New Orleans Bride - Summer 2019

Real Weddings: Gross-Ehrhardt

Bride: Katelyn Gross / Groom: Ryan Ehrhardt Date of the wedding: May 12, 2018 Ceremony location: Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church / Reception location: New Orleans Board of Trade Gown: Stella York from Town and Country Bridal / Bridesmaids’ dresses: After Six from…

Music: Dance the Night Away

When planning a wonderful wedding day, one of the most important considerations is music. A great reception is accompanied by great music. So it’s best to think ahead about what music option is best for you and your guests. As…

Real Wedding: Matherne-Jaquillard

  Bride: Miranda Matherne / Groom: Paul Jaquillard Date: April 6, 2019 Ceremony Location: St Patrick’s Church, New Orleans / Reception Location: The Roosevelt Hotel, Waldorf Astoria Ballroom Coordinator: Three Little Words Gown: Martina Liana, Town & Country / Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill…

Advice: Double Trouble

Q: My invitation to a friend’s wedding arrived, but it’s only for me. My boyfriend and I have been together for almost a year now. Can I just bring him with me? Should I call my friend and ask her…

Makeup: Heat Wave

Keep your makeup on point even on the hottest, most humid days with heat-defying solutions.

Lagniappe: Belly Up to the Bubbly

Your Big Day presents countless opportunities to plan big and little surprises for your guests. It’s those moments that make an unforgettable day even more memorable. Delight your guests during the cocktail or wedding reception or perhaps the after party…

Real Weddings: Nelkin-Karam

Bride: Ellie Nelkin / Groom: Zachary Karam Date: October 13, 2018 Ceremony and Reception: Lagonda Plantation Wedding Coordinator: Wink Design and Events- Kim Tran Gown: Suzanne Neville-Wedding Atelier Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo, Amsale, Dessy Collection, BHLDN Groomʼs Tux: Fellow Menswear Ring:…

Cuisine & Cocktails: Perfect Palate

Food and beverage presentation is key for a truly statement-making wedding. Of course, everything should be delicious, but, as more couples aim to create experiences for their guests, how that food is served is also gaining importance. Michelle Norwood, founder…

Locations: Get Thee to the Church

The circa-1860s Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church was shuttered in 2001 and sat empty for more than a decade. Today, the historic site is used under a different name: Hotel Peter & Paul and has landed on nearly every…

Cuisine & Cocktails: Clink and Sip

You’ve tied the knot, now it’s time to tie one on. Give your guests plenty of reasons to clink glasses by setting the stage with creative cocktails spaced throughout the festivities. Here, a few on-trend tips that will have partygoers…

Hair: Mane Event

Haircare products to keep your crowning glory shinin’ and stylin’.

Cuisine & Cocktails: Keep on Truckin'

Why stop the party with the reception? After all, this is New Orleans and after parties are essential. Here are a few of our favorite food trucks that will keep your guests satiated — and the dance party hopping —…

Photography: Moments Captured

Wedding days go by in a blur. That’s why it’s important to have great pictures you can use to look back on the occasion as years go by. But just like anything else with a wedding, you need to find…

Gifts: Stock the Bar

Sleek Olivia & Oliver decanter and ice bucket, Bed Bath & Beyond, bedbathandbeyond.com; etched gold double old-fashioned glasses, Hilltop Shoppe, hilltopshoppe.com; stamped Italian marble bee coasters by Gary Schiro, Nola Gifts & Décor, nolagiftsanddecor.com. Ceramic leaf platters handmade by local…

The Duchess Effect

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT / Elizabeth Melancon MODELS / Ann Smith, Carson Noriega, Morgan Olivier, Mary Leonards for Images MAKEUP / Meggan Ory & Meggan Ory Cosmetics HAIR / Monique Munoz FINE JEWELRY / Boudreaux's Jewelers LOCATION / Il Mercato New Orleans,…

Fitness: Work It Out

It might be the idea of being the center of attention for the day or knowing those photos will last forever. Either way, all brides want to look their best on their Big Day. So amidst all the wedding prep,…

Fitness: Time is on Your Side

Losing weight before your wedding has become as expected as wearing a special dress in some shade of white, but this might be the first mistake that brides make according to trainer and co-owner of Simply Fit, Hudson Ellis. “Not…

Transportation: Getting There

Don’t stress about how you’re going to make it to your wedding. With so many options for couples in New Orleans — whether you want to make it to your ceremony by land, air or sea — you can arrive…

Beauty: Skin Therapy

Cleanse, brighten, tone and moisturize with products designed to create a gorgeous glow.

Real Weddings: Alder-Fagnani

Bride: Jessica Alder  / Groom: Justin Fagnani Date: April 21, 2018 Ceremony Location: Sully Mansion  / Reception Location: The Parlor at Hotel Pontchartrain Coordinator: Clark and Kelly (Kate Clark + Becca Kelly) Gown: BHLDN Florist: Pistil and Stamen Caterer: St. James Cheese Company …

Beauty: Planned Primping

When planning a wedding, big or small, there are usually lists of things to do. It’s important however, to build in time for your beauty plan. Having the right treatments at the right time, enables you to enjoy the maximum…

Honeymoon: Bright Lights, Big City

You were thinking about a deserted island for your honeymoon. Until you weren’t. Because suddenly it sounded really boring to be stuck by yourselves on a romantic beach. You had to have a conversation then, and you asked yourselves, “Are…

From the Editor

There’s nothing like a royal wedding to stoke everyone’s romantic fires. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, aka Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, were married at St. Georges Chapel at Windsor Castle in the United Kingdom in May of 2018…

Honeymoon: Deep in the Heart

Planning and executing a wedding and reception is a monumental undertaking, no matter the size. And while the honeymoon exists at the wedding’s conclusion for romance and relaxation, leaving the party to fly to a far destination may be just…

Hair: Go Big

Last July when Kaia Gerber (Cindy Crawford’s daughter) took to the runway at the Valentino Couture fashion show in Paris, she heralded the return of big hair. The legendary hairstylist Guido Palau created a ‘60s-inspired sky-high and ultra-thick look which…

In With The New

Wedding planners specialize in curating the perfect Big Day that’s unique to each couple. They have the expertise, local contacts and their clients’ best interests in mind. That’s why it’s important to let the experts handle the details. Here, we…

Real Weddings: Tullier-Patty

Bride: Molly Tullier / Groom: Charles Patty III Date: March 23, 2019 Ceremony and Reception Location: The Abby Rose Gown: Stella York, MaeMe’s / Bridesmaids’ dresses: David’s Bridal / Men’s Attire: John’s Tuxedos Bride’s ring: Family Heirloom / Groom’s Ring: Ramsey’s Diamond Jewelers Florist:…

Invitations: Airy Palette

Rich pearlized ivory stock accented with gold foil press, on pocket-style invitation with die-cut enclosures, Exquisite Events, eeinvites.com. Heavyweight paper, printed with cathedral design and gold ink on blush, with metallic gold shimmer envelope, Two Sprouts, twosprouts.com. Heavyweight white cotton…

Location: The Great Outdoors

Here in New Orleans, the two most popular times of year to get married are March through June and October through December, with March and October being the busiest months. This is important to keep in mind when booking your…