Let’s get one thing straight: the bride isn’t the only one choosing the perfect dress for the big day. Wedding guests have the challenge of finding a look that fits not only the dress code (some of which are nebulous), but the environment. Daytime garden ceremonies, formal black-tie affairs,… Read more

Looking to thank your family and friends for being a part of your big day? A little gift given during the initial ask or during the wedding weekend is always an appreciated gesture. Whether it is something wedding related or a sweet something that they'll use again and again, these 17 items … Read more

This year’s wedding dress trends truly offer something for every type of bride. From minimalist satin columns with plunging necklines to voluminous ball gowns featuring tiers of ruffles and tulle, modern and classic silhouettes are both dominating the runways. Ultra-chic options include dram… Read more

St. Mary’s Church at the Old Ursuline Convent in the French Quarter was the very first venue that Olivia Millet and Zachary Loupe considered when planning their wedding. "My mom went to Ursuline and I’d heard of the convent, but had never seen it," Olivia explains. "The minute we walked into… Read more

Chris Ralph and Alex Breaux always knew they would get married in New Orleans. The couple first met at Tulane University in 2012. Chris, from Michigan, was a freshman and Alex, from New Iberia, was a senior. After five years of dating, the two became engaged in April 2017 and began to plan t… Read more

New Orleans prides itself on being a city of unique history and traditions. Weddings here are inherently romantic and often filled with distinctive touches. From quintessential venues to the professionals who can enhance any space, newly engaged couples are in luck: New Orleans truly has it all. Read more

Aimee Helms started milling at Bellegarde Bakery after answering a Craigslist ad for a full time baker. It was 2016 and milling was something that was completely new to her. Founded by Graison Gill in 2012 (who was also new to baking), Bellegarde Bakery has grown immensely. A storefront open… Read more

Flowers have long been a staple in the world of weddings, with no signs of disappearing. From bouquets to centerpieces, they're an important part of the big day and can truly transform a space. Magnolia Pearl is here to continue the tradition, but in a new and reusable way. Read more

As much as nuptials have changed through the years, sending a thank you note is still (and will always be) in style. While there are differing opinions on the best time to send a thank you--some sources say 2 to 3 weeks while others allow 2 to 3 months--Sallie Jones of Scriptura says promptn… Read more

Planning a bachelorette party can be difficult. Balancing everybody’s expectations is a tricky task and finding unique spots that aren’t already packed with other bachelorette parties only adds to that stress. Whether you’re from New Orleans and want to get away from the tourists or you’re f… Read more

As much as technology has changed the way people correspond, the handwritten thank you note has managed to stick around. Sallie Jones, co-owner of Scriptura, says that the purpose of the note is to express gratitude for some act of thoughtfulness. "Take the time to share with someone by writ… Read more

The Scriptura experience is everything a bride dreams it will be. Steeped in old-world elegance and versed in modern etiquette, the designers at this award-winning studio create distinctive invitations that truly reflect each couple's love story. Your wedding stationary- save the dates, repl… Read more

When Ellie Romair walked down the aisle of Holy Name of Jesus Church last May, she was the fourth generation in her family to do so. For her marriage to Alexander Alford, there was never any doubt about where the ceremony would take place. "My great grandparents, grandparents, and parents we… Read more

When shopping for a wedding dress, a bride is looking for something that gives her the "this is it" feeling. She wants to feel comfortable, confident, beautiful, and sexy on her big day. The key is finding a dress for your body type, one that fits like a glove, and then letting the trends of… Read more

When selecting items for your wedding registry, you'll be advised to be practical. Dishware, cutlery, and pots and pans are all traditional choices that will serve your home and family well over the years. But classic doesn't need to be boring! Skip the boring glasses for goblets in every sh… Read more

For flower lovers, foodies, and off-the-beaten-path travelers, Florists To The Field, written by Christian Owens, is the book of the season. Preeminent floral designers Greg Campbell and Erick New, known for their nature-chic boutique, Garden District, in Memphis, visited their favorite spec… Read more

New Orleans is one of the most desirable places to tie the knot. Stunning ballrooms, romantic courtyards, and historic venues mixed with Southern charm and a lively culture consistently place America's favorite city at the top of the list. Whether you desire an intimate space or something cl… Read more

Wedding cake is the centerpiece of any reception and as such plays a starring role. With a desire to make the day more personal and interactive, brides are gravitating towards stunning cake tables with multiple layers of scrumptious goodness, or to one masterpiece that fully realizes the new… Read more

Most brides know the importance of hiring seasoned professionals when it comes to avoiding wedding day snafus. But the best photographers, caterers, and event planners don't just ensure that everything runs smoothly—their work elevates the event, making it a work of art that truly reflects y… Read more

From bouquets and boutonnieres to arches and arbors, wedding flowers have a presence powerful enough to rival that of the most distinguished guests. And just like any strong personality, flowers can set a mood. Here are three unique styles to consider for your big day. Read more

New Orleans consistently ranks among the top U.S. locations for destination weddings—and that's not just because it has the patina of a romantic European city. "Being from the South, we like our traditions, and people from out of town love to see them because they are so uniquely New Orleans… Read more

Carol McDonald and Ryan O'Connor met at Tulane Law School. Carol has an enduring reverence for history and bygone eras, so there was never any doubt about where they would get married. New Orleans, steeped in centuries of tradition, was the perfect choice for the couple who now make this uni… Read more

You've said yes to the dress, but what about the shoes, earrings, and purse? Wedding day accessories are often an afterthought, but these 14 items make the case to plan ahead. From classic belts and jewels to sparkly "something blue" shoes, your bridal look can't help but be elevated.  Read more