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A Cut Above

You’ve gone to great lengths to choose your groomsmen. After all, they’ve been there through thick and thin, and it’s only reasonable that they would be there for you on your wedding day. Show them how much you appreciate their friendship with a thoughtful groomsmen gift they will treasure for years to come. An idea […]

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 ask them as […]

Getting Hot in the Kitchen

You’re hungry for all things epicurean. As a couple, you watch cooking shows, read cookbooks instead of novels, make hot date night a marathon in the kitchen and converse passionately about your favorite subject: gastronomy. With an appetite of that tenor, only one type of honeymoon will do: something food-centric and culinary focused. To help […]

Real Weddings: Little-Henning

Bride: Meredith Little Groom: Patrick Henning Date: August 20, 2021 Rehearsal Dinner: Brennan’s Hotel/Get Ready Location: Le Pavilion Hotel Ceremony: St. Louis Cathedral Reception: The Civic Theatre 90 Day Planner: Mise En Place, Southern Approach Events Event Design: Meredith Little and Cali Gabrielle Gown: Sarah Seven Custom Bridal Store: Lovely Bride Dallas Men’s Attire: Uncommon […]

Real Weddings: Hahn-Rush

Bride: Jordan Hahn Groom: Stewart Rush Date of Wedding: April 24, 2021 Ceremony Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church on Tulane Avenue Reception Location: New Orleans Board of Trade Photographer: Brooke Boyd Coordinator: Danielle Couturie Papania Bridal Gown: Allure at Linen Jolie Bridesmaids’ dresses: Amsale at Wedding Belles Men’s Attire: Tuxedos from Perlis Rings: Ramseys Diamond […]

Real Weddings: Fowler-Fisher

Bride: Christina Fowler Groom: Phillip Andrew Fisher Date: Feb. 5, 2022 Ceremony location: St. Louis Cathedral Reception location: Arnaud’s Coordinator: Kelly Sherlock Events Gown: Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids’ dresses: Amsale at Wedding Belles Men’s Attire: Perlis Rings: Keil’s Antiques (Bride’s engagement ring) Florist: Dunn and Sonnier Caterer: Arnaud’s Cake: Zoe’s Bakery Groom’s Cake: Haydel’s Bakery Photographer: Greer […]

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 tailored to […]

Tuning In

Good music is an important part of any magical wedding. But should you choose a DJ or a band to provide the tunes? The answer depends on many variables that should be considered before making the final decision. First off, pricing. Carolyn Arthurs, owner of All About Events, said she has seen DJs run from […]

Eye of the Beholder

Engagement photos do more than simply announce a couple’s upcoming nuptials. Instead, they can truly capture a couple’s essence. When couples are truly connecting with one another, and when they have fun with the photographer and the process, lovely photos are sure to follow. Here, we chat with three local photographers who share how to […]

‘I Do’ Venues

While New Orleans is known for its historic charm, sometimes a new coat of paint can do wonders for older venues. These quintessential Crescent City wedding venues have gone beyond new paint with a number of renovations that up the ante on distinctive wedding venues.  Columns Hotelier Jayson Seidman has beautifully reimagined the historic Columns […]

Pull into the Station

As sure as your single bridesmaids will be scoping out the potential crush candidates at your wedding, the rest of your guests will be primed to go straight from wed to fed at your reception. After a healthy hiatus, the grazing table, in all of its delicious iterations, is a favorite that’s back en vogue. […]

Buzzworthy Drinks

As the buzz of your wedding builds, you’ve been going to bed with visions of cocktails dancing in your head. In a city where the cocktail culture offers seemingly endless pours, you want the sip service at your reception to be a step above the rest. Wondering how to achieve the kind of libation elation […]

Perfectly Pressed

A three-tier lemon velvet cake with raspberry compote filling, iced with Italian meringue buttercream and accented with beautifully climbing pressed edible flowers, by One Fancy Cake, @onefancycake A true work of art, this four-tier banana cake with dulce cream cheese is covered in charcoal grey fondant and intricately arranged pressed edible flowers, by Chasing Wang, […]

Over-the-Top

Predicted to exceed 1984 with record-breaking numbers of vows, 2022 is shaping up to be The Year of the Wedding. The season’s epic dresses, maximalist cakes and lavish florals channel the attention-grabbing spirit of the ’80s with a modern twist. “Bigger is Better” is back for brides, who are more likely to ditch the traditional […]

A Floral Affair

When local bride-to-be Amanda Lee arrived at the Virgin Hotels New Orleans on Feb. 19, she didn’t quite know what she was walking into. “A fun fact about my shower is that it was a complete surprise,” she says. “I didn’t know much about it. My sister and cousin — who is also my wedding […]

Southern Charm

Printed in rich gold ink and paired with a modern mint leaf liner, this soft white Arzberger stock provides the perfect canvas for a clean and contemporary take on a traditional invitation. Available through Gem Printing, gemprinting.com. This custom designed suite was flat printed on 100% recycled 110 weight paper with a hand-painted gouache metallic gold border and metallic gold envelopes. (The couple […]

Glam Squad

Perhaps it was Kyle Jenner becoming a billionare that inspired others, but there has been an explosion of celebrity makeup brands. The good news is, these products are more than hype. Quality and performance at mostly approachable price points create a host of standout winners.    Honest Beauty Xtreme Length Mascara + Lash Primer A […]

Mane Attraction

Given that celebrities can afford and choose any brand they wish, it is worth taking note of the brands they gravitate towards, especially when they never seem to have a bad hair day. Some of them are even coming up with their own formulations so they can have exactly what they want and then share […]

Star Quality

Heavy stage makeup and grueling schedules take their toll on your skin and actresses and stars in the spotlight, who often find themselves promoting brands, are increasingly taking matters into their own hands. By using their own experiences, they are creating products they want to wear, that will work for them and insisting on effective […]

Bridal Buzz

Top of the Town The Windsor Court Hotel — beloved for its luxe spa, delicious cuisine at The Grill Room and swanky Polo Club Lounge — has received a Gold Badge of recognition from U.S. News & World Report for the 2022 Hotel Rankings as a hotel in the top 10 percent of the best […]

From the Editor

After far too many seasons of cancelations, reschedules, scaling back, paring down and  so much uncertainty, weddings are back and they are bigger and better than ever. It is indeed the Year of the Wedding and we are thrilled to celebrate with you.  We learned so many lessons during the pandemic that will undoubtedly stick […]

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