New Orleans Bride - Winter-Spring 2016

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…

Dress Code

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

Fast-Track Hacks

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

Trend Watch

Contouring, nude lips and feline eyes offer wow factor

Makup Magic

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

Give and Receive

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

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.

Rock Opera

Dazzling diamonds and glittering gems that will bring down the house

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.

Get Naked

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

Best Catch

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

Photo Op

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

Hey, Mister DJ

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

Radar Love

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

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…

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,…

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’…


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…