There is something about a New Orleans bride that has always intrigued me. I’ve noticed that, whether she is a trendsetting fashionista or a fan of traditional fashion, she often has something in common with her counterparts: A love of classic silhouettes and charm to spare. We celebrate this in every issue of the magazine, […]
Models Tara Me’Chele and Dane Steadman for Images Model & Talent Agency | Photographed at The Cannery Immaculate beadwork and handcrafted appliqués accent hand-draped smooth Mikado and silk fusion gowns adding stunning touches to traditional silhouettes. This curated collection of alluring gowns for the New Orleans bride combines the perfect measure of style and charm […]
You’ll be all aglow with the Kevyn Aucoin Glass Glow Face and Body Gloss in Spectrum Bronze. In a tube that makes for easy dabbing, just a few touches will achieve a polished appearance. The Waldorf Astoria Spa at The Roosevelt New Orleans, 130 Roosevelt Way, therooseveltneworleans.com Set your sights on makeup that enhances your […]
Bride: Madison Schultz Groom: Captain Joon Choi Date: Nov. 5, 2022 Ceremony: The Basilica of St. Stephen Reception: The National WWII Museum: American Sector and BB’s Stage Door Canteen Coordinator: Shineka Hogan with La Vie est Belle Weddings and Events Bridal Gown: Sincerity with custom work by Luisa Betancourt from The Alteration Shoppe, The Bridal […]
From the “must have” shot list to unexpected candid moments, couples place their trust in their wedding photographer to assure they can infinitely relive their special day. However, those frame-worthy photos don’t come without expertise, and New Orleans photographers all agree the better a couple’s relationship is with their photographer ahead of time, the better […]
While guests appreciate wedding favors like mini champagne bottles and the like, a professional, ready-to-frame portrait is about as personalized as you can get. Enter HD Photobooth, a local company led by husband-and-wife duo Hunter and Desiree Ryland, that provides a unique experience from beginning to end — plus personalized portraits printed onsite that your […]
For a true New Orleans experience, look no further than these latest and pristine venues. Whether you’re looking to host a bachelor or bachelorette party, a rehearsal dinner, a wedding and reception, or all of the above, these gorgeous spots have you covered. Chapter IV Chef Dook Chase and his wife, Gretchen, have opened Chapter […]
When clinking in the Crescent City, it’s highly likely you’ll do so during happy hour on the half-shell, or at a puckish brunch with prawns and pops of prosecco. For couples with a crush on crustaceans, consider allowing seafood to take center stage as your reception fare. Wedding experts say Gulf Coast-inspired libations can do […]
This timeless suite is crafted from heavyweight ecru cotton stock foil, stamped in matte gold with gilded and beveled edges, and features calligraphed names and phrases from Maria Helena Hoksch. The custom envelope liner design displays original artwork of local flora found in Highlands, North Carolina By Scriptura, scriptura.com. This suite, letterpress printed by hand, […]
Being beach babies, you and your beloved know you want a honeymoon by the ocean. Visions of palm trees swaying, waves crashing, sunscreen slathered and tropical libations at your beck and call fill your head. You’ve even bought matching swimsuits to celebrate your union. The problem? You don’t know which exotic tropical destination matches your […]
Piercing Parties Anna Harman and Lisa Bubbers, co-founders of Studs — a celeb-adored ear-piercing studio and earrings brand — opened a new boutique on Magazine Street across from Whole Foods, marking the 17th store location. Studs offers professional piercings using needles (never piercing guns), plus a wide assortment of high-quality jewelry at a range of […]
It’s no secret that many talented musicians call New Orleans home. Whether it’s catching big names like Trombone Shorty or Jon Batiste, a second line popping up throughout the city or any number of buskers on Bourbon Street, music is a way of life in the Crescent City. While DJs and bands always are a […]
A hydrosol of hundreds of rose petals, the Living Libations Rose Glow Complexion Mist hydrates and awakens your pores. Spritz upon freshly cleansed skin throughout the day to instantly revive and replenish. Glasskin, 4025 Magazine St., getglasskin.com Before floating down the aisle, apply a finishing spritz of In Love Eau de Parfum in Classic Petal […]
Of all the fish in the sea, you’ve found yours and are ready to celebrate. Whether you fell in love over a meet-cute at a crawfish boil or consider oysters your shared love language, your dream is to take a deep dive into the delicious delicacies of Gulf Coast seafood to make a splash at […]
Don’t stress about how you’re going to make it to your wedding. With so many options for couples in New Orleans — whether you want to make it to your ceremony by land, air or sea — you can arrive in style. Each choice has its own charm and beauty and can be tailored to […]
Often less is more, as is the case with this triple-tier lemon cream bouquet cake with raspberry filling covered in a pretty sky blue fondant. By One Fancy Cake, @onefancycake. This delicate three-tiered lemon cake is filled with blueberry cream and iced with vanilla bean buttercream, with a charming floral design in a range of soft […]
Prep at home in a pinch with the Dry Gloss Manicure Kit from Bare Hands. The handy nail care kit comes in a vegan leather case and features The Polisher and Cuticle Oil in a delicious citrus scent to hydrate, condition and add natural shine. Freedom Apothecary, 1900 Magazine St., freedomapothecary.com Reserve time for at-home […]
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There is something about a New Orleans bride that has always intrigued me. I’ve noticed that, whether she is a trendsetting fashionista or a fan of traditional fashion, she often has something in common with her counterparts:A love of classic silhouettes and charm to spare. We celebrate this in every issue of the magazine, but never moreso than in this issue’s fashion spread.
Also of note, is our newly revamped Beauty section. We’ve focused our finds on locally made products or those available at local boutiques, so the hottest skincare, makeup and haircare is always close at hand — literally.
Meanwhile, the Details section has everything the quintessential Crescent City couple needs to plan a Big Day bash. From cakes inspired by “something blue” and seafood-infused reception menus to some of the city’s most fabulous new or newly-renovated event venues.
Finally, planning a wedding can be both exhilarating and exhausting, what with the many moving parts and the countless loved ones to wrangle, try to appease and otherwise navigate. Which is why I’m thrilled to share with you a new offering, The Wediquette: A Let Them Eat Cake Podcast. Learn more at the sidebar to your right and, hopefully, smooth the way on your Big Day.
On Sept. 7, join us at the Higgins Hotel for the New Orleans Bride Magazine Bridal Show. Meet the city’s top wedding professionals in a festive setting to plan your wedding. Visit brideneworleans.com for tickets, pricing and more information.
The official blog of New Orleans Bride Magazine now has a companion podcast. “The Wediquette: A Let Them Eat Cake Podcast” is a spinoff of the long-running blog’s popular Wediquette Wednesday offering. In each six-episode season, get modern and traditional etiquette advice, wedding history and trend alerts from Melanie Warner Spencer, editor of New Orleans Bride Magazine and its companion blog, “Let Them Eat Cake,” and Kelly Massicot, New Orleans Bride Magazine’s digital editor and writer of the “Let Them Eat Cake” blog. “The Wediquette” is available wherever you listen to podcasts.