Weddings, Food

Signature Style

  Cocktails are a party staple, second only (maybe) to what's on the menu – especially in New Orleans. A steady trend in the wedding world is to pair your wedding-related event with a signature cocktail. Though we suggest not…

Stock The Couple's Bar

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,…

Spice It Up

  Finding a memorable and useful wedding gift for any of the many parties surrounding a wedding can be challenging for guests. Sticking to the registry is a no-fail plan, but if you’re like us, you want to add some…

The Perfect Palate

  Food and beverage presentation is key for a truly statement-making wedding. Of course, everything should be delicious, but, as more couples aim to create experiences for their guests, how that food is served is also gaining importance. Michelle Norwood,…

Truckin’

Catering trucks have fast become a wedding reception favorite. The number of trucks to choose from in New Orleans has grown over the past couple of years and there is something for every couple’s personality. In this installment of the…

Wine About It

  From where to stay and what to do, planning a bachelorette party in another city can be tricky. Fortunately, New Orleans has a multitude of bars, restaurants and things to do that you can’t go wrong with for a…

Bubble Tap Will Have You Belly Up to the Bubbly

  Your Big Day presents countless opportunities to plan big and little surprises for your guests. It’s those moments that make an unforgettable day even more memorable. Delight your guests during the cocktail or wedding reception or perhaps the after…

Signature Cocktail Recipes

  In New Orleans, a party is not a party without two essential things: the food and the cocktails. Signature cocktails made a huge wave in the wedding scene, but have recently died down due to,what we believe to be…

Classic Crescent City Cuisine

  As a couple, you are New Orleans through and through. What better way to celebrate your admiration for the city that speaks the same love language as you than through elegantly classic and traditional cuisine that is so inextricably…

Bridal Brunches

  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,…

Mixing It Up

  The award-winning, New Orleans-based El Guapo Bitters entered the cocktail scene in 2014 with its line of bitters, syrups and mixers. The company says on its website that each product is made with locally-sourced ingredients traceable to the farm…

Wine and Dash

Like a match made in heaven, the New Orleans food scene, from local fare to fine dining, pairs exquisitely with our cocktail and wine culture. But you don’t have to pay hundreds of dollars to get an elevated experience. Enter…

Southern Comfort

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. To…

Interactive Eats

  With the continual climb of the foodie culture and our collective passion for posting plated images on social media, couples now more than ever are motivated to deliver a memorable reception menu — especially in New Orleans. When it…

Garden Variety

Timeless cakes with added fresh florals for a touch of natural elegance

Love is in the Air

Romantic New Orleans bars and restaurants to get you from Valentine’s Day to the Big Day

Caterer’s Choice: Roquefort Gougerés

  Holiday cooking for family or friends can be stressful. Especially, if the stakes are higher and it’s a wedding-related holiday fête. For this month’s Caterer’s Choice, Chef Bryan Clark – executive chef at Joel Catering – has offered up…

Caterer's Choice: Holiday Wedding Charcuterie Board

  This month, Chef Bryan Clark – executive chef of Joel Catering – is helping readers ace those holiday bridal showers, engagement parties or even rehearsal dinners this season. "Considering it’s my passion, it’s hard to admit that some people…

Caterer’s Choice: Butternut Squash Bisque

  The cooler weather has finally started rolling into the Big Easy and many people are celebrating its arrival. One of those people is Chef Bryan Clark, executive chef at Joel Catering. To continue our monthly series, and celebrate the…

Caterer's Choice: Signature Cocktails

  For the past few months, we’ve been featuring recipes from Chef Bryan Clark, executive chef at Joel Catering. Each recipe is perfect for a date night in, an engagement party, or even a wedding reception. Food is at the…

Small Packages

If variety is the spice of life, small plates are the way to go