Editor's Note

Summer in New Orleans, while often fraught with weather worries and days so humid you swear you can see water in the air, is also a beautiful time to plan and have your wedding!
Most people know that June has always been a popular month to wed. Thanks to the song “June Bride” from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, the 1954 MGM Academy Award-winning musical, we know that, “Oh, they say when you marry in June, you’re a bride all your life. And the bridegroom who marries in June / Gets a sweetheart for a wife … the June bride hears the song/ of the spring that lasts all summer long.”
Historically, June was considered a blessed month in which to have your wedding because it honored Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage. But there was a practical reason as well: if a bride was married in June, then (if all went according to plan) she could have her first child and be well enough to help with the harvest the next year. Also, in the 15th century couples married in June because it coincided with their annual bath (and who doesn’t like to smell nice on their honeymoon!).
Though June is a warm month when traditions abound, we know that the economy might be weighing heavily on your mind. Look no further than “Luxe vs. Lean” for tips on saving money without compromising your dream wedding. Having trouble deciding between live or deejayed music? Check out “Ask the Experts: Music Notes” for advice from the pros. In love with love? Be sure to take a look at our bouquet spread “A Budding Romance” and tips on picking your signature scent for your dream day in “The Scent of a Woman.” Want an adult-only wedding but don’t know how to pull it off? Dee Lane in “Weddiquette” has your answer and answers to more questions every issue. Have an issue of your own? E-mail it to etiquette@RenPubLLC.com and see it answered.
Congratulations to Mrs. Ashley Patton Anderson for being chosen to be on our cover! Want the chance yourself? All you have to do is place a wedding register in New Orleans Bride! Check out page 65 for more information.
We are here for you from engagement to partying down at your reception and beyond! If there’s something we can add or if you have a suggestion, please let us know – just e-mail me, Morgan@RenPubLLC.com. Enjoy yourself and enjoy New Orleans Bride!

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