Summer 2014

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Get Ready in Style

Make the prep time before your wedding a day of luxury in one of these three New Orleans hotels.

Real Wedding: Christens-Alcazar

How to Get the Best Wedding Photos

A little research and planning can lead to a beautiful wedding album.

Take the Cake

The wedding cake is probably the biggest dessert decision you’ll ever make, and you can’t go wrong with these three beautiful cakes.

Late-Night Bite

Dishes They'll Love

Caterers share their most popular appetizers and entrees.

Don’t Forget the Small Stuff

Thinking about a cigar bar? Want to include your dog in the big day? These New Orleans businesses offer services to turn your good wedding into a great wedding.

Menswear 101

Help your man find a look that suits him.

From the Editor

Wedding Etiquette Questions Answered

What you need to know about invitation wording, how to wear your rings and more

Real Wedding: Bradley-Shirer

Real Wedding: Desselle-Young

Go Retro

Try the hairstyles of yesteryear for a touch of vintage on your wedding day.

Sing, Dance and Be Merry

What music to play at your wedding and how to get the best people to do it

Real Wedding: Williams-Anselmi

Blissful Gifts

Gifts from local businesses add New Orleans panache to your newlywed home. Leave a hint for your family and friends that these pieces would look great in your married life.

Royal Beauty

Channel your inner princess with the season’s most romantic gowns in Cinderella silhouettes and modern shades.

Check It Twice

There’s a lot that goes into wedding planning, so don’t feel bad if you’re having a hard time keeping track of it all. Use our handy checklist to stay organized.

Baubles for the Bride

Spice up traditional wedding jewelry with colorful stones.

Real Wedding: Eagan-Ellis

How Do I...?

We asked local makeup experts questions you’re probably already wondering about your wedding day makeup.

How To Find Your Glam Squad

Our guide to finding the best hair and makeup stylists

Time to Celebrate

10 places for an unforgettable wedding reception in New Orleans

A Vehicle Built for You

How to choose your wedding wheels

Under-The-Radar Honeymoon Spots

While they may not be typical, these five locales are ideal for celebrating marriage bliss.

A Guide to Hairstyles and Necklines

Choosing a wedding hairstyle to go with your dress is harder than you think.

Aisle Style

Rainbow shades from pale to bold enhance the color potential of the big day’s style statement palette.

Invite with Style

Classic or trendy? Luxurious or simple? Whatever design you choose, your wedding invitation is a preview of your wedding style.