Weddings, Food

Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

  On July 13, Louisiana state leaders shared new data concerning the Delta variant of the coronavirus. The Delta variant is on the rise throughout the state of Louisiana – with a 175% increase in cases over the last two…

Understated Cakes

  Chocolate cake with mousseline filling, covered in a gray marbled fondant with…

Joyful Baking at Home

  Gift giving is one of the five love languages and whether it’s yours or gift giving gives you nerves, a new product line arriving at Williams-Sonoma is sure to ease your burdens with a small lagniappe gift. Joy Wilson,…

Send Guests Home With Flavorful Favors

  When it comes to wedding favors, it’s always a great idea to give something from the heart that is locally made. That way, your guests get a taste of your special city. One such option here in New Orleans…

Individual Mini Wedding Cakes are the Icing on Top

  When you envision your perfect wedding reception, you see a series of wow moments that will have your guests gushing and hashtagging throughout the celebration. You can bet your buttercream that a creative dessert moment is a golden opportunity…

Date Night In

  Earlier this month, we reported on a new initiative during the Lenten season called Fish Fry Friday’s - a partnership with Louisiana Hospitality Foundation and United Way of Southeast Louisiana. During the season, 39 participating restaurants will donate a…

Safety-Forward Sipping

  At many wedding receptions, it’s pretty much an elbow-to-elbow race to the open bar once the I do’s are done. Since current times aren’t well suited for crowding with cocktails, it’s a perfect opportunity to think outside the bar…

Mix it Up

  The coronavirus is not yet finished wreaking havoc on the world. While we are all still social distancing and being safe however, we still need something to celebrate or a way to insert fun into our day-to-day activities. We…

Refined Simplicity

  Two-tiered, almond pound cake iced with American buttercream, in stucco and marble, adorned with sugar dragees, by Swiss Confectionery, swisscakes.net. Three-tiered devil’s food cake, filled with raspberry cream cheese and iced with white buttercream icing, covered in fondant. Decorated…

Spice It Up

  One of the first things that comes to mind when thinking of the Big Easy is the food. Whether it’s for a family get-together or even a wedding-related party, everyone wants to know what’s on the menu. (Kelly here:…

They’ll Eat It Up

  We’re all still trying to navigate COVID-era weddings. But no matter what New Orleans is faced with – like currently dodging a hurricane – food is always our unifier. Food brings us together and, besides a good party, is…

The Registry Game

  In a recent Bridal Buzz roundup, we announced the official launch of The Knot’s new registry platform. On Aug. 5, The Knot launched a registry store for couples paired with thousands of products and connected to many popular big-box…

Bubbles on Tap

  Last week, we reported on what the new restrictions announced by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell mean for weddings and events in the Big Easy. It’s important to adhere to the state mandates and…

A Cool Drink

  A lot of events in New Orleans revolve around drinking and revelry. But when the summer months hit, besides a cold beer, sometimes certain alcohols just aren’t what you want to reach for while celebrating. It’s also nice, when…

Painted Elegance

Three-tiered almond cake with lemon mascarpone buttercream and fresh fruit filling, covered in grey marbled, gold and white fondant with decorative navy and gold ruffles, The Sweet Life, nolasweetlife.com. Three-tiered lemon cake with cream cheese filling, covered in white fondant…

Cooking Couples

  Let’s be honest, social distancing at home is hard enough, but for those couples who are cohabitating, spending 24/7 with your partner could potentially put a little strain on any relationship. It’s imperative to find activities to do with…

Bring It Around Town

  The “Let Them Eat Cake” team is consistently asked for wedding recommendations across various categories. The most requested is restaurants for different wedding occasions. It’s in that spirit that we decided to begin highlighting restaurants and spaces throughout New…

Crowd-Pleasing Fare

  You can’t stop talking about how much you want everyone on the dance floor at your reception. You’ve booked a top-notch band and made sure there’s plenty of space for your cousin to do his bring-the-house-down breakdance sequence. How…

Vegan Love

  This week, we reported on the Ochsner EatFit Alcohol Free for 40 initiative as a way for you and your partner to detox and prep for your Big Day. Recently, the vegan restaurant Seed reopened with new owners and…

The Appeal of Reception Food Stations and Bars

Lately you’ve noticed that some of your most fun group dining outings are at food halls. The perfect compromise for the picky eater, the adventurous foodie and the steadfast dieter, the variety and range that the concept provides has so…

Date Night ‘Happier’ Hour

  Earlier this year, the exciting addition of a new hotel right outside the Saenger Theatre’s doors kept Canal Street buzzing. Following the tragic and unforeseen collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel however, the Saenger Theatre closed its doors to…

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.…

Five Fabulous Brunch Spots

  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,…

Chic Eats

  There is no lack of culinary excitement around New Orleans. Each day a new restaurant is popping up offering new and tasty things for all to enjoy. Whether you’re out with your gal pals, looking for a hotspot for…

Cocktail Trends For Lively Big Day Celebrations

  You’ve tied the knot, now it’s time to tie one on. Give your guests plenty of reasons to clink glasses by setting the stage with creative cocktails spaced throughout the festivities. Here, a few on-trend tips that will have…

The Brunch Bunch

  Between brunch and New Orleans, we’re not sure which entity is more popular these days. New Orleans continues to make waves nationally (and internationally) as a hotspot location for travel and destination weddings. As far as brunch (which is…