New Orleans Bride - Winter 2013

Exciting Eats

Consider all your options when choosing the meal for your nuptials.

Editor’s Note

Sometimes the most often said phrases – never mind that we roll our eyes when we read or hear them – ring the truest. So now it’s my turn to use one: Saying goodbye is the hardest part. When I started with…


After months of planning and making decisions, your wedding day is finally in sight. In the run up to the big day, don’t forget to build in enough time to enjoy one of the best parts: that last bit of…


It’s easy to get jealous of your favorite celebrity when you see her walking down the red carpet with flawless skin and perfect teeth. While you may not be famous, it’s still possible for you to get that same look…


Take a look at any model on the runway, and it’s easy to see what a huge difference great makeup can make. Those same models are almost unrecognizable when caught dressed-down and makeup free. Just like on the runway, eyes…

Please Join Us

Request the honor of their presence with these impressive invitations.

Love Conquers All

Eclectic meets romantic when Race and Religious serves as the backdrop for these gorgeous gowns, flowers and accessories.

Etiquette Answers

Brush up on your wedding manners with the answers to these common questions.


Hand-spun, fresh cotton candy is a fun alternative to the usual favor. You can customize your order to match the theme of your wedding with dozens of colors, flavors and presentation options. POOF Gourmet Cotton Candy, 345-2766,

Post Proposal Pointers

If you’re still in the early stages of your engagement, make sure you complete these eight things before you launch into full wedding mode. If you’re closer to the big day, check this list to make sure you didn’t miss…

Make the Weekend Last

Plan some activities for your guests during your wedding weekend so they get the full New Orleans experience.

Beyond the Dress

Investing in the right intimates will make you feel good from the engagement party to the honeymoon.

A Few Favorite Rings

Your engagement ring and wedding band will stay with you forever. Find the pair that suits you.

Say Cheese!

Photographers share a few of their favorite wedding day shots and why they love them.

Morgan Packard & Michael Griffith

Bride: Morgan d’Lane Packard Groom: Michael Franklyn Griffith Date: March 24, 2012 Ceremony: Peristyle at City Park Reception: The Great Lawn at City Park Coordinator: Terry Cambise L.L.C. Wedding & Event Consulting Gown Designer: Platinum Style gown by Priscilla of…

Carla Hood & Roy Arriola Jr.

Bride: Carla Danette Hood Groom: Roy Anastacio Arriola Jr. Date: Oct. 6, 2012 Ceremony & Reception: Bea Field Alumni House, Tulane University Campus Coordinator: Vicki Evans, RSVP, LLC Gown Designer: Marisa Bridals Bride’s Necklace: Symmetry Jewelers Gown Boutique: Pearl’s Place…

Lindsey Buonagura & Cameron Himel

Bride: Lindsey Alexandra Buonagura Groom: Cameron James Himel Date: Dec. 30, 2011 Ceremony: Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church Reception: The Blue Room in The Roosevelt New Orleans  (A Waldorf Astoria Hotel) Coordinator: Terry Cambise L.L.C. Wedding & Event Consulting Gown Designer:…

Jennifer Brizzolara & Adam Wells

Bride: Jennifer Brizzolara Groom: Adam Wells Date: Sept. 24, 2011 Ceremony: The Cabildo Reception: The Presbytere Coordinator: Merideth Reed, Belle Soiree Weddings Gown Boutique: David’s Bridal Bridesmaids Dresses Boutique: David’s Bridal Rings: Engagement: Zales, Wedding: Aucoin Heart Florist: Le Grande…

Lindsey Amedeo & Charles Gerkin Jr.

Bride: Lindsey Kathleen Amedeo Groom: Charles Claude Gerkin Jr. Date: Nov. 16, 2012 Ceremony: St. Jane de Chantal Catholic Church Reception: Vintage Court Coordinator: Yvonne Hulsey Gown Boutique: David’s Bridal Bridesmaids Dresses Boutique: David’s Bridal Bride’s Rings: NMC Diamonds Groom’s…