Let Them Eat Cake

Dream Honeymoons: Memorable Honeymoons at Sea

  “The beginning is always today,” wrote Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, a mantra that becomes very real the moment you marry and begin to experience your new life together. It’s also a positive thought to carry with you as you adjust…

Let Them Make Mistakes

  Given the title of our blog and the accompanying logo that includes us dressed in 18th century attire, it should come as no surprise that we are Francophiles. Because we didn’t live during the time of the French Revolution…

Extra Bridal Buzz

New Bridal Collection Morilee By Madeline Gardner has released its Spring ’22 Starlight Collection of wedding gowns that pull inspiration from the mystery and beauty of the stars. In addition to luxe fabrics and ethereal movement, the Starlight Collection incorporates…

Bridal Buzz: Trunk Shows, Hotel News and Date Night

  Though the coronavirus pandemic still lingers over everything in the city, more and more events are being added to the New Orleans social calendar. Many of these events are perfect for our Big Easy couples, and include more than…

Dream Honeymoons: Colorful Fall Getaways

  While the more traditional honeymoon takes place on a sun-dappled beach, while donning swimsuits, slathered in sunscreen and sipping from umbrella-bedecked frosty cocktails, nobody says you can’t celebrate your matrimony wrapped in jackets among mounds of multi-colored fall leaves.…

The Name Change

  We've shared the process of someone changing their last name after a wedding before, here on "Let Them Eat Cake," because it's such an important step that many don't know of the intricacies. Recently, a coworker of ours went…

Real Weddings: Lee - Schmitt

    Bride: Marissa Schmitt Groom: Doug Lee Date: July 10, 2020 Venue: Longue Vue House and Gardens Gown: Hayley Paige from Linen Jolie Bridal Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Pearl’s Place Groom’s Tux: Theory from Saks Fifth Avenue Groomsmen: John’s Tuxedos Rings: Diamonds Direct Florist: Herbivore Floral Designs Cake: Julie Crawford…

Dream Honeymoons: Spiritually-Charged Destinations

  In the old days, contemplative folk hid away in convents, monasteries, nunneries and other sequestered sacred boltholes to meditate on the meaning of life. Fortunately, you already know the meaning of life: each other. You’re in love, and nothing…

French Quarter Fête

  Planning a wedding can be stressful at times, but luckily, in New Orleans, there is always cause for celebration. From engagement parties to bridal showers, the party never stops. The Parisian-meets-Southern French Quarter restaurant Justine – owned by husband-and-wife…

Real New Orleans Weddings

  In our opinion, there is no better wedding inspiration for a couple than seeing other New Orleans couples tie the knot. Given that our real wedding profiles are consistently the most viewed blogs here at “Let Them Eat Cake,”…

Quintessential New Orleans Wedding Locations

  Picking the location for your wedding festivities is one, if not the, most important part of planning your Big Day. The location sets the tone of the entire celebration and New Orleans is full of ideal backdrops for saying,…

Wediquette Wednesday: Who can I invite as my plus-one?

  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. This week, we are offering up a throwback from the…

Power Products

    Dry skin, peeling patches and pimples are visual hallmarks of stress. Thankfully the formerly niche category of anti-stress skincare is burgeoning with solutions and we’ve scooped up the best ones for you.            …

All That Glitters

  After everything the universe and Mother Nature has thrown at us the past two years, we could all use a little sparkle into our lives. A go-to provider of that sparkle to the city of New Orleans is Elektra…

Openings and Hurricane Relief

  Hurricane Ida impacted almost everyone in southeast Louisiana. (Kelly here) As someone with friends getting married very soon, I know that the closure of not only New Orleans and surrounding areas, but also of local bridal boutiques has hit…

We'll Be Back

  As many of you realize and can relate to, this past week following Hurricane Ida has been rough. Though we would love nothing more than to dive into the dreamy world of weddings, forget the burden of reality and…

Dream Honeymoons: Western Ways

  You kept waiting for the pandemic to get better. It did — then it didn’t. So, you’ve decided to forego the Maldives for now and head to Arizona. Because you’re still being careful, you promised her you’d find the…

Disaster Wedding Prep

  If dealing with a global pandemic wasn’t enough, living in Louisiana and the Gulf South brings with it a host of other disaster prep needed for weddings, like preparing for an impending hurricane. Tropical Storm Ida is about to…

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.

Tops 300x250

Newsletters

Powered by Robly