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Writer, cat lady, nerd. Interests include: being a New Orleanian wherever I am. Feel free to reach out with questions about New Orleans, whether you're... View More

Writer, cat lady, nerd. Interests include: being a New Orleanian wherever I am. Feel free to reach out with questions about New Orleans, whether you're planning a destination wedding, a honeymoon, or just want to talk about food (or the Saints)!

Happily married 🎉

July 14, 2018

1603days 14hrs


Is your birthstone part of your engagement ring?
AQuixoticBride in Wedding Attire, on January 23, 2019 at 2:49 PM

A diamond is often a traditional pick for an engagement ring, but if you were born in April it's also your birthstone! Does anyone else have their birthstone (or that of someone important to you) as...

Mrs. Spring, Nov 19, 2020 29 292
Jumping the broom? What to do with it after?
AQuixoticBride in Married Life, on October 23, 2018 at 4:16 PM

I'm just curious...for those of you who jumped the broom during your wedding ceremony, what do you plan to do, or what did you do with the broom afterwards? Right now, I have our jump broom in our...

Jessica, Mar 5, 2020 21 2,048
Louisiana couples! Who's your photographer?
AQuixoticBride in Louisiana Planning, on November 14, 2018 at 11:51 PM

In the interest of sharing some of the great vendors we've found, let us know who you've booked for photography! If you've already had your wedding and/or engagement pics post one and let us know why...

Kelly, Aug 7, 2019 22 302 1
nola couples! How "new Orleans" is your wedding?
AQuixoticBride in Louisiana Planning, on October 11, 2018 at 12:53 AM

For those of you getting married in New Orleans: how are you incorporating the city's culture in your wedding day? Food, decor, traditions? I got married this past summer in New Orleans and despite...

AQuixoticBride, Jul 9, 2019 2 85 1
What made your venue The One?
AQuixoticBride in Style and Décor, on February 7, 2019 at 3:46 PM

What did you fall in love with about your venue? Was it a grand staircase? Outdoor ceremony space? The view? Our venue was a museum in New Orleans that had a collection that was meaningful to me and...

Nikita, Feb 13, 2019 49 583
Abandoned diy projects? Pinterest Fails?
AQuixoticBride in Do It Yourself, on December 20, 2018 at 2:27 PM

I often see couples' beautifully crafted DIY signs, bouquets, invitations, and centerpieces posted here. But what about the projects that have gone wrong, or ended up not being worth the work? I'm not...

AQuixoticBride, Dec 29, 2018 10 488
Calling all cocktail style receptions!
AQuixoticBride in Wedding Reception, on November 30, 2018 at 6:29 PM

I've seen a few threads recently about planning for cocktail style receptions and thought it would be fun to hear people's thoughts about them, if they're planning this type of reception, and what...

Maren, Dec 3, 2018 6 171
What's the silliest thing you have argued about?
AQuixoticBride in Married Life, on October 31, 2018 at 5:39 PM

We all know that relationships aren't all sunshine and roses. Sharing space and time with another person can lead to some disagreements, no matter how much we love one another. And sometimes the one...

Jennifer, Nov 7, 2018 36 560
How are you including friends or family in your ceremony?
AQuixoticBride in Wedding Ceremony, on October 25, 2018 at 2:25 PM

Besides the BFFs, siblings, or cousins in your wedding party, how will you be incorporating your family and friends in your wedding ceremony? Will they do a reading, take part in a handfasting or...

persimonefink, Oct 29, 2018 20 283
Milk glass decor/ centerpieces
AQuixoticBride in Style and Décor, on July 26, 2018 at 12:50 PM

When I was planning our wedding, I wanted it to have a romantic, vintage feeling and the first thing that came to my mind was milk glass. But, I ran into issues with finding enough pieces at an...

Mrsgreen2Be, Oct 19, 2018 4 180
Summer Weddings in Louisiana?
AQuixoticBride in Louisiana Planning, on July 6, 2018 at 6:25 PM

I'm getting married just over a week from now in New Orleans (July 14th!). I'm thinking about all worst case weather scenarios - hot, humid, stormy...not my ideal. Anyone have tips to share for...

Jaci, Oct 3, 2018 3 140
Aquixotic's Pro/non-pro bam - July 14th word/pic heavy
AQuixoticBride in Married Life, on October 1, 2018 at 2:10 PM

I'm finally getting around to doing a BAM post after our summer wedding. Lots of words, some pics. New Orleans, LA Venue: Le Musee de f.p.c. Photographer: Becky Cooper Photography Dress: David’s...

Ashley, Oct 2, 2018 14 357
It's all about the details: Wedding Favors!
AQuixoticBride in Style and Décor, on September 21, 2018 at 4:13 PM

Much maligned and often left behind, wedding favors are frequently suggested as an item budget conscious couples can safely cut. But some of us can't resist these little touches. Let's hear about your...

JENNIFER, Sep 22, 2018 16 218
Connecticut plus sized brides. Bridal Shop recommendations?
AQuixoticBride in Wedding Attire, on August 6, 2017 at 4:55 PM

I live in California, but I want to dress shop with my mom who lives in Connecticut. I will likely not be able to do so until the winter, so I am looking for bridal shops that are exclusively plus or...

Hannah, Sep 5, 2018 5 39
Ditching the engagement ring after marriage?
AQuixoticBride in Community Conversations, on August 10, 2018 at 4:59 PM

I know it may seem impossible to part with it when you get it, but is anyone else not wearing your engagement ring after getting married? The last time I wore my engagement ring was the morning of our...

charley, Aug 21, 2018 63 2,844
Photobook Recommendations?
AQuixoticBride in Do It Yourself, on August 1, 2018 at 6:59 PM

I'm itching to get our wedding photos back because I've promised our moms photobooks. I originally was planning to make them on Shutterfly since I see ads and coupons for them all the time, but am...

OG Gretchen, Aug 9, 2018 4 95
Aquixotic 10k wedding budget breakdown
AQuixoticBride in Planning, on July 22, 2018 at 3:54 PM

Hello everybody! I got married just over a week ago and wanted to add my budget breakdown. We had an original budget window of $8,500 to $10,000 plus whatever tips. We ended up on the...

Bride2B, Jul 23, 2018 9 1,522 1
I'm married, y'all!
AQuixoticBride in Married Life, on July 16, 2018 at 10:44 PM

I just popped in to say we got married this past Saturday! I didn't think I would say this, but it really was the best day. DH cried, I cried, everybody cried. We danced. We ate. We cried. We laughed....

FutureMrs.Jacobs, Jul 22, 2018 15 508
Birdcage veil with a ballgown?
AQuixoticBride in Wedding Attire, on March 30, 2018 at 7:37 PM

So ever since I decided to have a wedding with a dress and all that, I wanted a birdcage veil if I wore a veil at all. Originally, I wanted a tea length dress, but FH thought a long dress would be...

OnCloudRawls, Mar 31, 2018 23 722
Registry Question. Is this rude?
AQuixoticBride in Registry, on March 18, 2018 at 12:19 AM

My FH and I have a small registry with a few items for "upgrades." I'm 40 and we already have the household stuff we need, so we figured we would register for some nicer sheets, dish set, that sort of...

Malwen107, Mar 18, 2018 11 539
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