There is something quintessentially New Orleans about a classically-styled wedding. With a ceremony set in one of the city’s countless historic churches, a second line to or during the cocktail reception and a big party in a hall with Old World glamour, there’s no way a couple can go wrong. That’s the great thing about sticking with a classic look, whether it’s your hair, makeup and gown or the flowers, décor and locations, it never goes out of style.

In this issue, we’re celebrating the classics.

On page 38, we give a rundown of six timeless hairstyles steeped in sophistication and elegance. On pages 44 through 50, there are four traditional stationery options for inspiration and consideration. In our Fashion spread, pared down elegance and feminine romance reign supreme with our couple, and their attendants celebrate in style at the historic, circa-1888 Felicity Church in the Lower Garden District. On page 104, this issue’s installment of the two Locations features offers up a host of venues with unmistakable New Orleans flair.

Don’t worry however if you prefer boho style, modern vibes, romantic or vintage over classic. There is something in this issue for you too, so keep flipping and start clipping those ideas.

Also, while we hope this isn’t the case, we know wedding planning can be a bit — well, stressful. If you are already in the full throes and feeling crunched, take a peek at the pre-wedding spa getaways feature on  page 52 and get a relaxing hour, afternoon, day or weekend on the calendar to help get you to the church on time and feeling fine.

Let’s plan a wedding!




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