From the Editor
There’s nothing like a royal wedding to stoke everyone’s romantic fires. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, aka Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, were married at St. Georges Chapel at Windsor Castle in the United Kingdom in May of 2018 and wedding trends were set off around the world. The elegant boat neck Givenchy gown created by British designed Clare Waight Keller featured silk and three-quarter length sleeves and a triple silk organza underskirt. The simple, modest, yet timeless gown is the inspiration for our bridal fashion spread in this issue. Each gown in the story will make any bride feel like a duchess for her wedding day.
If you dream of an outdoor wedding, don’t miss our Locations feature on page 94. We are showcasing 10 gorgeous outdoor venues and there is something for everyone, from the modern couple to traditionalists.
Are you looking for ideas to surprise and delight your guests? Our food truck roundup makes planning your after party a breeze. Check it out on page 84, then plan date nights to test drive the truck’s fare. That’s wedding planning we can get behind!
We also have tips from the pros on everything else you need for your Big Day, so dig in and take notes. 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.
In May, Atelier Ace opened its Maison de la Luz luxury guest house and Bar Marilou. Located in the former City Hall Annex in the Arts Warehouse district off of Lafayette Square, the property has 67 meticulously appointed rooms, guest-only breakfast, living and dining rooms, as well as bespoke concierge service and the craft cocktail bar next door. Your wedding party will revel in these deluxe accomodations or book it for your first night as a married couple. maisondelaluz.com
In April, Sotre (3933 Magazine St. ) launched its new bridal registry. Make gift buying easy for your loved ones and shop for special bridesmaid and groomsman gifts. The registry has everything from home goods and décor to gift items, such as those all-important hankies for your wedding second line. sotre-design.com
On June 26, join us at the Hyatt Regency for the New Orleans Bride Magazine Bridal Show. Meet more than 150 of the city’s top wedding professionals in a festive setting, sip champagne and sample fabulous food. Visit www.myneworleans.com/events for tickets, pricing and more information.