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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…

Planning Your New Orleans Second Line

  Whether from the ceremony to the reception location or to wrap up the night of celebration, a second line with brass band in tow is a New Orleans tradition that most local couples include in their Big Day. Though…

Something Sparkly, Something New

  All that glitters isn’t always gold. In today’s case, it’s white with a little bit of pink and gold. On Nov. 4, local LGBTQ+ and woman-owned clothing company Fringe + Co launched its Something Sparkly wedding collection. Known for…

Personalized, Tableside Reception Service

  You won’t consider your wedding reception a success until at least one of your foodie friends hikes up her dress and stands on a chiavari chair to snap a photo of the hors d’oeuvres. Despite new service challenges, your…

Spooky Date with Your Boo

  This weekend is Halloween weekend, and if Krewe of Boo showed us anything it’s that some resemblance of “normal” is peaking in. We say take this time to spend some time with your Boo and take advantage of one…

Bridal Buzz: Bridal Trunk Shows and Wedding Events

  Any bride still looking to say, “Yes!” to her dream dress has many opportunities over the next month. November is full of trunk shows and events with gowns and special incentives perfect for any type of bride.   Nov.…

Tips From the Pros for Frizz-Free Hair

  The Louisiana heat is a torture test for hair. The minute you step outside the AC, your hair can turn into a frizzy mess. Fortunately, an updo is a failsafe way of having a good hair day, on your…

Let Them Eat Frozen Cake

  The wedding cake is an integral part of the wedding day for many couples. Photo opportunities abound as newly wedded couples cut the cake together as a symbol of unity, and for some, a chance to cheekily smash the…

Something Learned, Something Knew

  There are very few people, if any, that haven’t heard the saying, “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” The phrase has been a wedding tradition and superstitious practice for many brides for longer than anyone can remember.…

Dream Honeymoons: Memorable Honeymoons at Sea

  “The beginning is always today,” wrote Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, a mantra that becomes very real the moment you marry and begin to experience your new life together. It’s also a positive thought to carry with you as you adjust…

Let Them Make Mistakes

  Given the title of our blog and the accompanying logo that includes us dressed in 18th century attire, it should come as no surprise that we are Francophiles. Because we didn’t live during the time of the French Revolution…

Extra Bridal Buzz

New Bridal Collection Morilee By Madeline Gardner has released its Spring ’22 Starlight Collection of wedding gowns that pull inspiration from the mystery and beauty of the stars. In addition to luxe fabrics and ethereal movement, the Starlight Collection incorporates…

Bridal Buzz: Trunk Shows, Hotel News and Date Night

  Though the coronavirus pandemic still lingers over everything in the city, more and more events are being added to the New Orleans social calendar. Many of these events are perfect for our Big Easy couples, and include more than…

Dream Honeymoons: Colorful Fall Getaways

  While the more traditional honeymoon takes place on a sun-dappled beach, while donning swimsuits, slathered in sunscreen and sipping from umbrella-bedecked frosty cocktails, nobody says you can’t celebrate your matrimony wrapped in jackets among mounds of multi-colored fall leaves.…

The Name Change

  We've shared the process of someone changing their last name after a wedding before, here on "Let Them Eat Cake," because it's such an important step that many don't know of the intricacies. Recently, a coworker of ours went…

Real Weddings: Lee - Schmitt

    Bride: Marissa Schmitt Groom: Doug Lee Date: July 10, 2020 Venue: Longue Vue House and Gardens Gown: Hayley Paige from Linen Jolie Bridal Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Pearl’s Place Groom’s Tux: Theory from Saks Fifth Avenue Groomsmen: John’s Tuxedos Rings: Diamonds Direct Florist: Herbivore Floral Designs Cake: Julie Crawford…

Dream Honeymoons: Spiritually-Charged Destinations

  In the old days, contemplative folk hid away in convents, monasteries, nunneries and other sequestered sacred boltholes to meditate on the meaning of life. Fortunately, you already know the meaning of life: each other. You’re in love, and nothing…

French Quarter Fête

  Planning a wedding can be stressful at times, but luckily, in New Orleans, there is always cause for celebration. From engagement parties to bridal showers, the party never stops. The Parisian-meets-Southern French Quarter restaurant Justine – owned by husband-and-wife…

Real New Orleans Weddings

  In our opinion, there is no better wedding inspiration for a couple than seeing other New Orleans couples tie the knot. Given that our real wedding profiles are consistently the most viewed blogs here at “Let Them Eat Cake,”…

Quintessential New Orleans Wedding Locations

  Picking the location for your wedding festivities is one, if not the, most important part of planning your Big Day. The location sets the tone of the entire celebration and New Orleans is full of ideal backdrops for saying,…