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Real New Orleans Weddings

  In our opinion, there is no better wedding inspiration for a couple than seeing other New Orleans couples tie the knot. Given that our real wedding profiles are consistently the most viewed blogs here at “Let Them Eat Cake,”…

Quintessential New Orleans Wedding Locations

  Picking the location for your wedding festivities is one, if not the, most important part of planning your Big Day. The location sets the tone of the entire celebration and New Orleans is full of ideal backdrops for saying,…

Wediquette Wednesday: Who can I invite as my plus-one?

  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. This week, we are offering up a throwback from the…

Power Products

    Dry skin, peeling patches and pimples are visual hallmarks of stress. Thankfully the formerly niche category of anti-stress skincare is burgeoning with solutions and we’ve scooped up the best ones for you.            …

All That Glitters

  After everything the universe and Mother Nature has thrown at us the past two years, we could all use a little sparkle into our lives. A go-to provider of that sparkle to the city of New Orleans is Elektra…

Openings and Hurricane Relief

  Hurricane Ida impacted almost everyone in southeast Louisiana. (Kelly here) As someone with friends getting married very soon, I know that the closure of not only New Orleans and surrounding areas, but also of local bridal boutiques has hit…

We'll Be Back

  As many of you realize and can relate to, this past week following Hurricane Ida has been rough. Though we would love nothing more than to dive into the dreamy world of weddings, forget the burden of reality and…

Dream Honeymoons: Western Ways

  You kept waiting for the pandemic to get better. It did — then it didn’t. So, you’ve decided to forego the Maldives for now and head to Arizona. Because you’re still being careful, you promised her you’d find the…

Disaster Wedding Prep

  If dealing with a global pandemic wasn’t enough, living in Louisiana and the Gulf South brings with it a host of other disaster prep needed for weddings, like preparing for an impending hurricane. Tropical Storm Ida is about to…

Dream Honeymoons: Otherworldly Overwater Suites

  It’s like sleeping on a boat — only better. Overwater bungalows may well be the most romantic rooms on Earth. Imagine diving from your backdoor into the sea. Envision eating breakfast delivered by canoe to your above lagoon porch.…

YOUR Weddings

  Let Them Eat Cake is calling all married couples to submit their weddings. We love sharing cultural traditions, trends, wedding etiquette, history and more with our readers each week; but one of our favorite things to share is your…

Total Takeover

  A year and a half after we all left our offices and moved to hunkering down at home, the coronavirus is still impacting all aspects of our lives as the new Delta variant rears its ugly head around the…

Stay a While

  The world is chaotic right now and with the heat bearing down like a twisted cherry on top to the end of this weird summer, we suggest a vacation – or staycation – may be in order for couples…

Brass Bands Help Guests Cut Loose

  People who live in garden variety cities only have to plan music for their wedding ceremony and reception. In New Orleans, however, there’s a third category of musical fun: the brass band “second line” parade that usually fits right…

Get In Line

  Today we’re discussing the bridal party processional. I, Kelly, have a few friends getting married and a hot topic of conversation is which groomsman each bridesmaid will walk with down the aisle. For as long as I can remember,…

Make It There

  Don’t stress about how you’re going to make it to your wedding. With so many options for couples in New Orleans — whether you want to make it to your ceremony by land, air or sea — you can…

Real Weddings: Rottier - Castillo

    Groom: Joel Rottier Groom: Mario Castillo Date: April 16, 2021 Reception and Ceremony Location: The Chicory Coordinator: The Chicory General Manager Jenna Bonura Attire: Allison Schultze at Knot Standard Rings: Tiffany & Co. Florist: Herb Oldknow, Herbivore Floral Designs Caterer: The Chicory Cake: Bittersweet Confections Photographer: Dark Roux…

Cookie Confections

  When it comes to planning a bridal shower, one of the main ingredients is desserts. For wedding favors, almost anything locally made will be a hit. Enter these precious cookies from Brown Sugar Boulangerie for either occasion. The locally…

Staying on Trends

  Smaller, more intimate weddings with all of the bells and whistles of a larger event and live streaming the ceremony for loved ones who can’t make it are just two of the COVID-era trends we’d like to see become…

A Fairytale for a Lady

  The Let Them Eat Cake team are proud Anglophiles and if you’ve been with us from the beginning, you already knew this detail. We’ve posted about every royal wedding that has happened since the inception of LTEC and we…