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Makeup: Heat Wave

As the summer approaches and more events are added to the calendar, you want to make sure your makeup is ready to beat the heat. In this 2019 New Orleans Bride Magazine Summer article, Mirella Cameran shares some products to help us keep our glam. -Kelly Massicot   Keep your makeup on point even on […]

Real Weddings: Gross-Ehrhardt

[gtx_gallery] 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 Bella Bridesmaids / Men’s Attire: Perlis Rings: Ramsey’s Diamond Jewelers Florist: Bee’s Wedding and Event Designs […]

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 any New Orleanian knows, there is something to be said for live music. This is […]

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 Levkoff, Bella Bridesmaids Men’s Attire: Rome’s Rings: Adlers Florist: The Plant Gallery Caterer: The Roosevelt […]

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 if I can? Q: I don’t really know my coworker’s girlfriend; they’ve only been together […]

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 with libations from the Bubble Tap trailer. The charming and highly-Instagrammable vintage canned ham camper […]

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: Jack Sutton / Florist: Bella Blooms Caterer: Imonelliʼs  / Cake: Chasing Wang Photography: Greer Gattuso  / Videographer: Andrey […]

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 of Michelle Norwood Weddings, has planned nearly 100 weddings since starting her company in 2015. […]

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 “Best of” list across the country for its rooms and the see-and-be-seen Elysian Bar. A […]

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 toasting from “kiss the bride” to “last dance.” Welcome Cocktail Wall For visual impact, a […]

Hair: Mane Event

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

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 — all through the night. Burgers Ya Heard Made-to-order, gourmet burgers made with seasonal ingredients? Yes, […]

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 the photographer who is the best fit for you. Style and artistry are not the […]

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 artist Betsy Lody, Judy at the Rink; floral mugs, Nothing Bundt Cakes, nothingbundtcakes.com; decorative matchbox […]

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, A Lower Garden District Venue [gtx_gallery]

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, many are adding new fitness goals to their to-do list. Working out can be hard […]

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 all brides need to lose weight but that doesn’t mean they won’t benefit from a […]

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 in style. Each choice has its own charm and beauty and can be perfectly tailored […]

Beauty: Skin Therapy

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

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  / Cake: Beth Biundo Photographer: Sharon Pye Photography Music: Chapter Soul Second Line / Band: Young Pinstripes […]

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 benefits of all the available skincare products and procedures to create a flawless wedding glow. […]

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 we crazy? Why don’t we want to sleep in a suite on stilts above a […]

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 and wedding trends were set off around the world. The elegant boat neck Givenchy gown […]

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 as stressful, especially if you arrive at an odd hour with sleep on the plane. […]

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 apparently took 50 wigs, 250 color processes and 150 hours of prep to create. So […]

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 speak to three local wedding planners — Amanda Price, owner and lead planner at Amanda […]

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: Winn-Dixie Caterer: The Abby Rose / Cake: Mad Batter Bakery Photographer: Mike Lirette Photography Hair: Heather […]

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 venue, as it may be harder to secure. However, one thing is for certain: These […]

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 stock with letterpress printed in dark green ink, accented with banana leaf liner and pale […]

Checklist: Check It Twice

10-12 Months To Go __ You’re engaged! Make sure you celebrate with your fiancé, friends and family. __ Nail down the basics. Where are you getting married? Who’s paying for what? What is your budget? How many guests will be there? __ Alert the wedding party. Decide who you want in your wedding party and […]

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