Let Them Eat Cake

Play Date

  As more and more Louisianians are vaccinated, many businesses are opening, and festivals and events are starting to make their way to our fall 2021 calendars. Though the coronavirus pandemic is still very prevalent, it’s nice to think some…

Dream Honeymoons: Romance in Brooklyn

  For would-be honeymooners waiting to go to their fantasy location, a mini-moon beckons. Visiting an easier to access place as the world heals can satisfy those travel cravings as you await the dream event. You’ve always wanted to visit…

Sign of the Times

  Last year, Fleurty Girl owner Lauren Haydel and Jazz Fest artist Nan Parati pivoted and partnered together to bring New Orleanians a little part of the festival that was cancelled. The Jazz and Heritage Festival is set for October…

Sun's Out

  Though not everything is yet back to life as it was before the coronavirus pandemic, there are still new things are to look forward to in New Orleans. The Chloe, the chic boutique hotel that opened in the fall…

Dream Honeymoons: Find Romance on Lake Como

  You both incline toward urbanity’s buzz, but for this special trip, your long-awaited honeymoon you agreed — it had to be Lake Como, a storied destination in northern Italy. You did think she had been a little too enthusiastic…

On The Web

  A year out from the start of the coronavirus pandemic, we are starting to see the world around us open back up and grasp for a sense of normalcy. As more people are able to get the COVID vaccine…

Hair-Raising New Products

When life seems overwhelming, uncertain and daunting it can be helpful to step away from the fray and indulge in a little self-care. A relaxing treatment or a fabulous blowout can work as a life reboot and enable us to…

Send Guests Home With Flavorful Favors

  When it comes to wedding favors, it’s always a great idea to give something from the heart that is locally made. That way, your guests get a taste of your special city. One such option here in New Orleans…

Keep On Schedule

  The coronavirus pandemic is responsible for many cancelled plans, as well as creative pivots for couples saying, “I Do,” and those helping them in their nuptial endeavors. But one thing the virus could not change completely is the checklist…

Weddings in Bloom

Pandemic restrictions on gatherings are loosening and New Orleans Bride Magazine editor Melanie Warner Spencer is talking about what the Modified Phase 3 guidelines means for weddings in this month’s WWLTV/WUPL “Morning Show” segment.      

Individual Mini Wedding Cakes are the Icing on Top

  When you envision your perfect wedding reception, you see a series of wow moments that will have your guests gushing and hashtagging throughout the celebration. You can bet your buttercream that a creative dessert moment is a golden opportunity…

Call in the Pros to Plan Music for Your Wedding Ceremony

    During the pandemic, wedding receptions have gotten smaller – and quieter. Health restrictions mean crowded dance floors are, temporarily at least, a thing of the past. So when it comes to planning music for your Big Day, it…

The Artist Suite

  In honor of Women’s History Month, The Knot – wedding magazine and online registry resource – released the Women’s Artist Collective through The Knot Invitations, a subset of The Knot that acts as an online, one-stop shop for invitations.…

Date Night In

  Earlier this month, we reported on a new initiative during the Lenten season called Fish Fry Friday’s - a partnership with Louisiana Hospitality Foundation and United Way of Southeast Louisiana. During the season, 39 participating restaurants will donate a…

The Hottest Makeup for 2021

If your beauty routine took a battering along with the rest of your life in 2020, you are not alone. It was difficult to keep up good routines while quarantining, wearing a mask and worrying about what was going on…

Socially Distant Date Night: Dinner and a Movie

  Though the city and surrounding areas have slowly released the strict guidelines enforced due to the coronavirus pandemic, masks and social distancing haven’t yet disappeared. Luckily, we live in a city where creativity and making lemonade out of lemons…

Let Them Eat Cake

The official blog of New Orleans Bride Magazine, offering a daily dose of all things weddings

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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