When my husband and I got married in 1998, there were seemingly a lot less options, not only for locations, but also pretty much every other aspect of the wedding. For example, until the 2000s, I’m convinced there weren’t any cake flavor alternatives beyond white cake with white buttercream frosting. Today, couples have countless choices for everything from cake flavors (red velvet, please), the style and décor or theme (Bohemian? Classic? Rustic?), invitation designs, and the attire of the bride, groom and bridal party. In many ways, it does seem like — as the Cole Porter song says — anything goes. Which is why we relished an Art Deco-theme for this issue, the elements of which would be right at home with Porter’s jazzy hits drawing couples to the dance floor. The deco-inspired invitation will set the stage for a ritzy affair to remember and the gowns in our fashion spread are delightful, delicious and de-lovely.

Speaking of food, who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner? If that sounds right up your alley, consider incorporating elegant versions of your favorite breakfast fare into your reception. You’ll be right on trend as you and your guests belly up to the biscuit bar.

Are you at a loss for a decorative theme for your reception? We’ve interviewed local wedding planners and rental companies to get the scoop on the most perfect décor for your Big Day.

As always, we have enough beauty, fitness, makeup and hair tips and advice to fill the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Be sure to check out the “Nuptials Namaste” story on pg. 26 though, to get expert advice on keeping your cool during those heady and hectic planning days.
We couldn’t be more thrilled with this issue and we are certain it has everything you need to blow your Big Day out of the park. Let’s plan a wedding!


P.S. Visit Let Them Eat Cake, the official blog of New Orleans Bride Magazine for more tips and trends, trunk shows and other events, plus advice, ideas, inspiration and interviews. It’s all of the bridal buzz you can use, five days a week.