Let Them Eat Cake

Match Your Timeframe To Your Fitness Goals

  Losing weight before your wedding has become as expected as wearing a special dress in some shade of white, but this might be the first mistake that brides make according to trainer and co-owner of Simply Fit, Hudson Ellis.…

Bridal Buzz: Trunk Shows Around New Orleans

  Calling all brides hoping to “say yes to the dress” this fall, several bridal boutiques in and around New Orleans have trunk shows coming up in September.   Town and Country Bridal on St. Charles Avenue will host a…

Cocktail Trends For Lively Big Day Celebrations

  You’ve tied the knot, now it’s time to tie one on. Give your guests plenty of reasons to clink glasses by setting the stage with creative cocktails spaced throughout the festivities. Here, a few on-trend tips that will have…

Culinary Date Nights

  Date nights are essential for any couple. Especially when planning a wedding, that one-on-one time spent together can add just that little spark needed to take the stress of finances and table décor away for at least a night.…

Making A Statement

Though the look was perfected by Blair Waldorf, fictional Upper Eastsider on The CW’s “Gossip Girl,” for the past year or so, the headband has made a resurgence in fashion. Famous fashion bloggers and influencers like Arielle Charnas of “Something…

Moving On Up

  In August, two boutiques announced new store locations. I Do Bridal Couture, located in Baton Rouge, will expand operations with a second location. The new I Do will open in Covington at the end of the year, promising twice…

Real Weddings: Tullier-Patty

  Bride: Molly Tullier / Groom: Charles Patty III Date: March 23, 2019 Ceremony and Reception Location: The Abby Rose Gown: Stella York, The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe Bridesmaids’ dresses: David’s Bridal Men’s Attire: John’s Tuxedos Bride’s ring: Family Heirloom Groom’s…

The Brunch Bunch

  Between brunch and New Orleans, we’re not sure which entity is more popular these days. New Orleans continues to make waves nationally (and internationally) as a hotspot location for travel and destination weddings. As far as brunch (which is…

Financial Bliss

  What’s yours is his and vice versa. When it comes to the fairytale ending, it’s always important to remember that the pleasantries of life come at a price. With this in mind, we wanted to revisit a previous "Let…

New Traditions

On this month's New Orleans Bride Magazine segment on the WWLTV/WUPL “Morning Show,” editor Melanie Warner Spencer is answering same-sex wedding etiquette questions.   

Lagniappe Gifts

Last week, we highlighted Poppy Tooker and Chef Tenney Flynn’s new cookbooks as a fun way to add a little New Orleans into your wedding gifts. This week, Fleurty Girl announced the return of the roux spoon to their multiple…

An Expert Guide To Getting A Sun-Kissed Bronze Look

  Is there a shade of white or indeed any other color that doesn’t look better against sun-kissed skin? We don’t think so, which is why we have put together this expert guide to achieving a perfect glow without having…

Fun and Flavorful Gifting

  Finding the perfect wedding gift for your friend or family member can be a daunting task. There is always the registry, which is what you should go to first, but sometimes it’s nice to pair a local New Orleans…

Local Food Trucks Keep Your After-Party Truckin'

  Why stop the party with the reception? After all, this is New Orleans and after parties are essential. Here are a few of our favorite food trucks that will keep your guests satiated — and the dance party hopping…

Dancing In The Street

  In a recent blog, we highlighted the Lebanese tradition of a zaffe – a jovial celebration that includes music, dancing in the street and the couple’s family and friends. Though it takes place at a different time during the…

Cultural Traditions: The Lebanese Zaffe

  American weddings, more specifically New Orleans weddings, can be filled with tradition and also might include a few shenanigans. But while researching the history of the wedding reception, we stumbled upon a cultural tradition that could put even a…

A Big Day Beauty Countdown

  When planning a wedding, big or small, there are usually lists of things to do. It’s important however, to build in time for your beauty plan. Having the right treatments at the right time, enables you to enjoy the…

Let Them Eat Cake

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about

“Let Them Eat Cake,” is the official wedding blog of New Orleans Bride Magazine. The LTEC blog is the joint labor of love for Kelly Massicot and Melanie Warner Spencer. Massicot is web and social media editor for Renaissance Publishing, a contributing writer for New Orleans Bride Magazine, wedding junkie and fond lover of cake, especially petit fours from Chateau Coffee Cafe. Spencer is the editor of New Orleans Bride Magazine, writer of the “Bon Vivant” blog and a Francophile obsessed with Marie Antoinette and those tiny cakes from Chateau Coffee Café. You can reach Kelly at Kelly@myneworleans.com and Melanie at Melanie@myneworleans.com.