Let Them Eat Cake

Trend Forecast, Part 2

  As we head closer to the holiday season, many are looking farther and preparing for a better year come Jan. 1, 2021. In the spirit of looking forward, we recently reported on the online wedding registry and planning site…

Mix it Up

  The coronavirus is not yet finished wreaking havoc on the world. While we are all still social distancing and being safe however, we still need something to celebrate or a way to insert fun into our day-to-day activities. We…

Invitation Inspiration

This modern invitation letterpressed in black ink is designed by Smock and printed on smooth cotton white 2-ply paper made exclusively at a historic mill in New England. The use of serif and script fonts help define important information without…

Trend Forecast

  Arguably, we could all agree that it’s time for 2020 to say goodbye. As the holiday season starts, many are looking ahead to Jan. 1, 2021. Similarly, major authorities in the wedding industry are releasing reports on wedding trends…

Phasing into Celebrations

  New Orleans’ city leaders announced the transition into phase 3.3 of reopening the city amid coronavirus pandemic restrictions. As the city reopens, more options are becoming available to engaged couples and the local venues and vendors that offer services…

Pockets Full of Posies

  We all know this year has impacted everyone in different ways, especially brides and grooms. But studies have proven that flowers can positively affect a person’s mood, giving people a heightened sense of enjoyment and a better outlook on…

Bridal Buzz: Bridesmaid Event and Gown Preservation

  From events celebrating your best gal pals to learning how to keep your wedding dress preserved for decades to come, a lot is happening in the New Orleans bridal scene.   First, Wedding Belles bridal boutique on Magazine Street…

10 Rules For Healthy Skin

  Summer in the South is like a marathon for our skin. We move between sweaty temps into cold air-conditioning, from salty days at the beach into chlorine-filled hours at the pool. All the while, for some us the only…

Dream Honeymoons: Social Distancing in French Polynesia

  French Polynesia continues to invite honeymooners and other travelers to its various islands during the pandemic and beyond. A negative COVID-19 test is required to fly to French Polynesia, as well as a second test a few days after…

Best Accessories for Bridal Hair

  There was a time when all a bride had to decide was whether to wear a tiara or not.  Nowadays, it’s very much the trend for brides to accessorize their hairstyle and take their overall look to the next…

Tell Your COVID Story: Win a Honeymoon

It’s been a tough year for everyone, a year of unfulfilled plans and broken dreams. If it’s any consolation, you weren’t the only couple out there who wasn’t able to get married the way you had planned. And, that honeymoon?…

Spooky, Socially Distant Date Night

  This month, Built Story, a self-guided tour marketplace outlet, released a new self-guided tour of the best-decorated “spooky” homes around New Orleans. As we continue to navigate the pandemic, a self-guided and socially distant activity is welcome. And this…

Dream Honeymoons: Hawaii is Welcoming Travelers

  Hawaii, with its coterie of enchanting islands, opened up to visitors on Oct. 15. A panoply of its best hotels prepared to greet honeymooners with characteristic aloha spirit, re-opening with classic Hawaiian flair. While the two-week quarantine rules remain…

Refined Simplicity

  Two-tiered, almond pound cake iced with American buttercream, in stucco and marble, adorned with sugar dragees, by Swiss Confectionery, swisscakes.net. Three-tiered devil’s food cake, filled with raspberry cream cheese and iced with white buttercream icing, covered in fondant. Decorated…

Wediquette Wednesday: Can we cancel our wedding and elope?

  Each Wednesday, we tackle wedding etiquette. At times, it’s a reader question or one from a colleague, friend or family member and other times we’ll cover a popular issue. (Note: Questions may be edited for clarity and brevity.)  …

Safety First

  New Orleans is slowly but surely loosening COVID-19 restrictions, but being cautious, wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing and practicing social distancing is still essential to everyday life. In a city that likes to throw a party for…

A Few Socially-Distant Resources

  When the coronavirus pandemic first shut down the city in March, we put together a few resources to help couples continue their planning while social distancing at home. At the time, we're sure everyone thought we'd be back to…

Real Wedding: Sargent - Munoz

    Bride: Elizabeth Claire Sargent Groom: Saul Henry Munoz Jr. Date: June 14, 2020 Ceremony Location: City Park, New Orleans Coordinator: Ibay Photography Gown: Galina at David’s Bridal Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal at David’s Bridal Men’s Attire: Macy’s Rings: Kay Jewelers Florist: Kim through Ibay Photography Photographer: Ibay Photography Hair…

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“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.

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