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Cake Pulls

Here in New Orleans, we like our traditions, as evidenced by the fact that so many of us eat red beans and rice every Monday. Each day of the week, holiday, party and special occasion has tradition woven into it.…

Wediquette Wednesday: Do I have to have a bridal shower?

  Each Wednesday, we tackle wedding etiquette. At times, it’s a reader question or one from a colleague, friend or family member and other times we’ll cover a popular issue. (Note: Questions may be edited for clarity and brevity.) QUESTION…

Runway Review: Bridal Fashion Week 2019

  The fall Bridal Fashion Week in New York recently wrapped up and fall 2020 collections have a few notable, high-fashion trends. Below the top trends we noticed throughout the week.   Understated Many designers went for simple, but with…

Say Yes to the Bridesmaid Dress

  Finding a gown for a bride can be a joyous, but sometimes overwhelming task. Trying to find a dress for your group of bridesmaids, with differing body types and personalities, holds the potential for chaos. We are revisiting an…

A Little Pop

  In August, it was announced that local New Orleans artist Ashley Longshore – whose mixed-media pop art that New Orleanians love to love has gained huge attention nationally in the past two years – partnered with makeup giant Maybelline…

Wediquette Wednesday: Do we have to gift wedding favors?

  Each Wednesday, we tackle wedding etiquette. At times, it’s a reader question or one from a colleague, friend or family member and other times we’ll cover a popular issue. (Note: Questions may be edited for clarity and brevity.)  …

Quintessential New Orleans Locations

  When you think New Orleans architecture, you typically think of anything from Creole cottages and victorian mansions to antebellum plantations. Images of flickering gas lamps, French Quarter balconies and exposed brick also come to mind. If you’ve chosen the…

New Orleans and Date Night Win Big

For the past few years, New Orleans has made it to the top of multiple lists that have celebrated the city and its place among the world’s hottest locales. Today, Condé Nast Traveler published its Reader’s Choice 2019 award lists,…

Chic, Cosmopolitan Honeymoon Locales

You were thinking about a deserted island for your honeymoon. Until you weren’t. Because suddenly it sounded really boring to be stuck by yourselves on a romantic beach. You had to have a conversation then, and you asked yourselves, “Are…

What’s In a Name?

  A marriage is the joining together of two people in love into one life journey together. It also could mean, if it’s the path you’ve decided on, the joining together of part of your identity – your last names.…

Holiday Wedding Celebrations: The Do's and Don'ts

  It's Oct. 1 and things are finally starting to feel like fall, whether our weather wants to get with the program or not. October is a favorite for many people as it's the start of a new season, but…

Real Weddings: Nelkin-Karam

    Ceremony and Reception: Lagonda Plantation Wedding Coordinator: Wink Design and Events - Kim Tran Gown: Suzanne Neville-Wedding Atelier Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo, Amsale, Dessy Collection, BHLDN Groomʼs Tux: Fellow Menswear Ring: Jack Sutton Florist: Bella Blooms Caterer: Imonelliʼs Cake: Chasing Wang Photography: Greer Gattuso Videographer: Andrey Solo Hair: Southern…

The Tough Questions

In this month’s New Orleans Bride Magazine WWL/WUPL “Morning Show” segment, editor Melanie Spencer answers a few of the toughest wedding etiquette questions couples, attendants and guests can face during the planning and festivities.    

Texas-Sized Honeymoons

  Planning and executing a wedding and reception is a monumental undertaking, no matter the size. And while the honeymoon exists at the wedding’s conclusion for romance and relaxation, leaving the party to fly to a far destination may be…

A Different Take

Through our almost five years of “Let Them Eat Cake” we’ve highlighted the Pantone Color of the Year each year when it is announced. Pantone is the authority on all things color and an influence in the fashion, interior design…

Five Fabulous Brunch Spots

  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,…

Chic Eats

  There is no lack of culinary excitement around New Orleans. Each day a new restaurant is popping up offering new and tasty things for all to enjoy. Whether you’re out with your gal pals, looking for a hotspot for…

Cultural Traditions: Celtic Handfasting

  It’s no secret that we here at “Let Them Eat Cake” like our costume dramas – OK, maybe we are a little obsessed with them. But whether it’s “Downton Abbey” on PBS or “Versailles” from Canal+ on Netflix, we…

Match Your Timeframe To Your Fitness Goals

  Losing weight before your wedding has become as expected as wearing a special dress in some shade of white, but this might be the first mistake that brides make according to trainer and co-owner of Simply Fit, Hudson Ellis.…

Bridal Buzz: Trunk Shows Around New Orleans

  Calling all brides hoping to “say yes to the dress” this fall, several bridal boutiques in and around New Orleans have trunk shows coming up in September.   Town and Country Bridal on St. Charles Avenue will host a…

Cocktail Trends For Lively Big Day Celebrations

  You’ve tied the knot, now it’s time to tie one on. Give your guests plenty of reasons to clink glasses by setting the stage with creative cocktails spaced throughout the festivities. Here, a few on-trend tips that will have…

Culinary Date Nights

  Date nights are essential for any couple. Especially when planning a wedding, that one-on-one time spent together can add just that little spark needed to take the stress of finances and table décor away for at least a night.…

Making A Statement

Though the look was perfected by Blair Waldorf, fictional Upper Eastsider on The CW’s “Gossip Girl,” for the past year or so, the headband has made a resurgence in fashion. Famous fashion bloggers and influencers like Arielle Charnas of “Something…

Moving On Up

  In August, two boutiques announced new store locations. I Do Bridal Couture, located in Baton Rouge, will expand operations with a second location. The new I Do will open in Covington at the end of the year, promising twice…