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Real Wedding: Bryngelson-Westmoreland

    Ceremony/Reception Location: Margaret Place Hotel Photographer: Foxtail Photography Coordinator: Becca Kelly Bride Gown: Etsy Bridesmaids' Dresses: Nordstrom Caterer: Bacon & Fig Events Hair: Blow Dry Bar of Slidell Makeup: Chelsea Caines Music: 12Eleven Band       SUBMIT…

To Sanitize or Not To Sanitize?

  We originally published this article in December of 2020, before vaccines and booster shots were readily available. Though preventative measures are widely distributed, the coronavirus pandemic is still relevant and new surges and variants continue to pop up not…

On with the Bridal Show

  The holiday season – specifically the few months between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day according to WeddingWire.com – is the most popular time for wedding engagements. Just in time for those couples who said, “yes,” New Orleans Bride magazine is…

Keep On Schedule

  The coronavirus pandemic is responsible for many cancelled plans, as well as creative pivots for couples saying, “I Do,” and those helping them in their nuptial endeavors. But one thing the virus could not change completely is the checklist…

Wediquette Wednesday: A Year of Etiquette

  Yesterday, we looked back at some of the more popular articles from the “Let Them Eat Cake” 2021 archives. Today, we wanted to take this Wediquette Wednesday to look at your favorite etiquette-related posts and questions. Etiquette comes into…

A Year in Review

  As we approach the new year, and another year plagued by a global pandemic has passed us by, it’s always good to reflect – to look and see what worked and what we can work on for the year…

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…

Flavor Favors

  When it comes to wedding favors, it’s always a great idea to give something from the heart that is locally made. That way, your guests get a taste of your special city. One such option here in New Orleans…

Honeymoon Snapshot

  “A picture is worth a thousand words” may be a cliché adage, but when it comes to your wedding day, it is one that rings true. Choosing the photographer that fits your personality and aesthetic is key to making…

Real Wedding: Robinson - Meeks

  Breck Robinson and Sean Meeks said, "I do," at the Algiers Courthouse on April 22, 2021. Not only did the sweet ceremony represent the change in weddings due to the novel coronavirus pandemic that has plagued the world since…

Pantone’s Purple Hope

  The year 2020 took so much from us, that 2021, at least the end of it, became the year of the comeback. Britney Spears is free from conservatorship, Lindsey Lohan is getting married, Paris Hilton had a new TV…

Wedding Transportation

  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…

Dream Honeymoons: Villa Havens

  For dream holidays with friends, your go-to plan for years has been renting snazzy vacation houses to share for communal fun. So, when you sat down to devise your honeymoon a deux, he said: “Let’s get a house somewhere…

Real Wedding: McKenzie-McPherson

    Bride: Megan McKenzie Groom: Todd McPherson Date: March 6, 2021 Venue: Galeriè de Galatoire Wedding planner/coordinator: Elizabeth Kelleher Gown: Monique Lhuillier Exit dress: Tadashi Shoji Shoes: Sarah Flint Makeup and hair: Andrea Wyman and Abbie Guidry from Studio One 2 One…

Dressed to Thrill

  Since Queen Victoria stepped out in a white dress for her nuptials to Prince Albert in 1840, a wedding, for the most part, has been about two things: The couple and The Dress. The dress is a key element…

Candid Camera

  Engagement photos are one of the, mostly fun, tasks a couple checks off their wedding to-do list. These photos can be used for save the date announcements, thank you cards for after the wedding and, of course, social media…

Small Confections

  Kelly here: I bought petits fours this weekend for a friend’s bridal shower. Petits fours are what I consider the perfect bridal shower treat. A guest at the bridal shower happened to be from Maryland and I overheard her…

Boozy Celebration

  With visions of your dream wedding dancing in your head, you never imagined, “Let’s raise a can to the happy couple!” But, times, trends and hip drinks change — and you want your bar to go with the flow. …

Living in the Moment

  Over the past year, couples who didn’t want to postpone or cancel their weddings had to get creative and go with the flow. This styled shoot hosted and photographed by Steib Weddings, embodies the couple that embraces elegant simplicity…

Dream Honeymoons: Paris and The Ritz Paris

  Cliché for love or not, Paris prevails as the most romantic city in the world. So pervasive is the allure of amour in the heart-clutching, ever breathtaking City of Lights that some say if you can't fall in love…

Wedded to Simplicity

  Planning a wedding can take a lot out of a couple. Though a big, gorgeous affair can be the event of your dreams, many chose to keep at least part of their wedding celebration a little more private. The…