New Orleans Bride - Winter-Spring 2019

Invitations: Fanciful Florals

  Heavyweight cotton stock invitation, letter-pressed with charcoal ink and accented with a Chinoiserie bird and bamboo envelope liner, scriptura.com. A heavy bright white vellum stock with a shimmer belly band, featuring a colorful floral accent, gemprinting.com. Flat-printed invitation suite…

Transportation: 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…

Big Easy Bridesmaid Bonding

It’s no secret that New Orleans is a hot spot for bridal parties. In addition to our bounty of amazing food and libations, the Crescent City always has something fun in the works. To put it simply, this city knows…

Real Weddings: Campbell-VanAusdall

Bride: Kara Campbell Groom: Jacob VanAusdall Date: March 24, 2018 Ceremony location: Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church Reception location: Elms Mansion Coordinator: Mint Julep Productions (Day of – Courtney Bryant) Gown: Johanna Johnson from LVD Bridal in Nashville, Tennessee Bridesmaids’…

Vintage Vows

Models: Stephany Osorto, Russ Vegas, Meggan Ory, Jacquelyn Lindsey Makeup by Meggan Ory for Makeup by Meggan Cosmetics Hair by Monique Munoz Hope Goldman Meyer Fine Jewelry Location: The Seraphim House New Orleans (Top) Willowby by Watters "Thistle" gown with…

Real Weddings: Matherne-Schmidt

    Bride: Malayne Matherne Groom: Lt. Jacob Schmidt Date: Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 Ceremony Location: St. Patrick’s Church/New Orleans Reception Location: National World War II Museum Freedom Pavilion Coordinator: Brooke Casey Gown: Pronovias at Town & Country Bridesmaids Dresses:…

From the Editor

When my husband Mark and I got married, it was 1998, and bachelorette parties were relegated to a fun night out with the girls. My bridesmaids gave me gag gifts and then we hit our favorite bars and clubs for…

Cakes: Garden Variety

Floral styling by IRIS floral + event design studio, irisfloral.com Devil’s food cake, filled with raspberry and chocolate buttercream, covered in a poured chocolate fondant, swisscakes.net. Classic almond wedding cake, embellished with scored fondant and accented with brushed gold, haydelbakery.com.…

Real Weddings: Songy-Bozeman

Bride: Lorilei Songy Groom: William Steven Bozeman, Jr. Date: Dec.9, 2017 Get Ready and Ceremony location: Ritz Carlton Wedding planner: Lulu Alexander, Weddings by Lulu Florist: Erin Steen Invitations: Scriptura Programs: Basic Invite Hair Stylist: Marsha Leyva Makeup Artist: Angelle…

Advice: Problematic Persuasions

Q: I’m getting married in New Orleans soon and we’re planning on having an open bar, but I have an aunt who can’t hold her liquor — she often even shows up to gatherings drunk. I can’t not invite her to…