BienVENUE to New Orleans: Touring Wedding Venues in the Big Easy

BienVENUE to New Orleans: Touring Wedding Venues in the Big Easy

As you know from my Getting Started post, New Orleans was the first city we decided to tour venues in. New Orleans is an extremely popular wedding destination. There are a ton of options both inside and outside the French Quarter ranging from tiny balconies for elopements to grand ballrooms for a big southern soireé. [...]

Bachelorette in New Orleans: How to Spoil Your Bride and Stay on Budget

Bachelorette in New Orleans: How to Spoil Your Bride and Stay on Budget

If you've read my previous MOH proposal post, you know that I started planning Kathryn's bachelorette right away. Partially because I was excited and partially because she wanted to have it on Labor Day weekend, which is super busy in New Orleans due to the Southern Decadence festival. To give you some context: Kathryn had [...]

6 Valentine's Dates That Aren't Just Fancy Dinner

6 Valentine's Dates That Aren't Just Fancy Dinner

Valentine's Day is my (Summer) least favorite holiday. Although the historian in me knows that most holidays are inventions with a grain of authenticity, I can't seem to get past the inherent fakeness I feel accompanies this one in particular. It doesn't help that I am not a fan of red and pink, hearts, or [...]

Let's Get It Started, Part II: Summer's Wedding Decision Process

Let's Get It Started, Part II: Summer's Wedding Decision Process

I absolutely thought I was going to be one of those people who just wanted to bask in being engaged for a little bit, especially since I have so much time until our prospective wedding date. I don't know why I thought this because the literal day after Kathryn got engaged I had already mapped [...]

A Little Party Never Killed Nobody: Gatsby Glam

A Little Party Never Killed Nobody: Gatsby Glam

It's 2020, and you know what that means: a decade full of Gatsby-themed parties. Bring on the fringe. The Flappers. The bold pearl necklaces, the feather headbands, the long white gloves that go up to your elbows. Bring on geometric sequin patterns. Bring on the drop waist, jeweled hair pieces, (fake) cigarette holders, faux fur [...]