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Road Trip Worthy Ways to See Colorado, Part 2

  Last week, New Orleans Bride Magazine travel editor Becca Hensley gave readers a look into honeymooning in Colorado that didn't involve hitting the slopes. Because of all the information, we're delivering part two of Hensley's road trip worthy vacation…

Pre-Wedding Yoga Routine

  Even the most laid-back brides find planning a wedding stressful at some point. Consider squeezing the ancient practice of yoga into your hectic schedule and breathe in the benefits. Reconnect and release stress New Orleans yoga instructor Brooke LeBourgeois…

Planning for a New Normal

  For the last few months, the coronavirus pandemic has created chaos in the wedding industry. Brides, grooms and wedding professionals have had to pivot and find new ways to celebrate and deliver a special wedding day among city ordinances…

Road Trip Worthy Ways to See Colorado, Part 1

  You know about its apres ski scene, bunny slopes, powdery bowls and half pipes. But diverse Colorado, with its broad swathe of mountains and snow-crowned peaks, also has sand dunes, dramatic canyons, be-flowered meadows, rushing rivers and desert terrain.…

Real Weddings: Van Vrancken - Dick

Bride: Vanessa Van Vrancken / Groom: Matthew Dick / Wedding Date: May 18, 2019 Ceremony location: Academy of the Sacred Heart / Reception location: The Balcony Ballroom Gown: Carolina Herrera, New York City Bridesmaids dresses: Chase Designs / Tuxedos: Tuxedos to Geaux Engagement Rings: Ramsey's…

Connecting to the Crescent City

  Slowly but surely, New Orleans is starting to reopen. Restaurants and businesses grasp for a sense of normalcy. More people are beginning to travel again. While it may be nice to get out of the house, we propose keeping…

Is It Time To Turn To Clean Skincare?

  For those with sensitive skin or concerns over chemicals, the organic, a.k.a. “clean” beauty, sector is now a booming playground, with “natural” products selling three times faster than so-called traditional brands*. However, with so many different labels and promises…

How To Spa At Home With Everyday Ingredients

  There is a lot going on in the world right now and it's important to remember any cause you support or doing your best while remaining socially distant is only possible when you remember to recharge and take a…

Virtual Vows

  It’s been three months since the coronavirus pandemic shut down New Orleans and the rest of Louisiana. In that time, couples have faced tough decisions: do we move our wedding completely? Do we opt for a smaller ceremony with…

Bridal News: Bridal Trunk Shows and Store Openings

  Over the past few months the coronavirus pandemic has thrown the wedding industry for a loop. However, as we enter the second week of Phase 1 reopenings with our eyes on entering Phase 2, more bridal stores are doing…

Endless Possibilities: The Beaches of South Walton

  Today's "Let Them Eat Cake" is another article from the New Orleans Bride Magazine travel editor Becca Hensley. Hensley whisks us away to the Emerald Coast, offering readers six beach vacation options for couples to celebrate their "I Do's"…

Who Needs A Hug?

  As we cycle through the phases of the coronavirus pandemic, everyone could probably use a  socially distant hug right now. In that spirit, local fashion and interior décor boutique Lucy Rose debuted a new…

In Good Times and Bad

In this month’s New Orleans Bride Magazine WWLTV/WUPL “Morning Show” segment, editor Melanie Warner Spencer is offering up the scoop on tiny or micro-weddings. Some couples are forging ahead with ceremonies amid COVID-19 restrictions, opting for micro-weddings or, as it…

A Spa Moment

  New Orleans Bride Magazine travel editor Becca Hensley continuously transports us to luxe honeymoon and travel destinations through the pages and webpages of the magazine and "Let Them Eat Cake." Through her travels, Hensley has experienced countless spas all…

Some Crescent City Classics

  1. Colorful, hand-painted ceramic wine bottle stoppers, Nola Gifts & Décor, nolagiftsanddecor.com 2. Decorative pewter pelican salt and pepper shaker set, Friend & Company, friendandcompany.com 3. Magnolia tea towel by local artist Kristin Malone, Nola Gifts & Décor, nolagiftsanddecor.com 4. White ceramic and turquoise melamine cake stands,…

At The Drive-In

  We are a nearly one week into Phase 1 of the state’s coronavirus pandemic reopening. There are still safety precautions – like the requirement of a mask in indoor or heavily populated outdoor areas and staying six feet apart…

Cultural Traditions: The Māori Haka

  Viral videos have the ability to bring the world together for something other than a shared global pandemic. Recently, a video that was the inspiration for a January 2016 "Cultural Traditions" post on the "Let Them Eat Cake" blog.…

It’s a Sign

The coronavirus has interfered with many couple’s wedding plans, but that doesn’t mean it has to interrupt the celebration on every level. Weddings and wedding-related events are typically filled with gifts and presents. Thinking of…

Caterer's Choice Rewind: Wedding Charcuterie Board

  In the midst of the global pandemic, many couples are socially distancing and staying at home together. For anyone, this time is trying and can cause stress. For the past few weeks, we have brought back a series we…

Easy Does It

  On May 11, Governor John Bell Edwards announced the beginning of phase 1 of reopening the state of Louisiana, loosening mandates put in place in March in an effort to curb the spread of  the coronavirus. For two months,…

Keep Calm and Marry On

  As the coronavirus pandemic has impacted wedding plans all around the world, many have shared the sentiment, “Love is not canceled.” Couples have canceled their weddings and social distancing mandates changed wedding plans, logistics and other factors for those…