reviews provided by real couples, friends and family.
"Connecting couples with the best local services and professionals is core to our mission,” says Kellie Gould, editor-in-chief of The Knot. “In our 11th year, The Knot Best of Weddings titles have become the gold standard in wedding awards and we're thrilled to share these winners with our brides and grooms.”
This year, The Knot received 1 million reviews in order to complete the list in multiple categories from venue and wedding bands to florists and calligraphers. New Orleans wedding professionals, such as Poppy & Mint Floral Company, Sarah Mattix Photography, Up'Sa Daisy Hair Studio and Brooke Casey Weddings were included in the list.
There were 27 venues that made the list including the Bourbon Orleans Hotel.
“This honor is representative of the fine work our team has done in the past several years, producing the loveliest, most memorable events for our favorite brides in an historic French Quarter setting just a few steps from St. Louis Cathedral," said Alyssa Shaheen, weddings director for the Bourbon Orleans Hotel.
In other news, several boutiques are holding trunk shows, giveaways and other events. Here’s a roundup of what’s coming up:
•The store will host a Liancarlo Fall 2017 collection trunk show from Jan. 26-28.
•I Do will see three trunk shows in February – Alvina Valenta Fall 2017 collection Feb. 2-4; Anne Barge Fall 2017 collection Feb. 9-11; and Jenny Packham Fall 2017 collection Feb. 16-18.
•Join the owner for an exclusive appointment either Sunday, Feb. 5 or Sunday, Feb. 12. The store will be closed to the public and brides will enjoy one-on-one special treatment.
•The newest Martina Liana collection will be in the store Feb. 10-11 – most gowns in the collection range from $1,799 to $2,999. Collection can be seen by appointment only.
•The store is fully booked for the next three Saturdays, but still have several appointments available during the week. You can book now easily online from their Facebook page or website.
•A Valentine’s Giveaway will be held from Jan. 31 through Feb. 14.
•Bustles and Bows is looking for a part-time consultant for the store. Call the store at 504-780-7090 for more information.
•The B2 and Belsoie trunk show is in stores now through Jan. 28.
•The Jade & Jade trunk show will also be in the store until Jan. 28.
•Bliss now rents tuxes and suits for weddings, either the bridal party or guests. They will also be renting tuxedos and tails for the Carnival season. Currently, they are holding a Mardi Gras special on tuxedo rentals. Call the store for more details.