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New Orleans Bride Winter 2012

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If you would like to have your wedding consider for a feature story in New Orleans Bride email our Editor Morgan Packard at Morgan@myNewOrleans.com for all the details.

He asked to Marry YOU!

   I normally write about Southern traditions, but today’s blog is about something very non-traditional; dramatically changing your appearance for the day of your wedding.  The desire to lose weight before walking down the aisle is a topic for discussion that occurs often between myself and the Brides who hire me to plan their weddings.  […]

Randy to the Rescue: TLC's Ultimage Bridal Event

If you’re a bride-to-be and have access to TLC, chances are you’re a fan of Randy Fenoli. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps “Say Yes to the Dress” does. Star of the TLC hit series, Randy Fenoli helps countless brides find perfect dresses at New York City’s acclaimed Kleinfeld bridal salon. Randy’s passion […]

Wedding Specials

Check out theses great Bridal Specials from the New Orleans Area! Olivier Couture Bridal Boutique 1901 Highway 190 Suite 24 Mandeville, LA  70448 Phone: 985-674-7906 info@oliviercouture.com www.oliviercouture.com Hayley Paige Wedding Gown Trunk Show at Olivier Couture on Friday, September 14th & Saturday, September 15th!  {Appointments Required} THE BRIDAL BOUTIQUE BY MAEME 3331 SEVERN AVENUE METAIRIE, […]

Indulge: Treats for the Sweet

On the sweetest day of your life, share your happiness with your loved ones in the form of a delightful dessert.

Perfect Presentation

The radiant luster of pearls and the shimmering sparkle of diamonds reflect the luxurious extravagance of our New Orleans bride.

Sparkle: Wrap It Up, I'll Take It

A jewelry box holds a world of possibilities; peek into more than 16 filled with gorgeous pieces at local purveyors and choose your favorite. Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to find your favorite wrapped up for you soon.

Dine: Nibbles Needed

Try though they might, wedding parties cannot subsist on cake and champagne alone – and we don’t recommend it in any case.

Celebrate: The Power of Place

Unforgettable ceremony, reception and rehearsal spaces sure to leave a lasting impression.

View: What Is a Picture Worth?

The top 10 questions to ask before you hire a photographer or videographer

Transport: Your Carriage Awaits

5 ways to “get you to the church on time.

Listen: Time to Face the Music

A guide to finding the right fit

Party Like It’s …

Six ideas for an exceptional celebration

Verify: Legal Matters

Get your ducks in a row before you walk down the aisle.

Make a List and Check It Twice

1. Ten to 12 months before your wedding date, visit and book your ceremony and reception locations before they become unavailable. 2. Figure out who is paying for what and start planning a budget 10 to 12 months before the wedding. 3. Six to nine months before your wedding start researching prices and locations for […]

Bridal Resource Directory

            BRIDAL CONSULTANTS Graceful Event Productions 504-723-2906 graceful-events.com   One Stop Events (504) 669-5141 onestopeventshop@yahoo.com   Plan B Weddings/Events 504-684-4484 planbweddings.com   Weddings by Anthony Lala 504-908-4804 weddingsbyanthonylala.com   Weddings by Janie Glade 504-875-1718 weddingsbyjanieglade.com               CAKES/PASTRIES Bittersweet Confections 504-484-0780 bittersweetconfections.com   Melissa's Fine […]

Luxe Locations

Hold your wedding reception, engagement party or cocktail party at any of these lovely local settings.

Real Weddings Intro

There are many ways to showcase a wedding, but none takes the breath away more than pages of beautiful photos. On the next several pages you’ll find photographs that display the most romantic, innovative and personalized local weddings. Turn this page to find inspiration for your own upcoming wedding, a future event or even to […]

Shine: Merry Maids

Designer styles in a variety of lengths and countless shades complement the fashionable bride and her maids

Aimee Barousse

full-service coordinators

Advise: Etiquette

All of your wedding protocol questions answered – no matter how awkward.

Take: Gifts for Guests

In addition to the wonderful memories you’ve created at your wedding, make sure you leave a good taste in your guests’ mouths. Old. New. Blue (6117 Magazine St., 655-0863, OldNewBlueShop.com) offers a variety of wedding services, including consultations, nuptial necessities and accessories (cake pulls, lingerie and even shoes!). Shown here is a fluffy, decadent Neopolitan […]

Bloom: Spring has Sprung

Vibrant hues bring warmth to a wedding taking place in even the coldest of months. Blending oranges, yellows and reds with delicate feathers and greenery are among this year’s spring bouquet and boutonniere trends. Here are nine locally designed arrangements.

Invite: RSVP No Regrets

              The wedding invitation you choose says a lot about your personality and style. Whether you want a simple, elegant design or one that’s elaborate and extravagant, there are countless options to warmly invite your guests and announce your marriage to the love of your life. Left: Printed in […]

Give: All Wrapped Up

Local gift ideas for everyone who has given so much to you.

Beauty: Polish

Thanks to talented local New Orleans hair and makeup artists, putting your best face forward has never been so easy. Use the resources below to find and fine-tune your dream look. Ashley Merritt and her partner Kisha Williams own The Makeup Lab Artistry (By appointment, 843 Carondelet St., Studio 4, 666-3795, TheMakeupLabArtistry.com), a hub for […]

Beauty: Prep

A bride-to-be has tons of projects, large and small, to consider. There is the ceremony, the reception, the dress, the food and, of course, the style and décor of it all. But feeling like your best, most put-together self tops the importance of the day you’ve worked so hard to prepare. Self-improvement sometimes takes the […]

Editor's Note: Tact

I would like to take a moment to talk about tact. Webster defines it as: 1) sensitive mental or aesthetic perception and 2) a keen sense of what to do or say in order to maintain good relations with others or avoid offense. When it comes to anything wedding-related, it seems that people loose all […]

Beauty: Pamper

For lots of women, stress levels rise as the big day approaches. Try winding down instead, trusting that you’ve taken care of everything else the best you can, so you can fully enjoy taking care of you. These following salons provide the premium comfort and spoils that should accompany a bride wherever she goes. Spa […]

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