New Orleans Bride - Summer 2021

Winsome Venues

  Part of the beauty in having a New Orleans wedding is the plentiful (not to mention gorgeous) locales available for weddings and receptions. With COVID-19 vaccines rolled out, this is sure to be one of the busiest wedding seasons…

Cookie Confections

  When it comes to planning a bridal shower, one of the main ingredients is desserts. For wedding favors, almost anything locally made will be a hit. Enter these precious cookies from Brown Sugar Boulangerie for either occasion. The locally…

Bridal Buzz

New Bridal Collection Morilee By Madeline Gardner has released its Spring ’22 Starlight Collection of wedding gowns that pull inspiration from the mystery and beauty of the stars. In addition to luxe fabrics and ethereal movement, the Starlight Collection incorporates…

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…

Saints and Angels

  Makeup by Meggan Ory | Hair by Monique Munoz | Models Roshard Hooper and Georgie Mae Harris for Images Model + Talent | Photographed at Hotel Peter & Paul New Orleans The artfully restored Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, school, rectory…

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…

From the Editor

Weddings didn’t go away during the pandemic and love was indeed not cancelled. But as vaccines continue to be rolled out and restrictions loosen more and more, we are amid a wedding boom of epic proportions  —  and we’re here…

Haute Tension

  Dry skin, peeling patches and pimples are visual hallmarks of stress. Thankfully the formerly niche category of anti-stress skincare is burgeoning with solutions and we’ve scooped up the best ones for you.  

Candid Camera

  Now that weddings are back in action, it’s time to start thinking about what type of photography will best capture your Big Day. Of course, every photographer has their own eye, with a perspective that may or may not…

Honeymoon High Jinks

  For dream holidays with friends, your go-to plan for years has been renting snazzy vacation houses to share for communal fun. So, when you sat down to devise your honeymoon a deux, he said: “Let’s get a house somewhere…

Real Weddings: Schmitt-Lee

Bride: Marissa Schmitt Groom: Doug Lee Date: July 10, 2020 Venue: Longue Vue House and Gardens Gown: Hayley Paige from Linen Jolie Bridal Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Pearl’s Place Groom’s Tux: Theory from Saks Fifth Avenue Groomsmen: John’s Tuxedos Rings: Diamonds…

Flip the Sip Script

  With visions of your dream wedding dancing in your head, you never imagined, “Let’s raise a can to the happy couple!” But, times, trends and hip drinks change — and you want your bar to go with the flow. …

Dinner for One

  You won’t consider your wedding reception a success until at least one of your foodie friends hikes up her dress and stands on a chiavari chair to snap a photo of the hors d’oeuvres. Despite new service challenges, your…

Set, Stay, Slay

  The heat and humidity are a torture test for makeup, but brides who make the right choices can look glowing and fresh from morning until night.

Enduring Elegance

A tasteful, embossed ecru stock with black ink, pearlescent lined envelope with matching response cards and informal notes help to complete this graceful suite, by Gem Printing, gemprinting.com These custom invitations, with an illustrated wedding map, were meticulously created focusing…

Perfectly Imperfect

  Over the past year, couples who didn’t want to postpone or cancel their weddings had to get creative and go with the flow. This styled shoot hosted and photographed by Steib Weddings, embodies the couple that embraces elegant simplicity…

Do Watcha Wanna

  People who live in garden variety cities only have to plan music for their wedding ceremony and reception. In New Orleans, however, there’s a third category of musical fun: the brass band “second line” parade that usually fits right…

Real Weddings: McKenzie-McPherson

Bride: Megan McKenzie Groom: Todd McPherson Date: March 6, 2021 Venue: Galeriè de Galatoire Wedding planner/coordinator: Elizabeth Kelleher Gown: Monique Lhuillier Exit dress: Tadashi Shoji Shoes: Sarah Flint Makeup and hair: Andrea Wyman and Abbie Guidry from Studio One…

Smooth Operators

  The Louisiana heat is a torture test for hair. The minute you step outside the AC, your hair can turn into a frizzy mess. Fortunately, an updo is a failsafe way of having a good hair day, on your…

Real Weddings: Rottier-Castillo

Groom: Joel Rottier Groom: Mario Castillo Date: April 16, 2021 Reception and Ceremony Location: The Chicory Coordinator: The Chicory General Manager Jenna Bonura Attire: Allison Schultze at Knot Standard Rings: Tiffany & Co. Florist: Herb Oldknow, Herbivore Floral Designs…