Planning a wedding is challenging in the best of times.  There are so many moving parts and countless opportunities for mishaps. My heart goes out to any couple who had to cancel, postpone and generally rethink the entire concept of their wedding amid the pandemic in 2020 or those facing those choices in the first few months of 2021 as we await a vaccine while continuing to curb the virus. That said, we’ve seen firsthand just how creative couples can get when put to the test. People found ways to get married while staying safe and keeping the wellbeing of their loved ones at the top of their priority list, too. This creativity from couples and the talented wedding vendors they work with has spurred trends that are so fabulous, we hope they stick around. This issue is dedicated to those spirited couples, New Orleans’ creative wedding industry professionals and the trends they’ve set.

As always, we have news, beauty and hair advice and product recommendations, inspiration for stationery and cakes, as well as wedding food and beverages, photography, venues and more. The trends range from throwbacks to new ways of doing things and we are excited to see where it all leads.

As you plan your wedding, we are as hopeful as you that soon enough, we won’t have to concern ourselves with the pandemic and can celebrate surrounded by loved ones while clinking glasses and hugging necks. Until then, stay safe and plan on.   


From the Editor

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