Bridal Gowns

 

Pearl’s Place

3114 Severn Ave., Metairie
504-885-9213, PearlsPlace.com

A New Orleans staple, Pearl’s place is a 48-year-old Bridal and Special Occasion Boutique that prides itself on quality customer service. Our expert sales staff gives you a one on one experience that leads you to your dream dress. With the largest selection of Bridal Gowns in the South, your options are limitless. We tailor to every bride at every budget. Experience the magic! Pearl’s Place offers Bridesmaids, Mothers, Debutante, and Prom too.

 

Bridal Showers / Bachelorette Parties

 

The Shard Shop

3138 Magazine St., Suite C, New Orleans
504-309-2581, ShardShop.com

Want to throw a truly unique party for the bride-to-be? The Shard Shop is the perfect venue for your bridal shower, bachelorette party, or destination wedding activity.  Party-goers all make an individual piece of ShardArt using sparkly glass on canvas and contribute to a collaborative masterpiece for the guest of honor!  ShardArt is a mosaic-like technique of applying glass to painted canvas to create gorgeous art! After you’ve laid out your design, we do the messy part of covering your art with a clear resin. The result is intoxicating! Parties include our fun, creative art instructors, space at our beautiful Magazine Street studio, and a party concierge. All materials provided and all skill levels welcome!

 

Destination Weddings /Honeymoons

 

Holiday Inn Club Vacations® Galveston Seaside Resort

19320 San Luis Pass Rd., Galveston, TX
844-857-7844, HolidayInnClubVacations.com

It doesn’t get much better than a stroll along the beach, holding hands, and reminiscing about your good times together and then returning to a luxury beachfront Villa. The Holiday Inn Club Vacations Seaside Resort is perfect for a romantic getaway. Your villa is well appointed and equipped with everything you need for a romantic getaway including a large balcony overlooking an infinity pool and the beach – perfect for coffee in the morning and cocktails watching the sunset!

 

Event Design

 

Fancy Faces

73128 Hwy. 1077, Covington
985-893-2652, FancyFacesDecor.com

Fancy Faces Decor provides flawless event decor and design for the New Orleans area and beyond. Known throughout the region for unique event styling and impeccable customer service, Fancy Faces Decor specializes in creating show-stopping room effects featuring dramatic lighting, luscious feathers, modular seating, and custom centerpieces. Available for weddings, corporate events, and private parties.

 

Event Planning

 

Blue Gardenia Events

631 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans
504-206-8599, BlueGardeniaEvents.com

At Blue Gardenia Events, our philosophy and mission is simple – we love creating memories! We specialize in creating artfully designed events, infused with layers of thoughtful details, designed to leave a long-lasting impression on your guests, creating memories to last a lifetime. It is these well-curated details that make an event feel truly custom, unique, warm, and charming. Some call it southern hospitality, we call it the Blue Gardenia standard, a Blue Gardenia Event.

 

Terry Cambise Wedding & Event Consulting

TerryCambise.com

Terry Cambise Wedding & Event Consulting, LLC was established in 2003. Terry Cambise, President is pleased to announce that her daughter Victoria has recently joined the company.

Victoria is a graduate of Loyola University in Business Administration with a double major in Management and Marketing. She has been in the hospitality industry for the past four years. Together we are available to help you plan that special event. We are experienced in creating weddings, private events, non-profit galas, corporate parties, debutante balls and more.

We bring your vision to life from the most intimate gatherings to the grandest affair.  We invite you to relax and “Be a Guest at your own Event!”

 

Z Event Company

508 Metairie Rd., Metairie
504-510-5838, ZEventCo.com

Having event planners and designers with knowledge and access to the best sources both locally and worldwide allows us to design the event of your dreams. Your celebration in New Orleans will be enjoyable, stress-free and memorable when our award winning team is part of it! Come visit our showroom at 508 Metairie Road for the latest designs available for your next event and start the planning. Weddings, Social, Corporate, Non-Profit and Milestone Celebrations – we create extraordinary memories that last a lifetime.

 

Flowers

 

Ambrose Garden Florist

8015 Maple St., New Orleans
504-861-1953, TheNewOrleansFlorist.com

Whether your wedding will be large and formal or small and intimate, Ambrose Garden has the creative ability to translate your visions and create an atmosphere as special as the occasion. We will gladly guide you through the entire process of choosing the perfect flowers. We pride ourselves in our close attention to detail to ensure that everything is exactly as you envisioned so that your wedding day is a magical one. We invite you to contact us and share your visions and desires with us, then allow us to make them a reality.

 

Fabulous Flowers

504-909-0253, FabulousFlowers.us

Established in 2003, personal service and attention to detail is the hallmark of Fabulous Flowers – a full service design company specializing in wedding flowers. Owner Ken Marino works closely with every bride to bring her vision to life and personalize the look of each wedding. From the first meeting to delivery of the bouquet on that special day, clients are never passed off to an assistant, Ken is always the first contact. “A happy bride is the ultimate goal,” says Ken. Pricing is considered moderate and Ken is always happy to work within a given budget.

 

Kim Starr Wise Floral Events

437 St. Phillip St., New Orleans
504-315-5607, KimStarrWise.com

Kim Starr Wise Floral Events provides custom-designed events based on each client’s aesthetic, style and vision. As professional event stylists, the team at KSW will ensure the aesthetic of your event cohesively blends together to create an overall look and feel. Whether simple or lavish, we create beautifully unique events – from custom furnishings, to fresh flowers, linens, candle décor and draping. At Kim Starr Wise Floral Events it is our goal to create something that is styled just for you. Contact us to set up a consultation for your wedding.

 

Mitch’s Flowers

4843 Magazine St., New Orleans
504-899-4843, MitchsFlowersNola.com

On your way to the Garden District sits a garden level storefront behind fences of jasmine, a yard of maiden hair fern, fiddle-leaf figs and umbrella palms. Upon your entrance, phalaenopsis orchids line the walls of this bucket flower shop known as Mitch’s. Embellishing New Orleans family celebrations from First Communions to Debutantes to Nuptials for 31 years, Monique Chauvin and her team of artists know this city’s traditions and southern grown roots. Flower recipes, timelines and centerpieces come standard from event to event, but what makes Mitch’s special is their relationship with their customers and attention to their details.

 

Invitations, Cups and Personalized Items

 

Betty Hunley

6057 Magazine St., New Orleans
504-895-2870, BettyHunley.com

The team at Betty Hunley Designs can work with you to create special, one-of-a-kind pieces, like this lovely SMOCK letterpress invitation with a foil edge, accompanied by a custom designed napkin, cup and koozie set. In addition to custom services, they also offer ready-to-print designs. Shop designs and gifts online or visit their store on Magazine Street Monday through Friday 10-5 or Saturday 10-2.

 

Gem Printing

1904 Veterans Blvd., Metairie
504-834-9580, GemPrinting.com

Gem Printing Co., founded in 1918, is celebrating 100 years in business and has served four generations of New Orleans brides. Gem is a family owned and operated print shop specializing in wedding invitations, including Engraved, Thermography and Letterpress. Gem also offers an array of personalized items such as: Save the Dates, Programs, Cups, Koozies, Second Line Handkerchiefs, Napkins, Seals, Matches, Notepads, Beads, Cake Knives, Toasting Glasses, Cake Bags & Boxes, and more. Non-personalized wedding items offered include Second Line Umbrellas, Guest Books, Cake Pulls, Garters, Flower Baskets, and Ring Pillows. Gem Printing Co. is a must for planning a wedding in New Orleans.

 

Party Cup Express

121 Industrial Avenue, New Orleans
504-835-5465, PartyCupExpress.com

Party Cup Express offers fun and unique party cups with Southern charm! If you need Custom Printed Cups, Coozies, Napkins and Barware for your wedding or any of your other special events – you will find locally inspired stock design or you can customize your own personal monogram or design on an array of items. They offer gifts and accessories, too! Stop in or order online. For custom orders, email caroline@giacona.com.

 

Jewelry

 

Boudreaux’s Jewelers

701 Metairie Rd., Metairie
504-831-2602, BoudreauxsJewelers.com

“As this year’s spring wedding season comes to an end, there are a lot of fresh trends that have roared back in popularity from years past and the biggest of those is Yellow Gold. The alluring metal that vanished in popularity in the ‘90s has come back with a vengeance. We are seeing the Yellow Gold trend in wedding bands really come back with brides still opting for traditional Platinum or White Gold engagement rings, but mixing in some color with their wedding bands.” – Brandon Boudreaux, Lead Designer, Boudreaux’s Jewelers

 

Men’s Formalwear

 

John’s Tuxedos

3200 Houma Blvd., Metairie
504-455-5353, JohnsTuxedos.com

John’s Tuxedos is a locally owned and operated men’s clothing store, serving Metairie and New Orleans since 1984. As a premier provider of men’s tuxedos and suits, we offer same-day service, on-site alterations, and a full selection of the latest men’s formalwear styles. John’s Tuxedos is proud to offer one of the widest selections of men’s tuxedos, suits, vests, and accessories, for both rental and retail, in the greater New Orleans area. Regardless of your preferred style, we have the perfect attire for your event. Our expert tuxedo consultants have decades of experience and love to help brides and grooms coordinate the ideal look for their special day. No appointment needed.

 

Perlis Clothing

6070 Magazine St., New Orleans
504 895-8661, Perlis.com

For over 50 years, couples have chosen Perlis to supply traditional tuxedos for their weddings. Come in and feel the high quality of our tuxedos and test the fit before you rent. For weddings from now until Labor Day try on our white dinner jacket, or seersucker suits in several colors including the original seersucker suit by Haspel. Check out our selection of white linen suits which are breathable, lightweight and made with a durable fabric – you couldn’t really ask for much more when dressing for the stifling New Orleans heat! Accessorize yourself with the local flavor ties of New Orleans featuring crawfish, oysters, snoballs and more!

 

Rehearsal Dinners

 

Ricobonno’s Peppermill

504-455-2266, RiccobonosPeppermill.com

The Riccobono Family has been hosting memorable events for our customers for over 40 years. Experience our fresh caught Gulf seafood, hand-cut beef filets, and superbly prepared Italian fare passed down through three generations of Riccobonos. View sample menus online or let us create a custom menu for your rehearsal dinner, bridal brunch or another special occasion. Our private dining room accommodates groups up to 50. Come let us prepare your next celebration.

 

Spa and Beauty Services

 

BLEU Blowdry Bar

701 Metairie Rd., Ste. 112-2A, Metairie
504-309-5999
5228 Magazine St., New Orleans
504-325-5625 , BLEUaBlowdryBar.com

Since opening in Old Metairie in Sept 2013, BLEU a Blowdry Bar’s dry style, blowout and updo menu has expanded to include Tape In Hair Extensions, Keratin Express Treatments, Makeup Applications and Eyelash Extensions. A second location opened in December 2017 on Magazine Street. BLEU now boasts 20+ talented “BLEU Krewe” to create whatever look desired. Say “I Do to BLEU”! Brides and Wedding parties can choose In Salon or On Location via “BLEU 2 U”. Whether a bachelorette party pre event, wedding shower or rehearsal dinner, BLEU can have you looking and feeling fabulous. Cue the blowdryers and Pop the champagne to get YOUR party started!

 

Blo Blow Dry Bar

5530 Magazine St., New Orleans
504-570-6101, BloMeDry.com

Blo Blow Dry Bar’s Signature bridal service pampers brides and their wedding parties. For brides, the Signature service includes a personalized hair and makeup consultation prior to the big day and luxury wedding day services. The bridal party is also given Blo’s “pink glove” treatment and can choose from any of Blo’s seven signature styles or a perfectly coiffed up-do. Blo’s team of expertly trained stylists and makeup artists work their magic while brides relax and enjoy all of the details. Bridal parties can come in-bar to get ready for their special day or Blo’s team can travel on location!

 

Elizabeth Riggs Dentistry

3442 Magazine St., New Orleans
504-891-1115, SmilesByRiggs.com

From her beautiful Garden district office on magazine Street, Dr. Elizabeth Riggs practices both restorative and cosmetic dentistry. She also enjoys providing facial enhancement procedures, such as Botox and dermal fillers. From the moment you walk into the front door, her team makes you feel welcome and cared for. They are all passionate about creating both healthy and beautiful smiles.

 

Spafoo

By Appointment
Spafoo.com

Your hairstyle is stuck in the same time period as when you started with your stylist. Your wedding is approaching! What to do? Welcome to Spafoo, the onlocation beauty app that lets you choose your stylist. Break out of your stylist’s rut by discretely choosing a new stylist or try different stylists. Local entrepreneur and beauty expert, Alicia Reynaud created Spafoo, a beauty app that is revolutionizing how we do beauty. A team of over 30 licensed and professional providers are a tap away on your smartphone providing hair, makeup, nails, massage and personal training when you want and where you want – home, office and hotel.

 

Venues

 

Brennan’s

417 Royal St., New Orleans
504-525-9711, BrennansNewOrleans.com

Brennan’s serves as the perfect location for every wedding event, from rehearsal dinners to bridal/groomsmen luncheons, bachelor parties and farewell breakfasts. The fanciful design preserves the famous open-air courtyard, perfect for elegant ceremonies and receptions. Our private wine room, which can serve as a VIP or bridal suite, features an eighteen-foot table milled from a single cypress. Eight glamorous dining rooms, each steeped in New Orleans architecture and ambiance, can be combined to create a spectacular wedding event for you. Our expert wedding planners will help to create a memorable occasion, every step of the way.

 

Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Convention Center

1201 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans
504-566-9990, NewOrleansHamptonInns.com

Imagine saying your “I do’s” in a lovely New Orleans style courtyard surrounded by brick walls, climbing ivy, and flourishing flowers. Celebrate your union by dancing the night away in the Riverside Ballroom, an expansive space featuring classic finishes, romantic lighting, and a neutral color palette that can accommodate any couple’s’ personal style and tastes. Catering is provided by Joel’s Catering, one of the highest ranked caterers in the city. Whether you are throwing the biggest bash of the year or an intimate affair, the impeccable team at the Hampton Inn & Suites Convention Center will move mountains to execute your vision of the ideal wedding day!

 

Infinity Farms

119 Riley Boone Rd., Carriere, MS
601-552-8880, InfinityFarms.com

Infinity Farms is an innovative, outdoor venue located in the Henleyfield Community of Carriere, MS – 70 miles from New Orleans and 50 miles from the Northshore. Within Infinity Farms, you can choose from several distinct settings to find the perfect place for your event – “Majestic Palms”, “Gardens, Pool and Cabana”, “Rolling Acres”, “IF Cottage”, “Relaxation Corridor” or “Formal Run.” Your ultimate event is possible given the right location, inspiration and coordination. IF you want to explore your options, let us assist you in building your unforgettable experience that offers the splendor of open air, beautiful landscape and lush living walls. Infinity Farms is the stillness between these spaces and why you choose your IF.

 

InterContinental New Orleans

444 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans
504-525-5566, ICNewOrleans.com

A Stunning Wedding Venue in New Orleans – Say “I do” to InterContinental New Orleans and experience a wedding as magical as the Crescent City! Our magnificent wedding venues overlook historic St. Charles Avenue and can host an event to remember for a lifetime. Every detail of your wedding day is handled flawlessly by our wedding specialists. From crisp linen tablecloths and precise silverware settings to visionary event flow and culinary perfection, consider your New Orleans wedding details done. We are here to answer any questions and to see that your special day is perfect.

 

Louisiana State Museum

(multiple locations)
504-568-6968, LouisianaStateMuseum.org

Each location of the Louisiana State Museum has its own undeniable sense of history, charm, and character, and five of these landmarks the Cabildo, the Presbytère, the Old U.S. Mint, Capitol Park Museum and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum—are available to host your special day. Weddings, parties, and galas call for dramatic locations and incomparable atmosphere, and our locations offer that and so much more. Contact us today if you’re interested in hosting your event with us.

 

New Orleans City Park

1 Palm Dr., New Orleans
504-483-9402, NewOrleansCityPark.com

City Park offers spectacular settings for parties, weddings, and other special occasions. When you host an event in City Park, you are treated to an incomparable outdoor landscape, a unique selection of historic and architecturally significant venues, and one of the largest catering operations in the Greater New Orleans area. We have venues outfitted to suit any occasion and all party sizes – intimate gatherings, luncheon groups, family reunions, corporate meetings, picture-perfect weddings, and more! Reach out to us today and let the City Park staff show you the magic of City Park.

 

NOPSI Hotel

317 Baronne St., New Orleans
504-962-6500, NOPSIHotel.com

Your love story deserves the perfect venue. From the moment your guests walk through the doors of the 1920s era NOPSI Hotel, New Orleans – A Salamander Hotel, they will feel the spirit of the building’s history as the former headquarters of the city’s power company, New Orleans Public Service Inc. From a stunning ceremony kissed by city lights, to an authentic New Orleans reception in the industrially-elegant Dryades Ballroom, a wedding at NOPSI Hotel is an unforgettable event where time forever stands still. Photo: Caitlin B. Photography

 

Royal Sonesta New Orleans

300 Bourbon St., New Orleans
504-553-2205, Sonesta.com/RoyalNewOrleans

Located in the heart of the French Quarter, Royal Sonesta New Orleans offers unparalleled weddings and receptions for 5 to 600 guests in our unique venues. Our new Grand Ballroom and 2,000 sq.ft. Fleur de Lis Suite with access to a traditional courtyard, pair perfectly with Sonesta’s creative “Food Is Art” philosophy. Accommodate your guests in our newly renovated guest rooms or suites, and entertain in our Bourbon Balcony Suites. Offering the highest degree of personalized service from a team of wedding professionals, we create uniquely personal events from bridal showers and rehearsal dinners, to bachelor and bachelorette parties.

 

Wedding Resources

 

The Event Glossary

EventGlossary.com

Everyone has a different style and budget when planning an event and not everyone needs a full service planning company. This online marketplace satisfies the needs of both novice and professional planners alike. The Event Glossary provides you with all the vendors you need to plan an event of any size from start to finish and eliminates the need to search from site to site. We will save you time, money and frustration. Everything you need to plan your event is all in one place! Our event concierge is online to answer questions and help walk you thru the process. Everything can be sourced, ordered and paid for all on one website!

 

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