New Orleans Bride - Summer 2012

Editor’s Note

As I was preparing for my wedding, a dear friend gave me two pieces of advice: Make sure to eat rich food the week of your big day or you’ll be sick after the rehearsal dinner; and, if nothing goes…


Whether it’s a detoxifying body wrap or the perfect shade of rose-petal-pink nail polish, reward yourself for all the hard work you’ve put into planning your wedding with some serious pampering and relaxation at a top-notch spa. For the ultimate…


Bridal beauty goes beyond your finding your dream dress and achieving perfectly coiffed hair and flawless glamorous makeup. Ensure you’ll be ready for the big day by planning well in advance. Presenting your most beautiful self means staying healthy, feeling…


Just like fondant on an expertly decorated wedding cake, hair and makeup complete the look of your wedding attire; your cake would be just as delicious without the cake’s decorations, but lacking that extra “wow factor” you want when celebrating…

To Give, Sublime

From shower gifts to honeymoon planning, these local vendors have the perfect present for any wedding occasion.

So Inviting

Whether you and your fiancé are summer chic in red, or classically black-and-white, or into sealife or scrolls, these local vendors have the perfect invitation suites to take you from showers to luncheons to the wedding day and beyond – don’t…

Shake it Up!

                    Persimmon, mango, tangerine and mulberry sound exotic but are just a sampling of the hot colors, short styles and cool fabrics available for your wedding party attire. Tangerine silk chiffon…

Field of Dreams

Beautiful gowns, jewelry and bouquets showcased at Pontchartrain Vineyards to make your wedding fantasies come true.

Luxe Locations

Hold your wedding reception, engagement party or cocktail party at any of these lovely local settings.


Maybe you’re full of love, champagne or wedding cake, but you can’t possibly refuse room for bite-sized pieces of sweetness. Lucky You! Candy Catering offers deluxe candy tables in custom colors, designs and themes to sweeten up any occasion; they…

Bridal Resource Directory

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From now on

How to create the wedding registry that will make you happy

How I Matched Your Mother

Ladies, brides, maids – step away from the magazine. I mean it. Hand it to your fiancé and never look back. Instruct him to remove these pages and, having read them, burn them. Or eat them. Just so long as…

Picture Perfect

Experts’ tips on choosing the photographer who’s right for you.

Pride of Place

How to choose your wedding locations, according to the experts

The Icing on the Cake

Whether your style is cute, quirky or classic (or a combination of all three), these local shops can help you customize the perfect dessert to make your wedding as sweet as possible.

In Full Bloom

These stunning rings will grow with you from engagement through the rest of your lives.