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Real Wedding: Matherne - Wolfe

  Bride: Mallary Matherne Groom: Dr. Ryan Wolfe Date: Postponed due to COVID (original date April 4, 2020) Actual wedding date: June 13, 2020 Ceremony Location:  Camp Lucy Sacred Oaks, Dripping Springs, Texas Reception Location: Camp Lucy Sacred Oaks, Dripping…

This Season's Bridal Buzz

Heaven Scent The all-natural perfume company dubbed Smoke Perfume & Co., opened its first storefront location in The Good Shop in the Lower Garden District. Founder Kathleen Currie first developed her signature Smoke fragrance — featuring vetiver, citrus and jasmine…

Dream Honeymoons: Get Thee to an Island

  When travel returns and you feel safe — craft your own honeymoon fairytale with a stay at these far flung island escapes. Whether you wish to rekindle the flame, woo the crush or ask for her hand, these seaside…

A Lasting Romance

  Enduring a pandemic isn’t exactly the most romantic couple’s activity – especially a couple who was planning to wed after the coronavirus hit. Many a campaign by national brands and local wedding professionals alike champions the call that “love…

Timeless and Classic

  There are almost as many hairstyles for brides as there are dresses and engagement rings, so the decision as to which one to wear can be fraught with anxiety. Luckily, we are on hand to showcase the best bridal…

Real Wedding: Payne-Gandy

    Bride: Bethany Payne | Groom: Sean Gandy Date: March 7, 2020 | Location: Maison Dupuy Gown: Jenny by Jenny Yoo Bridal | Men’s Attire: The Black Tux Photographer: Mike Lirette Photography Florist: Fat Cat Flowers | Cake: Haydel’s Bakery Hair + Makeup: Nola Bridal Artistry…

Social Distance Sipping

  There’s no denying we all love an open bar at a wedding. But for the time being, we’ll need to pump the booze breaks a bit and come up with inventive ways to imbibe in a socially responsible way.…

Dream Honeymoons: Watery Visions Around the World

Wallace J. Nichols, author of  “Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected and Better at What You Do” comes to mind as I dream of…

Mask Up

Wearing masks in public is now an essential part of our lives due to the coronavirus pandemic, and it appears as though it will be a while before we can say, “masks are a thing of the past.” Instead of…

It’s in the Stars

  The use of astrology in determining compatibility and even influencing the wedding day and surrounding details is a practice used in many cultures around the world. It was a big part of the Netflix hit “Indian Matchmaking” that premiered…

Say "I love You" with Luxury Cabin Moons

  Nothing says cozy (or sexy) like a cabin. Add in evenings before a roaring fire after active days, billowing layers of inviting down-bedding, windows that showcase incomparable views, and kitchens well stocked enough to allow for creative culinary seduction—and…

Real Weddings: Roberts – Fayard

    Bride: Blakeley Roberts | Groom: Tripp Fayard Date: Feb. 8, 2020 Ceremony: Immaculate Conception Getting Ready Location: Roosevelt Hotel Reception: NOMA Planner: Blue Gardenia Events Gown: Savannah Miller at I Do Bridal Couture Baton Rouge Shoes: Jimmy Choo Groom’s Attire: Black Tux Rings: Custom made by a friend –…

Relationships of the Future

  Today, Aug. 31, The Knot released its recent study, “Future of Relationships and Weddings.” The goal of this study was to look at the younger generations entering the relationship and marriage stage of their lives — specifically, Gen Z…

Culinary Cruising: A Foodcentric Road Trip Through the South

  Social Distancing comes easy enwrapped in an automobile. Make this honeymoon the sort with wheels, one you control the pedometer and the speed without anybody’s permission. Foodies will love to embark on a culinary road trip, where every meal…

They’ll Eat It Up

  We’re all still trying to navigate COVID-era weddings. But no matter what New Orleans is faced with – like currently dodging a hurricane – food is always our unifier. Food brings us together and, besides a good party, is…

Date Night: Hurricane Edition

    Last week, we published a date night blog geared toward the ongoing need for social distancing and staying home as much as possible due to the pandemic. The post shared a delicious recipe from the MyNewOrleans.com “Side Dish”…

Date Night: Pandemic Edition

  With statewide and city pandemic phasing and social distancing mandates still in place and a few tropical storms in the Gulf of Mexico, it is easy to let everything consume your mood and completely kill the romance. But it’s…

The Classic Cocktail

  Your friends and family are thrilled to share in your wedded bliss. They’re also just as happy to partake in your wedding bar. From Sazeracs and Sidecars to Mint Juleps and French 75s, appeal to their buzzy behavior and…

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.

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