Let Them Eat Cake

Cooking Couples

  Let’s be honest, social distancing at home is hard enough, but for those couples who are cohabitating, spending 24/7 with your partner could potentially put a little strain on any relationship. It’s imperative to find activities to do with…

Social-Distancing Resources

  Many couples have been affected by the state and national orders to stay at home while the country is trying to get a handle on the coronavirus pandemic. Parties and weddings have been cancelled and postponed. But, even if…

Mani Motivation

Last week, New Orleans nail polish company Native Polish introduced its new spring/summer 2020 collection. Native Polish is dedicated to providing its clients with a cruelty and chemical free option for their manicure and pedicure needs. Not only are these…

To Have and To Hold Off

Many couples are having to cancel or postpone their weddings. What can couples do if they are faced with this tough decision? New Orleans Bride editor Melanie Warner Spencer offers advice on this month’s WWLTV/WUPL “Morning Show.”    

You Are (Eventually) Invited

  With COVID-19 social distancing and shelter in place mandates in New Orleans and throughout the country, weddings are being postponed, couples are selling their flowers and well, everything is in limbo. However, this doesn’t mean you have to completely…

Weddings In The Time Of Coronavirus

  New Orleans is no stranger to dealing with disaster. Typically, our disasters are natural and involve an influx of national journalists such as The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore hunkering down and waiting for whatever named hurricane headed for the…

Bachelorette Bonuses

  Your bestie has gone bridal and you have landed the gig as maid of honor. Your goal is to create a bachelorette and shower experience that will have the other members of the bride tribe instagramming and hashtagging until…

Pretty Paper

Inspiration for “Let Them Eat Cake” comes in many forms. An entity always helping to keep us in the loop is our local New Orleans Tidbits. Tidbits is an online entity that, according to its website, “is the essential tool…

Invitation Paper Trail

  Rustic, romantic invitation suite hand-deckled and thermography printed on 130-pound paper with metallic gold ink to enhance the couple’s monogrammed greenery crest, Invito Bello, invitobella.com.   This premium-weight pewter invitation by Vera Wang features bright Sun Gold engraved ink.…

Bridal Buzz: Upcoming March Bridal Trunk Shows

  In the coming days and weekends, bridal boutiques from around the city and beyond are hosting trunk shows for various bridal couture designers. Today, March 6, through March 7, I Do Bridal Couture in Baton Rouge is hosting a…

Bring It Around Town

  The “Let Them Eat Cake” team is consistently asked for wedding recommendations across various categories. The most requested is restaurants for different wedding occasions. It’s in that spirit that we decided to begin highlighting restaurants and spaces throughout New…

Cultural Traditions: The Mehndi Ceremony

Weddings as we know them today are based in tradition spanning multiple generations and cultures. Each of us comes from a distinctive background and incorporating the traditions shared by our family and ancestors can add an emotional touch to your…

City of Love

Edwardian era diamond and pearl choker featuring a dozen strands of seed pearls interspersed with floral filigree medallions and Old European diamonds at Friend & Company. What could be more naturally New Orleans than to have and to hold your…

Honeymoon in Italy Times Two

  Lake Como Imagine it. You’re coursing through the crystalline waters of Lake Como in a vintage mahogany speedboat. It’s a Riva, the Cadillac of wooden-hulled speedboats, the ones that epitomized the heyday, glamorous times of the 1950s and 1960’s…

Real Weddings: Beitler-Sullivan

    Bride: Julie Beitler / Groom: Tom Sullivan / Wedding Date: Oct. 11, 2019 Ceremony and Reception location: The Gallery (Tomas Bistro) Coordinator: New Orleans Wedding Planning Gown: Berta Florist: Florist Herbivore Floral Designs Caterer: Tomas Bistro / Cake: Ice cream by Creole Creamery Photographer: Lauren Carroll Photography / Videographer: Film Thread Productions Bride’s Hair: Stefano…

Wediquette Wednesday: Who throws the engagement party?

  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.)  …

Mardi Gras Marriage Mambo

This Carnival season has considerable tragedy in New Orleanians with two fatalities involving tandem floats during the Nyx and Endymion parades, two riders injured after falling from floats in Thoth and two people requiring medical attention after falling from a…

Crowd-Pleasing Fare

  You can’t stop talking about how much you want everyone on the dance floor at your reception. You’ve booked a top-notch band and made sure there’s plenty of space for your cousin to do his bring-the-house-down breakdance sequence. How…

Carnival Couples

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in New Orleans … Carnival season. This past weekend was the first full weekend of Carnival and though there was a little rain, it mostly went off fabulously. Many may wonder what…

Isn’t It Romantic?

Today is the day of love – it’s Valentine’s Day. This is not everyone’s favorite holiday, but we look at it as a way to add a little romance into a couple’s life pre-wedding, post wedding or just a regular…

Purpose-Driven Planners

  Today, The Knot, magazine and leading online planning aid, released its 13th Real Weddings Study. Each year, The Knot looks at real weddings and couples from the prior year, reporting on trends, motivators and primary planning priorities for couples.…

Makeup Must Haves For 2020’s Most Discerning Brides

With so many makeup brands available is there need for more? Yes, we say, because with new technology and innovations, products just keep getting better and better. Here are a few of the new launches we couldn’t wait to share.…

Top Of The List

  Financial website WalletHub recently released their 2020 list of Best Places to Get Married and New Orleans has topped the list. The rankings take a look at 180 cities around the country for the cheapest and most convenient wedding…