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Mardi Gras Marriage Mambo

This Carnival season has considerable tragedy in New Orleanians with two fatalities involving tandem floats during the Nyx and Endymion parades, two riders injured after falling from floats in Thoth and two people requiring medical attention after falling from a…

Crowd-Pleasing Fare

  You can’t stop talking about how much you want everyone on the dance floor at your reception. You’ve booked a top-notch band and made sure there’s plenty of space for your cousin to do his bring-the-house-down breakdance sequence. How…

Carnival Couples

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in New Orleans … Carnival season. This past weekend was the first full weekend of Carnival and though there was a little rain, it mostly went off fabulously. Many may wonder what…

Isn’t It Romantic?

Today is the day of love – it’s Valentine’s Day. This is not everyone’s favorite holiday, but we look at it as a way to add a little romance into a couple’s life pre-wedding, post wedding or just a regular…

Purpose-Driven Planners

  Today, The Knot, magazine and leading online planning aid, released its 13th Real Weddings Study. Each year, The Knot looks at real weddings and couples from the prior year, reporting on trends, motivators and primary planning priorities for couples.…

Makeup Must Haves For 2020’s Most Discerning Brides

With so many makeup brands available is there need for more? Yes, we say, because with new technology and innovations, products just keep getting better and better. Here are a few of the new launches we couldn’t wait to share.…

Top Of The List

  Financial website WalletHub recently released their 2020 list of Best Places to Get Married and New Orleans has topped the list. The rankings take a look at 180 cities around the country for the cheapest and most convenient wedding…

Flora Fete

On Sunday, Feb. 9, FAIT | NOLA will host a Mardi Gras Headdress Workshop and lunch at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. The workshop will provide guests with the opportunity to create an exciting piece to add to their…

Real Weddings: Beneville - Lindsley

  Bride: Danielle Beneville / Groom: Noah Lindsley / Wedding Date: June 28, 2019 Ceremony and Reception location: Marché Coordinator: Stephanie Baker with Marché Gown: Bridal Boutique by MaeMe / Bridesmaids’ dresses: David’s Bridal / Men’s Attire: Jos A. Banks…

Picture Perfect Wedding Day Mane

Don’t think about your bridal hair in isolation, it needs to be an integral part of your overall look,” so advises April Ponder of the David Falcon Salon on Magazine Street in Uptown. Ponder continues, “In addition, remember people will…

The Secrets of Meghan Markle’s Pre-Wedding Skincare

There’s no doubt Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, was glowing with joy on her wedding day, but she also had more than a little help from her longtime friend and London-based facialist Nichola Joss. Joss, who counts among her clients…

Practicing for the Honeymoon With Valentine’s Day Travel

You might call Valentine’s Day practice for the honeymoon. Whether you scoff at the commercial holiday or not, you’re still beholden to its powers. Doing it wrong (or right) can break or make a relationship. So, if you’re tired of…

Bridal Buzz: This Weekend in Trunk Shows

  The first month of the year is wrapping up quickly and a few bridal stores in and around the city are marking the end of January with bridal shows and events. First, Town & Country Bridal will host a…

Vegan Love

  This week, we reported on the Ochsner EatFit Alcohol Free for 40 initiative as a way for you and your partner to detox and prep for your Big Day. Recently, the vegan restaurant Seed reopened with new owners and…

Healthy Happily Ever After

  The (web) pages of “Let Them Eat Cake” cover various topics from décor to food. One subject we like to cover is date night or an activity couples can do together to keep the spark, bond or beat stress…

Posture Primer For Your Big Day

Supermodels have it. Charlize Theron has it, Victoria Beckham doesn’t and Miley Cyrus was slammed for not having it at the Oscars. Can you guess what it is? Good posture — and a bride who has it — will glide…

A Little Something Extra

From bridal showers to bridal party, there’s always a need for a little present or gift. New Orleans is full of local artists and businesses creating products and items to fill that need. One of those companies is Native Polish.…

Real Wedding: Charleston-Thomas

Ceremony/Reception: New Orleans Board of Trade Wedding Designer: Wink Design & Events Photographer: Mateo & Company Caterer: Pigeon Caterers Prep location: St. James Hotel Hair Stylist: Amber Buxton / Makeup Stylist: Makeup By Meggan Coordinator: Amanda Price Events / Event…

The Appeal of Reception Food Stations and Bars

Lately you’ve noticed that some of your most fun group dining outings are at food halls. The perfect compromise for the picky eater, the adventurous foodie and the steadfast dieter, the variety and range that the concept provides has so…

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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.