Love in the Big Easy

By Laurette Veres  Photography by Leah Michelle Mills

Proposal story: “At the time we were living in Baton Rouge and often drove to New Orleans for dates. We watched the sunset at one of our favorite parks where we walked around a little bit then Jonathan popped the question. He followed the proposal with dinner where he had both of our parents and close friends there. Our family lives in Houston, Dallas, and my sister flew in from South Carolina! It was such a surprise and so sweet for everyone to come in on a Monday to celebrate!”

Wedding location: Race + Religious in NewOrleans, LA

“We love New Orleans and who doesn’t love a good excuse to go to New Orleans. Accessibility + fun!”

Gown: BHLDN!

Cake: Pure Cake NOLA
Catering: Fete Au Fete Food truck

“We loved our food and it was a bonus it was out of a food truck! Jonathan’s a pie over cake kind of guy so we had several pies as the “grooms cake.”

Courtney’s advice: “Being a wedding photographer, I essentially help brides plan major parts of their wedding. Be sure to ask your vendors, mom, and friends “what am I missing?” I was a week out and forgot to order ice and napkins. Those small things are needed, but you get so excited about the photos, clothes, flowers, etc. you can totally overlook the practical things needed to make the day work. I also over looked the desperate need for someone to run the day. I loved getting to plan and coordinate, but having someone run the whole day and tell me where I needed to be and when was a dream. My last and most important tip is to take advantage of your photographer or videographer. You’re paying them to be there so you might as well take an hour or more to take as many pictures as YOU want. You won’t regret having more to choose from. Plan your ceremony around having a first look or enough light after to get the pictures you want.”



Book your booth for the July 13-14, 2024 show now, and save 20%! This deal gets you a leads list, Who’s Who Listing, full-page ad Texas wedding magazines, a BrideScan account, and exclusive Wedding Pro Mastermind Training. Just put down a $400 non-refundable deposit and pay in full by April 1, 2024.

What our EXHIBITORS say...


Russell Ross - Encanta Video

"The reason we attend the Bridal Extravaganza is that there are usually at least 3,000 brides. If they are not all getting married, they have friends and family who are having birthday parties, church events, recitals, and lectures that need to be recorded. It is difficult and costly to get this targeted of an audience via Facebook, Google, or any other method of communication."


Stephen Daulong - Daulong's Mobile Music Inc.

Every single show I meet brides who become clients. Recently, as the economy and industry have changed, participating in the Bridal Extravaganza has become an even more valuable way to connect with brides.


Luis Pedro Gramajo - Luis Pedro Gramajo Photography

When I started reading about "Bridal Extravaganza" I came to the conclusion that this bridal show was one of the best ones in the United States... It turned out it is. It's been 3 weeks and I already booked more than 5 weddings and have more just waiting for final details. Thanks for the opportunity and for putting all this together for vendors and clients!!


Tammy Allen - Wedding Cakes by Tammy Allen

As an exhibitor we count on the Bridal Extravaganza to create a Bridal Frenzy that motivates brides to make buying decisions. You far exceeded all our expectations. As a result of the show, we have enjoyed our best 2 weeks of signed Bridal Cake orders in our history.

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