Bridal/Weddings

Mixing It Up

  The award-winning, New Orleans-based El Guapo Bitters entered the cocktail scene in 2014 with its line of bitters, syrups and mixers. The company says on its website that each product is made with locally-sourced ingredients traceable to the farm…

Headlining Honeymoons, Part 2: A Boy Bander’s Delight

  Our new honeymoon series “Headlining Honeymoons” began last week with a trip to Scottsdale, Arizona and a hotel whose celebrity guests included Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner. This week, we’re “Bringing Sexy Back” with a peak into Borgo Egnazia…

Real Wedding: Songy-Bozeman

Bride: Lorilei Songy Groom: William Steven Bozeman, Jr.Date: Dec.9, 2017Get Ready and Ceremony location: Ritz CarltonWedding planner: Lulu Alexander, Weddings by LuluFlorist: Erin SteenInvitations: Scriptura Programs: Basic InviteHair Stylist: Marsha Leyva Makeup Artist: Angelle BourgeoisBride’s Dress: Essence of Australia from…

Put Your Best Foot Forward

  From Cinderella to Carrie Bradshaw (à la HBO’s hit “Sex and the City”) a good shoe can really take you places - whether in love or a fabulous party. A good pair of shoes might easily lift up your spirits,…

Wine and Dash

Like a match made in heaven, the New Orleans food scene, from local fare to fine dining, pairs exquisitely with our cocktail and wine culture. But you don’t have to pay hundreds of dollars to get an elevated experience. Enter…

Bridal Buzz: Restaurants and Hotels Making National News

In New Orleans, hospitality is everything. From the hotels to restaurants the city has something for everyone and everyone is welcome to celebrate. So, it’s no surprise that local establishments are popping up in the national news Recently, Justine as…

Green with Envy

Earth Day was celebrated around the world on Monday, but conserving resources and limiting your footprint shouldn’t be confined to one day. Many couple’s are finding ways to make their weddings more eco-friendly. Here are a few tips from New…

Trend Report: Florals

  When it comes to wedding florals in 2019, brides are not afraid to add a pop of color and create custom, Instagram-worthy backdrops. As we’ve written about in earlier blog posts, Pantone’s Color of the Year, Living Coral, is…

Headlining Honeymoons, Part 1: Vintage Vacation

  In our previous honeymoon series, we’ve tackled the history and picturesque views of Great Britain and brought you to the wilds of the jungle. But this new series is giving us the glitz and…

High Spirits

  Customized koozies, matchbooks and candies are always a hit at weddings, but some couples are opting to send guests home with a parting gift that has a personal, New Orleans-style twist — cocktail mixers. Cocktail + Creative (cocktailcreative.biz) provides…

Bridal Buzz: News and Trunk Shows

  The New Orleans bridal community is abuzz with big bridal boutique sales and a local hotel landing on a national list. First up, The Bridal Boutique By MaeMe on Severn Avenue in Metairie is hosting a sale through Friday.…

Location Spotlight: Hotel Peter & Paul

In the early 1860s when it first opened, Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, school, convent and rectory was a sacred place of worship and education for residents in the Marigny. The church was shuttered in 2001 and sat empty…

New Krewe

Customized welcome bags are the perfect way to greet guests to your New Orleans wedding

Interactive Eats

  With the continual climb of the foodie culture and our collective passion for posting plated images on social media, couples now more than ever are motivated to deliver a memorable reception menu — especially in New Orleans. When it…

Garden Variety

Timeless cakes with added fresh florals for a touch of natural elegance

Real Wedding: Campbell - VanAusdall

On March 24, 2018, Kara Campbell and Jacob VanAusdall said, "I Do" at Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church with a reception following at the Elms Mansion.

Power Couple

WeddingWire and Pantone team up to create wedding color palettes

Makeup Must-Haves

“Classically beautiful” is the most requested makeup look by brides. Classic looks that will last until the last guest has left are easier to achieve when you have the right makeup. Here are our top picks for the best new products: