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When a couple is engaged and the wedding is fast approaching, guests and family members begin to think, “What should I get [the couple] as a wedding present?” It’s typical to then search for the couple’s registry - a road…

The Knot Trend Prediction: Restroom Revelry

  Last week, we brought you a few of The Knot’s predictions for 2020 wedding trends. The highlights were, guests serving themselves at the bar and a more interactive way to present reception fare This week, we’re looking at The…

Southern Classics: Hors d’oeuvres

  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.…

The Knot’s 2020 Trend Predictions

For the last decade, The Knot has held an annual gala in New York City where it unveils its wedding trend predictions for the upcoming year. This year, the wedding resource predicted a few unconventional trends for the 2020 wedding…

Seasonal Style

It won’t officially be winter until next month, but Louisiana has skipped fall and nestled into the cold weather – at least for right now. With winter comes cool-to-cold weather (depending on the time of day) and an all around…

Beau Ties

  He’s a NOLA ‘til ya die kinda guy. Something sweet to give him — other than your hand in marriage — could come in the form of a little slice of his beloved city. Ellen Macomber organic cotton silk…

Caterer’s Choice Rewind: Butternut Squash Bisque

  The weather is unusually cold outside this week. Staying warm and typically indoors is on everyone's mind. So, we thought we'd highlight a past LTEC blog from our "Caterer's Choice" series with Joel Catering that highlights a perfect meal…

Real Weddings: Gross-Ehrhardt

    Bride: Katelyn Gross Groom: Ryan Ehrhardt Date of the wedding: May 12, 2018 Ceremony location: Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church Reception location: New Orleans Board of Trade Gown: Stella York from Town and Country Bridal Bridesmaids’ dresses: After Six from Bella Bridesmaids Men’s Attire: Perlis…

Big Game, Big Day

  Ahead of the big Saints game Sunday - or what should have been a great, big game - against the Atlanta Falcons, one member of the Who Dat Nation had cause for celebration. Saints coach Sean Payton proposed to…

Start Now For Your Big Day Glow

  We’ve been washing our faces since we were toddlers but cleansing our skin isn’t as easy as it might appear. Finding the right cleanser is as important and sometimes as difficult as finding the right spouse (well, almost). You…

Bridal Buzz: Trunk Shows and Store Openings

  November brings big things for the Greater New Orleans bridal scene. Brides can look forward to two trunk shows and one store opening. First, Town & Country Bridal on St. Charles Avenue has two events going on in the…

A Bridal Tidbit

  National entity Tidbits is an online mecca or “the inside scoop for” the gal about town. It offers up details on new restaurant or store openings or delivers the latest style trends directly to your inbox. The company has…

Charming Gifts for the Perfect Couple

Sleek Olivia & Oliver decanter and ice bucket, Bed Bath & Beyond, bedbathandbeyond.com; etched gold double old-fashioned glasses, Hilltop Shoppe, hilltopshoppe.com; stamped Italian marble bee coasters by Gary Schiro, Nola Gifts & Décor, nolagiftsanddecor.com. Ceramic leaf platters handmade by local artist Betsy Lody,…

A Bride-To-Be Perspective

  Here at "Let Them Eat Cake," we write a lot about what to expect before your Big Day, when to check things off of your to-do list, trends for colors and fabrics and much more. But, sometimes the most…

What’s In A Name? Part 2

  Earlier this month, we shared a guide to help navigate the process of changing your last name after you say, “I Do.” The process can be a lot to handle – trying to gather the appropriate paperwork and making…

Cake Pulls

Here in New Orleans, we like our traditions, as evidenced by the fact that so many of us eat red beans and rice every Monday. Each day of the week, holiday, party and special occasion has tradition woven into it.…

Wediquette Wednesday: Do I have to have a bridal shower?

  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…

Runway Review: Bridal Fashion Week 2019

  The fall Bridal Fashion Week in New York recently wrapped up and fall 2020 collections have a few notable, high-fashion trends. Below the top trends we noticed throughout the week.   Understated Many designers went for simple, but with…

Say Yes to the Bridesmaid Dress

  Finding a gown for a bride can be a joyous, but sometimes overwhelming task. Trying to find a dress for your group of bridesmaids, with differing body types and personalities, holds the potential for chaos. We are revisiting an…

A Little Pop

  In August, it was announced that local New Orleans artist Ashley Longshore – whose mixed-media pop art that New Orleanians love to love has gained huge attention nationally in the past two years – partnered with makeup giant Maybelline…

Wediquette Wednesday: Do we have to gift wedding favors?

  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.)  …

Quintessential New Orleans Locations

  When you think New Orleans architecture, you typically think of anything from Creole cottages and victorian mansions to antebellum plantations. Images of flickering gas lamps, French Quarter balconies and exposed brick also come to mind. If you’ve chosen the…

New Orleans and Date Night Win Big

For the past few years, New Orleans has made it to the top of multiple lists that have celebrated the city and its place among the world’s hottest locales. Today, Condé Nast Traveler published its Reader’s Choice 2019 award lists,…

Chic, Cosmopolitan Honeymoon Locales

You were thinking about a deserted island for your honeymoon. Until you weren’t. Because suddenly it sounded really boring to be stuck by yourselves on a romantic beach. You had to have a conversation then, and you asked yourselves, “Are…