Let Them Eat Cake

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…

Bridal Buzz: Trunk Shows and Events

  January and February are shaping up to be an ideal time for brides to say “yes” to the dress in and around New Orleans. Linen Jolie Bridal in Metairie hosting a Badgley Mischka trunk show Jan. 17-18. Brides will…

Modern History

Due to the magnitude and impact World War II had on the world, it’s no wonder that the National World War II Museum in downtown New Orleans has quickly become touted as one of the best museums in the world.…

A Celebration

  For the past four years, when the calendar changes to Jan. 1, we have taken a look back to reflect on the past year. A lot happened in 2019. Between the color trends and date night ideas, we also…

Velvet Reigns

Award season began on Jan. 5 with the 77th Golden Globe Awards. Each award season we love the bridal inspiration that can be sparked by red carpet looks. However, when scanning the celebrity attendees this year, we noticed a trend…

Enter The Dream

  Local artist and designer for Anthropologie, Rebecca Rebouché, is known for her allegorical paintings of the natural world. Now, her emotive and naturalistic style graces the bottle of her new perfume, Exotic Memory. Born from a dream, the artwork…

Save the First Dance for Me

From bridal attendants to the wedding cake and more, there are countless recognizable elements to a wedding celebration. The couple’s first dance is in that list. It’s elegant, classic and seemingly has always been an understood piece to the wedding…

Trunk Shows and Happy New Year

  Each month, New Orleans Bride Magazine sends out a newsletter with magazine content and messages from some of the city’s wedding professionals. If you don’t get the newsletter, you should sign up, but for today, you’re in luck. Here…

Best of Weddings

  Each year, The Knot undergoes a rigorous process of compiling reviews and online statistics through its wedding planning portal to find the wedding professionals it deems the Best of Weddings. Especially in the Greater New Orleans area, there are…

Fun and Fitness

  It might be the idea of being the center of attention for the day or knowing those photos will last forever. Either way, all brides want to look their best on their Big Day. So amidst all the wedding…

Happy Holiday Engagement

The holiday season is in full swing. As we approach one of the more popular times for popping the question, we wanted to give a few LTEC helpful hints. The holidays can be hectic for many reasons – family is…

Date Night ‘Happier’ Hour

  Earlier this year, the exciting addition of a new hotel right outside the Saenger Theatre’s doors kept Canal Street buzzing. Following the tragic and unforeseen collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel however, the Saenger Theatre closed its doors to…

The History (and Legends) of The Groom's Cake

When you’re from New Orleans, it’s easy to forget some of the traditions we have and celebrate are not recognized all over the country (like me, Kelly, who thought Mardi Gras was a national holiday until I was about 12…

WeddingWire Winter Bridal Trends

  We’ve been discussing a lot of wedding trends following The Knot magazine’s release of its top trends for 2020. Recently, however, online wedding marketplace WeddingWire, an online division of The Knot, released its top trends for weddings this winter.…

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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.