Let Them Eat Cake

In a Phase

  On March 13, like many, we turned our computers off at the close of business not realizing we wouldn’t head back to our offices for months, some never returning due to furloughs (on the downside) or newly embraced remote…

Say, “I Do”

  To write a wedding-related blog five times a week, as well as produce a semi-annual bridal magazine, you can imagine we are a little obsessed with weddings. So, when Netflix announced the release of a new series all about…

The Road Is Life: Turn your car into a honeymoon

  A few times a month, New Orleans Bride Magazine travel editor Becca Hensley is offering “Let Them Eat Cake” readers a chance to escape with glamourous trips everywhere from Africa to Colorado. Though the world is still dealing with…

Be Our Wedding Guest

The coronavirus pandemic is still a cloud over the wedding industry, as we all try to navigate rising numbers and ever-changing rules in regards to events and social distancing. One thing that can occupy your time while playing the waiting…

Wedded to Change

  The past half-decade has proven eventful for the wedding industry, which for centuries was steeped in seemingly unmovable traditions. Today, June 26, 2015, marks the landmark decision five years ago, by the Supreme Court which ruled 5-4 that the…

A Cool Drink

  A lot of events in New Orleans revolve around drinking and revelry. But when the summer months hit, besides a cold beer, sometimes certain alcohols just aren’t what you want to reach for while celebrating. It’s also nice, when…

Wediquette Wedesday: COVID-Era Wedding Etiquette Roundup

  With so many couples continuing to navigate Zoom gatherings, postponements, cancellations, micro- or tiny-weddings and everything else creating etiquette questions and quandaries, here’s a roundup of Wediquette Wednesdays on the subject.   Click through the list for tips and…

The Natural Facelift For Brides

  In the Winter 2019 issue of New Orleans Bride Magazine, beauty editor Mirella Cameran wrote of FaceGym – a UK-based beauty brand that opened their only American store in New York City. FaceGym offers clients a non-invasive facial that…

Road Trip Worthy Ways to See Colorado, Part 2

  Last week, New Orleans Bride Magazine travel editor Becca Hensley gave readers a look into honeymooning in Colorado that didn't involve hitting the slopes. Because of all the information, we're delivering part two of Hensley's road trip worthy vacation…

Pre-Wedding Yoga Routine

  Even the most laid-back brides find planning a wedding stressful at some point. Consider squeezing the ancient practice of yoga into your hectic schedule and breathe in the benefits. Reconnect and release stress New Orleans yoga instructor Brooke LeBourgeois…

Planning for a New Normal

  For the last few months, the coronavirus pandemic has created chaos in the wedding industry. Brides, grooms and wedding professionals have had to pivot and find new ways to celebrate and deliver a special wedding day among city ordinances…

Road Trip Worthy Ways to See Colorado, Part 1

  You know about its apres ski scene, bunny slopes, powdery bowls and half pipes. But diverse Colorado, with its broad swathe of mountains and snow-crowned peaks, also has sand dunes, dramatic canyons, be-flowered meadows, rushing rivers and desert terrain.…

Real Weddings: Van Vrancken - Dick

Bride: Vanessa Van Vrancken / Groom: Matthew Dick / Wedding Date: May 18, 2019 Ceremony location: Academy of the Sacred Heart / Reception location: The Balcony Ballroom Gown: Carolina Herrera, New York City Bridesmaids dresses: Chase Designs / Tuxedos: Tuxedos to Geaux Engagement Rings: Ramsey's…

Connecting to the Crescent City

  Slowly but surely, New Orleans is starting to reopen. Restaurants and businesses grasp for a sense of normalcy. More people are beginning to travel again. While it may be nice to get out of the house, we propose keeping…

Is It Time To Turn To Clean Skincare?

  For those with sensitive skin or concerns over chemicals, the organic, a.k.a. “clean” beauty, sector is now a booming playground, with “natural” products selling three times faster than so-called traditional brands*. However, with so many different labels and promises…

How To Spa At Home With Everyday Ingredients

  There is a lot going on in the world right now and it's important to remember any cause you support or doing your best while remaining socially distant is only possible when you remember to recharge and take a…

Virtual Vows

  It’s been three months since the coronavirus pandemic shut down New Orleans and the rest of Louisiana. In that time, couples have faced tough decisions: do we move our wedding completely? Do we opt for a smaller ceremony with…

Bridal News: Bridal Trunk Shows and Store Openings

  Over the past few months the coronavirus pandemic has thrown the wedding industry for a loop. However, as we enter the second week of Phase 1 reopenings with our eyes on entering Phase 2, more bridal stores are doing…

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.