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In This Issue 4 16

Letter from the Editor

If the Shoe Fits

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Sweet Redemption

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Destination:

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New Orleans Venue Guide

The Cost of a Wedding

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Picking the Right Wedding Favors

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Summer in the City

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Featured Couple

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Gondola Proposals in NOLA

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Health: Do Fad Diets Really Work

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The Best Summer Dresses

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The Dancing Bride Returns Home

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Boudoir on Bourbon

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Flowers Speak

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Redemption Bride

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From the Editor Welcome to our summer issue! I t has always been my goal to provide every newly engaged bride with the resources necessary to make intelligent choices while planning her wedding. Well, we have a plethora of great features and photo spreads in this issue that will surely inspire and enlighten all of you. Since planning your wedding can sometimes be stressful, it is my aim to relieve some of that stress from your lives. So get comfortable, grab your favorite beverage, and spend some quality time with the Nola Wedding Guide. You will be glad you did! I firmly believe that the photo spreads in this issue are exemplary and are our best to date. The venues, designers, photographers, videographers, dress shops, florists, hair and make up artists, graphic artists, models and my staff all had to work together as one to ensure that the shoots turned out beautifully. Weeks of meticulous planning went into these photo shoots, all in the pursuit of that one spellbinding spread or picture. Well, we are blessed to have an abundance of great photos in this issue. Thank you to all of you who contributed to these shoots. You have all outdone yourselves! I t was a topic of much debate in the Nola Wedding Guide office as to whether or not to feature a boudoir shoot in this issue. We were genuinely concerned that people would be upset over the photographs. After careful consideration, I decided to run the spread because of the beauty of the images, and the recent, national resurgence of boudoir photography. While the images are undoubtedly risquĂŠ, photographer Robert Faust did an unbelievably delicate job of capturing the models in an elegant, classy way that is in no way offensive or immoral. We hope that you enjoy the spread as much as we enjoyed doing it. I would like to personally wish all of you a blessed wedding day. Enjoy the summer! See you all again in July!

PUBLISHER/EDITOR IN CHIEF Troy Marks MANAGING DIRECTOR Suzy Marks ART DIRECTOR Traci D. Howerton PICTORIAL DESIGNER Mindy Marengo MARKETING/SALES DIRECTOR Jessica Bayard OFFICE/FINANCIALS Kate Abreo AD DESIGNER Stephany Geiling-Cure INTERN Rebecca Tresch Contributing Writers Kate Abreo Jessica Bayard Louis Dumser Troy Marks Kelly Massicot CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Louis Dumser Robert Faust Stacy Marks Oscar Rajo DRESS SKETCHES Kelly Massicot NOLA Wedding Guide is published quarterly in January, April, July and October, and distributed in the parishes of Southeast Louisiana. NOLA Wedding Guide is a registered trademark. Copyright 2014. All rights reserved. Any reproduction, in whole or in part, is prohibited without written permission from the publisher. The advertisers in this publication are solely responsible for offers contained in their advertisements. NOLA Wedding Guide does not guarantee, and is not responsible for, any offers made by any of its advertisers.

God bless, NOLA Wedding Guide 909 West Esplanade Ave., Suite 206 Kenner, LA 70065 504.469.7141 www.NolaWeddingGuide.com

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On the cover: Annsley Caitlynn Cassidy Photographed by Oscar Rajo

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The Details

Cake Pulls: Traditional Vs. New Orleans Style Several interpretations exist regarding the meanings

behind ribbon pulls. Here in Southern Louisiana brides love the tradition of integrating cake charms into the wedding celebration, but what many fail to realize is that there are New Orleans style cake charms out there that have connotations comparable to their

conventional counterparts. We here at The NOLA Wedding Guide would like to offer our brides our take - this fun, updated guide - on finding the perfect charms for the perfect wedding!

Traditional

Meaning

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Airplane

travel and adventure

Eiffel Tower

Dime

wealth and riches

Oil Derrick or Pelican

Heart

true love

Red Bean

Ring

next to marry

Crown

Horseshoe/Clover

good luck

Crawfish/Crescent Moon

Rocking Chair

long and enjoyable life

Alligator

Mirror

happy life

Wreath

home filled with harmony and love

Fleur de Lis or Bourbon Street Sign

Tree

life of financial security and blessings

High Heel

fashionable life

Mardi Gras Mask

Book

life of wisdom

Bear

Baby - next to have a baby Seashell - life of timeless beauty Chili Pepper - romance-filled life Button or Thimble - old maid

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Cypress Tree

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Charms found in both traditional and New Orleans’ sets:

Magnolia or New Orleans Water Meter

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Planning Marriage License When you apply for your marriage license, at least one party must appear in person. He or she must have all the necessary information and documents outlined below.

1.State law requires a cerfitied copy of each

party’s birth certificate, if born in Louisiana. Passports are not acceptable. If either party was born out-of-state, a waiver can be submitted. If either party was born out-of-country, a valid passport, naturalization papers, or green card, along with a valid state ID card or driver’s license must be presented at the office, and to a judge to obtain a waiver.

ORLEANS PARISH

License Fee - $27.50 Cash or check CBD:1010 Common St., Suite 1245 ALGIERS COURTHOUSE (Cash Only): 225 Morgan St., Rm 201, Algiers Orleans Parish Police Escorts 504.658.6205

JEFFERSON PARISH

License Fee - $31.25 Cash/check/money order WEST BANK: Jeff. Parish General Government Ctr. 200 Derbigny St., Suite 2300, Gretna EAST BANK: Joseph S. Yenni Building 1221 Elmwood Pk. Blvd., Ste 603-A, Jefferson Police Escorts (Anywhere in Jefferson)

2. If either party is divorced, he/she must present

ST. BERNARD PARISH

3. If either party is widowed, he/she must present

PLAQUEMINES PARISH

a certified copy of the final divorce decree.

a certified copy of a death certificate.

4. Each party must know his/her social security

number, but no documentation is required.

5. Both bride and groom will need to complete a marriage license application; forms can be presented by either applicant in person.

Age Requirements If either applicant is under 18 years of age, but more than 16, the marriage is lawful and a license may be issued if the applicants provide: written consent of both parents (or custodian), or an order from a judge or juvenille court. In the event the applicant is under 16, all the above three things will be required.

General Information A Louisiana license is valid in any parish in Louisiana for 30 days. There is a 72-hour waiting period between the time of issuance and the ceremony. Only a district judge or Justice of the Peace can waive this. Newlyweds should order a certified copy of their marriage license two weeks after the marriage to ensure that the license has been returned and recorded.

License Fee - $25.00 Cash/check 1101 W. St. Bernard Hwy., Chalmette Police Escorts

License Fee - $25.00 Cash/check Parish Courthouse (Clerk of Court) 301 Main St., Ste. 108, Belle Chasse Police Escorts

ST. TAMMANY PARISH

License Fee - $25.00 Cash only Parish Courthouse 701 N. Columbia, Covington 985.809.8745 Police Escorts

ST. CHARLES PARISH

License Fee - $35.00 Cash/check Parish Courthouse (Clerk of Court) 15045 River Rd., Hahnville 985.783.6632 Police Escorts

ST. JOHN PARISH

License Fee - $30.00 Cash/money order Parish Courthouse (Clerk of Court) 2393 Hwy. 18 (River Rd.), Edgard Police Escorts

ST. JAMES PARISH

License Fee - $25.00 Cash only Parish Courthouse (Clerk of Court) 5800 LA Hwy. 44 (River Rd.), Convent Police Escorts

TANGIPAHOA PARISH

License Fee - $32.50 Cash/check/money order AMITE: Courthouse 110 N. Bay St. Police Escorts (Amite) HAMMOND: 318-A NW Railroad Ave. Police Escorts (Hammond)

TERREBONNE PARISH

License Fee - $30.00 Cash only 7856 Main St., Houma Police Escorts

LAFOURCHE PARISH License Fee - $28.25 303 W. 3rd St., Thibodeaux Police Escorts (Thibodeaux) Police Escorts (Other areas)

Cash/check

WASHINGTON PARISH

License Fee - $30.00 Cash/check Courthouse Bldg., Washington & Main, Franklinton Police Escorts

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The Cost of a Wedding

Attire & Accessories 79% of couples spend an average of...........................................$1,400 Beauty & Spa 67% of couples spend an average of....................................................$100 Entertainment 40% of couples spend an average of....................................................$1,000 Flowers & Decorations 67% of couples spend an average of........................................$1,200 Invitations 80% of couples spend an average of.............................................................$750 Jewelry 80% of couples spend an average of..........................................................$3,300 Photography & Video 46% of couples spend an average of.........................................$2,000 Planner/Consultant 21% of couples spend an average of..........................................$2,500 Gifts & Favors 70% of couples spend an average of.....................................................$550 Venue, Catering & Rentals.............................................................................................$10,000

45% of couples spend at least $10,000 on their wedding each year

14% of couples spend over $25,000 on their wedding each year

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24% of couples spend over $15,000 on their wedding each year

16% of couples spend over $20,000 on their wedding each year


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Planning

The Details

Do Yourself a Favor by Picking the Right Wedding Favors

by Kate Abreo-Mendelson

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minutest detail, often brides overlook the importance of finding the perfect wedding favors. Though it may seem trivial in the grand scheme of nuptial design, there are two key reasons why a bride-to-be should put just as much thought into her favors as she puts into her dress. First of all, the right favor can reflect the bride’s personal style by commenting subtly on the overall theme of the wedding. Secondly, and more importantly, a unique favor can leave a lasting impression on guests and family. The first thing for a bride to consider when shopping for that perfect favor is the statement that she wants to make. For instance, monogrammed coasters may be perfect for suggesting a fun, flirty style with just a hint of personal elegance. If the wedding has a definite theme, for example, vintage, lace sachets filled with old-fashioned candy like Jordan almonds might be just the thing to help communicate an antique spirit. Another point to ponder is cost. Taking personal budget into consideration, favors should cost anywhere from $1 to $5 a favor, with $2-$3 being the average price range. (sources: TheKnot.com and Pinterest.) However, finding the perfect favor doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank. Many of today’s brides are adapting more of a D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself) approach

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to wedding planning, and this is especially true when it comes to wedding favors. Many of the more popular New Orleans favors that are found at weddings today, including personalized mini Tabasco bottles and individually wrapped pralines, can be purchased in bulk to accommodate the amount of guests, and then the labels can be made separately by the bride herself or by a local stationer at a cost much lower than if she were to purchase them ready-made from specialty companies. Knowing where to find the right favors can prove to be the bride’s greatest challenge of all. Locally speaking, there are not many stores that specialize in wedding favors-at least not in the New Orleans area. (I know this from my own attempts to locate stores while planning my wedding.) In such situations, the ability to think outside of the box can be a bride’s greatest asset. Depending on where the bride chooses to register, usually that company - assuming that the bride consents/opts-in - will sell her information to vendors that handle things like favors. Bed, Bath, and Beyond, for example, partners with several direct marketing companies for wedding and party items that mail magazines right to brides’ homes. These magazines contain various assortments of favors in all categories, colors, and price ranges, which can be helpful for some.

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Searching online may be the best alternative for the bride who aspires to have the most distinctive of favors. Pinterest, eBay, and kateaspen.com are all recognized sources of creative stimuli. Even if she decides not to buy favors online, a bride can at least get some inspiration and a few ideas and then visit stores like Michaels, JoAnn’s, and Hancock Fabrics to get the materials to do it herself.

Sison Photography

Hunting for favors can be tedious, but in the end not settling for the same old favors that she saw at all of her friends’ weddings can turn a bride into a bold trendsetter. With just the right amount of consideration and attention to detail, the small keepsake can be the very thing that will help her family and guests remember, as well as cherish, the event for years to come. And who knows? She may even provide inspiration for future brides-to-be with her creative ingenuity, which might prove to be the most “favorable” aspect of all. w w w . n o l aw ed d i n g g u i d e. co m

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ummer

in the City

beauty of our fair city, we - along with award winning local photographer Oscar Rajo - bring you our hottest shoot yet, “Summer in the City.”

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oasting a diverse assortment of locales & scenic backdrops, including the French Market, the Riverwalk, Warehouse District, and the notoriously festive Bourbon Street, New Orleans deservedly holds the number two spot for destination weddings in the United States. With its surplus of scenery and cultural charm, New Orleans in itself is an enticing selling point for any bride-to-be. The French Quarter in particular, designated as a National Historic Landmark, is a major tourist destination and continues to add personality to the already alluring downtown area. In order to demonstrate just how much conviction we at NOLA Wedding Guide have when it comes to believing in the

The weather was especially warm and blustery downtown on the day of our special shoot. Luckily, photographer Oscar Rajo knew exactly how to maneuver the erratic conditions. In fact, he managed to capture every nuance and subtlety of a day in the French Quarter with his discerning eye and humble nature. His technique and knowledge of lighting made the photographs look as though they were posed in a studio, when if fact, they were shot on a busy street with constantly changing lighting conditions, which was no easy feat. We were also quite concerned about the numerous wardrobe changes on location, but thanks to Oscar’s boy-scout like preparedness - he brought a pop–up tent - they were a breeze!


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Photographer: Oscar Rajo Hair/Makeup: Make Me Up Shoes, Hairpieces: Bridal Boutique by MaeMe Model: Annsley Caitlynn Cassidy Bouquets: Arbor House Floral Dresses, Jewelry: Pearl’s Place & Bridal Boutique by MaeMe

White lace cap sleeve peplum top with satin bow & straight lace skirt, Pearl’s Place. Rhinestone drop earrings and rhinestone & floral hairpiece Bridal Boutique by MaeMe

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Pink cap sleeve lace and stone accented dress & tulle short skirt, Pearl’s Place

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s sundry as our settings were, we wanted to match the variety of surroundings with an array of fresh, distinctive summer looks. With the help of our local wedding boutiques, Pearl’s Place and the Bridal Boutique by MaeMe, our vision unfolded effortlessly. Each fun, flirty wedding dress captured a unique facet of the city, from the perfect dress for a Mississippi Riverboat cruise on the Steamboat Natchez, to a Steel Magnoliaslike peplum two-piece. We even added a touch of pink to match the ambiance of the Piazza d’ Italia. Local makeup artist and hair stylist, Jessica, from Make Me Up, provided a fresh-faced look

for our model, Annsley, with light, bright eyes and cheeks, as well as a colorful lip. The inspiration for the hair came from a 1940’s poolside photograph of Rita Hayworth, with her long, curly locks parted and pinned sultrily on the side. The bouquets used for the shoot came from the master florists at Arbor House Floral. Barry and Joey’s creations were unique and inspiring. They said of their inspiration, “Summer in New Orleans can be described in many ways: hot, sexy, tropical, fragrant, bright, carefree, fun and timeless. All of these words helped to focus our bouquet designs for this shoot.”


“A Year Without Summer Is Like a Life Without Love...�

A bit about each bouquet: C a re f re e & f u n - This bouquet is whimsical and fun, using bright tangerine gerbera daisies. The center of the gerbera is studded with yellow button mums. The fun begins with swirls of turquoise wire and a bit of turquoise ribbon. B r i g h t & f r a g r a n t - Imagine walking through the French Quarter in the middle of summer as the fragrance of flowers drifts from the many beautiful courtyards. We have captured that with this bouquet which features fragrant, pink David Austin garden roses, fuchsia garden spray roses and fuchsia dahlias, all accented with graceful swoops of honey bracelet. tro p i C a l & S e x y - In this bouquet we used the sensuous curves and lines of pink Obaki anthirium to convey sexiness. Scattered throughout are tropical lime green cymbidium orchids on a base of luscious green hydrangea. t i m e l e S S - Nothing can beat the timeless character of New Orleans. We have captured that in this bouquet which features garden succulents, poppy pods, classic white roses, dusty miller, and lacy white scabiosa. h o t & C o l o r f u l - This bouquet features the vibrant tones of orange and is balanced by its complimentary tone of lavender in a modern version of the cascading bouquet. Here we used mango colored roses, lavender calla lilies, lavender wax flower, green dianthus and orange spray roses. (featured on the cover)


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Summer Succulents


Trumpet style champagne-colored crocheted gown with cap sleeves and plunging neckline, also rhinestone & yellow gemstone necklace, Pearl’s Place.

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A LYSSA LEONARD &

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TEPHEN CHRISTIAN January 24, 2014 charcoal gray

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We knew each other from college at the University of Alabama, but we did not start dating until we ran into each other, literally, one night while out in Atlanta in October of 2011. My favorite part of planning the wedding was getting to see pictures and hear stories from family members’ weddings and hearing their planning advice. Those funny and interesting stories did not come out until I got engaged.

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Stephen helped out in the planning process as well. He was very determined to make sure our food was good. Stephen laughed during our vows. He put the ring on my finger way before the officiant told him to! We all had a good laugh, as he was clearly nervous. I definitely changed into flats for the reception. I wanted to be comfortable while dancing, which we did a lot of.

Venue Riverview Room Photographer Sison Photography Florist Beth’s Flowers Music Omega Sound & Entertainment Cake Stand Perrier Party Rentals

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“Growing up in New Orleans, I knew I always wanted to have my wedding here. After moving to Atlanta, we returned to the city for a friend’s wedding, and that is when we both knew we would marry each other. The city has such a special place in both of our hearts; we just had to get married here!”

“Our first dance song was ‘Stuck With You’ by Huey Lewis and the News.”

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For a taste of Southern Elegance

Engagement Parties Wedding Showers Rehearsal Dinners Elopements Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions from 2 – 350 Guests Located in the French Quarter

For Additional Information Please Contact 504.569.1431 • melissa@glnosc.com www.SteamboatNatchez.com Photography by Louis

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c om�ti om�t i R COURTYARD THE

FRENCH QUARTER’S MOST

Photography by Louis

COURTYARD

Set in the heart of the historic French Quarter, this exquisite New Orleans hotel offers charm and beauty like no other venue. Our breathtaking French Quarter courtyard is the perfect setting for both your ceremony and reception.We also offer more than 2600 square feet of elegant indoor space, accommodating up to 250 guests. Choose the space that best suits the size and style of your wedding. For more information, contact our Catering Sales Manager at (504) 648-6114

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Receptions Rehearsal Dinners Ceremonies and more..

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Let us host an authentic New Orleans wedding, complete with a second line parade.

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Let us design an unforgettable cake that captures the flavor of your special day. Let us create an elegant courtyard ceremony under a star-filled sky. Let us wed distinction and perfection into a day you will never forget.

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Accessories

If the

Shoe Fits

Satin and rhinestone strappy, open-toe pump Pink by Benjamin Adams

Satin open-toe platform with round rhinestone accent Pink by Benjamin Adams

Satin and rhinestone platform pump Pink by Benjamin Adams

Satin pump with rhinestone bow accent Pink by Benjamin Adams

Satin flat with rhinestone and pearl accent Pink by Benjamin Adams

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Satin open-toe platform with oval rhinestone accent Liz Rene Couture

Satin open-toe, open- side pump with oval rhinestone accent, Dyeables

Satin open-toe platform with oval rhinestone accent Dyeables

Satin open-toe low heel with rhinestone accent Liz Rene Couture

Open-toe platform with rhinestone scalloped edges and front, Benjamin Adams

Shoes pictured available at Bustles and Bows Bridal Boutique Photos by Photo by Louis orleansweddingphotographer.com

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Accessories

Satin open-toe pump with twisting satin and rhinestone accent, Liz Rene Couture

All over rhinestone open-toe pump Touchups

Two toned, open-toe satin pump Pink by Benjamin Adams

Satin open-toe pump with rhinestone accent Liz Rene Couture Satin open-toe pump with pearl and rhinestone accent Liz Rene Couture

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Strappy-heeled, open front sandal with rhinestones Benjamin Adams

Rhinestone closed-toe platform, Benjamin Adams

Blue open-toe platform with peacock feathers and rhinestone accent Jonathan Kayne

Open-toe platform with rhinestone heel and front Benjamin Adams

Rhinestone open-toe platform wedge Benjamin Adams

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“Where the French Quarter Meets the Mississippi...”

Kristy May

Robert Faust Photography

Studio Tran

Robert Faust Photography

David Tompkins Photography

Robert Faust Photography

Nothing says you’re having a “New Orleans” wedding like the Riverview Room. Our location, views and attentive services await your special day. 600 Decatur 4th Level, Jackson Brewery Millhouse New Orleans, LA 70130

504.525.3000

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Plan your wedding with us for a perfect day you'll remember forever. Enjoy creative menu selections, personalized service and an on-site wedding coordinator. Plus, we have what matters most to you like beautiful grounds and event venues, comfortable rooms and great amenities.

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T iffany Turner & K ern Marcelle June 14, 2013

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Tiffany is from New Orleans, and Kern is from the Caribbean island of Trinidad & Tobago. Many of their guests were first-time visitors to New Orleans and came from England, Africa, Dallas, New York, Florida, Trinidad & Tobago, and many other cities and countries to attend their wedding. Kern and I met on Feb. 7, 2009 in Dallas, TX at a 7-Eleven! On the day we met I was on my way to the gym, but I forgot my water! So, I stopped at a 7-Eleven to pick up bottled water. As I was getting my water, a handsome guy asked how I was doing. He was so polite and handsome! We exchanged phone numbers, and the rest was history!

Venue Southern Oaks Plantation Photographer & Videographer Stacy Marks Photography Transportation Big Easy Limos

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Our favorite part of planning was putting together a meet and greet for our wedding party. We created a newsletter for them that had every detail of our wedding - times, place, rehearsal dinner info, etc. Having the meet and greet six months before the wedding was the best. We were able to get ideas and feedback from the wedding party to finalize things. It was a great experience, and I think every bride should have a meet and greet before her big day, especially if everyone is from different cities. Believe it or not, my husband played a huge part in planning our wedding. He helped so much, from the newsletter we created, to picking out venues, photographers, wedding favors, etc. I could not have done it without his help. We were both wedding coordinators for our own wedding. As the bride, I cried and laughed reading my vows! My husband did not cry, but was super serious. It was like he was trying so hard not to cry because I could hear the emotion and the passion as he was saying his vows to me. I actually stayed in my 5 inch heels at the reception! My shoes were specially made for my feet, so I was able to walk in them.

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“Our first dance song was ‘Everytime I Close my Eyes’ by Babyface Edmonds.”

“It meant so much to me to represent both cultures and how similar they are! New Orleans and the Caribbean Island of Trinidad are almost identical! They are both shaped like a boot, the food/spices are the same, and they also have carnival!”

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Sweet

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Spring brings new life and new love to New Orleans! Our

n Mid couple’s City, where tracesthrough of Hurricane bike ride the world famous streets of the Katrina’s French destruction are still evident, lieshow a romantic this city truly Quarter conveys just symbol ofis.New Orleans’ rebirth and renewal: From the art galleries on Royal Street, to a quiet café Redemption Restaurant. This landmark in a serene courtyard, to achurch stoop right beside the St Louis was builtCathedral, in 1914 and was later converted their amorous journey is translated here in this into the former Christian’s Restaurant where moving, French inspired shoot. Vive l’amour! it served the community for over 30 years. With the guidance of the Delaune family and chef Greg Picolo, Redemption Restaurant is now bringing a divine dining experience back to the New Orleans area. They have also begun hosting wedding ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners in order to bring their signature flavor and atmosphere to the wedding industry .


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s you walk into the venue, the soft yellow

tones emanating from the numerous stained glass windows call to mind warm summer days. The atmosphere is welcoming, warm and inviting, evoking a sense of peace and tranquility. You can envision drinking sweet iced tea while dining on the freshest fruit and cheeses from the French Market. Suddenly, the inspiration for the Redemption garden shoot is realized!

With the help of the incredibly talented and gracious Kim Wise of Kim Starr Wise Floral Events, we created the perfect indoor garden party. Fresh, colorful florals and lots of vibrant greenery adorned the tablescape. Kim describes her inspiration: “I had a floral conference in California early in the year and I know that garlands are all the rage right now. We learned about an ‘urban organic’ look that I translated into the garden style.”


â&#x20AC;&#x153;In honor of the Rebirth of New Orleans, we have re-opened this location and have dedicated ourselves to this mission.â&#x20AC;? Photographer: Robert Faust Venue: Redemption Restaurant Florals & Styling: Kim Starr Wise Floral Events Chairs, China & Silverware: Perrier Party Rentals Cake: Ye Olde Bake Shoppe Place Cards: Celebration Invitations


Satin strapless sweetheart gown with rhinestone accents, Green gemstone earrings and rhinestone bracelet, from Rhinestone Runway

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Garden Details

he next step in bringing our shoot to life was finding the right elements to bring the outdoorsmeets-indoors theme all together. The linens had to be vibrant to compliment the many bouquets of color that went into the grand, table-long centerpiece. The dinner plates from Perrier Party Rentals were more conservative and featured a gold lining, while the dessert plates brought in all of the colors of the florals, tying everything together. Kim adds, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The garden party theme came about when I was looking for plates. I love botanical prints, and I started scouring the Internet for affordable butterfly/floral botanical plates. I wanted something pretty and unique, and I came upon these beautiful botanical bird plates. Then I went off on a tangent as I often do. Once I had those guys in all of my various online shopping carts, I changed the concept and design.â&#x20AC;?


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he birdcages, filled with green vines and adorned with butterflies and birds, added another trendy and ethereal touch. The placement of the birdcages next to the golden ornate mirrors that were already in the venue was simply perfect!

Butterflies also graced the simple and elegant cake provided by Ye Olde Bake Shoppe. An upside down metal bucket doubled as a cake stand with tree bark and a small bird preceding it. More metal buckets with flowering plants surrounded a side of the branch-decorated cake to complete the scene. Due to the over-abundance of botanicals used to create the look for our shoot, we simply could not list them all. However, here are some of our favorites: flowering acacia, star fern, solidago, monte casino, thistle, cyclamen, lavender, succulents, pansies, phalaenopsis orchids, lotus pods, lichen branches, garden and spray roses, huckleberry, tree fern, geranium, tulips, daffodils, ranunculus, camellia and lavender.


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im also adds about the florals, “I went to a local garden center to find some pretties, and it was the mixed color palette that helped with the linen selection. The robin’s egg blue paired really well with the red geraniums I brought back and presto! Magic happened! I didn’t know what the finished product was

going to look like, but I knew it had to mimic summer, exude color and be full of butterflies!” Once again, the entire day was captured perfectly by master photographer Robert Faust. From the tiniest detail, to the elegance of the entire room, the stage was perfectly lit and photographed by Robert, along with his beautiful wife, Leslie. ..


“An amazing Garden Reception for a typical New Orleans rainy summer day.”


A LLISON KIRBY & DANIEL GAINES October 26, 2013

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My fiancé and I met in high school. He pursued me for almost a year before I finally agreed to go out on a date with him, and we’ve been together ever since. My favorite part of the planning process was dress shopping. My fiancé helped with some parts of the planning, like picking out the venue, the food, and the cake. For the other things my mom or bridesmaids helped out. Neither one of us cried during the vows, though there was some laughing during the ceremony. I switched into platform flip-flops after our first dance.

Venue Cedar Grove Tchoupitoulas Plantation Photographer Sison Photography Videographer Welch Photography and Videography Bridal/Bridesmaids’ Attire Pearl’s Place Transportation Alert Transportation

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“Our first dance song was ‘At Last’ by Etta James.”

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Photography by Louis

A Southern-style wedding you will never forget Hampton Inn & Suites Convention Center Perfect for weddings and receptions up to 400 guests 1201 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans

504-566-9990

Hampton Inn Garden District Located directly on the street car line

Minutes from popular area wedding venues

504-899-9990

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Robert Faust Photography

3626 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans

Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown/French Quarter One block from the historic French Quarter

226 Carondelet St., New Orleans

504-529-9990

Hampton Inn & Suites Elmwood 5150 Mounes St., Harahan

Hampton Inn College Drive Centrally located and minutes from Downtown

4646 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge

225-926-9990

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Planning

Destination:

by Jessica Bayard

Since New Orleans holds the number two spot in

on in the city on the proposed day of your wedding so that you’ll know what the local traffic looks like, as well as the availability of accommodations.

the U.S. for destination weddings, we put together a step-by-step list of how to plan a wedding (from afar) in the Big Easy. Happy planning!

So before you set your date in stone, check out these websites:

Step 1: Start Pricing Flights.

www.neworleansonline.com/calendar

If your guests can’t get to your wedding, you don’t have a wedding! Even if you are not paying travel expenses, figure out the best rates and flight times that will allow everyone to arrive expeditiously.

www.neworleanscvb.com/calendar-events Both are excellent tools to help you choose the perfect wedding date and not conflict with Mardi Gras, the French Quarter Fest, Jazz Fest, and every other mega party that New Orleans throws.

Step 2: Check All New Orleans Events Calendars Before Choosing a Date.

North Photography

New Orleans is famous for its laissez-faire attitude, but it’s also known for its never-ending festival season. It would be wise to figure out what is going

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Step 3: Familiarize Yourself with the Local Weather. One word comes to mind when describing New Orleans weather - temperamental. The sooner you understand this concept, the more prepared you’ll be. Don’t be surprised if your New Orleans winter wedding is unusually warm or if your spring reception gets rained out; that’s just how it is here. My advice: you can’t go wrong with an indoor wedding and reception! Outdoor weddings in the summer here are usually extremely hot. If you are set on an outdoor wedding in the summer, you may want to rent an airconditioned tent or find a way for your guests to stay cool. They will thank you for it!

Step 4: Research and Hire a Local Event/ Wedding Coordinator. This one is a no-brainer. These are the real experts in the wedding industry. Chances are they’ve coordinated and planned numerous destination weddings in NOLA before, so they will know how to find the best the city has to offer. New Orleans has an extremely diverse selection of vendors that an experienced coordinator can help you to sift through.

Step 5: Secure Hotel Blocks For Guests. There are a plethora of unique hotels in the city. If possible, it would be ideal to recommend accommodations for all of your guests at the same venue. This keeps everyone in one place and can make transportation to and from the wedding site much easier. Perhaps a shuttle can be arranged for this

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purpose. Locating hotel accommodations near your wedding site will also add to the convenience of your guests overall experience and also avoid any potential traffic problems. Keep in mind that many hotels offer great discounts on room blocks and may also throw in a perk or two if you block off enough rooms.

Step 6: Relax and Remember Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Most Important!

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Weddings are a time of joyous celebration. Having your wedding in New Orleans affords you the opportunity to spend these memorable days in one of the most interesting, fun-filled cities in the world. Remember to take in the moment and enjoy the all that the local culture has to offer. Have your rehearsal dinner at one of our world famous restaurants or plan a small post wedding brunch at CafĂŠ Du Monde in the French Quarter.

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Wedding Announcements APRIL 2014 Alicia Boudreaux & Ian Thibodaux Stephanie Bourdreaux & Buddy Bergeron Jessica Clements & Kerry Sima Carrie DeLuca & Austin Glahn Jill Durr & Ryan Finney Ireal Johnson & Anthony Fusco Gretchen Moskau & Brandon Felder Amanda Price & Joey Prendergast Courtney Sample & Matt Zachman Barbara Scott Setner & Parker Payne MAY 2014 Katherine Cliburn & Richard Widdows Jihan Coye & Ryan Robinson Amy Giroir & Lenny Carmouche Stephanie Lopez & Patrick Calvo Laney Pizzolato & Ricardo Rivera Kim Ritchie & Blane Jacob, Jr Megan Wilderotter & Asa Ackerson Tracey Zimmerman & Riley Dennig JUNE 2014 Calli Baio & Josh Legendre Brandi Blanchard & Robert Bozzelle Katie Davis & Tyler Jensen Samantha Foglesong & Scott Love Katherine Kinler & Doug Miller Amanda Vela & Jason Kraemer JULY 2014 Amber Lasseigne & Jean-Pierre Boulanger Hollie Nolan & William Collins-Dean Lauren North & Taylor Roy Katie Rushe & Allan Beaucoudray AUGUST 2014 Paige Patterson & Chris Landry SEPTEMBER 2014 Haven Hestir & Michael Duncan OCTOBER 2014 Ashley Fears & Michael Tamporello Amanda Gray & Alec Nettleton Celeste Habeney & Kyle Roth Jennifer Hurley & Scott Graber Amanda Sakla & Andrew Sullivan Kendal Schwab & Hunter Farrar NOVEMBER 2014 Bayli Broom & Brian Kowalski Jennifer Gerace & Darren Dupont Whitney Graves & Trey Murphy

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DECEMBER 2014 Lauren Pevey & Daniel Waller Amanda Schubert & Johnny Balli JANUARY 2015 Toni Merrick & Randy Indorf Abigail Sheffield & Christopher Meredith FEBRUARY 2015 Megan Gilbert & Philip Lorio IV MARCH 2015 Samantha Bean & Garrett Williams Ashlyn Campbell & Ross Guglielmo Monica Hymel & Westley St Pierre Marceline Strumphler & Jonathan de Laureal Alana Weber & Dennis Reichert, Jr APRIL 2015 Charita Rayborn & Major Hatcher Amy Savoie & Ryan DiFulco


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Ayla parker &

Drew Russell January 25, 2014 teal

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We first met in high school after Hurricane Katrina. More specifically, we met in a standardized testing group. Drew was hungry and asked me to share my snack, and of course, I did. My favorite part of planning was deciding how all of the components were going to tie together that day, and of course, the food tasting. Drew and I were extremely active in the planning process together. We wanted to make sure that we were both represented that day.

Church St Mary’s Assumption Photographer/Videographer North Productions Makeup Makeup by Meggan Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Attire Rome’s Tuxedos Rehearsal Dinner Venue Rock n Bowl

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We giggled during our vows. Can you blame us? We were so excited! I wore my black, sparkly UGG boots for my reception.

“St. Mary’s Assumption Church was beautiful. Fr. Thibodeau made the ceremony a hit.”

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We walked into our reception to “Stand Up and Get Crunk,”and we danced to “Wanted,” by Hunter Hayes.

“The wedding turned out beautifully, and it was every thing Drew and I wanted.”

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New Orleans Venue Guide This reference guide provides you with information on New Orleansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; finest venues for receptions, rehearsal dinners and more. All inforation is subject to change without notice, so please check with the venue for specific details. Some accommodations may be available on a limited or seasonal basis.

Austinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Seafood & Steakhouse

Bourbon Orleans Services: Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Shower, Guest Accom. Capacity: Reception Style: Orleans Ballroom/250; St. Ann Cottage/75 Amenities: Most inclusive, call for details Price Range: Food pkges start at $55/person; Bev pkges start at $26/person Deposit: Yes, 25%

Services: Bridal Luncheons, Rehearsal Dinners Capacity: Private Rooms for 10-100 guests Price Range: $34-$40 per person Deposit: Not Required Catering: Provided

Alcohol: Provided

Music: Not Provided

Catering: Provided

Music: Not Provided

5101 West Esplanade Avenue, Metairie, LA 70006 (504) 888-5533

717 Orleans St. New Orleans, LA 70116 (504) 523-2222

www.austinsno.com

www.BourbonOrleans.com

Contact person: Amanda McIntyre, Banquet Manager

austinsnola@gmail.com

Sales@BourbonOrleans.com

Cedar Grove

Chateau Golf & Country Club

Tchoupitoulas Plantation Services: Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Parties, Corporate Capacity: 400 Amenities: Tables/linens, Chivari Chairs/ Chair ties, Centerpieces, votive candles, Parking Attendants, Greeters Price Range: $48-$70/person Deposit: Yes, $1000 Catering: Provided

Alcohol: Provided*

Music: Provided**

*Premium bar included on most events **Music provided on most events

Services: Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Shower, Bridal Luncheon Capacity: 400 Grand Ballroom, 250 Grand Salon Amenities: Most inclusive, call for details Price Range: $48-$62/person Deposit: Yes, $500 Catering: Provided

Alcohol: Provided

Music: Not Provided

6533 River Road, Waggaman, LA 70094 (504) 431-5743

3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner LA, 70065 (504) 467-1351

www.cgtplantation.com

www.chateaugcc.com

Contact person: Jill Mercer info@cgplantation.com

Contact person: Elle McCaffery banquets@chateaugcc.com

Chateau LeMoyne

Edgar Degas House

Services: Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Post Wedding Brunch, Guest Accommodations, Bridal Suite Capacity: 75-100 Amenities: Linens, Tables, Chairs, China, Silver, Glasses, Votive candles Price Range: Starting at $65/person Deposit: Yes, space rental due at signing Catering: Provided

Alcohol: Provided

Music: Not Provided

Services: Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Showers, Bed & Breakfast Capacity: 300 Amenities: Call for details Price Range: Call for details Deposit: Call for details Catering: Call

Alcohol: Call

Music: Call

Please call for details on catering, alcohol and music

301 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 648-1203

2306 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 821-5009

www.hi-chateau.com

www.degashouse.com

Contact person: Margaret Covert margaret.covert@ihg.com

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Elms Mansion

English Turn Country Club

Services: Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, On-site Wedding Planner, Seated Dinners Capacity: 400 Amenities: Linens, Flatware, Lighting, Chairs, Tables, Sound System Price Range: call for details Deposit: Yes Catering: Provided

Alcohol: Provided

Music: Not Provided

3029 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115 (504) 895-9200 Contact person: Judy Fern info@elmsmansion.com

www.elmsmansion.com

Services: Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Shower, Private Dinner Capacity: 650/Cocktail; 300/Seated Amenities: Tables, Chairs, Silver, Crystal, China. Some packages: Linens/Chair Covers Price Range: $30-$120/person Deposit: Yes, 25% Catering: Provided

Alcohol: Provided

One Clubhouse Drive, New Orleans, LA 70131 (504) 392-2200

Contact person: Racheal Apken or Katie Davis racheala@englishturn.com

www.Englishturn.com

Federal Ballroom

Four Points by Sheraton Services: Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Showers, Guest Accommodations Capacity: 200 Amenities: Linens, Silver, Lighting, Chairs, Tables, etc. Price Range: $25-$75/person Deposit: Yes, 25%

Services: Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner Capacity: 400 Amenities: Most inclusive, call for details Price Range: call for details Deposit: call for details Catering: Provided

Alcohol: Provided

Music: Provided

147 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 587-2088 marketing@securitycenter.com

www.federalballroom.com

Catering: Provided

Music: Not Provided

1201 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 293-1200 Contact person: Amanda Baker abaker@highpointe.com

www.neworleanshamptoninns.com/new-orleans-weddings

Hotel Indigo

Services: Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Showers, Guest Accommodations Capacity: 55 Seated/85 Standing Cocktail Reception Amenities: Linens, Silver, Lighting, Chairs, Tables, Centerpieces Price Range: $29/person Deposit: Yes Catering: Provided

Alcohol: Provided

2203 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 648-2878

Contact person: Alexandra Cocco Alexandra.Cocco@interstatehotels.com

www.GardenDistrictHotelNewOrleans.com

House of Blues

Services: Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Shower, Guest Accom., Engagement/Anniversary Parties Capacity: 132 Seated/175 Standing Cocktail Reception Amenities: Most inclusive, call for details Price Range: $85-$100/person Deposit: Yes Alcohol: Provided

Music: Not Provided

730 Bienville Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 200-3111

Contact person: Rachel Olavarrieta Rachel.Olavarrieta@hotelmazarin.com

www.hotelmazarin.com

Music: Provided*

*We Offer Commercial Free Music With Over 100 Stations

Hotel Mazarin

Catering: Provided

Music: Not Provided

www.fourpoints.com/neworleansairport

Services: Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Showers, Guest Accommodations Capacity: 450 Amenities: Tables, Chairs/ties, Linens, Silver, Candle Votive Centerpieces Price Range: $59-$61/person Deposit: Yes Alcohol: Provided

Alcohol: Provided

6401 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie,LA 70003 (504) 885-5700

Hamption Inn Convention Center

Catering: Provided

Music: Not Provided

Services: Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Shower Capacity: 30-1500 Amenities: Linens, Silver, Lighting, Chairs, Tables, etc. Price Range: $75-125/person Deposit: Yes, 50% Catering: Provided

Alcohol: Provided

*We can book your talent for you

Music: Not Provided*

225 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 310-4988

Contact person: Chloe Tassin chloetassin@livenation.com http://specialevents.livenation.com/venue/house-of-blues-new-orleans-new-orleans-la

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Jackson Brewery Bistro Bar

Impastatoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant Services: call for details Capacity: call for details Amenities: call for details Price Range: call for details Deposit: call for details

Catering: call for details Alcohol: call for details

Music: call for details

3400 16th Street, Metairie, LA (504) 455-1545

Services: Cocktail Style Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Showers, Bachelorette/Bachelor Party Capacity: 150-500 Amenities: Basic Linens, Tables Price Range: Food starting at $36/person, Bar $18-32/person Deposit: Yes, 50% Catering: Provided

Alcohol: Provided

620 Decatur Street 1A, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 333-6914 Jaxbrewerybar@gmail.com

www.impastatos.com

www.jacksonbrewerybar.com

Louisiana Castle

Jefferson Orleans South Services: call for details Capacity: call for details Amenities: call for details Price Range: call for details Deposit: call for details

Catering: call for details Alcohol: call for details

Music: Provided*

*In house music provided; band or DJ extra

Music: call for details

Services: Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Juliet Bridal Suite for couple on wedding night Capacity: 300 Amenities: Most inclusive, call for details Price Range: Starting at $875 (elopement) See web site for details Deposit: Yes Catering: Provided*

Alcohol: Not Provided**

Music: Provided

*We can provide catering or you can bring your own **You can bring your own/we can refer

2536 Edenborn Ave., Metairie LA, 70002 (504) 454-6105

www.jeffersonorleans.com

New Orleans Area (504) 455-8700

Contact person: Dolly castleinfo@aol.com

www.LouisianaCastle.com

Magnolia Plantation

Maison Dupuy Hotel

Services: Ceremony, Reception Capacity: 100 min/600 max/300 Seated Amenities: Most inclusive, call for details Price Range: $32-$52/person Deposit: Yes, $500

Catering: Provided

Alcohol: Provided

Music: Provided

818 Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan, LA 70123 (504) 733-5020

1001 Rue Toulouse, New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 648-6114

www.magnolia-plantation.com

www.neworleanscourtyardweddings.com

Contact person: Colette Sterbcow or Sue Long

Catering: Provided

info@magnolia-plantation.com

Contact person: Kimberly Ellison kimberly@maisondupuy.com

Pat Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on the River

Presidential Palace

Services: Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner Capacity: 400 Amenities: Most inclusive, call for details Price Range: Starting at $59-$89/person Deposit: Yes, $2000

Services: Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Shower Capacity: 500; Seated 250 Amenities: Most inclusive, call for details Price Range: Packages start at $8000 Deposit: Yes, $2000

Alcohol: Provided

Music: Not Provided

600 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 561-1200 Contact person: Libby Landry Bourbon@patobriens.com

www.www.patobriens.com/patobriens/NO-private_parties/

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Catering: Provided

Services: Ceremony, Reception, Brunch, Rehearsal Dinner, Engagement Party, Anniversary Party, Bridal Shower, Bachelor/ Bachelorette Party, Guest Accom. Capacity: 225 Amenities: Linens, Chairs/Covers/Ties, Silver, Lighting, Tables, Glassware, etc. Price Range: Call for details Deposit: Yes, 25% Alcohol: Provided Music: Not Provided

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Catering: Provided

Alcohol: Provided

Music: Provided

1800 Vintage Drive, Kenner, LA 70065 (504) 467-3500

Contact person: Phil/Diana Daigrepont ThePresidentialPalace@gmail.com

www.PresidentialPalace.com


Republic

Redemption Restaurant Services: call for details Capacity: call for details Amenities: call for details Price Range: call for details Deposit: call for details

Catering: call for details Alcohol: call for details

Music: call for details

Services: Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Engagement Party, After Party Capacity: 500 Amenities: Most inclusive, call for details Price Range: $10,000-$25,000 Deposit: Yes, 50%

Catering: Provided

Alcohol: Provided

*Resident DJs are available for additional fee; we can assist with band bookings as well

3835 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 309-3570

828 South Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 528-8282

www.redemption-nola.com

www.republicnola.com

delaunes@redemption-nola.com

Catering: Provided

Contact person: Jessica Talazac Jessica@republicnola.com

Ritz-Carlton

Riverview Room

Services: Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Shower/Tea, Guest Accom. Capacity: 800, Seated 475 Amenities: Most inclusive, call for details Price Range: $100-$175/person Deposit: Yes, $5,000 min.

Services: Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party Capacity: 125-400 Amenities: Tables, Chairs, White Linen, Chair Covers, Centerpieces Price Range: $59-$65/person Deposit: Yes, $3,000

Alcohol: Provided

Music: Not Provided

921 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 670-2837 Contact person: Amy Odinet amy.odinet@ritzcarlton.com

Catering: Provided

Alcohol: Provided

600 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

www.riverviewroom.com

Sheraton Metairie-New Orleans

Rock n Bowl

Services: Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Shower, Bach. Party Capacity: 867 Amenities: Linens, Silver, Chairs, Tables, Large Dance Floor, Separate Cake Room, Large Layout Ideal for Large Weddings Price Range: Starting at $25/person Deposit: Depends on Party Size Alcohol: Provided

Music: Not Provided*

(504) 525-3000

Contact person: Mary Quarls maryq@riverviewroom.com

www.ritzcarlton.com/neworleans

Catering: Provided

Music: Not Provided

Services: Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Shower, Guest Accom. Capacity: 400 Amenities: Linens, Silver, Lighting, Chairs, Tables, etc. Price Range: Starting at $70/person Deposit: $590 Catering: Provided

Alcohol: Provided

Music: Not Provided

*We will assist with booking, if needed

3016 South Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118 (504) 861-1700

Four Galleria Blvd., Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 837-6707

www.rocknbowl.com

www.SheratonMetairie.com

Contact person: Genese Moore events@rocknbowl.com

Contact person: Dena Aicklen

Southport Hall

Southern Oaks Plantation

Services: Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Shower Capacity: 900/Main Room, 100/Glass Atrium Front Bar Amenities: Linens, Lighting, Chairs, Tables Price Range: $35/person Deposit: $300-$500

Services: Ceremony, Reception Capacity: 400 Amenities: Most inclusive, call for details Price Range: Dependent on date, time, number of guests, call for details Deposit: Yes, $1500 Catering: Provided

Alcohol: Provided

Music: Provided

7816 Hayne Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70126 (504) 245-8221 weddings@southernoaksplantation.com

www.southernoaksplantation.com

Catering: Provided

Alcohol: Provided

Music: Provided

200 Monticello Ave, Jefferson LA 70121 (504) 835-2903 Contact person: Jay Bagnetto info@newsouthport.com

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Catering: Provided

Steamboat Natchez

Taravella Manor

Services: Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party Capacity: Varies Amenities: Linens, Silver, Glassware, Chairs, Tables Price Range: Call for details Deposit: Yes

Services: Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Shower Capacity: 50-250 Amenities: White Linen, Chair Covers, China, Silverware, Glassware, Chandeliers Price Range: $30-$50/person Deposit: Yes, $600

Alcohol: Provided

Music: Provided*

Catering: Provided

Alcohol: Provided

Music: Provided

*Jazz Band

600 Decatur, Ste. 308, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 569-1431 Contact person: Melissa Eilers melissa@glnosc.com

www.steamboatnatchez.com

5240 Taravella Road, Marrero, LA 70072 (504) 340-7797

Contact person: Kyle Winkler or Erika Mcfatter recepwtions@taravellamanor.com

www.taravellamanor.com

The Four Columns

The Ridgeway

Services: Ceremony, Reception Capacity: 100-350 Amenities: Tables, Chairs, Standard Linens, Chairs Covers, Sashes, Centerpieces, Elegant Backdrop Price Range: Dependent on date, time, number of guests, call for details Deposit: Yes, $1000

Services: Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Shower Capacity: West Room/600, East Room/200 Amenities: Linens, Silver, Lighting, Chairs, Tables, etc. Price Range: Varies Deposit: Varies Catering: Provided

Alcohol: Provided

Music: Not Provided

Catering: Provided

Alcohol: Provided

Music: Provided*

*Based on date availability

3711 Westbank Expressway Harvey, LA 70058 (504) 340-4109

2431 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA 70001 (504) 833.2800

www.fourcolumns.com

www.partyplannersinfo.com

Contact person: Brittany Smith john@fourcolumns.com

Contact person: Gina Mendez sales@ridgewayinfo.com

Tomas Bistro

Trinity Banquets and Receptions

Services: Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Shower Capacity: 350 (using all rooms) Amenities: Linens, Silver, Chairs, Tables, Lighting, etc. Price Range: $45-$100/person Deposit: Yes, 25% of base food cost Catering: Provided

Alcohol: Provided

Music: Not Provided*

Services: Ceremony Chapel, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Shower Capacity: 50-500 Amenities: White Linen, Chair Covers, China, Silverware, Glassware, Chandeliers Price Range: $30-$50/person Deposit: Yes, $600 Catering: Provided

Alcohol: Provided

Music: Provided

*Can be provided for an additional charge

755 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 527-0942

1000 Caruso Blvd, Suite 201, Slidell LA 70461 (985) 726-0178

www.tomasbistro.com

www.trinitybanquets.com

contact@tommysrestaurantgroup.com

Catering: Provided

W Hotel French Quarter

W Hotel New Orleans

Services: Small Ceremony, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Luncheon, Bridal Shower, Guest Accommodations Capacity: 100 Amenities: Linens (depending on location), Chairs, Tables, Silver, Lighting Avail. Price Range: Call for details Deposit: Yes

Services: Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Shower, Bridal Luncheon, Guest Accommodations, Bach. Party Capacity: 500 Amenities: Linens, Silver, Chairs, Tables, Lighting Available Price Range: Call for details Deposit: Yes

Alcohol: Provided

*Unless it is house music

Music: Not Provided*

316 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 207-5173

Contact person: Catering Sales Office gsoleads.02030@starwoodhotels.com

www.wfrenchquarter.com

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Catering: Provided

Alcohol: Provided

Music: Not Provided

333 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 207-5173

Contact person: Catering Sales Office gsoleads.02030@starwoodhotels.com

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Floral shop flowers without the floral shop price. High quality flower arrangements donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to carry a high price. Order bouquets, centerpieces, and all your floral needs from Dorignacâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and save. We can also assist with catering, desserts, wedding cakes and so much more. For information, call 504-834-8216.

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Featured Couple

Photos by Stacy Marks Photography

Jamey lynn labranche & J osh trosclair NWG: How did you meet? Jamey Lynn and Josh won our quarterly Nola Wedding Guide Featured Couple Facebook Contest with over 460 votes. Jamey LaBranche is an elementary teacher in Laplace, and Josh Trosclair is an electrician. They will be exchanging their next summer.

The Big Day: June 6, 2015

Jamey: Josh and I met at St. Charles Catholic High School and became close friends. Truth be told, I had a big crush on Josh in high school, but after graduation we lost contact. One day I was driving back from college and decided to take Airline Highway to go home. I ran into my best friend at a gas station and upon leaving, saw Joshâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s truck in the turning lane. I let him pass in front of me, and he flashed me one of his contagious smiles before continuing on his way. When I arrived home, I looked at my phone and saw I had a text message from Josh. I truly believe that had I taken a different way home, or chosen a different gas station, or hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stopped to talk to my best friend, Josh and I would have never crossed paths again. w w w . n o l aw ed d i n g g u i d e. co m

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NWG: Describe your first date. Josh: For our first date, I met Jamey at a restaurant called Kobe Sushi and Steakhouse while she was working. While I had dinner there, we talked the whole time. Jamey: I couldn’t stop smiling while he was there. He stayed until I got off of work and asked me if I wanted to go see a band at a local bar in LaPlace. NWG: Describe your courtship. Jamey: Josh and I started dating in March of 2012. Josh: But it feels like we have been dating forever. (finishing her thought) Jamey: It did not take me long to realize that he was the man I wanted to marry. It’s one of those things you just know; you feel it in your heart. I never knew I could love someone the way that I love him. My family and friends absolutely love Josh. We enjoy doing the same things and also trying new things. Last year for his birthday I took him skydiving. We are always up for a new adventure. Life with him just makes perfect sense. Josh: It doesn’t really matter what we are doing. As long as we are together, we are having fun and laughing. NWG: What is your favorite trait in him/her? Jamey: There are so many things that I love about Josh; it’s so hard to pick one. I would say my favorite thing about Josh is his oversized, loving heart and his sweet soul. He is genuinely the sweetest soul I have ever met in my life, and he has the biggest heart I have ever

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happen! I started off my Sunday morning by attending mass at Ascension of Our Lord Church as I do every Sunday, which is the church that I have attended since I was born. This church is where I received the sacrament of Baptism, Reconciliation, Communion, Confirmation, and now, the sacrament of Holy Matrimony; this church is very special to me and VERY close to my heart. Josh dropped me off at church that Sunday morning and told me he would be back to pick me up. Normally when he picks me up, I just walk to his truck in the parking lot, but not this time. This time he waited for me right outside of the church, so I knew something was going on. As I walked closer to him, I noticed his cousin/ my friend standing off in the distance trying to hide with her phone. When I got close to him, he got down on one knee in front of the church and said, “Jamey Lynn LaBranche, will you marry me?” Of course I said, “YES!” To top it off his cousin/my friend filmed the whole thing and took pictures!

encountered - not to mention he has the most contagious smile I have ever seen! Every time he smiles I just have to smile. Josh: My favorite traits in her are her strength to see the good in everything and her beautiful smile, which always makes my day. NWG: How did he propose? Josh: The way that I had intended to propose didn’t go as planned, but I think I made a bigger and better impact. Jamey: This may not seem like the perfect proposal to some, but this is my perfect proposal. On December 15th I was full of excitement because I was having my college graduation party with close family and friends - if I only knew what was about to w w w . n o l aw ed d i n g g u i d e. co m

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NWG: How has the planning gone so far? Jamey: Planning is coming along very well. I like to think I have a good bit done, but then I think of ten other things that need to be done. Sometimes it can get stressful and overwhelming, but in the end I know I’ll still be marrying Josh. That’s all that really matters anyway. Josh: Jamey has been doing most of the planning, but there are certain things that I want and have had a say in. She has great tastes, so I trust her decisions. NWG: Any advice for future couples? Jamey: My advice for future couples would be to always communicate with each other, to always be honest with each other,

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We met January 8, 2011, in Metairie at City Bar. I was celebrating one of my best friend’s 30th birthday. We danced all night. My favorite part of planning was shopping on Pinterest. I used many ideas from this site and became crafty!

Venue Southern Oaks Plantation Photographer/Videographer Billiot Photography Bride’s Attire Bridal Boutique by MaeMe Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Attire John’s Tuxedos

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Eric helped with the planning too. We picked out many things together: tuxedos, toasting glasses, music, bridesmaids’ dresses, wedding cake, and invitations. He also helped me build stuff for our shower. We talked the whole time during our vows. I don’t think we should have, but he wouldn’t stop talking to me. I stayed in my heels for the entire reception!!

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“Our first dance song was ‘All of Me’ by John Legend.”

“Everything exceeded my expectations of a fairy tale wedding. Our day was absolutely perfect, and I would not have changed a thing.”

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Bella Mae Authentic Venetian Gondola In City Park

Photographer: Oscar Rajo Gondola: NOLA Gondola Hair/Makeup: Just Face It Beauty Suit: Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tuxedos Florals: Arbor House Floral Models: Rachel Lauland & Chris Waits Videographer: Suzy Marks Video Dress, Shoes, Jewelry & Hairpiece: Bustles & Bows Bridal Boutique Sleeveless lace mermaid gown with lace illusion boatneck and rhinestone floral belt, also floral lace and rhinestone hairpiece, Bustles & Bows Bridal Boutique Blue seersucker suit with white shirt and red print tie, Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tuxedos

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magine the beauty of gliding silently through the lagoons of City Park with the person you love while sipping your favorite wine or champagne and being treated to the soft, soothing sounds of romantic Italian music. Isn’t that a heavenly thought? Robert Dula’s childhood dream of being a gondolier was realized in 2003 when work on his authentic Venetian gondola began in Venice, Italy. Nola Gondola began operating in 2004 and brought with it the allure and romance of a relaxing boat ride for people to enjoy. Nowadays Robert gracefully ushers around lovebirds on tours through the rustic lagoons of the majestic New Orleans City Park. Along with the soft splash of oars on water, guests are treated to the soothing sounds of Italian music softly emanating from the gondola’s sound system. Occasionally, live music, a mandolin or guitar player, or even a vocalist can be booked for a tour.

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he gondola’s name is, Bella Mae in honor of Robert’s mother, Dio Benedici Bella Mae, and can comfortably fit up to six people. Each tour is privately booked and comes with complimentary cheese and crackers, as well as an ice bucket with ice and complimentary champagne or wine glasses. To date Nola Gondola has been the scene of 286 marriage proposals. Many local and out of town grooms have taken advantage of this tranquil and serene setting to pop the question to their unwitting brides. The overall air of romance in the gondola and the beautiful tree–lined lagoons of City Park almost assure that the bride–to–be will say, “Yes!”

Oscar Rajo did an impeccable job of capturing the scene of this shoot as our striking models, Rachel Lauland and Chris Waits floated by in their own blissful

world. Obviously, capturing a moving object is never easy for a photographer, but as usual, Oscar made it look easy, Just Face It Beauty provided hair and makeup for our shoot. Preparing models for the elements is never a walk in the park, but the girls at Just Face It Beauty are pros at styling hair and makeup to withstand the elements. Suzy Marks Video was on hand to video all of the romance on set. In the near future, the completed video will be viewable on NOLAWeddingGuide.com. Arbor House Floral did a tremendous job of adding flowery color to Bella Mae, who looked stunning as she transported our beautiful young couple around the park. A Battenburg lace parasol with roses and wildflowers completed the look. .


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Planning Emergency Kits

Bride

The following are lists of items that you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to leave home without on your wedding day:

For the Needle & Thread = Buttons

Double-Stick Tape = Personal Care Products = Hem Tape = Clear Nail Polish = White Chalk = Extra Contact Lenses = Tylenol/Midol = Mints = Medication = Emory Board = Nail Glue = Nail Clippers = Nail Polish (in the color that you are wearing for the wedding) =

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For the Cologne = Black Socks = Sewing Kit = Extra Cuff Links = Hankerchiefs = Lint Brush = Shoe Polish = Tylenol/Antacid = Scissors = Bandaids = Chapstick = Eyedrops = Mints = Contact Number for Vendors = Medication =

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Hem Tape = Comb/Hairspray = Razor/Shaving Cream = Extra Contact Lenses = Toothbrush/Toothpaste =

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Bobby Pins = Baby Powder = Lotion = Face Cleanser = Q-Tips = Cotton Balls = Jewelry Cleaner =

Contact numbers for wedding planner, mother-of the bride, best man, etc. (if applicable) = Energy Drink/Water = Deodarant = Razor = Insoles = Extra Shirt/Undershirt = Baby Powder = Watch (the groom should be the time keeper = Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s License =


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Fad Diets – Do They Really Work? Provided by: Danielle Fournet, RD, LDN EJGH Wellness Center’s Sports and Lifestyle Dietitian

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ho hasn’t tried a fad diet before to lose weight for a wedding, vacation, or simply just because? Fad diets are becoming more and more popular as obesity trends continue to rise across the country. Such diets typically promise rapid weight loss from a combination of a strict diet, severe calorie restriction, and a vitamin/ mineral regimen. But, do they work? In the short run, yes but not so much in the long run.

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Promises rapid weight loss – a healthy weight

loss goal is 1-2 pounds/week. Slow and steady weight loss is more likely to last whereas rapid weight loss frequently results in greater loss of muscle tissue versus fat tissue.

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Eliminates entire food groups – many diets target carbohydrates. While eating excessive amounts of carbohydrates can lead to increased caloric intake and resulting weight gain, carbohydrates, specifically complex carbohydrates, are our body’s preferred fuel source. As with anything, moderation is key!

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Promotes following a strict menu – “You cannot eat fruit after 5 pm.” “Drink this shake twice a day and limit calories to 400-500 per day.” Claims such as these are unrealistic and unhealthy yet followed by many due to proven results. Despite such, however, individuals typically regain the weight lost and then some after resuming their original habits.

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Discourages exercise – everyone knows the

importance of exercise in maintaining health, yet some diets discourage clients from doing such. Why? It is likely because such diet does not provide enough calories and nutrients to sustain any type of moderate exercise.

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Fad diets are as their name implies – fads, trendy, popular, temporary. They do promote rapid weight loss primarily due to a severe, unrealistic calorie restriction, yet this weight loss is often unsustainable. Before trying a new diet, consider the following “red flags,” and remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it likely is!


So, how do I lose weight and keep it off? Unfortunately, there is no “magic pill” as everyone desires. The old saying remains true – Exercise more and eat less! Enjoy your food, but watch those portion sizes. Invest in exercise gadgets, such as pedometers, heart rate monitors, etc. to keep you motivated to staying active. Make small changes each day to decrease your calories, such as switching from white bread to whole wheat bread or from 2% milk to skim milk. Whether you are trying to lose weight, maintain weight, or simply maintain your health, remember that it is a lifestyle approach and not a “quick fix.” Set a goal to make one change each week, including nutrition and exercise, and your health (and wallet) will thank you!

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The Dress

The thing that makes the Ball Gown Wedding Dress, a.k.a, the “Fairy-Tale wedding gown” a truly idyllic style is its flattering adherence to practically any body type. Usually matched with fitted bodices, these dresses flare out from the hips, providing just the right amount of sensational and over-the-top glamour. A fitted waist works best for this design, and petite body types may find these dresses a bit overpowering for their small frames. However, if high drama and spellbinding impact are what you’re striving for on the big day, you can’t go wrong with this dress!

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The Modified A-Line features a skirt that slips lightly past the hips and gradually flares to the hem, forming an â&#x20AC;&#x153;A shape.â&#x20AC;? Slightly less forgiving than the A-Line Wedding dress-which flatters most body types-the modified A-line fits more snugly against the body. Petite women love this dress because of its elongating qualities and ultimate figure flattery!

The Trumpet Gown, like the Mermaid, hugs the body and really emphasizes the shape. However, the Trumpet dress is easier to walk in as it is slightly fuller and flares higher on the leg. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not the most graceful of brides but still want the sleek, sexy look that the mermaid gown provides, the trumpet gown is your best option.

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The Dress

The Sheath Gown is made to fit close to the body, with little accoutrement. Usually falling to just around the knees or lower thighs, this gown is especially great for summer weddings, but can also be great for the fall. Its basic columnlike design makes it easy to dress up or down and accessories like satin sashes can be easily added to cinch the waist and accentuate most figures.

The Mermaid is snugly fit through the bodice, down through the hips, all the way to the knees before flaring out at about the mid or lower calf. This curve-hugging gown is certain to show off all the right parts of the female form. Hourglass figures or women with athletic, boyish body types will love this dress, but petite women may find that it makes them appear shorter. If you are fit but buxom, this sexy gown is for you!

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We first met on July 20, 2011. We were at Parlays, and I asked Anthony’s college roommate, Michael, if he liked to go Frogging. Recognizing that I was looking for a “yes” to my question, Anthony chimed in from the background and said, “I do.” My favorite parts of planning were wedding dress shopping and seeing our vision come together. Anthony was great when it came to planning the wedding!! Anytime I asked for his input or help to make something he was willing to do so. We both nailed the vows. It was such a magical moment that we both still cherish so much. I wore a very comfortable pair of Antonio Melani flats the whole day.

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Church St Mary’s Assumption Photographer Stacy Marks Photography Transportation Celebrity Limousine Florist Beth’s Flowers Hair/Makeup Flawless Bride Bride’s and Bridesmaids’ Attire Pearl’s Place Groom’s and Groomsmen Attire John’s Tuxedos

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“Our first dance song was ‘At Last,’ the Whitney Houston version. Our band sang it live.”

“With a guest list that exceeded 500, it was a beautiful, fun night for everyone that attended. We left with rose petals flying off of a rickshaw. The night was magical!”

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Advice Wise Bride “Wise Bride” is a recurring feature in the NOLA Wedding Guide, which includes helpful tips and advice from our “Wise Bride.” Q: I’m doing a headcount for my reception, and I’m wondering if I have to include my vendors as guests. I will have a band, photographer, videographer and a photo booth. Please advise. ~ C. Pendergast, Shreveport, LA

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A: The answer to your question really depends upon your venue. It would be wise to ask your venue contact if the vendors will have a separate room or if they will be allowed to eat from the buffet like your other guests. Some venues will charge an extra amount for your vendors to eat and drink - even if it’s a tray of sandwiches or non-

alcoholic beverages-and others won’t, so it’s always a good idea to find out ahead of time. Personally, I’m all for keeping your vendors happy by any means possible, since they are the ones who are working hard to make your wedding a memorable occasion. Skipping the thank-you notes and paying the extra money so that they can have a bite to eat is becoming a more fashionable and appropriate way to show gratitude. Q: Is it rude to call my guests that haven’t RSVP’d yet? ~ A. Eisler, New Orleans, LA A: There is nothing rude about wanting to be a bride who has all of her ducks in a row, including one who has the final guest count to give to her reception vendors. (That just makes you a smart and responsible bride-to-be!) In fact, you should call or email those stragglers who have yet to RSVP approximately a week before you need to give your final numbers to the venue. Keep in mind that there will always be a few invitees that change their minds at the last minute and show up, and although that situation is ultimately beyond your control, you can always add an extra 15-20 Mr. and Mrs. Smiths to your final guest list just in case in order to account for those folks. Q: I would like to change into a different dress at some point during my reception so that once the event is over, I can travel comfortably with my husband to the hotel and to any other places that we may wish to go post wedding. What would be the best time during the evening to do this, and is there a way to do it discreetly? ~ E. Stark, Metairie, LA

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situation - especially if you are budgeted for a certain number of guests - try to be specific when addressing your invitations. Include each member of a particular household or party whom you wish to attend the event. For example, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson should be written on the outer envelope and any children attending (under the age of 18) should be listed by their first names (in order of age, oldest to youngest) inside of or on the actual invitation card. Children 18 or older who are invited should receive their own separate invitations. If you do not wish to have children at your reception at all, you should find a way to tastefully say this on your invite, ex., “Adults Only Reception to Follow.” Photography by Louis

the formal events have been completed, so all that’s left for your guests to do is to enjoy themselves. However, assuming that you are finished with your hosting duties-you’ve said hello to as many guests as possible and finished your role in the aforementioned formal events: first dances, cake pull, cake cutting, etc…it is perfectly acceptable for you to change whenever you wish. Remember, you are the hostess, but you are also the guest of honor, and what you say goes. As far as subtlety is concerned, have your coordinator or maid of honor help you slip away quietly and undisturbed. Chances are they have a better idea of the evening’s timeframe and schedule of events - since that is included in their list of bridal duties- and besides, you have enough to worry about!

As far as your single guests who are asking to bring along that extra person - whom you may not even know at all – just find a tactful way to say that seating at your wedding is limited and that your budget or venue will simply not allow you to accommodate any more people. Above all, be firm but polite. This is your day, and you shouldn’t let a friend’s bad manners ruin it!

Q: What should I do if someone adds a “plusone” to his/her invite without my permission? ~ R. Champagne, Houma, LA A: Unfortunately, in today’s world there are still several people sublimely unaware of proper wedding etiquette. In order to avoid this uncomfortable and potentially costly

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turn and rightfully so. The 5â&#x20AC;&#x2122;9 beauty has legs that would turn some green with envy. Those legs come with a lot of work though, about 1,800 high kicks a day. Kernion is a Radio City Music Hall Rockette, and for three months out of the year she might perform in as many as six shows a day, not counting rehearsals and appearances in between. To date, she has been part of the world- famous dance troupe for seven years, first in Chicago and St Louis, and now in New York.


by the famed troupe. However, it wasn’t until after seeing her first Rockettes performance in 2007-the Rockettes’ 75th anniversary show to be exact- that Erin finally had an audition for and secured a coveted spot among the team.

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or Kernion, dancing has always been a part of everyday living. Since the age of three she has been dancing in and around her hometown of New Orleans, starting first with lessons at the Giaccobe Academy of Dance in Metairie and then going on to dance with various local troupes, including the Delta Festival Ballet and the Baton Rouge Cangelosi Dance Project. On a national level, she has danced for the Boston, as well as Pennsylvania Ballet companies in their summer programs, and has even spent one summer in a Rockette intensive program, where she claims to have garnered most of her mastery of the techniques employed

Recently we were honored to have Kernion (and her gorgeous gams) be a part of our bare bridal shoot. A bride herself, happily married for years now to another local dancer and wedding coordinator, Stephen Kernion, Erin was more than happy to oblige us when we asked her to don a wedding gown for a second time. With the help of some very talented vendors, we were able to express and enhance Erin’s already flawless, natural beauty. Makeup by Meggan and Amber Buxton Salon worked tirelessly all day to give Erin the different looks you see pictured (above) to complement each stunning gown from Rhinestone Runway and Bustles & Bows Bridal Boutique. The backdrop of the shoot, Jax Brewery Bistro Bar-which happens to overlook the picturesque Mississippi River as well as local hot spot, Decatur Street - provided us with charming, exposed brick and beams, as well as chic, contemporary white couches. All images were seamlessly captured by photographer Stacy Marks. Thanks Erin and team for “baring” it all to make this inspirational shoot happen! . Sources: nola.com


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Church Directory

Catholic Churches Blessed Sacrament/St. Joan of Arc 8321 Burthe Street, New Orleans, LA 504.866.7330 www.josephites.org/parish/la/bssj/ Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos 3053 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, LA 70117 504.943.5566 www.seeloschurchno.org Blessed Trinity 4230 South Broad Street, New Orleans, LA 70125 504.822.3394 www.blessedtrinity-no.org/ Christ The King Church 535 Deerfield Road, Terrytown, LA 70056 504.361.1500 www.ctkterrytown.parishesonline.com Corpus Christi Epiphany 2022 St. Bernard Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116 504.945.8931 www.josephites.org/parish/la/cce/ Divine Mercy 3325 Loyola Drive, Kenner, LA 70065 504.464.9664 Holy Name of Jesus 6220 LaSalle Place, New Orleans 70118 504.865.7430 www.hnjchurch.org Immaculate Conception (Jesuit Church) 130 Baronne Street, New Orleans 70112 504.529.1477 www.jesuitchurch.net

Mary, Queen of Peace 1501 West Causeway Approach, Mandeville 70471 985.626.6977 www.maryqueenofpeace.org Mary, Queen of Vietnam 5069 Willowbrook Drive, New Orleans, LA 70129 504.254.9250 www.maryqueenofvietnamparish.org Mater Dolorosa 1228 South Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans 70118 504.866.3669 www.neworleanschurches.com/materd/materd.htm Our Lady of Divine Providence 1000 North Starrett Road, Metairie 70003 504.466.4511 www.oldp.org * six month advance notice for marriages Our Lady of Guadalupe Church 411 North Rampart Street, New Orleans 70112 504.525.1551 www.judeshrine.com

St. Agnes 3310 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson 70121 504.833.3366 www.stagnesjefferson.org

Our Lady of Lourdes 2621 Colonial Boulevard, Violet 70092 504.281.2267 www.olol-church.com *six month advance notice for marriages

St. Angela Merici 901 Beverly Garden Drive, Metairie 70002 504.835.0324 www.stangela.org

Our Lady of Perpetual Help 1908 Short Street, Kenner 70062 504.464.0361 www.archdiocese-no.org/olphlachurch *8 month advance notice for marriages Our Lady of Prompt Succor 2320 Paris Road, Chalmette 70043 504.271.3441 www.olps-chalmette.org *six month advance notice for marriage Our Lady of Prompt Succor 146 Fourth Street, Westwego 70094 504.341.9522 www.neworleanschurches.com/olpswego/olpswego.htm Our Lady of the Angels 6851 River Road, Westwego 70094 504.436.4459 Our Lady of the Lake 312 Lafitte Street, Mandeville 70448 985.626.5671 www.ollparish.info Our Lady of the Rosary 3368 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans 70119 504.488.2659 www.ourladyoftherosary-no.com *6 months advance notice for weddings/extensive online info Our Lady Star of the Sea 1835 St. Roch Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117 504.944.0166 Resurrection of Our Lord 9701 Hammond Street, New Orleans, LA 70127 504.242.8669

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St. Ann Church and National Shrine 4940 Meadowdale Drive, Metairie, LA 504.455.7071 stannchurchandshrine.org St. Anthony of Padua 4640 Canal Street, New Orleans 70119 504.488.2651 www.neworleanschurches.com/stanthony/stjanthony.htm St. Augustine 1210 Governor Nicholls Street, New Orleans 70116 504.525.5934 www.staugustinecatholicchurch-neworleans.org St. Benilde 1901 Division Street, Metairie 70001 504.843.4980 www.stbenilde.org St. Bonaventure 329 South Jamie Blvd., Avondale, LA 70094 504.436.1279 St. Catherine of Siena 105 Bonnabel Boulevard, Metairie 70005 504.835.9343 www.stcatherineparish.com St. Christopher 309 Manson Avenue, Metairie 70001 504.837.8214 www.stchristopherschool.org/stchristopherchurch.html St. Clement of Rome 4317 Richland Avenue, Metairie 70002 504.887.8721 www.scrparish.org St. Cletus 3600 Claire Avenue, Gretna 70053 504.367.7951 http://stcletuschurch.myownparish.com


St. David 5617 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117 504.947.2853 www.josephites.org/parish/la/sd

St. Joseph 1802 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans 70112 504.522.3186 www.stjosephchurch-no.org

St. Peter 125 East 19th Street, Covington 70433 985.892.2422 www.stpeterparish.com

St. Dominic 775 Harrison Avenue, New Orleans 70124 504.482.4157 www.stdominicparish.com

St. Katharine Drexel 2015 Louisiana Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115 504.891.3172

St. Peter Claver 1923 St. Philip Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 504.822.8059 www.stpeterclaverneworleans.org

St. Edward the Confessor 4921 West Metairie Avenue, Metairie 70001 504.888.0703 www.steddy.org *6 Month notice in advance St. Francis of Assisi 631 State Street, New Orleans 70118 504.891.4479 www.stfrancisuptown.com St. Francis Xavier 444 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA 70005 504.834.0340 www.stfrancisxavier.com St. Gabriel the Archangel 4700 Pineda Street, New Orleans, LA 70126 504.282.0296 www.stgabe.net St. James Major 3736 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70122 504.304.6750 St. Jerome Catholic Church 2402 33rd Street, Kenner, LA 70065 504.443.3174 www.stjeromecatholic.org St. Joan of Arc 529 West 5th Street, LaPlace 70068 985.652.9100 www.sjachurch.com St. John the Baptist 1139 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans 70113 504.919.0848 www.neworleanschurches.com/stjohnno/stjohnno.htm

St. Leo the Great 2916 Paris Avenue, New Orleans 70119 504.945.8750 www.neworleanschurches.com/StLeo/index.htm St. Louis Cathedral 615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans 70116 504.525.9585 www.stlouiscathedral.org St. Louis King of France 1609 Carrolton, Metairie, LA 70005 504.834.9977 www.slkfchurch.com St. Maria Goretti 7300 Crowder Street, New Orleans, LA 70127 504.242.7554 www.smgnola.com St. Mary 1100 Chartres Street, New Orleans 70116 504.529.3040 St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Assumption 2030 Constance Street, New Orleans 70130 504.522.6748 www.stalphonsusneworleans.com St. Mary Magdalen 6425 West Metairie Avenue, Metairie 70003 504.733.0922 www.stmarymagdalenchurch.com St. Matthew the Apostle 10021 Jefferson Hwy, River Ridge, LA 70123 504.737.4537 stmatthew-riverridge.weconnect.com St. Patrick 724 Camp Street, New Orleans 70130 504.525.4413 www.oldstpatricks.org

St. Philip Neri 6500 Kawanee Avenue, Metairie 70003 504.887.5535 www.stphilipneriparish.org * six month notice in advance St. Pius X 6666 Spanish Fort Blvd., New Orleans, LA (East) 70124 504.282.3332 stpiusxnola.org St. Rita 7100 Jefferson Highway, Harahan 70123 504.737.2915 www.stritaharahan.com *6 months advance notice St. Rita 2729 Lowerline Street, New Orleans 70125 504.866.3621 www.neworleanschurches.com/StRita/strita.htm St. Rosalie 600 2nd Avenue, Harvey 70058 504.340.1962 www.strosalieparish.org St. Stephen 1025 Napoleon Avenue, New Orleans 70119 504.899.1378 www.goodshepherdparishnola.com *6 months advance notice St. Theresa of Avila 1404 Erato Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 504.525.4226 Transfiguration of the Lord 2212 Prentiss Avenue, New Orleans, LA 504.302.7931 Visitation of Our Lady 3500 Ames Boulevard, Marrero 70072 504.347.2203 www.vol.org

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BAPTIST CHURCHES Christian Unity Baptist 1700 Conti Street, New Orleans 70112 504.522.3493 St. Charles Avenue Baptist 7100 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans 70118 504.861.9514 www.scabc.org First Baptist Church of New Orleans 5290 Canal Boulevard, New Orleans 70124 504.482.5775 www.fbno.org First Emmanuel Baptist Church 1829 Carondelet Street, New Orleans 70130 504.524.8891 www.firstemanuelbaptistchurch.org Franklin Avenue Baptist Church 2515 Franklin Avenue, New Orleans 70117 504.488.8488 www.franklinabc.com

St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church 3412 Haring Road, Metairie 70006 504.887.4801 www.staugustinesmet.com

Lake Vista United Methodist Church 6645 Spanish Fort Boulevard, New Orleans 70124 504.288.2242 www.lakevistaumc.com

St. George’s Episcopal Church 4600 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans 70115 504.899.2811 www.stgeorge-nola.org

Metairie United Methodist Church 3741 Pontiac Street, Metairie 70002 504.888.4665

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 1222 North Dorgenois, New Orleans 70119 504.821.0529 www.stlukesnola.org St. Martin’s Episcopal Church 2216 Metairie Road, Metairie 70001 504.835.7357 www.stmepiscopal.com St. Michael’s Episcopal Church 4499 Sharp Road, Mandeville 70741 985.626.5781 www.stmichaelsla.org *one month advance notice for marriages

Munholland United Methodist Church 1201 Metairie Road, Metairie 70005 504.834.9910 www.munhollandumc.org Newell United Methodist Church 229 Lamarque Street, Mandeville 70448 985.674.2486 Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church 3900 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans 70115 504.899.3431 www.rayneumc.org St. Luke’s United Methodist Church 5875 Canal Boulevard, New Orleans 70124 504.486.3982 www.saintlukes-umc.net St. Mark’s United Methodist Church 1130 North Rampart Street, New Orleans 70116 504.523.0450 www.frenchquarterumc.org St. Matthew United Methodist Church 6017 Camphor Street, Metairie 70003 504.888.2228 www.stmatthewsumc.com St. Timothy United Methodist Church 335 Asbury Drive, Mandeville 70471 955.626.3307 www.sttimothyumc.org PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHES First Presbyterian Church 5401 South Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans 70125 504.866.7409 www.fpcno.org

Mandeville’s First Baptist Church 1895 Highway 190, Mandeville 70448 985.626.3217 www.fbcmandeville.org

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 6249 Canal Boulevard, New Orleans 70124 504.488.3749 www.stpauls-lakeview.org

Parkview Baptist Church 6301 Camphor Street, Metairie 70003 504.888.1153 www.parkviewbc.com

Trinity Church Episcopal 1329 Jackson Avenue, New Orleans 70130 504.522.0276 www.trinitynola.com

EPISCOPAL CHURCHES

METHODIST CHURCHES

Covington Presbyterian Church 222 South Jefferson Avenue, Covington 70433 985.892.4821 www.covingtonpres.org

Christ Church Cathedral 2919 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans 70115 504.895.6602 www.cccnola.org

Algiers United Methodist Church 637 Opelousas Avenue, Algiers 70114 504.361.1334 www.algiersumc.com

Grace Presbyterian Church 6129 West Esplanade Avenue, Metairie 70003 504.454.8905 http://web.me.com/pek83/Site/Welcome.html

Grace Episcopal Church 3700 Canal Street, New Orleans 70119 504.482.5242 www.gracecanalstreet.org

Aurora United Methodist Church 3300 Eton Street, New Orleans 70131 504.394.5483 www.aumc.club.officelive.com

John Calvin Church 4201 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie 70006 504.888.1375 www.johncalvinchurch.org

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church 1101 South Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans 70118 504.866.0123 www.standrewsnola.com

Carrollton United Methodist Church 921 South Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans 70118 504.861.7597 www.neworleanschurches.com/carrolltonumeth/ carrolltonumc.htm

St. Anna’s 1313 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans 70116 504.947.2121 www.stannanola.org

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Canal Street Presbyterian 4302 Canal Street, New Orleans 70119 504.482.1135 www.cspcno.org

Lakeview Presbyterian Church 5914 Canal Boulevard, New Orleans 70124 504.482.7892 www.lpcno.org Metairie Ridge Presbyterian Church 215 Phosphor Avenue, Metairie 70005 504.833.6357 www.metairieridgepc.org


New Covenant Presbyterian Church 3475 Highway 22, Mandeville 70471 985.626.4375 www.newcovenantpc.org

The Vineyard Church 4340 Sal Lentini Parkway, Kenner 70065 504.467.3257 www.vineyardneworleans.org

Parkway Presbyterian Church 6200 Camphor Street, Metairie 70003 504.733.1644 www.parkwaypresbyterianchurch.com

Watson Memorial Teaching Ministry 4400 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans 70115 504.899.4400 www.dkwmultimedia.com/watson/index.html

Redeemer Presbyterian Church 6200 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans 70115 504.894.1204 www.redeemernola.com

White Dove Fellowship 3600 Manhattan Boulevard, Harvey 70058 504.362.3379 www.whitedove.org

St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church 1545 State Street, New Orleans 70118 504.897.0101 www.scapc.org

JEWISH SYNAGOGUES

St. Roch Community Church 1738 St. Roch Avenue, New Orleans 70117 504.940.5771 www.strochcc.org Woodland Presbyterian Church 5824 Berkley Drive, New Orleans 70131 504.394.7877 www.wpcno.org

Anshe Sfard Synagogue 2230 Carondelet Street, New Orleans 70113 605.522.4714 www.anshesfard.com Congregation Gates of Prayer 4000 West Esplanade Avenue, Metairie 70002 504.885.2600 www.gatesofprayer.org

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

Northshore Jewish Congregation 1403 North Causeway Boulevard, Mandeville 70471 985.951.7976 www.northshorejewish.org

City Church New Orleans 13123 Interstate 10 Service Road, New Orleans 70128 504.246.5121 www.citycathedral.org

Shir Chadash 3737 West Esplanade Avenue, Metairie 70002 504.889.1144 www.shirchadashnola.org

Hickory Knoll Church of Christ 2201 Hickory Avenue, Harahan 70123 504.737.4335 www.hickoryknollchurchofchrist.org

Temple Sinai 6227 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans 70118 504.861.3693 www.templesinaino.org

Household of Faith 9300 I-10 Service Road, New Orleans 70127 504.347.0127 www.householdoffaithchurch.com

Touro Synagogue 4238 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans 70115 504.895.4843 www.tourosynagogue.com

GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church 1200 Robert E. Lee Boulevard, New Orleans 70122 504.282.0259 www.holytrinitycathedral.org

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Vendor 411

NOLA WaxWorks: Custom-made Candles

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mbiance is critical when choosing a venue for your wedding. However, sometimes your otherwise perfect venue lacks the atmosphere that you desire; that’s where NOLA WaxWorks can help! This locally-based company provides highquality soy candles in a variety of different sizes and scents, completely customized for you. They can also produce gifts for your wedding party or favors for all of your guests. We were privileged to speak with owners Kassie and Jack recently about NOLA WaxWorks. NWG: How long has NOLA WaxWorks been in business? NWW (Kassie): Well, if you’re talking about the formal “business” term, then a little over a year. That being said, I’m no stranger to candle making. It’s been something that I’ve done and loved for a long time, and I finally decided to turn one of the things that I’m passionate about into a reality. NWG: How long have you been in the wedding industry? NWW: We are pretty new to the wedding industry. In the past we were mainly a retail-based company

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and had all of our products in local stores, but we kept getting calls and emails about customized candles for weddings, so we decided to expand. Now our custom candles for events are our biggest draw, causing us to pull back on some of our retail ventures to concentrate on customization. NWG: What types of services can you provide for a wedding? NWW: We provide a one-on-one consultation with the bride and the groom to better understand and meet their needs, as well as up to five different sized candles for weddings; we only work with 100% soy wax.


We have some in glass, some in tins; some have wax seals, and some have custom labels commemorating the names of the couple and marriage date. Some couples use them as centerpieces or for additional ambiance at the reception, and some will use them to line the aisle at the ceremony. Really the only limit is your imagination! Our candles also make great gifts to the bridal party and have a personal “thank you” note on the label to the recipient. As far as scents that we provide, we have access to literally hundreds of custom scents, ranging from baked French bread, to vanilla, to floral, to exotic scents like burning wood. NWG: What separates you from other vendors like yourself? NWW: I think what separates us is the one-on-one experience of creating something with our clients. They leave the custom design process with a feeling that the candles they’re designing for their wedding or event is an extension of their creativity. It really is a gratifying process to hold something in your hands that you “thought up.” It makes the wedding day experience that much more your own.

NWG: As far as weddings are concerned, do you have any advice for prospective brides? NWW: Well, as a bride to be myself, my advice is to not cut any corners. This is your shot to make this day something that you’re always going to cherish. Make the process fun. Get creative. It all doesn’t have to be a ball of stress. People pay money to go to places and drink wine and paint. Why can’t the process of creating your wedding day be just as creative and fun? When you call us, we try to exude this way of thinking. NWG: Is there anything that you want our readers to know about you and NOLA Wax Works? NWW: Just that we care about your wedding day as much as you do…. We want to be a part of it. We take pride in helping every wedding become just a little more special with our products. Each one is handled with the same kind of care and finesse that I expect to use at my own wedding. Go to www.nolawaxworks. com or call us. You’ll see!

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ust steps away from Bourbon Street, in the world famous Bourbon Orleans Hotel’s Governor’s Suite, we stage a scene where sensuality & elegance meet. We present ‘Boudoir on Bourbon’. The beautiful Provence-style décor and massive four-poster bed in the suite lent themselves perfectly to the theme of this provocative, yet classy shoot. The timeless beauty of our models, Ayesha Khanna and Meggan Ory, was captured impeccably by Robert Faust Photography. The sexy and delicate decoupage from Bonjour Lingerie revealed just enough to leave us wanting more.


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oudoir photography originated in the 1920’s when it was illegal to have nudity in photographs. Photographers got around this by having the subjects, mostly women, posing in suggestive stances in front of various decorated backdrops. Boudoir photography was also popular in the 1940’s and 50’s “pin-up” photographs. Women like Betty Page, Betty Grable, and Jayne Mansfield posed in bathing suits, stockings, and other burlesque-style garments, setting the bar or what is now considered “sexy.”

The 70’s ushered in a new wave of acceptance when it came to decent versus indecent.” “Also, the rise in popularity of Playboy magazine was really instrumental in examining the moral compass of the times. Lines that had never been crossed were now being obliterated. Women’s bodies were shown topless or bottomless, shocking any who were not comfortable with that form of self-expression. Over the last few decades opinions have changed radically, and we are now seeing a strong resurgence in boudoir photography, especially in the wedding industry.


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ver the last few decades opinions have changed radically, and we are now seeing a strong resurgence in boudoir photography, not only in mainstream media, but in wedding photography as well.this alluring, but classy style from one of our master photographers, Robert Faust. Robert started offering boudoir shoots to his clients back in the early 90s and has recently revamped his signature style to offer his brides a way to express themselves and to feel more confident. In addition, the boudoir shoots make a great wedding gift to the bridegroom!

other studios offering boudoir photography.

Robert’s approach is a little different than

very sexy no matter what body type she has.

First, he believes a woman is sexier when she is

covered rather than nude. “We sometimes do what is referred to as an ‘implied’ nude, where a body part is slightly covered with a hand or some sort of prop,” adds Robert. Since every woman’s

body is different and hardly ever perfect, Robert pays a great deal of attention to the parts of

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obert also notes, “being a master of photographic lighting, I use what I call Playboystyle lighting on my boudoir clients, unlike any other studio.” This style of lighting uses multiple lights placed in very precise locations, which illuminate and bring attention to the flattering body parts, while keeping light off of the non-flattering ones.and keeping the light off of the non–flattering parts. Robert adds, “I spent years perfecting these lighting techniques and that experience allows me to create a style of photos like no other in both my boudoir and wedding photography. Boudoir photography is likely to remain a timeless artistic expression of the female form. It can be used as a unique gift for your fiancé, or it can be a gift to yourself to honor the strong, sexy and playful woman you’ve always known yourself to be! ..

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t’s been a wonderful journey. You started with finding your soul mate, then planning the wedding of your dreams and now you are settling in to start your life anew. Well, you still have one more wedding related task before you - thank you notes. Most

people cringe at the thought of writing a personal note thanking each person who gave them a wedding gift. Keeping it simple and personal will make the task much less foreboding. Let your appreciation shine. Here are some tips to make the task a bit easier.

• You can either have personal thank you notes made (perhaps with your monogram) or you can buy pre-printed ones from your local stationery store.

• If someone was unable to attend your wedding, but still sent a gift, mention how sorry you were that they couldn’t be with you. Maybe offer to send them some pictures. Viewing your pictures online is standard for most photographers these days.

• Handwrite each note in blue or black ink only. They are much easier to read than other colors. • Mention each gift and how you will use the give, if possible. Try not to start with “I”. Use the word “you” more than “I” or “me” in the note. • Mention any special effort the giver may have put in for you such as traveling a long distance, giving a special toast, or throwing you a party or shower.

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• Always send separate notes for your shower and wedding gifts, even if you received them both within a short time of each other. • Try to be timely. It is proper etiquette to send a note within 2-3 weeks of receiving a gift, or 6-8 weeks at the very longest.


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Ryan and I have been together for close to 9 years. Ryan was drafted by the Major League Baseball Association our junior year, after winning the 2009 National Championship, and went on to play for the Toronto Blue Jays. I am currently a high school teacher at Hammond High Magnet School.

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We met in high school. We started dating our junior year but had been friends since 8th grade. My favorite part of planning was seeing everything come together. Just like every girl says, I had a vision of what I wanted my wedding to be like since I was a little girl. On our wedding day seeing that dream become real was amazing. I switched to flats half way through the reception.

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Ryan did help in the planning process. He helped with food, music and drink selections and also with the guest list. Both Ryan and I were giggling during our vows.

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“Our first dance song was ‘Free’ by Zac Brown Band.”

“Ryan and I always knew we wanted to get married and have a big wedding. So, thankfully with the help of our parents, our wedding dreams did come true. My dad’s side of the family is from Texas and we have tons of baseball friends from all over the country, so we knew we had to have a traditional New Orleans wedding.”

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2014 Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Almanac In New Orleans, outdoor ceremonies are as common as roast beef poboys. Our subtropical climate keeps our weather pleasant year round and contributes to making our city an ideal backdrop for your special day. However, an outdoor ceremony can sometimes be tricky to plan. Knowing some basic information, such as which months are the rainiest, the average temperature for each month, and what time the sun sets, may mean the difference in planning for a spring wedding or holding off until the fall to get your ideal climate conditions. Also, knowing the sunset times can be crucial for getting your wedding photos just right. We have put together an almanac to assist you in planning your outdoor wedding ceremony.

Average Rainfall (Inches)

January 5.0 February 6.0 March 4.9 April 4.5 May 4.6 June 5.8

July 6.1 August 6.2 September 5.5 October 3.0 November 4.4 December 5.8

*Information gathered from climate-zone.com and timeanddate.com

Sunset Times (AVG) January 2014

5:12-5:30 pm Jan1 - 23 5:30-5:37 pm Jan 24-31

February 2014

5:38-5:50 pm Feb 1-16 5:51-5:59 pm Feb 17-28

March 2014

5:59-6:04 pm March 1-8 7:05-7:18 pm March 9-31 (Daylight Savings Time starts March 9)

April 2014 May 2014 June 2014 July 2014

7:19-7:29 pm April 1-18 7:30-7:37 pm April 19-30

7:38-7:49 pm May 1-18 7:49-7:56 pm May 19-31

7:57-8:04 pm June 1-18 8:04-8:05 pm June 19-30

8:05-8:01 pm July 1-18 8:01-7:54 pm July 19-31

August 2014

7:53-7:38 pm August 1-18 7:37-7:24 pm August 19-31

September 2014

7:22-7:01 pm September 1-18 7:00-6:47 pm September 19-30

October 2014

6:45-6:26 pm October 1-18 6:25-6:14 pm October 19-31

November 2014

6:13-6:13 pm November 1 (Daylight Saving Time ends Nov 2) 5:11-5:00 pm November 2-30

December 2014

5:00-5:04 pm December 1-18 5:04-5:11 pm December 19-31

Average Temperatures (in degrees, Fahrenheit)

January 51.3 February 54.3 March 61.6 April 68.5 May 74.8 June 80.0

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Flowers Speak: What Do You Want Your Bouquet To Say? As you walk down the aisle on your wedding day, you will undoubtedly be carrying a bouquet of beautiful flowers in your hand. Your bouquet should not only be seasonal, colorful and coordinated, but should also make a strong statement about your individuality. Did you know that Flowers Speak? Here are 13 of the most common flowers used in bridal bouquets. Now you too can pick a bouquet that best suits your personal style with corresponding color and symbolic essence.

Tulips Colors Available: Large range of colors and species Meaning: Elegance & Grace

Calla lillies Colors Available: white, burgundy, orange, yellow Meaning: Beauty


Stephanotises Colors Available: white Meaning: Material Happiness

Lillies of the Valley Meaning: Happiness, Purity of Heart, Sweetness

Peonies Colors Available: Many colors, but common colors are red, white, pink. Meaning: Romance and Prosperity

Hyacinths Colors Available: Large variety of colors Meaning: Constancy and Sincerity


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Roses Colors Available: Large range of colors and species Meaning: Different colors have different meanings, but in general, Love, Joy and Beauty

Lillies Meaning: Impending Birth and Motherhood

Sweet Peas Meaning: Delicate or Blissful Pleasure

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Orchids Colors Available: Cymbidium orchid: white, green, pink, yellow, burgundy Phalaenopsis orchid: white and purple Meaning: Fertility, Luxury, Perfection, Beauty, Love

Daisies Colors Avaialable: A large variety of colors Meaning: Purity, Innocence, Loyal Love

Ranunculuses Colors Avaialable: A large variety of colors Meaning: Charm

Hydrangeas Colors Available: white, pink, blue, green, yellow, purple Meaning: Heartfelt Emotion


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MEgan Perino & Brandon Scully December 28, 2013

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Brandon is the nephew of one of the NOLA Wedding Guide’s favorite photographers, Oscar Rajo. We are happy to feature such a beautiful couple’s story with you.

We met in Spring 2011 at Louisiana Running, a local running club. I spotted him immediately the very first time I went and made a point to introduce myself after the run. My favorite part of planning was definitely dress shopping! I probably tried on 30 dresses and could have kept going. Brandon left most of the planning up to me, but since his main concern was music, I let him choose the band. I’m a heels girl for sure! I stayed in them all night!

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In keeping with our vision, the wedding gowns were to conjure the feeling of being enveloped in natural surroundings, while also evoking the feeling of being a lady at high tea. We looked to the Bridal Boutique by MaeMe to help us find the perfect fit. Both gowns had a bit of lace and lots of sophistication. The slight pink hue of the first gown beautifully complemented the golden radiance of the venue, while the second gown gave off a very savoir-faire air. All of the aforementioned elements came together in this breath-taking shoot, which was captured beautifully by Robert Faust.


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Gifts and Etiquette

From Target to Tiffany, there is a spectrum of what couples consider to be their â&#x20AC;&#x153;favorite things.â&#x20AC;?

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hankfully, there are many places to register for gifts, in-store and online. When preparing a registry, the bride and groom should decide where to register based on three things: 1. Their basic household needs 2. Timeless patterns and pieces 3. Trends that express who they are as a couple While online registries are where most guests will shop, keep in mind that there are many who may enjoy the tradition of going out and seeing the gift options first-hand. Make it convenient for all while allowing the benefits of online ordering. Having too many registries could lead to the couple not receiving an entire 8 serving sets of their dinnerware, so the bride and groom should not register at more than just a few places. Also, make sure that a few affordable items are chosen in order to provide a wide range of purchasing availability to guests who may not have much to spend. A few gifts in the $20.00 range should be added for this purpose. If there is one large item that the bride and groom would like to have, the maid of honor or best man could make arrangements with other friends and close family members to put in for large item.

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6-12 Months

c Make sure your religious and legal documents are in order.

c Buy your fiancée her engagement ring

c Follow up with all of the men in your wedding party, including fathers, to assure they have ordered their wedding attire.

c Choose and invite your best man and groomsman

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c Discuss the rehearsal dinner with your parents.

c Invite the ushers. Plan for one usher per every 50 guests.

c Reserve the room and help plan the rehearsal party. This is usually held 1-3 days prior to the wedding. this party is held for parents, all members of the wedding party and their spouses, clergyman and his wife, plus the out-oftown guests.

c Begin making your guest list. c Discuss wedding expenses with your fiancée and both sides of the family. c Together with your fiancée, meet with the clergyman, judge, or officiant to discuss the requirements and/or details of the ceremony.

c Modify your insurance coverage, including life, medical, auto, household (including flood and fire policies), and personal property insurance.

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c Gather your honeymoon clothes, purchasing any needed items. Apply for a passport, if needed.

c Finalize your guest list and give it to your fiancée.

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c Choose formal attire for yourself and all of the men in your wedding party, including all of the fathers. Notify all of the men where to go to get fitted or their attire.

c Order clothing accessories for the men in the wedding party (ascots, ties, etc.). c Confirm honeymoon reservations.

c Complete your honeymoon plans and schedule time off with your employer.

c Notify the post office of change of address if you are moving.

1 Week c Wrap gifts for your best man, groomsman, and ushers. c Confirm that all wedding attire is going to be ready for the date of your wedding. c Attend the bachelor party. c Host the wedding rehearsal and party. c Place the fee for the clergyman or judge in a sealed envelope and give it to the best man to deliver just prior to the ceremony. c Pack for your honeymoon. c Prepare going-away clothes if you will be changing at the wedding. c Get a good night’s sleep the night before your wedding!

1 Month c With your fiancée, make sure boutonnieres are ordered for yourself, as well as all men in the wedding party, including fathers. c Help arrange lodging for out-oftown guests and attendants. c Buy your gifts for the Bride, best man, groomsman, and ushers.

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c Buy the Bride’s wedding ring and have it engraved.


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What could be more New Orleans than a festive bow tie? A bow tie with a street car, snowballs or a perfect parasol...that’s what! Bowties–John’s Tuxedos

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n New Orleans we smile at mediocrity. Individualism is strongly encouraged, and nowhere is this more evident than in our clothing choices. Accessories can be a great way to express yourself without going overboard. Whether you feel a kinship to your childhood superhero, want to pay homage to your favorite crustacean, or just need show the world that you are a proud New Orleanian, these accessories can be a way to bring a bit of your own flair to the classic tuxedo. Try a suspender in a rainbow of colors, and match it to your pocket square. The possibilities are endless, so let your personality shine! Looking for the perfect gift for your groomsmen? Well fret not, dear gentlemen! Rome’s Tuxedos has monogrammable flasks, pint glasses and bottle openers that make the perfect “thank you” gesture to your guys. John’s Tuxedos has ties that are unmistakably New Orleans. Try a seersucker bow tie or a classic long tie with tiny images of the St .Louis Cathedral on it. You can’t go wrong with any of these great choices!

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LSU Fleur de Lis cufflinks–John’s Tuxedos

Suspenders in bright colors–Rome’s Tuxedos


Crawfish & Crab cufflinks– John’s Tuxedos

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Superman decal cufflinks– Rome’s Tuxedos

NOLA street tile cufflinks– John’s Tuxedos

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Themed long ties–John’s Tuxedos

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Planning Second Line Parade

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you want a traditional New Orleans wedding, you want to hire a brass band for a Second Line Parade. It is a way of expressing the unique local flavor of the city. The Second Line is the parade of people following the musicians, who are called the “First Line”. The sounds of the instruments (trumpet, tuba, trombone, sax, banjo and clarinet) are coupled with a snare and bass drum. A Grand Marshal will lead your wedding guests around a French Quarter block announcing and celebrating your event. These parades began back in the 19th century, with organizations advertising for burials and honoring the deceased all in one announcement. Many newlyweds can be seen with their umbrellas, white for the bride, black for the groom, and their guests holding handkerchiefs as they follow the band.

COST: $50.25 - The Application for Parade Permit, paid for only by Cashier’s Check or Money Order payable to the City of New Orleans. COST: $100.00 - Per Officer needed for your escort, payable in cash due on the day of the wedding. The parade route and size will determine the number of officers needed. CONTACT: Sergeant Walter Powers, Jr. New Orleans Police Department Special Events Section Off:  504.658.6201 Fax: 504.658.6240 Cell: 504.421.4571 wpowers@nola.gov

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Photography Tips

Preparation & Communication by Louis Dumser

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our wedding photographer is one of the most important investments for your wedding day. Over the years I have come to realize several factors that help me perform at my best. Communication is key. Talk with your photographer and discuss what photos are important to you. When creating your timeline, it is important to keep in mind how important these photographs are to you and your families. Let your parents know what you and your photographer have planned. Talk with your bridal party about the photos you want to do before the wedding, and why it is important for them to be on time and ready to go. A great time to do this is at the rehearsal party. Schedule more time than you think necessary for hair and make-up. I will say that again, schedule more time than you think necessary for hair and make-up. Staying on time is the most important thing you can do for stress free photos on your wedding day. You will be more relaxed if you have some extra time with your bridesmaids to have some champagne and enjoy the moment. Give yourself at least a half hour between the time you finish make up and the time that you put on your gown. All of your bridesmaids should be ready at this point, so that we can get them in the photos helping you with your dress and accessories. Corset back dresses and teeny tiny buttons are often time killers. Practice getting into the dress several times prior to your wedding day. Take time to walk around the hotel/venue and find some great photo locations before your photographer arrives. Roof tops, courtyards, hotel lobbies and French Quarter streets are all great locations for photos. A well executed plan makes it possible to achieve magical photos. Arrange to have transportation to the church for the guys. This keeps everyone together and available for photos. Have the groom and groomsmen arrive at the church a minimum of 45 minutes before the ceremony.

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I know what you’re thinking: the groomsmen will not want 45 minutes of pictures before the ceremony. But, this will give them a few minutes to have their flowers pinned, make a restroom stop and talk with coordinators before photos. It is a good idea to have the groom’s parents and grandparents available at this time also. It’s best to be finished with these photos 15 minutes before the ceremony starts. This would allow the photographer to talk with the officiant and shoot a few detail photos of the church décor and guests arriving before the bride arrives in the limo. It’s perfectly fine to wait 5 or even 10 minutes for last minute guests to arrive, but anything more than that can lead to time problems. When the ceremony starts, don’t forget to savor the moments. Stroll down the aisle slowly, and make eye contact with your guests as well as your groom. Big smiles are contagious!


= Low Stress + Great Images Sure, the ceremony can be scary, but remember that you are marrying the one you love, so don’t let nerves get in the way. When it’s time for the first kiss, taking it slow creates “ooohs” and “aaaahs” from the congregation and gives the photographer time to catch more than one image. Got someone you’d like to include in the wedding? Ask that person to be the photographer’s liaison. This person knows what the wedding day photography priorities are and acts to keep everyone on schedule, whether that’s gently encouraging the bride to get into her gown, locating members of the bridal party who are running late or helping the photographer to identify family members who need to be included in group shots. Since weddings are such festive events, friends and family tend to wander and drift away from photography locations while waiting to have their picture taken. If you have plans to go back into the church for photos after the ceremony, advise the photographer, the limousine company, the police escorts, the florist, your reception venue, and the church. Advise all family members before the wedding who will be needed for those family photos. This lets them know where to be and when. If you don’t want

too many post ceremony photos, discuss this with your parents ahead of time. Although we want to get a few images with the bride & groom alone, we also want a few images with the bridal party, parents, and immediate families. We can always allow time during the reception to get those extra photos with extended family, friends, out of town guest, and co-workers. The photographer’s liaison will be helpful in pointing some of these people out. A little flexibility can go a long way to ultimately enjoy the best day of your life. You wedding day is meant to be a celebration and a fun day you can look back on forever. Trust your wedding photographer and keep an open mind that they are doing everything in your best interest to get creative and interesting images. Allow them to roam the reception venue and catch some candid photos and various party pics of your guests. Also give them the time to get some great fun shots of your guest on the dance floor. Your photographer should work with the venue coordinator for cake cutting, garter/bouquet toss, and any toast/speeches that are planned. Following some of these tips can allow your photographer to be all they can be. w w w . n o l aw ed d i n g g u i d e. co m

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Planning Bride’s Checklist

12 Months c Get ready to plan your wedding using NOLA Wedding Guide and www.NolaWeddingGuide.com c Choose a wedding date, carefully considering weather and holidays. Consult the local Convention & Visitors Bureau for special events in NOLA. www. NewOrleansCVB.com c Determine a wedding budget with help from family and your fiancée. Consider the size and formality of the event. c Decide on the number of guests you can invite to your wedding, then decide how many guests each family can invite. c Select and book the date/time for your wedding at the church, synagogue or other appropriate venue. c Collect price lists from vendors, such as photographers, caterers, florists, limousine companies, musicians, and other services. c Discuss and plan a rehearsal date and location, and book it. Plan for 1-3 days prior to the wedding date. c Together with your fiancée, meet with the clergyman, judge or other officiant to select a service and discuss the ceremony. In some faiths, pre-marital requirements may need to be met.

c Choose a color and theme for your wedding and reception. Choose your maid of honor and bridesmaids. c Select and order your wedding dress, veil, and accessories. Be sure to allow a minimum of three months for the delivery of your dress.

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c Consult with your bridesmaids about price and style of dresses, shoes, and accessories, and make selections. c Create a guest list and mall “Save the Date” cards. c Start discussing and planning your honeymoon. c Book and reserve vendors after careful consideration of style, cost, and availability. Here’s a brief list of vendors to book ahead of time: Photography & Video (schedule engagement photos), Limousines (and transportation for your bridal party), Caterer, Florist, Reception site, and Musicians or DJ.

c Plan the details of the ceremony and reception. Discuss vacation time with your respective employers. c Consult with the florist to decide on the floral arrangements for the wedding and reception. c Have the mothers of the bride and groom choose their dresses. c Arrange music with your church and select songs for your reception dances. - Confirm the delivery date for your wedding dress and bridesmaid’s dresses.

2 Months c If you are having a second line parade through the city, check with local law enforcement for a permit. c Buy stamps for your invitations.

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c Get connected online! Go to www. NolaTaggedBrides.com for details on how to get your own wedding webpage.

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c Reserve any rental equipment you will need (don’t forget tents for outdoor weddings). c Schedule bridal formals with your photographer.

6 Weeks c You may submit either an engagement photo or wedding photo to the newspaper for publication. wIf you choose your ENGAGEMENT photo, submit a 5x7 or 8x10 glossy black & white photo to the newspaper. (Wedding photo submissions are 1 week prior to wedding).

4 Weeks c Buy the Groom’s wedding ring. Order engraving. c Mail your invitations at least four weeks, no later than three weeks, before the wedding. c Buy your gift for the groom and gifts for bridesmaids, flower girl, junior bridesmaids, etc. c Have the final fittings for your dress and bridesmaid’s dresses.

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Apply for your marriage license.

c Arrange hotel accommodations for our-of-town guests and attendants. c Begin changing your name and address on all necessary documents (see list right). Begin gathering your honeymoon clothes. Apply for a passport if necessary for your trip.

1 Week c Complete your trousseau. c Contact all of your vendors to clarify the date, time location and details of your wedding. This is important. c If you or your fiancée are from out of town, send announcements to local newspapers. c Plan the seating arrangement for the reception, and make name cards if necessary for the bride’s table, as well as immediate family and attendants.

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c Start addressing your invites and announcements.

c Give your caterer an estimate of guests you are expecting. c Check on all accessories or any ordered items you are waiting for. c If you choose to publish your wedding photo rather than the engagement photo, submit to the newspaper at this time. c Assure all plans for the rehearsal dinner are finalized. Give your attendants their gifts at this time, or you can have a fun girls get-together just before the event. c Finish packing for your honeymoon and give your trip itinerary to your parents. c If you plan to heirloom your wedding dress, choose someone to take it to a professional dry cleaner no later than two days following the wedding. c If you are going to change clothes prior to leaving, prepare your outfits. c Get a good night’s sleep before your wedding!

Name Change: What to Modify =Driver’s License =Auto Insurance, Registration,

& Title =Social Security Card =Credit Cards & Bank Accounts =Health Insurance Policies (check for Maternity and Family coverage) =Income Tax Deduction status with employer =Life Insurance policies =Telephone number/listings =Post Office =Lending Institutions =Medical/Dental records =School records =Wills =Leases with landlord =Magazine subscriptions =Voter Registration Card =Passport =Safe Deposit box

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Directory of Services

BAKERIES

HAMPTON INN & SUITES RIVERVIEW ROOM.................................. Pg. 45 CONVENTION CENTER................................Pg. 67 504.525.3000 www.RiverviewRoom.com GAMBINO’S BAKERY.....................................Pg. 8 504.566.9990 www.NewOrleansHamptonInns.com 1.800.GAMBINO ROCK N’ BOWL............................................. Pg. 38 www.Gambinos.com HOTEL INDIGO..............................................Pg. 14 504.861.1700 www.RockNBowl.com SHAKE SUGARY..............................................Pg. 8 504.522.3650 www.HotelIndigo.com/NewOrleans 504.355.9345 SHERATON METAIRIE-NEW ORLEANS......Pg. 66 www.ShakeSugary.com HOTEL MAZARIN..........................................Pg. 66 504.620.9410 www.Sheraton.com/Metairie YE OLDE BAKE SHOPPE................................Pg. 8 504.581.7300 www.HotelMazarin.com 504.418.6072 SOUTHERN OAKS PLANTATION............... Pg. 11 www.yeoldebakeshoppe.com HOUSE OF BLUES.........................................Pg. 17 504.245.8221 504.310.4999 www.SouthernOaksPlantation.com VENUES/CATERING www.HouseofBlues.com/NewOrleans SOUTHPORT HALL.................................... Pg. 12 AUSTIN’S SEAFOOD AND STEAKHOUSE....Pg.36 IMPASTATO’S RESTAURANT..................... Pg. 37 504.835.2903 504.888.5533 504.455.1545 www.NewSouthport.com www.AustinsNo.com www.Impastatos.com TARAVELLA MANOR.................................. Pg. 47 BOURBON ORLEANS HOTEL..................... Pg. 30 JACKSON BREWERY BISTRO BAR........... Pg. 74 504.340.7797 504.523.2222 504.333.6914 www.TaravellaManor.com www.BourbonOrleans.com www.JacksonBreweryBar.com TOMAS BISTRO.............................................Pg. 48 CEDAR GROVE TCHOUPITOULAS PLANTATION............................... FC & 1 JEFFERSON ORLEANS SOUTH................. Pg. 44 504.527.0942 504.454.6105 www.TomasBistro.com 504.431.5743 www.JeffersonOrleans.com www.Cgtplantation.com TRINITY BANQUETS & RECEPTIONS........Pg. 46 LOUISIANA CASTLE................................. Pg. 44 985.726.0178 CHATEAU GOLF AND www.TrinityBanquets.com COUNTRY CLUB............................................ Pg. 31 504.455.8700 www.LouisianaCastle.com 504.467.1351 W HOTELS........................................................Pg. 13 www.chateaugcc.com MAGNOLIA PLANTATION....................... Pg. 32 504.525.9444 504.581.1200 CHATEAU LEMOYNE HOTEL.................. Pg. 68 504.733.5020 www.Magnolia-Plantation.com www.WNewOrleans.com 504.581.1303 www.WFrenchQuarter.com www.Hiclneworleanshotelsite.com MAISON DUPUY.......................................... Pg. 37 BEAUTY DORIGNAC’S...................................................Pg.84 504.586.8000 www.MaisonDupuy.com 504.834.8216 AMBER BUXTON SALON............................Pg. 86 www.Dorignas.com N. O. STEAMBOAT COMPANY................ Pg. 36 504.717.6822 www.AmberBuxton.com EDGAR DEGAS HOUSE MUSEUM, COURTYARD……Pg. 14 STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ 504.568.8777 & INN www.NewOrleansSteamboatCompany.com JUST FACE IT BEAUTY..................................Pg. 92 504.821.5009 504.985.789.3639 www.DegasHouse.com PAT O’S ON THE RIVER............................ Pg. 50 www.JustFaceItBeauty.vpweb.com ELM’S MANSION...........................................Pg. 31 504.561.1200 www.PatOBriens.com KISS AND MAKE UP BEAUTY SERVICES..Pg. 86 504.895.9200 504.417.6808 www.ElmsMansion PRESIDENTIAL PALACE............................ Pg. 15 www.KissandMakeupBeauty.webs.com 504.467.3500 ENGLISH TURN GOLF AND MAKE ME UP NOLA................................. Pg. 92 COUNTRY CLUB............................................. Pg.30 www.PresidentialPalace.com 504.891.9688 504.392.2200 REDEMPTION RESTAURANT......................Pg. 83 www.MakeMeUpNola.com www.EnglishTurn.com 504.309.3570 MAKEUP BY MEGGAN............................ Pg. 91 FEDERAL BALLROOM..................................Pg.15 www.Redemption-Nola.com 504.473.7263 504.587.2088 REPUBLIC NEW ORLEANS...........................Pg.69 www.MakeupByMeggan.com www.FederalBallroom.com 504.528.8282 UP ‘SA DAISY........................................... Pg .92 THE FOUR COLUMNS................................. Pg. 73 www.RupublicNola.com 504.888.8466 504.340.4109 THE RIDGEWAY............................................ Pg. 50 www.Facebook.com/pages/UpSa-Daisy-Hair-Studio www.FourColumns.com 504.833.2800 BRIDAL SALONS FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON..................... Pg. 49 www.PartyPlannersInfo.com 504.885.5700 THE RITZ-CARLTON.....................................Pg. 39 BONJOUR LINGERIE...................................Pg. 109 www.FourPointsNewOrleans.com 504.309.8014 504.524.1331 www.BonjourLingerie.com www.RitzCarlton.com/NewOrleans

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BRIDAL BOUTIQUE BY MAEME..............Pg. 109 504.266.2771 www.Mae-Me.com

CRYSTAL VASE FLOWERS......................Pg. 156 504.888.8891 www.CrystalVaseFlowers.com

BUSTLES & BOWS BRIDAL BOUTIQUE.Pg. 109 504.780.7090 www.bustlesandbowsbridal.com

KIM STARR WISE FLORAL EVENTS........Pg. 161 504.315.5607 www.KimStarrWise.com

D & D CREATIONS.......................................Pg. 108 504.443.4386 www.DnDCreations.net

LE GRAND THE FLORIST...........................Pg. 156 504.362.5757 www.LeGrandTheFlorist.com

LINDA LEE BRIDAL & BOUTIQUE...........Pg. 132 504.889.1889 www.LindLeeBridal.net

HONEYMOON/TRAVEL

PEARL’S PLACE....................................... Pg. 108 504.885.9213 www.pearlsplace.com RHINESTONE RUNWAY…………………Pg. 111 504.465.4884 www.RhinestoneRunwayformals.com

EVENT PLANNING & DECORATIONS

EXPOTEL HOSPITALITY……...…………Pg. 178 504.212.1492 www.Expotel-USA.com GOING PLACES TRAVEL ...........................Pg. 177 504.286.2024 RBarnes@gptravel.net HARMONY ADVENTURES.........................Pg. 177 504.836.6070 www.HaTravel.com LAGNIAPPE TRAVEL SERVICES............. Pg. 177 504.582.2220 www.LagniappeTravel.com

AIR-EFFECTS SKY TRACKER...................Pg. 136 504.282.5759 www.Air-Effects.com

INVITATIONS & SUPPLIES

BIG EASY EVENT RENTALS......................Pg. 152 504.296.8091 www.BigEasyEventRentals

ABBEY PRINTING.......................................Pg. 153 504.392.7774 wwwAbbeyPrinting.com

DOWN ANNIE LANE...................................Pg. 136 504.259.8022 504.343.0447 www.DownAnnieLane.vpweb.com

CELEBRATION INVITATIONS...................Pg. 153 504.407.1624 www.CelebrationInvitationsllc.CarlsonCraft.com

FLEUR DE LIS EVENT RENTAL................Pg. 135 504.329.0344 FleurDeLisRentals@Yahoo.com NEW ORLEANS CANDLE LIGHT WEDDINGS...Pg. 153 504.212.6480 uwinola@gamil.com PARTY PLANNERS CATERING... Directory Only 504.833.2800 www.PartyPlannersInfo.com PERRIER PARTY RENTALS, INC............ Pg. 134 504.834.8570 www.PerrierPartyRentals.com REV. JOHNNY ADAMS...............................Pg. 136 504.919.4264 UNIQUE WEDDINGS IN NEW ORLEANS.......................................Pg. 137 504.212.6480 www.NewOrleansWeddingPlanners.com YUR EVENT RENTAL..................................Pg. 138 504.218.0726 www.YurEvent.com

FLORISTS ARBOR HOUSE FLORAL............................Pg. 156 504.656.4884 www.AroborHouseFloral.com BETH’S FLOWERS.......................................Pg. 160 504.455.2353 www.BethsFlowersOnline.com

SUZETTE’S......................................................Pg. 92 504.888.7722 www.Suzettes.com

MEN’S FORMAL WEAR J&L FORMAL WEAR............................... Pg. 187 504.340.4544 JOHN’S TUXEDOS.................................... Pg. 187 504.455.5353 www.JohnsTuxedos.com ROME’S TUXEDOS.................................. Pg. 194 504.957.8885 www.romestuxedos.com

MUSIC FINE ARTS ENSEMBLE............................. Pg. 198 504.931.5450 www.FineArtsEnsemble.com OMEGA SOUND & ENTERTAINMENT.....Pg. 198 985.966.6378 www.omegasounddjs.com PAPA C AND THE SLAMMIN’ HORNS......Pg. 198 504.261.9063 www.papa-c.com REFRIED CONFUZION................................Pg. 198 504.377.9258 www.RefriedConfuzion.com TROY MARKS & NO IDEA...................... Pg. 197 504.469.4002 www.NoIdeaBand.com

PHOTOGRAPHERS ATELIER NOLA PHOTOGRAPHY............ Pg. 206 504.452.8168 www.AtelierNOLA.com

LIMOUSINES

BILLIOT PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO........Pg. 202 504.669.3082 985.727.3535 www.ChuckBilliot.com

ALERT TRANSPORTATION...................... Pg. 180 504.362.4145 www.Alerttransportation.com

DARRYL SCHMITT......................................Pg. 208 504.455.0128 www.DarrylSchmittPhotography.com

ALL SOUTHERN LIVERY...................... Pg. 183 985.674.5858 www.AllSouthernLivery.com

GOOD TIMES PHOTOGRAPHY..................Pg. 210 504.393.0819 www.GoodTimesPhotography.com

A REGAL LIMOUSINE............................. Pg. 183 504.712.5466 www.ARegalLimo.com

NORTH PHOTOGRAPHY &.................. ......Pg. 211 HD VIDEOGRAPHY 504.883.8060 www.NorthProductions.com

BIG EASY LIMOS.................................... Pg. 180 504.466.4477 www.BigEasyLimos.com BILL’S BLACK TIE LIMOS.............Directory Only 504.828.3550 BONOMOLO LIMOS....................................Pg. 183 504.561.0000 www.BonoLimo.com CELEBRITY LIMOUSINES........................ Pg. 181 504.888.5466 www.CelebrityLimoService.com NOLA GONDOLA.........................................Pg. 183 504.450.4400 www.NolaGondola.com

OSCAR RAJO PHOTOGRAPHER.......... Pg. 207 504.837.6611 www.OscarRajo.com PHOTOGRAPHY BY LOUIS ................... Pg. 203 504.734.0070 www.PhotobyLouis.com PRINCE PHOTOGRAPHY...........................Pg. 208 510.220.5771 www.PrincePhotographyllc.com ROBERT FAUST PHOTOGRAPHY.............Pg. 202 504.722.0989 225.698.9323 www.RobertFaustPhotography.com SISON PHOTOGRAPHY...……………...…Pg. 210 504.250.2400 www.SisonPhoto.com

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Wedding Dress Storage

Directory SONNY RANDON PHOTOGRAPHY............ Pg. 200 504.837.1215 www.SonnyRandon.com

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t was love at first sight, the perfect fit for your perfect day - your wedding dress. Although you wore it only once, if you take as much care in preserving your wedding dress as you did in choosing it, then it can be enjoyed as a family heirloom for years to come-symbolizing love and family. Here are a few tips to keep your beloved garment as beautiful as the day you wore it.

STACY MARKS PHOTOGRAPHY.............. Pg. 201 504.237.2173 www.StacyMarks.com TYLER VANCE PHOTOGRAPHY...............Pg. 209 985.542.9086 www.TylerVance.com WELCH PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO....... Pg. 212 985.845.8405 www.WelchPhotoVideo.com

1. You can either have your dress professionally preserved, or you can do it yourself. Either way, your dress should be cleaned within six weeks following your wedding day. Even the smallest stains cause the dress to yellow over time.

VIDEOGRAPHERS PROFESSIONAL VIDEO...............................Pg. 214 & PHOTOGRAPHY 504.347.2922 www.NolaVideo.com STUDIO VIEUX CARRE..............................Pg. 214 504.528.8888 www.studiovc.com

2.

SUZY MARKS VIDEOGRAPHY.....................Pg. 215 504.469.4069 www.SuzyMarks.com YOUR DAY PRODUCTION.........................Pg. 214 504.273.0005 www.YourDayProduction.com

3. If you choose to take things into your own hands, then you must first decide between box and hanger storage. It may be more practical to store the dress in a box, but hanger storage is the best way to prevent hard-to-remove creases. Either way, buy plenty of acid-free tissue paper.

OTHER BOOGIE BOOTH...........................................Pg. 210 504.457.8033 www.BoogieBooth.com CHRISTINA PAPPION LIVE EVENT PAINTER.....Pg. 139

4. For box storage, line an acid-free cardboard box with the tissue paper and lay the hem of the dress in the box. Fold the dress like an accordion, putting tissue paper between each fold. Stuff the bodice of the dress with crumpled tissue. Put some layers of tissue on top and put on the lid (make sure the lid is solid and does not have a plastic window). Store the box in a cool, dry closet. Check the condition of the dress each year, and re-pack so the folds are in different places.

Oscar Rajo Photography

504.710.2434 www.PappionArtistry.com

NOLA WAXWORKS.....................................Pg. 141 504.450.8273 www.NolaWaxworks.com

PUBLICATIONS

Tyler Vance Photography

CLARION HERALD......................................Pg. 184 504.596.3035 www.ClarionHerald.org

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5. For hanger storage, wrap a wide hanger with cotton batting and cover it with muslin. Buy an acid-free cardboard “dress shaper” and place it over the hanger. Wrap it in tissue and place the dress over it. Stuff the bodice of the dress and any deep folds with the acid-free tissue paper. Cover the dress with a muslin garment bag and hang it in a cool, dry closet, taking care not to crush it with other clothing. Check the dress each year and wash the muslin cover.


Planning Budget

Perfect Planning Pages Keep track of all your wedding expenses by using our handy wedding budget worksheet.  

Description Amount Wedding Parties

Vendor / Notes

Engagement Party / Dinner

$..................................................

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Bachelorette Party

$..................................................

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Bridesmaids’ Lunch

$..................................................

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Rehearsal Dinner

$..................................................

............................................................

Brunch for out-of-town guests

$..................................................

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Notes__________________________________________________________________________________________________  

Wedding Stationery Invitations $..................................................

............................................................

Announcements $..................................................

............................................................

Save the Date cards

$..................................................

............................................................

Thank You Cards

$..................................................

............................................................

Reply Cards

$..................................................

............................................................

Stamps $..................................................

............................................................

Calligraphy $..................................................

............................................................

Notes__________________________________________________________________________________________________  

Bridal Attire and Personal Grooming Wedding Dress

$..................................................

............................................................

Headpiece/Veil $..................................................

............................................................

Shoes $..................................................

............................................................

Accessories $..................................................

............................................................

Dresses for Other Parties

$..................................................

............................................................

Undergarments $..................................................

............................................................

Hairdresser, makeup, nails, etc.

$..................................................

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Trousseau $..................................................

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Alterations $..................................................

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Photography/Videography Formal Portraits

$..................................................

............................................................

Engagement $..................................................

............................................................

Wedding and Reception

$..................................................

............................................................

Wedding Album

$..................................................

............................................................

Parents’ Albums

$..................................................

............................................................

Extra Prints

$..................................................

............................................................

Videography of Wedding

$..................................................

............................................................

Notes__________________________________________________________________________________________________  

Flowers Ceremony

$..................................................

............................................................

Bride’s Bouquet

$..................................................

............................................................

Groom’s Boutonniere

$..................................................

............................................................

Bridesmaids/Groomsmen $..................................................

............................................................

Mothers’ Corsages

$..................................................

............................................................

Reception Arrangements

$..................................................

............................................................

Notes__________________________________________________________________________________________________  

Reception Food/Caterer $..................................................

............................................................

Drinks $..................................................

............................................................

Wedding Cakes

$..................................................

............................................................

Rental of Facility Rentals ( tents, furniture, etc.)

$..................................................

............................................................

$..................................................

............................................................

Place Cards

$..................................................

............................................................

Tips $..................................................

............................................................

Decorations $..................................................

............................................................

Notes__________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

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Music/Entertainment Ceremony $..................................................

............................................................

DJ $..................................................

............................................................

Band $..................................................

............................................................

Notes__________________________________________________________________________________________________  

Transportation Limousine/Carriage $.................................................. Parking $..................................................

............................................................ ............................................................

Notes__________________________________________________________________________________________________  

Gifts For the Groom (optional)

$..................................................

............................................................

Maid/Matron of Honor

$..................................................

............................................................

Bridesmaids $..................................................

............................................................

Bride’s Parents

$..................................................

............................................................

Groom’s Parents

$..................................................

............................................................

The Groom’s Ring

$..................................................

............................................................

Notes__________________________________________________________________________________________________    

Fees Church / Ceremony Location

$..................................................

............................................................

Officiant $..................................................

............................................................

Officiant Assistants

............................................................

$..................................................

Notes__________________________________________________________________________________________________  

Miscellaneous Wedding Consultant

$..................................................

............................................................

Attendants Accessories Guest Favors

$..................................................

............................................................

$..................................................

............................................................

Bridal Toss (confetti, bubbles, etc.)

$..................................................

............................................................

Monogrammed Napkins

$..................................................

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Cake Accessories (knife, top, etc.)

$..................................................

............................................................

Hotel Accommodations

$..................................................

............................................................

Guest Book and Pen

$..................................................

............................................................

Champagne Flutes

$..................................................

............................................................

Garter $..................................................

............................................................

Unity Candle

............................................................

$..................................................

Notes__________________________________________________________________________________________________    

Honeymoon Travel (plane, etc)

$..................................................

............................................................

Cruise $..................................................

............................................................

Accommodations $..................................................

............................................................

Spending Money

............................................................

$..................................................

Rental Car $.................................................. ............................................................   Notes__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Other Expenses not listed above __________________________________ $..................................................

............................................................

__________________________________ $..................................................

............................................................

__________________________________ $..................................................

............................................................

__________________________________ $..................................................

............................................................

Notes__________________________________________________________________________________________________     Total  $  

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