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Ask the Experts: Bridesmaids

Being picked as a bridesmaid is a tremendous honor – an honor that’s usually bestowed upon close friends, sisters and other relatives of the bride. The details of a wedding are important, and if you’ve been chosen as a bridesmaid…

Weddiquette

Q: I am getting married in the town where my fiancé and I grew up, hundreds of miles from New Orleans, where we now reside. My mother and sister are helping out with so much and I’m almost worry-free. I…

Best Laid Plans

24 to 18 months prior to wedding datel Announce engagement.l Determine wedding style, budget, ceremony and reception site.l Develop a system to keep track of details.l Select wedding date.l Begin compiling guest list.l Decide on a wedding consultant.l Visit reception…

A Novel Idea

1. White hydrangea, purple tulips, purple ranunculas and Lisianthus buds by Dunn and Sonnier.  2. Blue hydrangea, white sweet peas, blue iris, peonies in blush adorned with looped curly willow, wrapped with crystals and pearls by Kenner Florist.3. Freedom Roses,…

Honeymoon Snapshot: Out of Africa

In Ernest Hemingway’s time, safaris were demanding, tough and took a month or two. Today, a safari is a honeymoon done in just under a week in total luxury, without losing a bit of the sense of adventure. If you…

Picture Perfect

Choosing a photographer for your wedding isn’t like choosing your location, bakery or menu. The photographer is the person in charge of capturing the special moments of your wedding – the ones you see and the ones you may miss.…

It’s Party Time!

Chaos is king as the big day draws ever closer. Friends and relatives can’t help being underfoot, unintentionally contributing to the lovely knot of stress living between your shoulders, and all the women in your life struggle to find common…

Countdown to Beauty: All Eyes on You

Planning a wedding can be a hectic, crazy process that might leave you stressed out and not exactly looking your best, but here is an essential beauty timeline that will ensure you’ll be gorgeous for your wedding day, just in…

Sparkle and Rhyme

From the first rose petal that slips through her tiny fingers to fall beneath the feet of a walking bride, a little girl dreams of her wedding and thinks on this rhyme:“Something old, something new,  Something borrowed, something blue, And…

A Palette of Petals

Enchanted eveningPink roses, magenta Gerber daisies and orange Enchantment lily bouquet by Kori’s Floral, 701 David Drive, Metairie, 818-2644. Roses are redRed rose bouquet by The Plant Gallery, 9401 Airline Highway, 488-8887. Lovely lily grassDusty miller and lily grass greens,…

Personalizing Your Wedding

"I wanted something a little different,” says Francesca Valles, a New Orleans bride-to-be who hails from California. She’s showing her ring to two of her bridesmaids as they try on dresses at Pearl’s Place in Metairie. She proudly holds out…

Fit to be Wed

So, you’ve got the ring, you’ve got the guy and now comes the wedding. Everyone is going to be looking at you. But not just you – the most beautiful version of you. The perfect dress, the perfect hair and…

Will Power

There are many other documents that are much more prevalent and can be more important than a matrimonial agreement. A properly drafted Last Will and Testament is important for everyone, married or not. Many couples believe that since they have…

'Til Debt Do You Part

Marriage is about many things. Many hopeless romantics get lost in the fantasy and splendor of it all. But some forget, marriage also involves the merging and protection of assets, being able to protect your money and having to share…