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What to Do When: Our Helpful Wedding Checklist

How early should you make a guest list? When do you book a second line? Use this wedding checklist to make sure you don’t skip major steps before you put on the white dress.   10-12 Months Before __ Have…

Romantic Renaissance

Fabulous gowns steal the show when form meets fashion to create stylish and stunning silhouettes.

Tiffani Reding & Michael Amedeo Jr.

Bride: Tiffani Marie Reding Groom: Michael Mark Amedeo Jr. Date: March 23, 2013 Ceremony: The Riverview Room balcony Reception: The Riverview Room Gown Designer: Jim Hjelm Blush from The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe Bridesmaids Dresses: Venus from The Bridal Boutique…

Real Wedding: Scarlett Reeves & William Thomas

Bride: Scarlett Reeves Groom: William Thomas Date: May 12, 2012 Ceremony: Preservation Hall Reception: The Napoleon House Gown: Privately designed in Bogota by Martha Ferro Rings: Brent&Jess Florist: Tommy’s Flower Shop Cake: Le Croissant D’Or Caterer: Napoleon House Photographer: Shoot…

Angel Webb & Kyle Suggs

Bride: Angel Webb Groom: Kyle Suggs Date: March 24, 2012 Ceremony: Jackson Square Reception: Ralph and Kacoo’s Gown: Oleg Cassini from David’s Bridal Bridesmaids: Dillard’s Men’s Attire: Calvin Klein from Men’s Warehouse Rings: Gold was contributed by family members, then…

Editor's Note

Less than a year ago, I moved to New Orleans from a Midwestern college town, a place very different from here. Thanks to New Orleans’ historic buildings and amazing slices of culture everywhere you look, I often have “Oh my…

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:…

Ways to Get in Shape for the White Dress

As a bride, the goal of losing weight and getting in shape for the big day, seems to be one of the most difficult things of all to achieve and can cast a gloomy pall over the whole wedding planning…

Makeup Ideas from the Pros

Even if you’re an expert at putting on eyeliner, or you know the best way to apply bronzer, it can be hard to get the exact look you want without the help of a professional. We asked four makeup artists…

Vacate and Celebrate

Whether you hope to honeymoon in Indiana or Belize, local travel agents can help you find the perfect escape

Give a Little Bit

Thank your wedding party and loved ones for joining you on your special day.

Local Professionals Answer Your Wedding Music Questions

Think of your wedding music as the soundtrack to your most romantic occasion. You’ll want to personalize it to your taste, of course, but also provide some crowd-pleasing hits for your guests after the ceremony is over and everyone is…

Exciting Eats

Consider all your options when choosing the meal for your nuptials.

Etiquette Answers

Brush up on your wedding manners with the answers to these common questions.

Carla Hood & Roy Arriola Jr.

Bride: Carla Danette Hood Groom: Roy Anastacio Arriola Jr. Date: Oct. 6, 2012 Ceremony & Reception: Bea Field Alumni House, Tulane University Campus Coordinator: Vicki Evans, RSVP, LLC Gown Designer: Marisa Bridals Bride’s Necklace: Symmetry Jewelers Gown Boutique: Pearl’s Place…

Editor’s Note

Sometimes the most often said phrases – never mind that we roll our eyes when we read or hear them – ring the truest. So now it’s my turn to use one: Saying goodbye is the hardest part. When I started with…

Take

Hand-spun, fresh cotton candy is a fun alternative to the usual favor. You can customize your order to match the theme of your wedding with dozens of colors, flavors and presentation options. POOF Gourmet Cotton Candy, 345-2766, facebook.com/POOFGourmetCottonCandy

Lindsey Buonagura & Cameron Himel

Bride: Lindsey Alexandra Buonagura Groom: Cameron James Himel Date: Dec. 30, 2011 Ceremony: Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church Reception: The Blue Room in The Roosevelt New Orleans  (A Waldorf Astoria Hotel) Coordinator: Terry Cambise L.L.C. Wedding & Event Consulting Gown Designer:…

Pamper

After months of planning and making decisions, your wedding day is finally in sight. In the run up to the big day, don’t forget to build in enough time to enjoy one of the best parts: that last bit of…

Post Proposal Pointers

If you’re still in the early stages of your engagement, make sure you complete these eight things before you launch into full wedding mode. If you’re closer to the big day, check this list to make sure you didn’t miss…

Jennifer Brizzolara & Adam Wells

Bride: Jennifer Brizzolara Groom: Adam Wells Date: Sept. 24, 2011 Ceremony: The Cabildo Reception: The Presbytere Coordinator: Merideth Reed, Belle Soiree Weddings Gown Boutique: David’s Bridal Bridesmaids Dresses Boutique: David’s Bridal Rings: Engagement: Zales, Wedding: Aucoin Heart Florist: Le Grande…

Prep

It’s easy to get jealous of your favorite celebrity when you see her walking down the red carpet with flawless skin and perfect teeth. While you may not be famous, it’s still possible for you to get that same look…

Make the Weekend Last

Plan some activities for your guests during your wedding weekend so they get the full New Orleans experience.

Lindsey Amedeo & Charles Gerkin Jr.

Bride: Lindsey Kathleen Amedeo Groom: Charles Claude Gerkin Jr. Date: Nov. 16, 2012 Ceremony: St. Jane de Chantal Catholic Church Reception: Vintage Court Coordinator: Yvonne Hulsey Gown Boutique: David’s Bridal Bridesmaids Dresses Boutique: David’s Bridal Bride’s Rings: NMC Diamonds Groom’s…