New Orleans Wedding Venue Review: The Columns Hotel

New Orleans Wedding Venue Review: The Columns Hotel

Happy Wedding Wednesday, brides!  Can you believe this is the last week of March?  Crazy!  I know, for me, the closer my wedding gets, the more unprepared I feel!  This past weekend, though, I happily said "Yes!" to the dress, so I am still basking in bridal gown bliss!  It's a good thing too, because my deadline for finding a gown was quickly approaching crunch time.  Definitely shop early if you can, ladies.  The amount of time it takes to get gowns in-store is ridiculous!

But enough ranting, here's another venue review for this fabulous Wednesday!

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New Orleans Wedding Venue Review: The Jaxson On The River

New Orleans Wedding Venue Review: The Jaxson On The River

The Jaxson on the River

In honor of all you venue-searching brides, I thought I'd devote today's Wedding Wednesday to a venue review!  This post could really be titled Venue with a View: Part Deux, considering the location, which is- you guessed it- right next door to Pat O's on the River (check out my Patty O's review here).  As I've said before, this is an ideal location for brides in search of a riverfront, French Quarter location.  The views of the Mississippi and Jackson Square are unrivaled!

The Venue

The Jaxson on the River is a venue that I like to call a 'diamond in the rough.'  The space looks like it has amazing potential, however, it's hard to get a real feel for the place because it is still under construction.  Located at 620 Decatur Street (Unit 2B), the venue has a wide open floor plan with views of both Decatur Street and the Mississippi River.  Upon entering, the room opens up into a large, ballroom-esque space that stretches from the river dining room facing the Mississippi to the parlor dining room facing Decatur.  There is a large bar near the middle of the room, facing opposite a space that will be the foyer and sitting area complete lounge furniture.  There will also be a large room off of the parlor dining area that will be utilized as the bridal suite during wedding events.  A nice feature that the Jaxson will offer is a moveable room divider that will make the space more intimate for smaller events. 

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Wedding Expo 101: 12 Tips On Getting The Most Out Of A Bridal Show

Wedding Expo 101: 12 Tips On Getting The Most Out Of A Bridal Show

Happy Wedding Wednesday, all!  On this cold, wet WW, I'd like to talk about bridal shows, and how to maximize your experience at one.  Mostly because the New Orleans Weddings Magazine's "Something Blue" Bridal Event is being held tonight at the Superdome and I am super-pumped!  (See what I did there?)

Anyway, I don't know about all of you, but this will be my very first bridal show experience as a bride, so I'm definitely trying to make a game plan on how to really get the most out of this event.  However, I'm not totally new to attending conventions.  And since I had a lot of experience with expos, both professionally and personally, I've learned a couple of tricks to getting the most bang for my buck. 

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Wedding Wednesday: Classic Uptown Venue With Flair

Wedding Wednesday: Classic Uptown Venue With Flair

Happy Wedding Wednesday, NOLA Brides!  I hope everyone's week has been lovely so far!  My week has been filled with "to-do" lists as I am leaving the country on Friday for vacation!!  Yes, for two fabulous weeks, I will be exploring Australia with my family!  Unfortunately, that means I won't have much access to the internet, but I will do my best to update Instagram and this blog as much as possible.  I'm hoping I'll have a chance to check out a few bridal boutiques while I'm there (Essence of Australia, anyone??)!  And I'll be sure to share my experiences, if I do! Today, I'll be reviewing Rosy's Jazz Hall, located at 500 Valence Street, on the corner of Tchoupitoulas Street!  I know many NOLA brides (especially the destination ones), prefer their venues to be located in the French Quarter (and I'm no exception)!  However, venues outside the Quarter can be just as fabulous, less devastating to you pocketbook, and equally as beautiful.  Venues like these (South Port Music Hall*, Audubon Park*, City Park*~ reviews to come!) can be exactly what you're looking for, if you'll only give them the chance!

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IG: Gown Giveaway!!

Happy Monday, NOLA Brides!  I'm here to spread a little love and chase away those Monday blues with an Instagram (IG) giveaway announcement! In honor of their grand opening, Blanc Bridal Couture New Orleans is giving away a bridal gown!

About the Vendor:

Located at 3819 Magazine Street, Blanc Bridal Couture is a new, exclusive wedding boutique that is set to open later this month.  Their website (www.blancbridalneworleans.com) is still under construction, but if you are interested in scheduling a private consultation, you can email them at ido@blancbridalneworleans.com for further information.

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