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Manners and Marriage

My fiancé and I are planning an unconventional wedding – carnival-themed and under a big top. How can I express that in our invitations so that our guests know what to expect and include everything that needs to be there without…

Wedding Favor Idea: Dessert Table

A dessert table is a fun alternative to the expected wedding favor. The table featured here includes chocolate foil balls, mini meringues, rock candy sticks and yogurt-dipped pretzels. Graceful Events, (504) 723-2906, graceful-events.com.

Honeymoon Options on Every Continent

Planning a honeymoon shouldn’t be a minefield, but it sometimes feels that way. In an age of bridezillas and their over-the-top weddings, a honeymoon should be a time to relax, be romantic and maybe climb a mountain with your new…

Local Wedding: Arceneaux - Rudd

  Bride:  Aimee Arceneaux  Groom:  Jason Rudd  Date:  June 14, 2013  Ceremon y: St. Ma ry’s Assumption Catholic Church Reception: Audubon Tea Room Gown: Bustles & Bows Bridal Boutique Short Reception Dress: I Do Bridal Couture Bridesmaids Dresses: Bustles & Bows Bridal…

Local Wedding: Bouie - Roland

Bride: Dana Bouie Groom: Anthony Roland Date of wedding: April 21, 2012 Ceremony location: Riverview Room Reception Location: Riverview Room Coordinator: Classic Weddings and Events by Susan Gown: Casablanca Bridal at Lasting Bridal Couture of Addison, Texas Bridesmaids dresses: Bari…

Local Wedding: Pierce - Orgeron

Bride: Bree Pierce Groom: Nicholas Orgeron Date of wedding: May 18, 2013 Ceremony location: Community Bible Church in Cut Off, La. Reception Location: Chateau De Bayou Restaurant Gown: David’s Bridal Bridesmaids dresses: David’s Bridal Men’s attire: Elaine’s Rings: Birdsall Jewelry…

Local Wedding: Favret - Daigle

       Bride      : Sarah Favret       Groom      : Patrick Daigle       Date            of           wed ding     : April 19, 2013      Ceremony          location    : St. Ma ry’s Assumption Church     Reception        Location   : The Chi cory    Coordinator   : Karin Favret    Gown   : Winnie Chlomin dress at Olivier Couture    Bridesmaids      dresses  : Pearl’s P lace   Men   ’s attire : J ohn’s…

Want to feature your wedding in our magazine?

Want to see your wedding on these pages and share your big day with our readers and the city of New Orleans? To be considered as a featured local wedding in New Orleans Bride magazine, mail a CD with high-resolution…

All About Booze

When it comes to bar service, Arbo says her clients often pick two or three signature cocktails, with retro favorites like the Manhattan, Sidecar and Sazerac topping the list. She serves the drinks in ornate glasses to carry out the…

10 Places for a Wedding Reception in New Orleans

New Orleans knows how to throw a good party, so it makes sense there are plenty of places to choose from when looking for the perfect place for your wedding reception. Here are 10 places that will help you have…

Photography Tips from the People Snapping the Photos

How do you find the best photographer for you? We asked several New Orleans photographers what they think all brides need to know. Think Style First, Logistics Second Photographers agree that the most important factor in selecting a photographer is…

7 Spots for an Engagement Shoot

Before you make your final decision, Corine Tran of Studio Tran Photographers recommends that couples do their research ahead of time so they are prepared for the venue’s policies and costs. The venue may offer a discount or waive the…

What to Know Before Booking Your Wedding Entertainment

There are three components to a memorable wedding reception, says Scott Schmidt, lead singer of New Orleans-based band The Boogie Men: 1) a venue that has good food and drink and is easily accessible; 2) a crowd that’s game for…

What Music To Play and When To Play It

Whether you opt for a band or a DJ, here are eight songs that are essential for any memorable wedding reception. First dance: “At Last” by Etta James What better song for your first dance as a couple than one…

Where to Host a Post-Wedding Brunch

Chateau Golf and Country Club 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner, (504) 467-1351, chateaugcc.com At Chateau Golf and Country Club, both members and nonmembers can book post-wedding brunches, says Elle McCaffery, who works at the club. The dining room’s Sunday brunch menu…

Eyebrows: should you Wax, Thread or Tweeze?

Eyebrows are often overlooked in regular beauty regimes, but they do more than you might think: Your brows shape and frame your face and make a big difference in defining your look. A strong, natural brow is big in the…

A Quick Guide to Beachy Curls

The wind-swept, big hair of Victoria’s Secret models are always a popular look, whether you want them for your wedding day or bridal shower. Tammy Toca, owner and stylist at La Riviera Salon & Spa, gave us the lowdown on…

Gifts All Around

Whether you’re looking for something special for your groom, your guests or yourself, there are plenty of options for gifts with local flare.   A perfect gift for the groom, this antler pen set is the epitome of style. Friend…

How to Add Some Color to Your Wedding Cake

Your wedding cake doesn’t have to be completely white. These bright cakes show your wedding day dessert can be just as sweet in your favorite color. The pale blue fondant with white present-style wrapping ribbons, bows, white piping dots and…

From the Editor

Since the last issue of New Orleans Bride, I have been in the craziness of my own wedding planning. My fiancé and I got engaged in August 2013 after a lovely dinner at Coquette, and since then I have been…

Victoria Bard & Cuong Tran

Bride: Victoria Bard Groom: Cuong Tran Date: December 8, 2012 Ceremony: Popp Fountain at City Park Reception: Panda King Coordinator: Maria Tran Gown: Jasmine Bridal from Pearl’s Place Bridesmaids Dresses: Alvina Valenta from The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe Rings: Minh…

How to Get Perfect Wedding Hair

Long gone are the days when a bride would only have to decide whether to wear her hair up or down, straight or curly. Like skin care, today’s hair care benefits from many scientific advances and offers brides more ways…

Amanda McIntyre & Alex Wood

Bride: Amanda Lynn McIntyre Groom: Alex Brennan Wood Date: February 23, 2013 Ceremony: St. Anthony of Padua Reception: Chateau Estates Country Club Gown: Yvonne LaFleur from Yvonne LaFleur Bridesmaids Dresses: Sophia Tolli from The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe Men’s Attire:…