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From the Editor

Weddings have always made me cry. My own wedding was a simple and intimate affair, which is good, because at 25 years old, my event planning skills weren’t yet well-practiced. While my Big Day was a lovely event, knowing what I know now, after attending countless weddings as a more mature adult, I would do […]

Southern Modern

By Lisa Tudor | Photography by Theresa Cassagne | Makeup by Meggan Ory  |  Hair by Monique Munoz | Set Stylist Lauren Favor | Floral Stylist Andy Myer | Models Stella Bosio for aboutfaces MTM and BROCK BURGESS for Images Model + Talent | Photographed at Columns Forever the darling of St. Charles Avenue and leading-lady location for feature […]

Real Weddings: Jaycox-Mahl

Bride: Jessica Jaycox Groom: Tyler Mahl Date: Oct. 15, 2022 Ceremony Location: St. Joseph Church Gretna Reception location: Federal Ballroom Gown: Linen Jolie Bridal Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bliss Bridal Men’s Attire: John’s Tuxedos Rings: Ramsey’s Diamond Jewelers Florist: Beth’s Flowers Caterer: Capdeboscq Catering Service Cakes: Haydel’s Bakery Photographer: Theresa Elizabeth Photography Videographer: RZ Productions Hair: Cody […]

Real Weddings: Huppman-DePass

Bride: Olivia Huppman Groom: William DePass V Date:  May 21, 2022 Ceremony and Reception Location: Brennan’s Restaurant (courtyard and downstairs) Coordinator: Kaitlyn David of Kate David Events (coordination, planning, design) Photographer: Greer Gattuso Gown: Sareh Nouri from Town & Country Bridal Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Dessy Men’s Attire: Black tie from Perlis Rings: Aucoin Hart Florist: Bella […]

Real Weddings: Houston-Brown

Bride: Kenyia Houston Groom: Felton Brown III Date of Wedding: Sept. 24, 2022 Ceremony and Reception Location: Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center  Coordinator: Dannakia Bougere’ Photographer: Shagari Jackson Videographer: Silver Loop Studios Bridal Gown: Casablanca Bridal and The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal Men’s Attire: John’s Tuxedos Rings: Zales Florist: Dannakia Bougere’ Caterer: […]

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 […]

Bring Your Brood

You’d dreamed perhaps of some couple time alone. But, like the Brady Bunch, this second marriage, this new beginning for each of you and your respective, rollicking broods, marks a novel way to parent and a fresh way to repose. There’s just no way around it — you’re going to have to bring the whole […]

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 tailored to […]

Tuned Up

Having a packed dance floor during your wedding reception is the best sign of a good band or DJ. If you don’t already have a favorite, this roundup of some of the best options in New Orleans will help you turn up the jam. Bands Bag of Donuts This popular New Orleans band has been […]

Eye for Detail

Photography is quite possibly the single most important line item when it comes to wedding budgets. Not only do photos capture the special moments on a couple’s Big Day, but they will last long after the “I Do.” It’s important to not only find a photographer who matches your style and personality, but also someone […]

Lovely Locales

It’s always fun to discover off-the-beaten-path venues that embody the personalities of the engaged couple. Here, we take a look at a variety of spaces that will ensure the quintessential New Orleans wedding of your dreams. The Frenchmen Hotel  The Frenchmen Hotel, which was originally built in 1860, has been completely reimagined and redesigned by […]

Just Desserts

Visions of the beloved labels lined up behind your bar are dancing in your head, you’ve crafted customized signature sips that speak to your personalities and prepped for a round of welcome drinks that will have the festivites in full swing before you even step into the scene as newlyweds. What more can send your […]

A Local Fare to Remember

You’re the type of couple who frequents the Crescent City Farmers Market to kiss amid the kumquats and consider the smell of a fresh-out-of-the-oven Bellegarde Bakery baguette your shared love language. So when it comes to mapping out your wedding reception menu, the idea of going primarily with local and seasonal farm-to-table cuisine has planted […]

Works of Art

Almost too pretty to eat, this three-tier traditional almond white cake is covered in white fondant and intricately hand-painted with climbing, watercolor-like florals. By Chasing Wang, chasingwang.com. This sculptural two-tiered masterpiece is made up of a bittersweet chocolate cake filled with fresh raspberries and chocolate mousse covered in a chocolate fondant delicately hand-painted with gorgeous […]

Local Vibes

A lovely hand-drawn custom wedding suite printed on Lionheart Prints’ almost century old letterpress. The envelope liner features a custom watercolor illustration of the venue, Race + Religious. By Lionheart Prints, lionheartprints.com. Festive custom illustrations and watercolor showcasing the Mississippi River, the happy couple and their pets and iconic local landmarks, hand lettering printed on […]

Face Off

L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Glow Nude Highlighter Palette This little box contains pretty highlighter and bronzer to perfect multidimensional sculpted look. e.l.f. 16HR Camo Concealer Wave your blemishes and dark circles goodbye with this magic wand of a concealer that has true staying power and never flakes. Photofocus Natural Finish Setting Spray Aloe Vera […]

Locks of Love

Over the last few years haircare has exploded with countless new products, but our keen experts have handpicked and hair-tested some of the superstars of 2022 to make sure your locks are camera ready, before, after and during your Big Day. Hask Rose Oil & Peach Color Protection Conditioner uses hydrolyzed quinoa to keep color […]

Simply the Best

Every year, the beauty industry provides hundreds of new products to try. Only the best survive. Here are our picks of the ones set to become classics. Cerave Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Cleanser Your skin should not feel tight after you wash it. Instead of stripping the skin, this great value cleanser removes dirt, makeup and pollution […]

Bridal Buzz

Handcrafted Gifts and Cocktails Locally based NOLA Boards offers custom handcrafted wooden cutting boards, cheese boards and accessories, with custom engraving available. For example, the Louisiana-themed wooden roux spoons make great gifts for bridesmaids and grooms. Plus, the retail store also offers fun cocktail classes to elevate your wedding events. Classes are $65 per person. […]

‘I Do’ Salut

Writing a wedding toast can be a bit overwhelming, if not outright daunting. Should it be funny? Deep and meaningful? Over the top or simple and to the point? So. Many. Questions. Thankfully, a new book by Pete Honsberger, entitled “Wedding Toasts 101: The Guide to the Perfect Wedding Speech” (Adams Media, $13), will help […]

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