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OnceWed Archives - New Orleans Weddings - Reception, Venue & Planning
Jan 082016

You'd never plan your wedding at work (cough, cough) — but your lunch break is a whole other story! For your weekly roundup, we picked gorgeous real weddings, pretty style details, and helpful tips from across the web.

Finding the perfect engagement ring is a tough task, but have no fear! Our friends at Popsugar rounded up the best engagement ring Instagram accounts to follow, and be warned, with these gorgeous diamonds — ring envy will definitely be a thing. —POPSUGAR

Not every bride wants to have a lavish, over-the-top wedding. If you're planning an intimate backyard bash or a quick trip to the courthouse with a small reception to follow, these short wedding dresses are the perfect way to infuse some bridal style without the fuss. —Brides

See more: 5 Reasons to Love a New Year's Eve Wedding

This chic, outdoor wedding has all the charm and elegance that comes from an effortlessly stylish British wedding. The fashion-forward bride positively stunned in a plunging V-neck column sheath, adding a modern spin that stylish brides will totally obsess over. —OnceWed

When it comes to bridal beauty, there's nothing more important than maintaining a rigorous skincare regimen that goes beyond the standard cleanse and moisturize routine. And no one knows that better than Korean skincare guru Charlotte Cho, who shares her top tips for getting that healthy, glowy skin without breaking the bank. —Well + Good

Prepare to swoon over this couple's two-tiered, gold-flecked wedding cake! Featuring delicate rows of piping and strands of loose greenery, we think we just found our fairy-tale confection. —100 Layer Cake

Dec 312015

You'd never plan your wedding at work (cough, cough) — but your lunch break is a whole other story! For your weekly roundup, we picked gorgeous real weddings, pretty style details, and helpful tips from across the web.

Trying to figure out your plans for New Year's Eve is almost like trying to find the perfect wedding dress — so many options, so little time, and lots of push and pull. So what's a girl to do? If you hope to ring in the new year with your sweetheart, here are 22 fun date-night ideas that range from cozying up on the couch and toasting to a night of Netflix to a romantic picnic at sunset (with a bottle of bubbly of course!). Whatever your pick, these options are a surefire way to add a dash of romance to end the year. —POPSUGAR

If you're at a loss for what to wear for your friend's NYE nuptials, we've got a few standout ideas. Whether you're looking for an elegant gown in head-to-toe sequins or a classic little black dress with a flirty twist, these killer outfits will having you toasting the new year in style. —Brides

See more: 5 Reasons to Love a New Year's Eve Wedding

Hosting a simple outdoor reception? Get inspired by this intimate real wedding, featuring soft, romantic details, greenery installations, and a warm, inviting atmosphere. The couple's classic color palette blended seamlessly with the earthy outdoor elements, combining elegant and natural details for a truly one-of-kind affair. —OnceWed

With the new year around the corner, there comes a host of upcoming wellness trends that our friends at Well + Good are anticipating. From the emergence of "Seaweed is the new kale" motto, to a movement towards "athleisure" and "anti-diet" trends, we can say that 2016 will be a truly mind, body, and soul changing year for brides-to-be! —Well + Good

This fun-loving couple traded flowers and DIY décor for sparklers, confetti, and champagne for one ultimate New Year's Eve wedding bash. See all the glitz and glam details come to life and watch this epic dance-filled night unfold long after the clock hits midnight. —100 Layer Cake

Jan 032014

From iridescent-inspired wedding ideas to quotable lines from the year's best books, we round up some of our favorite blog posts from all over the web.

If you're planning a spring wedding, consider a color palette inspired by iridescent stones. The rich and romantic hues can make the simplest table setting pop. —100 Layer Cake

Kick off the New Year with healthy relationship resolutions! Here are six helpful tips for getting closer to your spouse. —Brides.com

Obsessed as we are with quotes about love? Here is a list of some of the most poignant and inspiring lines on romance and relationships. —POPSUGAR

While you may assume that your groom would rather be left blissfully unaware of the wedding planning process, here are 5 wedding details he actually does care about. —Brides.com

Nailed down your New Year's resolutions? If you're still rounding out your list, here are 10 super helpful goals for the newly engaged. —Always a Blogsmaid

Our latest February/March issue is here! Our cover model, Coco Rocha donned her BFF Zac Posen's first-ever bridal collection and interviewed him. Watch the exclusive video here! —Brides.com

This adorable couple's wedding reception was filled with whimsical decor, punchy colors, and the yummiest looking dessert bar, complete with Pinkberry frozen yogurt! —Green Wedding Shoes

Don't book your wedding florist until you've asked these essential questions. —Brides.com

From the vintage jewelry to the stunning bridesmaid dresses, we can't get enough of all of this elegant outdoor New York wedding. —Once Wed

Between the tears, kisses, and hugs from loved ones, your perfect wedding-day makeup is definitely going to need a little touch-up. Keep these beauty essentials close by, just in case! —Brides.com

—Donna Kim

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Nov 222013

From a breathtaking engagement shoot involving oysters and champagne to a DIY fall floral centerpiece, we round up some of our favorite blog posts from all over the web.

If you're looking for a sophisticated, outdoor engagement shoot idea, consider this adorable Northern California couple's concept. Complete with a picnic of champagne and freshly shucked oysters, their breezy, beautiful photo shoot perfectly captures romance by the sea. —Grey Likes Weddings

Throwing a festive winter celebration? Here are 5 tips from one snow-loving couple's real wedding. —Brides.com

You're just two bobby pins and a little bit of hairspray away from a romantic, swept-back updo. (Plus, it works best on unwashed hair!) —Once Wed

What food and drink pairings are right for your wedding style? —Brides.com

Mastering this DIY fall floral centerpiece will not only get you ready for your wedding day, but it makes for a perfect Thanksgiving table topper! Collect a handful of pretty fall leaves and stock up on stunning blooms like Juliet garden roses, ranunculus, gladiolus, and coxcomb now! —Green Wedding Shoes

What do you do if one of your bridesmaids seems so not excited about your wedding? Our experts weigh in. —Brides.com

Rain may seem like wedding-day disaster (especially if your nuptials are outdoors), but soggy weather sure does make for romantic photographs! —POPSUGAR

Whether you're taking engagement photos for a sweet save-the-date or taking advantage of the opportunity to get to know your photographer, it's also a great chance to celebrate a special time in your relationship. —Brides.com

Would you throw a Thanksgiving-themed wedding? Here are 10 celebratory details that just might convince you to share your wedding day with Turkey Day. —Elizabeth Anne Designs

Wedding bouquets can make or break your bridal look—but that doesn't mean you have to throw your entire budget on an ultra-luxe arrangement! Find out how you can get gorgeous blooms on any budget. —Brides.com

—Donna Kim

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Oct 112013

From a classic Southern wedding with gilded details to expert tips for your bridal boudoir session, we round up some of our favorite blog posts from all over the web.

Taking a minimalist approach to décor, this stunning couple relied heavily on the beautiful surroundings of their historic wedding venue, Wormsloe in Savanna Georgia, to create the perfect aesthetic for their big day. Sometimes less is definitely more! —Once Wed

If you've been following us on Instagram (and you should!), you've noticed that Bridal Fashion Week is well underway and the pretty just keeps coming. Stay tuned for exclusive runway and behind-the-scenes photos on all of our social media channels. —Brides.com

The couple that cooks together, stays together. If you and your hubby-to-be bonded over your culinary hobbies, your kitchen is the perfect setting to whip up some adorable engagement photos like this fun couple. —Brooklyn Bride

Whether you want your bridesmaids to be warm at your winter wedding or just want to offer them an option with more coverage, your ladies will love these bridesmaid dresses with sleeves. —Brides.com

A sexy boudoir photo is a playful and daring gift idea for your hubby-to-be—but if the idea of stripping down and striking a pose makes you uneasy, here are a few expert tips on de-stressing and getting gorgeous photos. —POPSUGAR

Is your husband a homebody while you love going out? Sort through how to spend quality time together with these tips from our wedding etiquette experts. —Brides.com

We love a DIY project that's easy, affordable, and not time consuming. This super chic feather clutch only costs a few dollars to make and less than an hour to complete. —Green Wedding Shoes

We've been pinning away for our latest collaboration with online wedding registry and gifting site NewlyWish. We chatted with the NewlyWish founder Amanda Allen on Monday to discuss all the details on how to enter this epic contest filled with plenty of amazing prizes. Get all the info, here! —Brides.com

Love summery yellow but planning an Autumn wedding? Try a pretty marigold color palette. It's the perfect cross between canary yellow and tangerine orange, and the style ideas are endless. —Elizabeth Anne Designs

When it came time to plan her bachelorette party, guest blogger and Weddington Way founder Ilana Stern had one goal—make sure her girlfriends have the best time. Her fun getaway in Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Cabo was sure to do the trick! —Brides.com

—Donna Kim

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