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Countdown to the Big Day

I’m still more than a year from my wedding date, and yet I’m already feeling the fluttery feelings in my stomach associated with excitement and panic. I’m counting on feeling those butterflies as I walk down the aisle, waiting to…


With all the inevitable stress that goes into planning a wedding, brides can sometimes lose sight of what a joyful time it should be. The weight of decisions and the pressure of fulfilling a lifetime of expectations can seem insurmountable;…


If there’s only one day in a woman’s life when she wants to look her very best, there really is no question: It’s her wedding day. While style, hair and makeup decisions will be crucial on the big day, every…


After months of planning and preparing, the big day arrives. The final touches for your perfect wedding look are some of the most important: hair and makeup. You will want to look flawless, but you’ll also want to look like…


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All of your wedding etiquette questions answered – no matter how awkward.

New Orleans Bride 2011 Bridal Showcase

Join New Orleans Bride for its 2011 Bridal Showcase at Pat O’s on the River and The Riverview Room located at the Jax Brewery on Wednesday, Jan. 12th, 2011, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Visit with numerous bridal vendors,…

the right soundtrack

Here in New Orleans, music is life, and picking out the right music for a wedding – your wedding – is a challenge. But don’t worry, New Orleans is a musical treasure chest, and hundreds of gems lie within your…

april showers bring summer flowers

Flower trends this summer range from bright and bold to crisp and clean; either look is sure to make a splash at a warm-weather wedding.

Belle du Jour

The historic perfection of Dr. Richard N. Sherman’s Bywater home and garden creates a scene reminiscent of silk gowns, antique jewels, fragrant blossoms and romantic rendezvous, perfect for the New Orleans bride.

confection perfection

A wedding cake is the symbol of your love and the centerpiece of your celebration. A tasting and design collaboration with New Orleans’ finest pastry chefs guarantees a sweet finale. Melissa Samuels’ menswear-inspired cake for the stylish groom is chocolate chiffon…

editor’s note

What is more labor intensive than being the editor of a magazine? Being engaged – that’s what! When this magazine hits stands I’ll have been engaged for four months – a quarter of a year – and still won’t have…

slice of style

Use these summer fashions to brighten up your wedding party.

style ’scape

An often-overlooked (but always crucial) element to a great wedding environment is the style of tabletops, be it for the bridal luncheon, shower or the wedding reception itself. The tabletop should reflect the theme, style and mood of the event…

wedding favor

Customize cups like these or choose from a wide array of stock designs that Party Cup Express ((800) 299-4332, prints in-house at their location Uptown, just off River Road. Known for the Mardi Gras Throw Cup™, they also print…

check and mate

What to do before your “I Dos” – 9 tips for your time.


All of your wedding etiquette questions answered – no matter how awkward.

a bride idea

Whether you choose subtly hued blooms for your winter fête or splashy, punchy perennials, the perfect bouquet evokes the most elegant of memories on your wedding day.