Bridal/Weddings

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…

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.…

Take You To Church

  The circa-1860s Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church was shuttered in 2001 and sat empty for more than a decade. Today, the historic site is used under a different name: Hotel Peter & Paul and has landed on nearly…

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…

Dance the Night Away

  When planning a wonderful wedding day, one of the most important considerations is music. A great reception is accompanied by great music. So it’s best to think ahead about what music option is best for you and your guests.…

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.

Heat Wave

Keep your makeup on point even on the hottest, most humid days with heat-defying solutions.   Join us on June 26 for the New Orleans Bride Bridal Show! Click here for additional information and to purchase tickets.    Post was originally published in…

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…

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…

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…

The Great Outdoors

Some couples dream of an outdoor wedding and New Orleans has no shortage of locations. In this month’s New Orleans Bride WWLTV/WUPL “Morning Show,” segment, editor Melanie Warner Spencer offers a sneak peek of five fabulous outdoor locations around the city…

Bridal Brunches

  The enchanting Crescent City is a dream destination for a bride to celebrate her engagement with her nearest and dearest. Even the champagne corks seem to fly higher here. When selecting a perfect spot to toast your bridal bliss,…

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…