Let Them Eat Cake

The History (and Legends) of The Groom's Cake

When you’re from New Orleans, it’s easy to forget some of the traditions we have and celebrate are not recognized all over the country (like me, Kelly, who thought Mardi Gras was a national holiday until I was about 12…

WeddingWire Winter Bridal Trends

  We’ve been discussing a lot of wedding trends following The Knot magazine’s release of its top trends for 2020. Recently, however, online wedding marketplace WeddingWire, an online division of The Knot, released its top trends for weddings this winter.…

Something Borrowed, Something Classic Blue

For 20 years the Pantone Institute has been the authority on all things color, influencing industries like fashion, home décor and film among others. Each year, Pantone assesses trends and influences the world over to find the color that will…

The Knot Predictions: Floral Frenzy

Recently, we highlighted some 2020 wedding trend predictions made by wedding magazine The Knot. Topping the list were couple’s providing entertainment and VIP-style perks in powder rooms and lounge areas, as well as interactive food elements, but this week’s trend…

The Perfect Pairing

  Last July when Kaia Gerber (Cindy Crawford’s daughter) took to the runway at the Valentino Couture fashion show in Paris, she heralded the return of big hair. The legendary hairstylist Guido Palau created a ‘60s-inspired sky-high and ultra-thick look…

Historic Anniversary

New Orleans is not lacking in history. We live among countless buildings and historical sites, some of which have been in existence since the city was first established 300 years ago. One of those buildings, the Elms Mansion on St.…

Shop Local

When a couple is engaged and the wedding is fast approaching, guests and family members begin to think, “What should I get [the couple] as a wedding present?” It’s typical to then search for the couple’s registry - a road…

The Knot Trend Prediction: Restroom Revelry

  Last week, we brought you a few of The Knot’s predictions for 2020 wedding trends. The highlights were, guests serving themselves at the bar and a more interactive way to present reception fare This week, we’re looking at The…

Southern Classics: Hors d’oeuvres

  Just as you want the first glance everyone has of you in your wedding gown to be a knockout moment, you want the same to be said of the first bites your guests are greeted with at your reception.…

The Knot’s 2020 Trend Predictions

For the last decade, The Knot has held an annual gala in New York City where it unveils its wedding trend predictions for the upcoming year. This year, the wedding resource predicted a few unconventional trends for the 2020 wedding…

Seasonal Style

It won’t officially be winter until next month, but Louisiana has skipped fall and nestled into the cold weather – at least for right now. With winter comes cool-to-cold weather (depending on the time of day) and an all around…

Beau Ties

  He’s a NOLA ‘til ya die kinda guy. Something sweet to give him — other than your hand in marriage — could come in the form of a little slice of his beloved city. Ellen Macomber organic cotton silk…

Caterer’s Choice Rewind: Butternut Squash Bisque

  The weather is unusually cold outside this week. Staying warm and typically indoors is on everyone's mind. So, we thought we'd highlight a past LTEC blog from our "Caterer's Choice" series with Joel Catering that highlights a perfect meal…

Real Weddings: Gross-Ehrhardt

    Bride: Katelyn Gross Groom: Ryan Ehrhardt Date of the wedding: May 12, 2018 Ceremony location: Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church Reception location: New Orleans Board of Trade Gown: Stella York from Town and Country Bridal Bridesmaids’ dresses: After Six from Bella Bridesmaids Men’s Attire: Perlis…

Big Game, Big Day

  Ahead of the big Saints game Sunday - or what should have been a great, big game - against the Atlanta Falcons, one member of the Who Dat Nation had cause for celebration. Saints coach Sean Payton proposed to…

Start Now For Your Big Day Glow

  We’ve been washing our faces since we were toddlers but cleansing our skin isn’t as easy as it might appear. Finding the right cleanser is as important and sometimes as difficult as finding the right spouse (well, almost). You…

Bridal Buzz: Trunk Shows and Store Openings

  November brings big things for the Greater New Orleans bridal scene. Brides can look forward to two trunk shows and one store opening. First, Town & Country Bridal on St. Charles Avenue has two events going on in the…

A Bridal Tidbit

  National entity Tidbits is an online mecca or “the inside scoop for” the gal about town. It offers up details on new restaurant or store openings or delivers the latest style trends directly to your inbox. The company has…

Charming Gifts for the Perfect Couple

Sleek Olivia & Oliver decanter and ice bucket, Bed Bath & Beyond, bedbathandbeyond.com; etched gold double old-fashioned glasses, Hilltop Shoppe, hilltopshoppe.com; stamped Italian marble bee coasters by Gary Schiro, Nola Gifts & Décor, nolagiftsanddecor.com. Ceramic leaf platters handmade by local artist Betsy Lody,…

A Bride-To-Be Perspective

  Here at "Let Them Eat Cake," we write a lot about what to expect before your Big Day, when to check things off of your to-do list, trends for colors and fabrics and much more. But, sometimes the most…

What’s In A Name? Part 2

  Earlier this month, we shared a guide to help navigate the process of changing your last name after you say, “I Do.” The process can be a lot to handle – trying to gather the appropriate paperwork and making…

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.…