Bridal/Weddings

Carpe Diem…

Belle du Jour (above) Diamond white, strapless, sweetheart neckline, dotted organza gown with ruched wrap bodice and self sash by Melissa Sweet from Town & Country; single strand white and tan coin pearl necklace; yellow button pearl earrings; and platinum,…

Honeymoon Snapshot: Out of Africa

In Ernest Hemingway’s time, safaris were demanding, tough and took a month or two. Today, a safari is a honeymoon done in just under a week in total luxury, without losing a bit of the sense of adventure. If you…

Picture Perfect

Choosing a photographer for your wedding isn’t like choosing your location, bakery or menu. The photographer is the person in charge of capturing the special moments of your wedding – the ones you see and the ones you may miss.…

It’s Party Time!

Chaos is king as the big day draws ever closer. Friends and relatives can’t help being underfoot, unintentionally contributing to the lovely knot of stress living between your shoulders, and all the women in your life struggle to find common…

Countdown to Beauty: All Eyes on You

Planning a wedding can be a hectic, crazy process that might leave you stressed out and not exactly looking your best, but here is an essential beauty timeline that will ensure you’ll be gorgeous for your wedding day, just in…

Editor's Note

Welcome to a new year and a new look for New Orleans Bride magazine! We have retooled some features and added others – starting with our cover – in order to serve your needs better!     I hope you noticed…

A Fairytale Beginning...

Fashion Editor: Tracee Dundas  Make-up: Celeste Louapre for Make Me Up Hair: Ashley White for Albert Brown Salon  ModelS: SueEllen Soto from Victor’s International, Rachel Cannata and Chris HowardShot on Location at Destrehan PlantationRegal BeautyIvory beaded, lace appliqué gown with…

Sparkle and Rhyme

From the first rose petal that slips through her tiny fingers to fall beneath the feet of a walking bride, a little girl dreams of her wedding and thinks on this rhyme:“Something old, something new,  Something borrowed, something blue, And…

A Palette of Petals

Enchanted eveningPink roses, magenta Gerber daisies and orange Enchantment lily bouquet by Kori’s Floral, 701 David Drive, Metairie, 818-2644. Roses are redRed rose bouquet by The Plant Gallery, 9401 Airline Highway, 488-8887. Lovely lily grassDusty miller and lily grass greens,…

Personalizing Your Wedding

"I wanted something a little different,” says Francesca Valles, a New Orleans bride-to-be who hails from California. She’s showing her ring to two of her bridesmaids as they try on dresses at Pearl’s Place in Metairie. She proudly holds out…

Fit to be Wed

So, you’ve got the ring, you’ve got the guy and now comes the wedding. Everyone is going to be looking at you. But not just you – the most beautiful version of you. The perfect dress, the perfect hair and…

Will Power

There are many other documents that are much more prevalent and can be more important than a matrimonial agreement. A properly drafted Last Will and Testament is important for everyone, married or not. Many couples believe that since they have…

'Til Debt Do You Part

Marriage is about many things. Many hopeless romantics get lost in the fantasy and splendor of it all. But some forget, marriage also involves the merging and protection of assets, being able to protect your money and having to share…