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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…

Staycation Alert: W New Orleans – French Quarter

  Many couples like to get away from it all even before the honeymoon. What better place to stage an escape than a staycation in New Orleans? This summer the Crescent City is luring locals and visitors alike to soak…

Location Spotlight: Nolé Special Event Venue

  An unexpected event location has risen from the ashes of the fire 2020 put on the restaurant industry. Announced in a press release, Nolé Restaurant on St. Charles Avenue will reopen this year as Nolé Special Events Venue. A…

Bridal Buzz: Ride and Shine Guest Package and Bar Opening

  Though the Delta variant of the coronavirus is creating a bit of pandemonium of late, there are still some openings and offerings popping up around the city.   One of those opportunities would be perfect for the fitness-minded couple…

Dream Honeymoons: Bedside Bubbly 

  At Baccarat Hotel New York, you lean from the opulent bed to reach for the phone. She’s waiting patiently next to you, a Mona Lisa-like expectant grin on her face. With suavity, you do well what you’ve been practicing…

Let Them Eat Groom’s Cake

  If you’re a sweets eater, for you the wedding cake is the main event when it comes to wedding festivities. Not only is it usually a gorgeous statement piece for photos, but it’s also a work of art in…

Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

  On July 13, Louisiana state leaders shared new data concerning the Delta variant of the coronavirus. The Delta variant is on the rise throughout the state of Louisiana – with a 175% increase in cases over the last two…

Celebrating Love

  Though the coronavirus pandemic is still an issue we're dealing with well into 2021, the city has lifted restrictions and New Orleans weddings are beginning to get back on track. Love was never cancelled and we want to celebrate…

Simply The Best

  We here at “Let Them Eat Cake” are looked to a lot for wedding-related suggestions. It comes with the territory. And lucky for us, we live in a city full of the best of the best when it comes…

All That Glitters

  New Orleans is one of the top destinations for bachelorette trips and as the city and the country gets back to a pre-COVID normal, more groups are opting to celebrate in the Big Easy. Much like New Orleans, bachelorette…

Wediquette Wednesday: Do we have to have a rehearsal dinner?

  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.)   Question: Our…

Dream Honeymoons: Copenhagen is the City of Fairytales

  She has always been a fan of stories written by Hans Christian Andersen. When she shares the names of some of her favorites — “The Little Mermaid,” “The Nightingale,” “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” and “Thumbelina” — you realize you…

Understated Cakes

  Chocolate cake with mousseline filling, covered in a gray marbled fondant with…

The One

  We spoke this week about adding a romantic “last dance” into your wedding day plans. However, the first dance is still a significant tradition for many couples. It can be easy to pick the soundtrack to your Big Day,…