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Getting There

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 […]

Strike a Chord

Great tunes — or musical misfires — can make a wedding unforgettable. We asked local industry experts how to ensure your wedding begins and ends on a high note. Don’t (necessarily) stand on ceremony When it comes to ceremonies, music can set the stage for magical moments. Depending on the couple, that might mean a […]

Captured Moments

We spoke with a few local wedding photographers to get the scoop on current trends and make the most of your photography budget. Since the photos (and associated memories they recall) last long after the actual wedding day, it’s important to find the right photographer for your needs. Here’s what you need to know. Catherine […]

Lovely Locales

When it comes to wedding planning, the details can easily become overwhelming. Thankfully, these New Orleans venues offer a bevy of packages and services — many with their own event coordinators — to ensure that every detail is perfect. The Balcony Ballroom At the Balcony Ballroom, couples have access to elegant open spaces, a new […]

Cocktail Color Story

  MOCKTAILS Providing your booze-free partygoers something hip to sip. Those who choose not to imbibe can still have a mocktail experience that looks, tastes and feels celebratory. Alex Vines, mixologist for Bonfire Events + Catering, suggests going all in on the aesthetic. “Because the alcoholic component is absent, you should have as much fun […]

Let There Be Brunch

  Brunch is basically a good mood on a plate. It’s the happy place of both early birds and night owls, where sweet and savory sing in harmony. What better way to celebrate than when dessert makes perfect sense as a main course? A timelessly classic experience, consider forgoing an evening affair for daytime fare […]

Smooth Operators

White almond velvet cake paired with a praline vanilla buttercream, covered in white fondant with sculptural white fondant accents, by One Fancy Cake, Instagram: @onefancycake Almond cake with Italian cream, fresh seasonal fruit and a light raspberry puree, covered in various shades of blush, accented with rose gold veining and chocolate rose quartz-inspired abstract feathers, […]

Wild Things

A timeless, clustered bouquet showcasing ranunculus, rice flower, Spray roses, dahlias, stock and Butterfly ranunculus in a neutral color combination, by Kim Starr Wise Floral Events, kimstarrwise.com.                               This bouquet features a beautiful collection of eucalyptus, Cymbidium orchids, Shimmer roses, Veronica […]

Center Stage

The wedding fashion forecast for 2022 feels smart, luxe and super sophisticated with looks that break tradition and embrace individuality. Nods to regal style include princess ball gowns, visible corsetry, Regency-era poetic sleeves and sparkling tiaras. Detachable capes, trains and overskirts create transitional, two-in-one looks. Conservative-with-a-twist details like feathers, floral appliques, plunging necklines and sexy […]

Local Luxe

This elegant, letterpress suite contains a mix of tasteful fonts printed on heavyweight stock. The delicate peachy-pink chinoiserie envelope liner is a memorable, surprise element that will undoubtedly stand the test of time, by Scriptura, scriptura.com The Felicity Church invitation suite showcases custom watercolor paintings of the church, white roses, laurel leaves, a map of […]

High Drama

The looks presented on fashion week runways around the world, reflect that we’ve been locked indoors for too long, bottling up our creativity. Now that we are finally in the world again, we are going all out with frosting, glitter, shimmer and shine. Adapt the trend with these makeup picks for up-to-date bridal beauty.   […]

Good Hair Days

Bad hair days are a fact of life. Fortunately — if we choose wisely ­— there is an arsenal of tools and products at our fingertips ensuring some good hair days, too. These all-stars will not let you down on the most important day.   Finally, a lip gloss equivalent for your hair. John Frieda […]

Less is More

Taking care of your skin, the largest organ in your body, is central to looking and feeling your best. Finding a routine that works for you will reap the most rewards in the long run. Here are a few of the best products to consider.   Treat yourself to a weekly soothing mask. Epoch Yin […]

Bridal Buzz

Custom Events Brechtel Hospitality, the owner and operator of Copper Vine, Fulton Alley and Vintage Rock Club, has launched Bonfire Events + Catering. Bonfire’s team of event specialists and culinary experts can provide chef-designed menus by Amy Mehrtens (executive chef of Copper Vine) and sommelier-selected wines and beverages by Lydia Kurkoski (sommelier at Copper Vine) […]

From the Editor

If this season’s wedding gown trends are any indication, weddings are going glam. Regal detailing, loads of shimmer and shine and luxe sophistication abounds and we are here for it. As we learn how to live in this ever-cautious era of pandemic protocols, our celebrations have become more intimate, but we’re putting even more thought […]

Bottoms Up

Someone once said that being in love makes you thirsty. In that case, a honeymoon ought to quench your craving, buoy your mood, wet your whistle and debut a life abundant with toasts and clinked glasses. With that in mind, we offer up an imbiber’s compendium to liquid-y retreats, both alcoholic and otherwise. Whisky In […]

Sizzle Sauce

When it comes to wedding favors, giving something with local flavor is always a good idea. When favors are personalized, it can really add a special touch to your reception. A cute option is personalized Tabasco sauces from Louisiana’s own Avery Island. Choose from miniature 1/8-ounce bottles (144 bottles for $100 or 500 bottles for […]

Real Weddings: Murphy-Miller

Bride: Kelli Murphy Groom: Ross Miller Date: May 29, 2021 Ceremony location: St. Joseph Church Priest: Fr. Andrew Gutierrez Reception: The Balcony Ballroom Gown: Mae Me Bridal Boutique, Essense of Australia Collection Bridesmaids’ dresses: Dessy Men’s attire: Tuxedos to Geaux Rings: Ramsey’s Florist: Grow With Us Caterer: The Balcony Ballroom Cake: Maurice French Pastries (wedding […]

Check It Twice

10-12 Months To Go You’re engaged! Make sure you celebrate with your fiancé, friends and family. Nail down the basics. Where are you getting married? Who’s paying for what? What is your budget? How many guests will be there? Alert the wedding party. Decide who you want in your wedding party and ask them as […]

Real Weddings: Lashgari-Moran

Bride: Ghazal Lashgari Groom: Stephen Moran Date: April 24, 2021 Ceremony location: Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church Reception location: Capital on Baronne Coordinator: Brooke Casey Weddings Gown: Justin Alexander, MaeMe Bridal Boutique Bridesmaids’ dresses: Birdy Grey Men’s attire: John’s Tuxedos Rings: Keith Miller Florist: Bella Bloom Florals Caterer: Marcello’s Cake: La Louisiane Bakery Photographer: KV Photography […]

Real Weddings: Foerster-Chiang

Bride: Anne Foerster Groom: Jason Chiang Date: April 10, 2021 Rings: Boudreaux’s Jewelers Gown: Rita Vinieris Reception dress: Monique Lhuillier Makeup: Sarah Walsh Hair: House of Hair Rehearsal dinner: Metairie Country Club Groom getting ready: Windsor Court Ceremony: St. Anthony of Padua Reception: The bride’s parents’ home in Old Metairie Photographer: Casey McMurray Photography; Second photographer: Mike Lirette Planner: […]

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