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Real Wedding: Williams-Anselmi

                                Bride: Jennifer Williams Groom: Brady Anselmi Date: January 5, 2013 Ceremony: House of Blues Reception: House of Blues Coordinator: Chloe Tassin with House of Blues Catering: House of Blues Gown: Pronovias at Imaginations Bridal, Brookhaven, Mississippi Bridesmaids Dresses:  Dessy […]

Real Wedding: Eagan-Ellis

                            Bride: Mallory Eagan Groom: Joshua Ellis Date: March 29, 2014 Ceremony: St. Anthony of Pauda Reception: The Ritz Carlton Hotel Coordinator: I Do Events Catering: The Ritz Carlton Hotel Gown: Justin Alexander at The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe Bridesmaids Dresses: Jim […]

Real Wedding: Desselle-Young

                                    Bride: Brandi Desselle Groom: Lonnie Young Date: October 11, 2013 Ceremony: Camellia Garden in New Orleans City Park Reception: Pavilion of the Two Sisters Catering: Pavilion of the Two Sisters Gown: Yvonne La Fleur at Yvonne La […]

Real Wedding: Christens-Alcazar

                                  Bride: Kara Christens Groom: Orlando Alcazar Date: March 8, 2014 Ceremony: Audubon Sea Lion Exhibit Reception: Audubon Tea Room Catering: The Audubon Institute Gown: Vera Wang Luxe, Vera Wang, Toronto Bridesmaids Dresses: JLM Couture Alvina Valenta Maids New […]

Real Wedding: Bradley-Shirer

                        Bride: Kimberly Bradley Groom: Chris Shirer Date: November 2, 2013 Ceremony: Bayou St. John Bridge Reception: The Pitot House Catering: Casey Chermaine with Chicken Scratch Gown: Galina from David’s Bridal Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal Collection from David’s Bridal Men’s Attire: John’s Tuxedos Rings: […]

A Vehicle Built for You

How to choose your wedding wheels

Sing, Dance and Be Merry

What music to play at your wedding and how to get the best people to do it

Dishes They'll Love

Caterers share their most popular appetizers and entrees.

Time to Celebrate

10 places for an unforgettable wedding reception in New Orleans

How to Get the Best Wedding Photos

A little research and planning can lead to a beautiful wedding album.

Get Ready in Style

Make the prep time before your wedding a day of luxury in one of these three New Orleans hotels.

Menswear 101

Help your man find a look that suits him.

Royal Beauty

Channel your inner princess with the season’s most romantic gowns in Cinderella silhouettes and modern shades.

Aisle Style

Rainbow shades from pale to bold enhance the color potential of the big day’s style statement palette.

Baubles for the Bride

Spice up traditional wedding jewelry with colorful stones.

Take the Cake

The wedding cake is probably the biggest dessert decision you’ll ever make, and you can’t go wrong with these three beautiful cakes.

From the Editor

I’m writing this note with exactly 59 days until my own wedding.  I’ve already spent hours addressing invitations and thank you notes, and I spent a solid afternoon talking with my mom about the shape of my wedding program. Since I was coordinating my own wedding while working on this issue, I can promise you […]

Under-The-Radar Honeymoon Spots

While they may not be typical, these five locales are ideal for celebrating marriage bliss.

Wedding Etiquette Questions Answered

What you need to know about invitation wording, how to wear your rings and more

Don’t Forget the Small Stuff

Thinking about a cigar bar? Want to include your dog in the big day? These New Orleans businesses offer services to turn your good wedding into a great wedding.

Check It Twice

There’s a lot that goes into wedding planning, so don’t feel bad if you’re having a hard time keeping track of it all. Use our handy checklist to stay organized.

Late-Night Bite

                                Your guests will need a pick-me-up after your reception. Bring in a hot dog cart by Lucky Dogs for an iconic New Orleans snack. Lucky Dogs, 517 Gravier St., (504) 524-6010, luckydogs.us.

Invite with Style

Classic or trendy? Luxurious or simple? Whatever design you choose, your wedding invitation is a preview of your wedding style.

Blissful Gifts

Gifts from local businesses add New Orleans panache to your newlywed home. Leave a hint for your family and friends that these pieces would look great in your married life.

How Do I…?

We asked local makeup experts questions you’re probably already wondering about your wedding day makeup.

Go Retro

Try the hairstyles of yesteryear for a touch of vintage on your wedding day.

A Guide to Hairstyles and Necklines

Choosing a wedding hairstyle to go with your dress is harder than you think.

How To Find Your Glam Squad

Our guide to finding the best hair and makeup stylists

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