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Something Borrowed

Comb-pletely PerfectFor my wedding back in September 2002, I decided to incorporate a piece from my in-laws’ wedding more than 30 years prior. My mother in law wore a simple veil attached to a beautiful pearl-covered comb. I loved the comb but the veil was too plain for me. So, I decided to add some […]

Ask the Experts: Bridesmaids

Being picked as a bridesmaid is a tremendous honor – an honor that’s usually bestowed upon close friends, sisters and other relatives of the bride. The details of a wedding are important, and if you’ve been chosen as a bridesmaid you should be flattered, not frazzled.    While you may have to take orders from the […]


Q: I am getting married in the town where my fiancé and I grew up, hundreds of miles from New Orleans, where we now reside. My mother and sister are helping out with so much and I’m almost worry-free. I do have one worry: I would like to know how I can politely ask for […]

Best Laid Plans

24 to 18 months prior to wedding datel Announce engagement.l Determine wedding style, budget, ceremony and reception site.l Develop a system to keep track of details.l Select wedding date.l Begin compiling guest list.l Decide on a wedding consultant.l Visit reception sites; interview caterers and book your selections.l Gather referrals for musicians, florists, photographers and other […]

A Novel Idea

1. White hydrangea, purple tulips, purple ranunculas and Lisianthus buds by Dunn and Sonnier.   2. Blue hydrangea, white sweet peas, blue iris, peonies in blush adorned with looped curly willow, wrapped with crystals and pearls by Kenner Florist. 3. Freedom Roses, Lisianthus, Billy Balls and Saladago by Audubon Flowers. 4. Yellow calla lilies, red […]

Carpe Diem…

Belle du Jour (above) Diamond white, strapless, sweetheart neckline, dotted organza gown with ruched wrap bodice and self sash by Melissa Sweet from Town & Country; single strand white and tan coin pearl necklace; yellow button pearl earrings; and platinum, fancy yellow radiant cut, 4.06 ct total weight diamond engagement ring, all from Boudreaux’s Jewelers; […]

Honeymoon Snapshot: Out of Africa

In Ernest Hemingway’s time, safaris were demanding, tough and took a month or two. Today, a safari is a honeymoon done in just under a week in total luxury, without losing a bit of the sense of adventure. If you can stretch yours to 10 days, you can add a tour of Victoria Falls and […]

Picture Perfect

Choosing a photographer for your wedding isn’t like choosing your location, bakery or menu. The photographer is the person in charge of capturing the special moments of your wedding – the ones you see and the ones you may miss. Richard Najdzion of Cowboy UP Photos reminds his brides that, “Having an open dialogue with […]

It’s Party Time!

Chaos is king as the big day draws ever closer. Friends and relatives can’t help being underfoot, unintentionally contributing to the lovely knot of stress living between your shoulders, and all the women in your life struggle to find common ground outside of yourself. Groups of acquaintances are beginning to clash or section off. You […]

Countdown to Beauty: All Eyes on You

Planning a wedding can be a hectic, crazy process that might leave you stressed out and not exactly looking your best, but here is an essential beauty timeline that will ensure you’ll be gorgeous for your wedding day, just in time for all eyes to be on you. 6 Months PriorSix months away might seem […]

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