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Celebrate New Beginnings

Under normal circumstances, after months of wedding planning, of course you’d hanker to hide away in a luxurious retreat with the love of your life to recuperate from all of the wedding activity. But, these days? Now? After staying inside for months and learning to bake banana bread every which way; after standing six feet […]

Taking Flight

Beloved local jewelry designer Mignon Faget has designed a charming necklace that undoubtedly resonates among New Orleanians. The Rebirth Butterfly Fleur de Lis Pendant features a classic fleur-de-lis accented by a small butterfly, and it is available in sterling silver ($65), two tone ($120) or 14K gold ($495). Inspiration for the piece is drawn from […]

Real Weddings: Sargent-Munoz

[gtx_gallery] Bride: Elizabeth Claire Sargent Groom: Saul Henry Munoz Jr. Date: June 14, 2020 Ceremony Location: City Park, New Orleans Coordinator: Ibay Photography Gown: Galina at David’s Bridal Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal at David’s Bridal Men’s Attire: Macy’s Rings: Kay Jewelers Florist: Kim through Ibay Photography Photographer: Ibay Photography Hair + Makeup: Glam NOLA

Real Weddings: Roberts-Fayard

[gtx_gallery] Bride: Blakeley Roberts Groom: Tripp Fayard Date: February 8, 2020 Ceremony: Immaculate Conception Getting Ready Location: Roosevelt Hotel Reception: NOMA Planner: Blue Gardenia Events Gown: Savannah Miller at I Do Bridal Couture Baton Rouge Shoes: Jimmy Choo Groom’s Attire: Black Tux Rings: Custom made by a friend – Bob Meadows at Elebash Jewelry Company […]

Real Weddings: Payne-Gandy

[gtx_gallery] Bride: Bethany Payne Groom: Sean Gandy Date: March 7, 2020 Location: Maison Dupuy Gown: Jenny by Jenny Yoo Bridal Men’s Attire: The Black Tux Photographer: Mike Lirette Photography Florist: Fat Cat Flowers Cake: Haydel’s Bakery Hair + Makeup: Nola Bridal Artistry Brass Band: Kinfolk

Real Weddings: Matherne-Wolfe

[gtx_gallery]   Bride: Mallary Matherne Groom: Dr. Ryan Wolfe Date: Postponed due to COVID (original date April 4, 2020) Actual wedding date: June 13, 2020 Ceremony Location:  Camp Lucy Sacred Oaks, Dripping Springs, Texas Reception Location: Camp Lucy Sacred Oaks, Dripping Springs, Texas Coordinator: Jessica Moore, Something to Celebrate, Austin, Texas Gown: Enzoani Store: Linen […]

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 […]

Musical Memories

There are no rules about music at your wedding. If you want to walk down the aisle to a recording of “Cotton Eye Joe” and hire bagpipers to get the party started during your reception then you go for it. The only “rule” to remember is that the right music can enhance every moment of […]

Snap Chat

There once was a young couple who hired a renowned New Orleans wedding photographer with a fancy office on St. Charles Avenue to shoot their wedding at the New Orleans Museum of Art. A few days before the big event, the renowned photographer’s office called the young couple to say that there’d been an unfortunate […]

Bijou Venues

Smaller weddings have become more popular over the past several years, and this shift couldn’t be more welcome in the age of social distancing. Not only do couples reap the benefits of a more cost-effective venue, but they also have the added pleasure of hosting a cozy and relaxed event with only their closest family […]

Bye Bye Buffet

Crowding elbow to elbow, mingling by a buffet table and grazing as a group — that reception scenario doesn’t match the 2020 mentality. Although communal congregating may not be the ideal way to feed your guests, there is a groundswell of excitement about innovative approaches to reception cuisine. Consider this pivotal moment a chance to […]

Social Distance Sipping

There’s no denying we all love an open bar at a wedding. But for the time being, we’ll need to pump the booze breaks a bit and come up with inventive ways to imbibe in a socially responsible way. Luckily in New Orleans, where there’s a swill, there’s a way. When your guests arrive at […]

Refined Simplicity

Two-tiered, almond pound cake iced with American buttercream, in stucco and marble, adorned with sugar dragees, by Swiss Confectionery, swisscakes.net. Three-tiered devil’s food cake, filled with raspberry cream cheese and iced with white buttercream icing, covered in fondant. Decorated with a sponge-painted finish, Gambino’s Bakery, gambinos.com. Three-tiered almond cake filled with fresh strawberries and Chantilly […]

The Perfect Match

Today the ever-classic combination of black and white for the bride and groom continues its reign as the most traditional of color schemes. From season to season, elite designers like Vera Wang and Carolina Herrera punctuate their collections with black accents on white gowns in the form of embroidered lace, beading, belts and bows. For […]

Invitation Inspiration

This modern invitation letterpressed in black ink is designed by Smock and printed on smooth cotton white 2-ply paper made exclusively at a historic mill in New England. The use of serif and script fonts help define important information without distracting the eye. A blush liner completes the design with a soft touch of color, […]

Made to Last

With wedding season coinciding with summer, all brides need to know the secrets to smudge-free make up that won’t melt or streak no matter how high the mercury rises. These top 10 products are sweat-proof, tear proof and have the staying power to keep you looking fresh all wedding long. [gtx_gallery]

Frizz Control

Whether you like to wear your hair in big, bouncy curls or super sleek, as soon as the humidity hits around 60 percent you’ll start to see the dreaded halo of frizz.  Pick products to match hair type and desired style, to stay smooth, calm and collected. Dehydrated hair is frizzy hair, so start with […]

Glow Up

Summer in the South is like a marathon for our skin. We move between sweaty temps into cold air-conditioning, from salty days at the beach into chlorine-filled hours at the pool. All the while, for some us the only change we make in our skincare routine is adding extra sunscreen and laying off the heavy […]

Bridal Buzz

Heaven Scent The all-natural perfume company dubbed Smoke Perfume & Co., opened its first storefront location in The Good Shop in the Lower Garden District. Founder Kathleen Currie first developed her signature Smoke fragrance — featuring vetiver, citrus and jasmine — in 2013, while working out of her French Quarter kitchen. “It’s light yet also […]

From the Editor

Over the past few years we’ve frequently seen, read and heard the phrase, “Love is not cancelled.” It was a mantra when the United States Supreme Court ruled same sex marriage legal in all 50 states in 2015. Recently, it applies to the countless couples continuing to move forward with their (safely distanced) weddings amid […]

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