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New Orleans Bride Summer 2018

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High Impact

Makeup that works covers, protects, works double-duty and stays put

Fanciful Fondant

Artful variations on fondant frosting that take the cake


  There is something quintessentially New Orleans about a classically-styled wedding. With a ceremony set in one of the city’s countless historic churches, a second line to or during the cocktail reception and a big party in a hall with Old World glamour, there’s no way a couple can go wrong. That’s the great thing […]

Acts of Grace

Late invitations, distant friendships and last-minute elopements

Basics Master Class

Start an at home skincare regimen now and get your Big Day glow on

Maximum Effect

Products to calm, brighten, hydrate and perfect skin

To Tan or Not To Tan

An expert guide to getting that sun-kissed bronze look, sans harmful rays

Crunch Time

30-day wedding workout

Glitter Everywhere

How to incorporate this shimmering trend into a timeless look

Big Easy Bites

An elegant approach to Crescent City cuisine

The Classics

Timeless hairstyles for wedding day glamour

Topping it Off

The best accessories for bridal hair

Spirit of Giving

Gifts for him, her and them

Eternally Chic

Classic stationery with enduring appeal

Bridal Bliss

Relax, restore and rejuvenate at these top New Orleans spas.

Elevated Elegance

Tradition trumps the sheer and sensual with an emphasis on pared-down dresses and frothy ball gowns that reflect romance, femininity and tenderness.

Shimmering Simplicity

Diamond and pearl adornments to complete your wedding day look

Get Lit

Gemstone-inspired Kendra Scott candles great for gifting

Toast to Tradition

Cheers to the classic cocktail, which adds fun and history to your fête

Southern Comfort

Take your hors d’oeuvres to the next level with elevated takes on Southern classics

Sweet Seraphim

Historic Tremé home doubles as exclusive and decadent wedding and events space

Unmistakably New Orleans

Ceremony and reception locations with quintessential New Orleans flair

Picture Perfect

Tips From the Pros

Setting the Soundtrack

What to know about planning your wedding music

Getting There

A handy guide to New Orleans’ many options to get you and your guests to and from the wedding

Real Weddings | Breland-Rome

Bride: Camille Breland Groom: Gregory Rome Date: March 16, 2018 Ceremony: Rayne United Methodist Church Reception: Pavilion of the Two Sisters at City Park Coordinator: David Naron, Oxford Floral Gown: 2-piece (Watters top, Town & Country skirt), Town & Country Bridesmaids: Bill Levkoff, Bella Bridesmaids Groomsmen: Traditional white tie, Perlis Rings: 1.5 carat square-cut emerald […]

Real Weddings | Frilot-Crosby

Bride: Caroline Frilot Groom: Tac Crosby Date: May 16, 2015 Ceremony and Reception Location: New Orleans Country Club Planner: Ruby and Pearl by Sapphire Events Florist: Mitch’s Flowers Caterer: New Orleans Country Club Cake: Royal Cakery Photographer: Sarah Becker Photography Hair and Makeup: Beverly from John Jay Music: New Orleans’ Finest and BRW Band   […]

Real Weddings | Hull-Kohn

Bride: Kristen Hull Groom: Michael Kohn Date: May 23, 2014 Ceremony and Reception Location: Race + Religious Coordinator: Elyse Jennings Gown: Jenny Packham at Everthine Bridal Boutique Bridesmaids: J. Crew Groomsmen: John Varvatos Rings: De Beers Florist: Kim Starr Wise Caterer: Palate New Orleans Cake: The Royal Cakery Photographer: Greer Gattuso Hair and Makeup: Blush […]

Real Weddings | O’Brien-Hyde

Bride: Maegan O’Brien  Groom: Henry Arthur Hyde III Date: February 24, 2018 Ceremony and Reception: Maison Lafitte Coordinator: Elizabeth Burkhardt Events Gown: Wedding Belles Bridesmaids: Bella Bridesmaids Groomsmen: Tuxedos to Geaux Rings: Anton’s Fine Jewelry Florist: Lakevue Florist, Jan Hunter Caterer: The Lakehouse Cake: Mandeville Bake Shop Photographer: James Shaw Photography, James Shaw Hair: Tribe […]

Real Weddings | Schexnayder-Laiche

Bride: Emily Schexnayder Groom: Robert Laiche Jr. Date: July 14, 2017 Ceremony Location: St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church Reception Location: Magnolia Plantation Gown and Bridesmaids: The Bridal Boutique by Mae Me Men’s attire: Johns Tuxedos Rings: Ramsey’s Diamond Jewelers Florist: Villere’s Florist Cake: Haydel’s Bakery Photographer: David Braud Photography Videography: Scott Alwert Productions Hair: […]

Wildlife Wonderment

Honeymoon adventures for animal-loving couples

Going South

The Southern Hotel for your post-wedding getaway

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

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