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New Orleans Bride Summer 2013

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Big Day Desserts

No celebration is complete without dessert. Enjoy a slice of sweet from a beautiful wedding cake.

Delectable Diamonds

Diamonds are like the icing on the cake for a perfect wedding.

The Great Outdoors

New Orleans is home to many idyllic settings for an al fresco fête.

Angel Webb & Kyle Suggs

Bride: Angel Webb Groom: Kyle Suggs Date: March 24, 2012 Ceremony: Jackson Square Reception: Ralph and Kacoo’s Gown: Oleg Cassini from David’s Bridal Bridesmaids: Dillard’s Men’s Attire: Calvin Klein from Men’s Warehouse Rings: Gold was contributed by family members, then melted down and reformed into gold wedding bands by Martin’s Diamond Gallery Cake: Swiss Confectionery […]

Real Wedding: Scarlett Reeves & William Thomas

Bride: Scarlett Reeves Groom: William Thomas Date: May 12, 2012 Ceremony: Preservation Hall Reception: The Napoleon House Gown: Privately designed in Bogota by Martha Ferro Rings: Brent&Jess Florist: Tommy’s Flower Shop Cake: Le Croissant D’Or Caterer: Napoleon House Photographer: Shoot 2 Studios Hair: Bridget Cordes from Bella Brides Music: Personal setup at the reception, Faux […]

Tiffani Reding & Michael Amedeo Jr.

Bride: Tiffani Marie Reding Groom: Michael Mark Amedeo Jr. Date: March 23, 2013 Ceremony: The Riverview Room balcony Reception: The Riverview Room Gown Designer: Jim Hjelm Blush from The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe Bridesmaids Dresses: Venus from The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe Men’s Attire: Black suits from John’s Tuxedo Rings: Stanley Jewelers, Inc. Florist: Grow […]

What to Do When: Our Helpful Wedding Checklist

How early should you make a guest list? When do you book a second line? Use this wedding checklist to make sure you don’t skip major steps before you put on the white dress.   10-12 Months Before __ Have the “who pays for what” conversation and set your budget. You can’t do anything until […]

The Manners of Getting Married

There are a lot of etiquette questions that come up during wedding planning. We’ve got a few answers for you.

Local Professionals Answer Your Wedding Music Questions

Think of your wedding music as the soundtrack to your most romantic occasion. You’ll want to personalize it to your taste, of course, but also provide some crowd-pleasing hits for your guests after the ceremony is over and everyone is ready to let loose on the dance floor. We asked Jim Dunegan of X-Pert Productions, […]

Vacate and Celebrate

Whether you hope to honeymoon in Indiana or Belize, local travel agents can help you find the perfect escape

Super Showers

Think beyond the living room for your bridal shower.

Amanda McIntyre & Alex Wood

Bride: Amanda Lynn McIntyre Groom: Alex Brennan Wood Date: February 23, 2013 Ceremony: St. Anthony of Padua Reception: Chateau Estates Country Club Gown: Yvonne LaFleur from Yvonne LaFleur Bridesmaids Dresses: Sophia Tolli from The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe Men’s Attire: Rome’s Tuxedos Rings: Raymond’s Jewelry Creations Florist: Kathy Thaller Caterer: Chateau Estates Country Club Cake: […]

Victoria Bard & Cuong Tran

Bride: Victoria Bard Groom: Cuong Tran Date: December 8, 2012 Ceremony: Popp Fountain at City Park Reception: Panda King Coordinator: Maria Tran Gown: Jasmine Bridal from Pearl’s Place Bridesmaids Dresses: Alvina Valenta from The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe Rings: Minh Chau, Symmetry Jewelers Florist: Eufloria Designs Caterer: Panda King Cake: Chez Pierre, Bunny Barletto Photographer: […]

How to Get the Most Out of Your Photographer

Local experts share some thoughts and tips.

Editor's Note

Less than a year ago, I moved to New Orleans from a Midwestern college town, a place very different from here. Thanks to New Orleans’ historic buildings and amazing slices of culture everywhere you look, I often have “Oh my gosh, I can’t believe I live here” moments. That’s what happened on the day we […]

The "New" Rehearsal Dinner

Explore your range of options for a memorable (and delicious) evening.

Romantic Renaissance

Fabulous gowns steal the show when form meets fashion to create stylish and stunning silhouettes.

Maid to Order

                Bari Jay Petal Pink twist-front Bella chiffon gown with crystal bead detail and optional shoulder straps at Pearl’s Place; Venus iridescent rose ruched chiffon short dress at The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe; Cotton Candy chiffon short dress with spaghetti straps and contrast empire bow at Linda Lee […]

So Inviting

Set the tone for your wedding with invitations that reflect you and your groom.

Give a Little Bit

Thank your wedding party and loved ones for joining you on your special day.

Makeup Ideas from the Pros

Even if you’re an expert at putting on eyeliner, or you know the best way to apply bronzer, it can be hard to get the exact look you want without the help of a professional. We asked four makeup artists to reveal some of the secrets of their craft and how they used them to […]

Ways to Get in Shape for the White Dress

As a bride, the goal of losing weight and getting in shape for the big day, seems to be one of the most difficult things of all to achieve and can cast a gloomy pall over the whole wedding planning process. But it shouldn’t be the miserable experience you expect it to be. If you […]

How to Get Perfect Wedding Hair

Long gone are the days when a bride would only have to decide whether to wear her hair up or down, straight or curly. Like skin care, today’s hair care benefits from many scientific advances and offers brides more ways to achieve the most gorgeous tresses imaginable. We spoke to some local experts to get […]

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