Bridal/Weddings

honeymoon in south america

A honeymoon is a way to decompress and explore an exotic, unknown destination. With a summer wedding, and a less than favorable currency exchange to the dollar, we looked toward South America with a plan that balanced city and country,…

sugar, spice & everything nice

Treat yourself to one of these sparkling pieces of local jewelry for the perfect finish to the day that starts the rest of your life.

Editor's Note

I have always considered winter and spring in New Orleans our city’s most beautiful seasons. As I type, there’s a beautiful pink, orange and violet sunset out my window, and I’m looking forward to curling up in a blanket in…

makeup matters

Tips for putting your best lip, eyes and skin forward on the big day

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. 

New Orleans Bride – Bridal Showcase 2010

Join New Orleans Bride for its 2010 Bridal Showcase at Pat O’s on the River and The Riverview Room located at the Jax Brewery on Thursday, January 7th 2010 from 5pm to 8pm.  Visit with numerous Bridal vendors, register for…

Take a bite of Manhattan

For some couples, honeymoon destinations in far away places with exotic-sounding names have great appeal. The idea of an active getaway with diving, hiking and exploration certainly has appeal. Others want to do no more than toss a towel on…

A budding romance

Fall in love with bright perennial blooms and ladylike pastels for your big day in the coming warmer months.

Weddiquette

I would like to have an “adult-only” wedding but I know a few guests that won’t understand that the “and guest” on the invitation means “not your child.” How can I politely make it clear that I want a kid-free…

Music Notes

Before my father married my mother, he presented her with a would-be romantic pre-wedding gift: a music box. But not having put too much planning into this present, he made a mistake. My mom recalls, “When I wound it up…

Something Borrowed

Below, you’ll find ways that New Orleans brides personalized their local weddings. “Borrow” their ideas and make your own special day even more touching – then submit your ideas to MyNewOrleans.com so that other local brides can learn from you!

Editor's Note

Summer in New Orleans, while often fraught with weather worries and days so humid you swear you can see water in the air, is also a beautiful time to plan and have your wedding!     Most people know that June…

Luxe vs. Lean

Over the past few years, wedding budgets have ballooned to amounts unimaginable by most brides’ grandparents. Lured by the lavish nuptials they see in magazines and on television, many brides begin planning their weddings with visions of luxury dancing in…

Something Borrowed

Comb-pletely PerfectFor my wedding back in September 2002, I decided to incorporate a piece from my in-laws’ wedding more than 30 years prior. My mother in law wore a simple veil attached to a beautiful pearl-covered comb. I loved the…

Ask the Experts: Bridesmaids

Being picked as a bridesmaid is a tremendous honor – an honor that’s usually bestowed upon close friends, sisters and other relatives of the bride. The details of a wedding are important, and if you’ve been chosen as a bridesmaid…

Weddiquette

Q: I am getting married in the town where my fiancé and I grew up, hundreds of miles from New Orleans, where we now reside. My mother and sister are helping out with so much and I’m almost worry-free. I…

Best Laid Plans

24 to 18 months prior to wedding datel Announce engagement.l Determine wedding style, budget, ceremony and reception site.l Develop a system to keep track of details.l Select wedding date.l Begin compiling guest list.l Decide on a wedding consultant.l Visit reception…

A Novel Idea

1. White hydrangea, purple tulips, purple ranunculas and Lisianthus buds by Dunn and Sonnier.  2. Blue hydrangea, white sweet peas, blue iris, peonies in blush adorned with looped curly willow, wrapped with crystals and pearls by Kenner Florist.3. Freedom Roses,…

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…