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Mane Attraction

The best hair styles for your hair type

Monograms and Matrons

Rules of the game for hyphenated monograms, married maids and men of honor


As cupid casts his spell on you and your betrothed, visions of gorgeous gowns dance in the forest's shadows

From The Editor

The majority of a couple’s wedding budget is spent on the venue, with the second biggest expense being the food and drink ­— especially in New Orleans. With that in mind, we’ve expanded our offerings on the subject in our new “Cuisine and Cocktails” section in the Details department. Beginning on page 87, contributor Emma […]

Stylish Getaway

Sweet rides for you, your spouse and your guests

Pump Up The Volume

Brides getting hitched in New Orleans — a city known for its music — will want to devote some extra time into planning the perfect soundtrack. This doesn’t have to be high-pressure and is probably one of the most fun parts of wedding planning. Music is universally appreciated and there are so many ways to […]

Snap Chat

How to ensure you get the wedding photography of your dreams

Luxe Locales

Hotels, halls, plantations and other places for everything from the rehearsal to the reception

Acing It

New Ace Hotel has cool to spare and is the perfect place for pre- wedding primping

Dressed Rehearsal

Miniatures of your Southern fried favorites for the cocktail reception or passed hors d’oeuvres

Beer is for Lovers

Say I-Do to brew with a New Orleans-style craft beer bar at your reception

Southern Comfort

Down-home favorites get a sophisticated Big Day makeover

Naturally Sweet

Simply delicious cakes embellished with fresh florals add natural beauty to your nuptials


Bride: Carrie Lacroix Groom: Matthew Doyle Date: Oct. 10, 2015 Ceremony: Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church Reception: New Orleans Country Club Coordinator: Evie Hunnicutt, Sapphire Events Gown: Carolina Herrera, Ultimate Bride Chicago Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Sung, Nordstrom Men’s Attire: Durand’s Tuxedo Consultants Rings: David Liska Custom Jeweler, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Florist: Ambrose Gardens Caterer: New Orleans Country […]

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

Something Blue

A pop of color and sass adds personality to your wedding day ensemble

Wedded to Wellness

Honeymoons that start you off on the right track

Inviting Occasion

Stationery suites to suit every couple

Clean Beauty

Eco beauty has never been more affordable or effective

Gifted Giving

Gorgeous gifts for the registry or your wedding party

Big Day Bliss

Top tips from four New Orleans wedding planning pros

Naturally Beautiful

Your guide to barely there bridal make up

Pre-Wedding Workouts

Five Crescent City studios get you in shape for the Big Day

Max Factor

Beauty innovations that will keep you looking good from engagement to honeymoon

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