Bridal/Weddings

Holiday Wedding Celebrations: The Do's and Don'ts

  It's Oct. 1 and things are finally starting to feel like fall, whether our weather wants to get with the program or not. October is a favorite for many people as it's the start of a new season, but…

Bridal Buzz: Trunk Shows Around New Orleans

  Calling all brides hoping to “say yes to the dress” this fall, several bridal boutiques in and around New Orleans have trunk shows coming up in September.   Town and Country Bridal on St. Charles Avenue will host a…

Culinary Date Nights

  Date nights are essential for any couple. Especially when planning a wedding, that one-on-one time spent together can add just that little spark needed to take the stress of finances and table décor away for at least a night.…

Making A Statement

Though the look was perfected by Blair Waldorf, fictional Upper Eastsider on The CW’s “Gossip Girl,” for the past year or so, the headband has made a resurgence in fashion. Famous fashion bloggers and influencers like Arielle Charnas of “Something…

Moving On Up

  In August, two boutiques announced new store locations. I Do Bridal Couture, located in Baton Rouge, will expand operations with a second location. The new I Do will open in Covington at the end of the year, promising twice…

Real Weddings: Tullier-Patty

  Bride: Molly Tullier / Groom: Charles Patty III Date: March 23, 2019 Ceremony and Reception Location: The Abby Rose Gown: Stella York, The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe Bridesmaids’ dresses: David’s Bridal Men’s Attire: John’s Tuxedos Bride’s ring: Family Heirloom Groom’s…

Financial Bliss

  What’s yours is his and vice versa. When it comes to the fairytale ending, it’s always important to remember that the pleasantries of life come at a price. With this in mind, we wanted to revisit a previous "Let…

Fun and Flavorful Gifting

  Finding the perfect wedding gift for your friend or family member can be a daunting task. There is always the registry, which is what you should go to first, but sometimes it’s nice to pair a local New Orleans…

Local Food Trucks Keep Your After-Party Truckin'

  Why stop the party with the reception? After all, this is New Orleans and after parties are essential. Here are a few of our favorite food trucks that will keep your guests satiated — and the dance party hopping…

Cultural Traditions: The Lebanese Zaffe

  American weddings, more specifically New Orleans weddings, can be filled with tradition and also might include a few shenanigans. But while researching the history of the wedding reception, we stumbled upon a cultural tradition that could put even a…

A Big Day Beauty Countdown

  When planning a wedding, big or small, there are usually lists of things to do. It’s important however, to build in time for your beauty plan. Having the right treatments at the right time, enables you to enjoy the…

Real Weddings: Alder-Fagnani

  Bride: Jessica Alder Groom: Justin Fagnani Date: April 21, 2018 Ceremony Location: Sully Mansion Reception Location: The Parlor at Pontchartrain Hotel Coordinator: Clark and Kelly (Kate Clark + Becca Kelly) Gown: BHLDN Florist: Pistil and Stamen Caterer: St. James Cheese Company Cake: Beth Biundo Photographer: Sharon Pye Photography Music: Chapter…

How To Find The Perfect Photographer

  Wedding days go by in a blur. That’s why it’s important to have great pictures you can use to look back on the occasion as years go by. But just like anything else with a wedding, you need to…

Headlining Honeymoons, Part 8: Sunny Santa Barbara

  When thinking up a luxurious honeymoon, or pre-wedding getaway, it's easy to overlook a more local approach with gorgeous locations like Italy and Monaco available. But in this installment of Headlining Honeymoons we're headed to the sunshine state with…

Signature Style

  Cocktails are a party staple, second only (maybe) to what's on the menu – especially in New Orleans. A steady trend in the wedding world is to pair your wedding-related event with a signature cocktail. Though we suggest not…

Here Comes the Pup

  Recently, an adorable video of a women in a wedding dress dancing what was presumably the “first dance,” canine edition, with her adorable dog surfaced on the internet. This display of affection got the LTEC team thinking about the…

Bridal Buzz: Trunk Shows and New Hires

  I Do Bridal Couture in Baton Rouge has a lot to offer brides in the coming weeks. The store is celebrating its seventh anniversary with a special giveaway. If a bride purchases a wedding gown between now and the…

Out with the Old

In this month’s WWL/WUPL New Orleans Bride Magazine segment, editor Melanie Warner Spencer discusses some of the hottest wedding trends. From opting out of the bouquet and garter toss to luxury ice and edible cocktails, couple’s want to create an…

Headlining Honeymoons, Part 7: The Bachelor in Jamaica

  For a few months, we've been highlighting some of New Orleans Bride travel editor Becca Hensley's top picks for A-lister honeymoon locations. Whether you want to channel your inner Grace Kelly or dance your way into wedded bliss like…

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…