Planning a wedding is challenging in the best of times. There are so many moving parts and countless opportunities for mishaps. My heart goes out to any couple who had to cancel, postpone and generally rethink the entire concept of their wedding amid the pandemic in 2020 or those facing those choices in the first […]
Wanderlust Beauty Local entrepreneur Mari Alejos-Puente first started Passport Polish in July 2018 with a focus on handmade, vegan and cruelty-free polish inspired by different countries around the world. She launched liquid lipsticks in January 2019, and recently launched traditional lipsticks and gel polishes. Most exciting though, is her new Destination Wedding Collection. It includes […]
When it comes to skincare, there is a lot one can do. The secret however, is to look like you have done nothing at all except be born with beautiful skin and a perfect complexion. That is easier said than done with so many products and devices now available, both in office and at home. […]
When life seems overwhelming, uncertain and daunting it can be helpful to step away from the fray and indulge in a little self-care. A relaxing treatment or a fabulous blowout can work as a life reboot and enable us to feel fresh, ready and invigorated to tackle another day. Here are some little helpers that […]
If your beauty routine took a battering along with the rest of your life in 2020, you are not alone. It was difficult to keep up good routines while quarantining, wearing a mask and worrying about what was going on in the world. However, with light now shining at the end of the tunnel, it’s […]
Makeup by Meggan Ory / Hair by Monique Munoz / Models Marcy Dufrene, Andre Bourgeois / Photographed at The Moore by Twelve Seasons Catering Subtle sparkle, floral appliques and peekaboo lace make these gowns the perfect complement to a modern love story. Trending design details like the sheer corset bodice and square neckline for her […]
At many wedding receptions, it’s pretty much an elbow-to-elbow race to the open bar once the I do’s are done. Since current times aren’t well suited for crowding with cocktails, it’s a perfect opportunity to think outside the bar and seek alternative ways to get guests to toast. “It’s clear that satellite or ‘open bars’ […]
When you envision your perfect wedding reception, you see a series of wow moments that will have your guests gushing and hashtagging throughout the celebration. You can bet your buttercream that a creative dessert moment is a golden opportunity to impress partygoers, and petite, individual wedding cakes will do just that. “It’s a great opportunity […]
With the introduction of a global pandemic, fiancées around the world have adopted the mantra, “Love isn’t cancelled.” Instead, couples are finding ways to have smaller, more intimate weddings that allow for plenty of social distancing. These local venues provide both indoor and outdoor space — allowing for plenty of elbow room — making them […]
Weddings during COVID-19 have gotten smaller. But, if you ask the experts, that means the wedding photos are getting better. Fewer guests and less pomp and circumstance, some photographers say, creates opportunities for them to capture intimate, unscripted moments that are harder to get when the schedule is crammed. “Small weddings are enjoyable in a […]
During the pandemic, wedding receptions have gotten smaller – and quieter. Health restrictions mean crowded dance floors are, temporarily at least, a thing of the past. So when it comes to planning music for your Big Day, it makes sense to focus on the sounds of the ceremony itself as much as the party afterward. […]
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 perfectly tailored […]
[gtx_gallery] Bride: Angela Palmer Groom: Chris Bradley Wedding Date: October 18, 2020 Ceremony Location: New Orlean’s City Park (Peristyle) Reception & Catering: Ralph’s on The Park Gown: Allure from Bliss Bridal Bridesmaids dresses: azazie.com Men’s attire: Men’s Warehouse Rings: Kay Jewelers Florist: Crystal Vase Flowers Cake: Swiss Confectionery Photographer: Rae Caroline Photography Makeup: Dee Rouzan […]
You’d hoped to visit the thronged markets of Bangkok, the busy streets of Paris or follow that sports team or musical group to several engagements on a mobbed world tour. But, it must be said: now is not the time for crowded honeymoons. Circumstances require that you and your beloved broaden your vacation landscape — […]
When it comes to wedding favors, it’s always a great idea to give something from the heart that is locally made. That way, your guests get a taste of your special city. One such option here in New Orleans is a box of lovely bonbons from Piety and Desire Chocolate. The New Orleans chocolatier hand-paints […]
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Planning a wedding is challenging in the best of times.There are so many moving parts and countless opportunities for mishaps. My heart goes out to any couple who had to cancel, postpone and generally rethink the entire concept of their wedding amid the pandemic in 2020 or those facing those choices in the first few months of 2021 as we await a vaccine while continuing to curb the virus. That said, we’ve seen firsthand just how creative couples can get when put to the test. People found ways to get married while staying safe and keeping the wellbeing of their loved ones at the top of their priority list, too. This creativity from couples and the talented wedding vendors they work with has spurred trends that are so fabulous, we hope they stick around. This issue is dedicated to those spirited couples, New Orleans’ creative wedding industry professionals and the trends they’ve set.
As always, we have news, beauty and hair advice and product recommendations, inspiration for stationery and cakes, as well as wedding food and beverages, photography, venues and more. The trends range from throwbacks to new ways of doing things and we are excited to see where it all leads.
As you plan your wedding, we are as hopeful as you that soon enough, we won’t have to concern ourselves with the pandemic and can celebrate surrounded by loved ones while clinking glasses and hugging necks. Until then, stay safe and plan on.
P.S. Visit Let Them Eat Cake (myneworleans.com/Blogs/Let-Them-Eat-Cake/), the official blog of New Orleans Bride Magazine for more tips and trends, trunk shows and other events, plus advice, ideas, inspiration and interviews. It’s all of the bridal buzz you can use, five days a week.