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The Couple's Shower

  Everyone knows parties and celebrations are sprinkled all throughout the months leading up to the wedding day. Engagement parties, bachelor and bachelorette festivities, rehearsal dinners and the bridal shower all make the list and summer months creates a festive…

Classic Crescent City Cuisine

  As a couple, you are New Orleans through and through. What better way to celebrate your admiration for the city that speaks the same love language as you than through elegantly classic and traditional cuisine that is so inextricably…

Headlining Honeymoons, Part 3: Mountains and Movie Stars

  Watches, chocolate and honeymoons? Switzerland has long been a dream vacation spot for old Hollywood stars such as Sophia Loren and Audrey Hepburn. In the third installment of “Headlining Honeymoons” travel editor Becca Hensley takes us to Badrutt’s Palace…

The Great Outdoors

Some couples dream of an outdoor wedding and New Orleans has no shortage of locations. In this month’s New Orleans Bride WWLTV/WUPL “Morning Show,” segment, editor Melanie Warner Spencer offers a sneak peek of five fabulous outdoor locations around the city…

Glitter Everywhere

  For some brides the idea of introducing the current trend of glittery makeup into a bridal look, might fill them with horror as they imagine themselves sporting a ‘70s glam rock look more appropriate for Studio 54 than their…

Bridal Brunches

  The enchanting Crescent City is a dream destination for a bride to celebrate her engagement with her nearest and dearest. Even the champagne corks seem to fly higher here. When selecting a perfect spot to toast your bridal bliss,…

Mixing It Up

  The award-winning, New Orleans-based El Guapo Bitters entered the cocktail scene in 2014 with its line of bitters, syrups and mixers. The company says on its website that each product is made with locally-sourced ingredients traceable to the farm…

Fanciful Florals

  Heavyweight cotton stock invitation, letter-pressed with charcoal ink and accented with a Chinoiserie bird and bamboo envelope liner, scriptura.com. A heavy bright white vellum stock with a shimmer belly band, featuring a colorful floral accent, gemprinting.com. Flat-printed invitation suite featuring calligraphy…

Headlining Honeymoons, Part 2: A Boy Bander’s Delight

  Our new honeymoon series “Headlining Honeymoons” began last week with a trip to Scottsdale, Arizona and a hotel whose celebrity guests included Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner. This week, we’re “Bringing Sexy Back” with a peak into Borgo Egnazia…

Real Wedding: Songy-Bozeman

Bride: Lorilei Songy Groom: William Steven Bozeman, Jr.Date: Dec.9, 2017Get Ready and Ceremony location: Ritz CarltonWedding planner: Lulu Alexander, Weddings by LuluFlorist: Erin SteenInvitations: Scriptura Programs: Basic InviteHair Stylist: Marsha Leyva Makeup Artist: Angelle BourgeoisBride’s Dress: Essence of Australia from…

Put Your Best Foot Forward

  From Cinderella to Carrie Bradshaw (à la HBO’s hit “Sex and the City”) a good shoe can really take you places - whether in love or a fabulous party. A good pair of shoes might easily lift up your spirits,…

Melt-Proof

New Orleans brides face high temps and humidity most of the year, but products with high-tech ingredients can guarantee they will look cool and flawless all day. Here’s a round up of the some of the best:   Cargo’s Water…

Wine and Dash

Like a match made in heaven, the New Orleans food scene, from local fare to fine dining, pairs exquisitely with our cocktail and wine culture. But you don’t have to pay hundreds of dollars to get an elevated experience. Enter…

Southern Comfort

Just as you want the first glance everyone has of you in your wedding gown to be a knockout moment, you want the same to be said of the first bites your guests are greeted with at your reception. To…

Great Expectations

Every bride wants luscious locks for parties, photos and of course all those Insta shots. But tresses can become stressed by heated styling tools and product. Treat your hair to treatments that pack a punch. Dyson Airwrap Style Complete – first…

Bridal Buzz: Restaurants and Hotels Making National News

In New Orleans, hospitality is everything. From the hotels to restaurants the city has something for everyone and everyone is welcome to celebrate. So, it’s no surprise that local establishments are popping up in the national news Recently, Justine as…

Green with Envy

Earth Day was celebrated around the world on Monday, but conserving resources and limiting your footprint shouldn’t be confined to one day. Many couple’s are finding ways to make their weddings more eco-friendly. Here are a few tips from New…

Trend Report: Florals

  When it comes to wedding florals in 2019, brides are not afraid to add a pop of color and create custom, Instagram-worthy backdrops. As we’ve written about in earlier blog posts, Pantone’s Color of the Year, Living Coral, is…

Headlining Honeymoons, Part 1: Vintage Vacation

  In our previous honeymoon series, we’ve tackled the history and picturesque views of Great Britain and brought you to the wilds of the jungle. But this new series is giving us the glitz and…

High Spirits

  Customized koozies, matchbooks and candies are always a hit at weddings, but some couples are opting to send guests home with a parting gift that has a personal, New Orleans-style twist — cocktail mixers. Cocktail + Creative (cocktailcreative.biz) provides…

Bridal Buzz: News and Trunk Shows

  The New Orleans bridal community is abuzz with big bridal boutique sales and a local hotel landing on a national list. First up, The Bridal Boutique By MaeMe on Severn Avenue in Metairie is hosting a sale through Friday.…

Location Spotlight: Hotel Peter & Paul

In the early 1860s when it first opened, Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, school, convent and rectory was a sacred place of worship and education for residents in the Marigny. The church was shuttered in 2001 and sat empty…