Bridal Style in New Orleans

Being in Love is Always in Fashion

Photographed by Theresa Cassagne Styled by Chloe Stoller Set Design by Kaki Foley for Tattered Design Jewelry by Adler's

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Lavish gowns conjuring old-world fantasy and stately ceremony serve as the prelude to the abundant couture goods and services available to contemporary New Orleans brides with modern expectations. Sourcing your rings and registry, venue, attire, invitations, trousseau, bouquets, cake and even the service itself is just the beginning of your new beginning.

A generations-old tradition for New Orleans brides, Adler’s (722 Canal St.; Lakeside Mall, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 523-5292, AdlersJewelry.com) gift registry offers a vast selection of tabletop and home décor in traditional and contemporary patterns, as well as engravable silver accessories for the wedding party. Adler’s hand-written gift cards encourage flexibility in purchasing and receiving gifts, and for every seven place settings received the eighth is free. Adler’s collection of fine jewelry, gifts for the table and stationery ranks among the finest available in the world, making Adler’s the newly engaged couple’s one-stop-shop.

 Founded in 1976, family-owned Friend & Company (7713 Maple St., 866-5433, FriendAndCompany.com) designs and crafts custom diamond engagement rings and is home to a wide-ranging collection of spectacular antique and estate jewelry as well as South Sea pearl collections. With headquarters in Uptown and offices in New York, Russia, Israel and Hong Kong, Friend & Company boasts global resources while keeping its neighborhood boutique feel. Their full-service bridal registry offers individual assistance in selecting china, crystal, sterling flatware and gifts, and a secure parking lot makes stopping by their Maple Street store a breeze.

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