New Orleans Bride - Summer 2014 06/02/2014 Site Staff Comments FacebookTwitter 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… A Vehicle Built for YouHow to choose your wedding wheels Sing, Dance and Be MerryWhat music to play at your wedding and how to get the best people to do it Dishes They'll LoveCaterers share their most popular appetizers and entrees. Time to Celebrate10 places for an unforgettable wedding reception in New Orleans How to Get the Best Wedding PhotosA little research and planning can lead to a beautiful wedding album. Get Ready in StyleMake the prep time before your wedding a day of luxury in one of these three New Orleans hotels. Menswear 101Help your man find a look that suits him. Royal BeautyChannel your inner princess with the season’s most romantic gowns in Cinderella silhouettes and modern shades. Aisle StyleRainbow shades from pale to bold enhance the color potential of the big day’s style statement palette. Baubles for the BrideSpice up traditional wedding jewelry with colorful stones. Take the CakeThe 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 EditorI’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… How To Find Your Glam SquadOur guide to finding the best hair and makeup stylists A Guide to Hairstyles and NecklinesChoosing a wedding hairstyle to go with your dress is harder than you think. Go RetroTry the hairstyles of yesteryear for a touch of vintage on your wedding day. How Do I...?We asked local makeup experts questions you’re probably already wondering about your wedding day makeup. Blissful GiftsGifts 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. Invite with StyleClassic or trendy? Luxurious or simple? Whatever design you choose, your wedding invitation is a preview of your wedding style. 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.… Check It TwiceThere’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. Don’t Forget the Small StuffThinking 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. Wedding Etiquette Questions AnsweredWhat you need to know about invitation wording, how to wear your rings and more Under-The-Radar Honeymoon SpotsWhile they may not be typical, these five locales are ideal for celebrating marriage bliss.