From the Editor

Over the past few years we’ve frequently seen, read and heard the phrase, “Love is not cancelled.” It was a mantra when the United States Supreme Court ruled same sex marriage legal in all 50 states in 2015. Recently, it applies to the countless couples continuing to move forward with their (safely distanced) weddings amid COVID-19 mandates and restrictions. It’s in that spirit that we present our Summer-Autumn 2020 issue.

New Orleans wedding vendors and couples are resilient and creative, which comes in handy during any crisis, including a pandemic.

The trend over the past several years has been lavish, yet intimate weddings. Couples have opted to gather their closest family and friends in lush settings, creating a sensory experience with the location, décor, florals, music, cocktails, cuisine, cake, favors and more. This can still be achieved within the city’s guidelines, due to the immensely innovative and resourceful individuals in the New Orleans wedding industry. Couples need only tap into their sense of adventure to create the wedding of their dreams.

As always, the issue is chock full of ideas, inspiration, information, resources and eye candy galore. It is dedicated to the myriad couples who had to postpone and rescheduled, as well as those who forged ahead with Zoom weddings, elopements and micro-weddings, proving that indeed love is not cancelled.

Cheers!

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.