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Bridal Resources

to help you with all your wedding planning needs

From The Editor

In many ways, a wedding is like a play or movie. Makeup, hair, lighting, wardrobe, music and setting the stage are just a few of the essentials that must be in place for the show — or wedding — to go off without a hitch. We can’t think of a more appropriate location for a […]

Questions and Quandaries

Road closures, mother-of-the-groom dresses and junior bridesmaids

Lavished with Love

A multi-million dollar dessert to celebrate new beginnings

Beauty Breakthroughs

10 skincare products to correct, perfect, target and tone


Bride: Susie Doussan Groom: Philip Ewbank Date: May 16, 2015 Ceremony: St. Patrick’s Church Reception: New Orleans Museum of Art Coordinator: Sapphire Events, Jack Kane Wedding dress: Yvonne Lafleur Bride Shoes: Kate Spade Bridesmaid’s dresses: Individually selected by each bridesmaid Men’s Attire: Philip wore a Brooks Brothers tuxedo, the groomsmen wore tuxedos from Perlis Rings: […]

Carter – Shoemaker

Bride: Genny Carter Groom: Barr Shoemaker Date: March 21st, 2015 Ceremony Location: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Reception Location: The Roosevelt, New Orleans Wedding Planner and Designer: Elyse Jennings Weddings Gown: Monique Lhuillier from their flagship store in New York Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Monique Lhuillier Men’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse Rings: Juniker Jewelry Co. (Jackson, MS) Florist: Bella […]

Cowdin – Lynch – Calahan

Bride: Destiny Cowdin-Lynch Groom: Blaine Calahan Ceremony: May 24, 2014 Ceremony & Reception: Latrobe’s on Royal First Look: Louis Armstrong Park Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham, Kelly’s Closet, Atlanta Georgia Hairpiece: Jenny Packham, Kelly’s Closet, Atlanta Georgia Bridesmaid’s dresses: Jenny Yoo, Bella Bridesmaid Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse Bride’s Ring: Custom designed by bride and made by […]

Lavelle – Olinde

Bride: Lauren Lavelle Groom: Louis Olinde Date: March 27, 2015 Ceremony: St. Anthony of Padua Reception: The Westin Grandballroom Wedding Dress: The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe Bridesmaid Dresses: Jim Hjelm at The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe Florist: Frederico’s Family Florist Cakes: Zoe’s Bakery Photographer: Eau Claire Photographics Videographer: Complete Weddings & Events Hair: Whitney Lowe […]

Radar Love

Hot rods, sports cars and other exotic cars will make your Big Day getaway unforgettable

Hey, Mister DJ

From apps to vinyl New Orleans’ DJs are spinning your wedding guests right round on the dance floor

Photo Op

A guide to the most iconic places to take proposal, engagement, wedding and post-wedding shots.

Get Ready and Get Hitched

Luxe locales for every aspect of your Big Day

Best Catch

Crawfish, oysters, shrimp and more bring Gulf Coast fare to your wedding festivities

Get Naked

Natural, rustic and deconstructed, naked cakes have gone from trendy to timeless

Dress Code

Stunning outfits to take you from the engagement party to the honeymoon

Check It Twice

There’s a lot that goes into wedding planning, so don’t feel bad if you’re having a hard time keeping track of it all. Use our handy checklist to stay organized.

This Land is Your Land

The most fabulous Honeymoon destinations across America

Rock Opera

Dazzling diamonds and glittering gems that will bring down the house

Opening Night

Gowns float and diamonds shine against the filtered light and timeworn walls of the Marigny Opera House. It’s a show-stopping marriage of rustic and refined — prepare for your curtain call.

Bridal Bar Crawl

Beauty bars for your wedding wants

Give and Receive

The Crescent City is also the Creative City with gift shops to be found in every neighborhood

Runway Report

The hottest hair for brides-to-be

Hairstyles that Contour

Picking a ‘do for your Big Day that flatters your fabulous face

Makup Magic

Miracle products to correct, conceal, cover and contour for a flawless face

Trend Watch

Contouring, nude lips and feline eyes offer wow factor

Setting the Tone

5 Exercises to Tone Your Upper Body and Trim Your Waist

Fast-Track Hacks

Tone up and slim down with targeted moves to look best in your wedding dress

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