Let Them Eat Cake

Who Needs A Hug?

  As we cycle through the phases of the coronavirus pandemic, everyone could probably use a  socially distant hug right now. In that spirit, local fashion and interior décor boutique Lucy Rose debuted a new…

In Good Times and Bad

In this month’s New Orleans Bride Magazine WWLTV/WUPL “Morning Show” segment, editor Melanie Warner Spencer is offering up the scoop on tiny or micro-weddings. Some couples are forging ahead with ceremonies amid COVID-19 restrictions, opting for micro-weddings or, as it…

A Spa Moment

  New Orleans Bride Magazine travel editor Becca Hensley continuously transports us to luxe honeymoon and travel destinations through the pages and webpages of the magazine and "Let Them Eat Cake." Through her travels, Hensley has experienced countless spas all…

Some Crescent City Classics

  1. Colorful, hand-painted ceramic wine bottle stoppers, Nola Gifts & Décor, nolagiftsanddecor.com 2. Decorative pewter pelican salt and pepper shaker set, Friend & Company, friendandcompany.com 3. Magnolia tea towel by local artist Kristin Malone, Nola Gifts & Décor, nolagiftsanddecor.com 4. White ceramic and turquoise melamine cake stands,…

At The Drive-In

  We are a nearly one week into Phase 1 of the state’s coronavirus pandemic reopening. There are still safety precautions – like the requirement of a mask in indoor or heavily populated outdoor areas and staying six feet apart…

Cultural Traditions: The Māori Haka

  Viral videos have the ability to bring the world together for something other than a shared global pandemic. Recently, a video that was the inspiration for a January 2016 "Cultural Traditions" post on the "Let Them Eat Cake" blog.…

It’s a Sign

The coronavirus has interfered with many couple’s wedding plans, but that doesn’t mean it has to interrupt the celebration on every level. Weddings and wedding-related events are typically filled with gifts and presents. Thinking of…

Caterer's Choice Rewind: Wedding Charcuterie Board

  In the midst of the global pandemic, many couples are socially distancing and staying at home together. For anyone, this time is trying and can cause stress. For the past few weeks, we have brought back a series we…

Easy Does It

  On May 11, Governor John Bell Edwards announced the beginning of phase 1 of reopening the state of Louisiana, loosening mandates put in place in March in an effort to curb the spread of  the coronavirus. For two months,…

Keep Calm and Marry On

  As the coronavirus pandemic has impacted wedding plans all around the world, many have shared the sentiment, “Love is not canceled.” Couples have canceled their weddings and social distancing mandates changed wedding plans, logistics and other factors for those…

Digital Details

  We’ve reported before on the importance of wedding websites on “Let Them Eat Cake.” They are a great tool to keep guests informed of wedding details, changes and updates, as well as information about you and your spouse-to-be or…

Caterer's Choice Rewind: Backyard Fry Party

  The weather has been gorgeous the past couple of days in New Orleans, which only makes social distancing – especially for social New Orleanians – even more difficult. Many families and groups of friends have gotten crafty when it…

Global Love Day

  Today, May 1, is Global Love Day. During this stressful global pandemic, is important now more than ever to show love and appreciation for your partner. With that in mind, The Knot magazine and online wedding resource partnered with…

A Faux Fest Engagement

  Spring in New Orleans is the best time for festivals and many New Orleanians — especially those who love to visit the city — are sad about the coronavirus pandemic canceling many events this…

Safety First

  It seems couples in the midst of wedding planning during a global pandemic are unable to avoid a growing list of worries, fears and unforeseen to-do items. Adding to that list is the ever-evolving knowledge we have about what…

Onward: Continuing to plan a weddings amid COVID-19 mandates

Being in lockdown due to COVID-19 doesn’t mean you can’t continue to plan a wedding slated for later this year or next year. New Orleans Bride editor Melanie Warner Spencer talks about how in this month’s WWLTV/WUPL New Orleans Bride segment.    

The Struggle is Real

  It’s no secret that being kept in a close proximity with anyone for an extended period of time can cause a little tension. Couples around the country – the world, really – are experiencing this very feeling right now…

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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.