Trending in Weddings: Natural Centerpieces

Trending in Weddings: Natural Centerpieces Wedding decor has shifted toward a more organic and natural aesthetic, as we’re seeing brides trading in blush colored roses for table settings of driftwood and succulents. This more casual wedding theme extends passed just the floral selections, with less traditional, boho-style bridal gowns and mix-matched bridesmaids dresses also on the rise. Achieving this more casual and cozy look is pretty simple and can be a money saver for the budget bride! If you are opting for long tables for your guests, we love the simple greenery stretching the entire length of the table, with simple votive candles on the table and hanging overhead. The understated place settings and table linens set the mood for a comfortable and friendly celebration with close friends! If you’re venue accommodates smaller tables for guests, we recommend incorporating a few larger arrangements with twigs and vines with smaller collections of succulents in mason jars or mercury glass vases. The variation of textures and sizes feels comfortable, but still provides a cohesive look. Pine cones are also a great alternative to florals! Place a few pine cones in a glass vase you probably already have in your kitchen, add a few simple candles and a handful of wild flowers from your garden, and you have a beautiful centerpiece for your welcoming table! As always, happy wedding planning! For more inspiration, visit our Pinterest page! Xoxo, The MaeMe...

Voted BEST in bridal for 2018 by The Knot | The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe

BEST OF WEDDINGS 2018! We are starting this week with so much thanksgiving in our hearts as we accept The Knot’s BEST OF WEDDING award for 2018! http://mae-me.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/BOW_2018_Facebook.m4v A huge THANK YOU to our amazing brides for allowing us the opportunity to serve you and be a part of your beautiful love story! We quite literally are so blessed to have such a wonderful community who continues to support our vision and ministry of marriage preparation! So, for you, we are forever grateful! And to our incredible staff, THANK YOU for your unending dedication and for sharing our passion for marriage and everything a wedding stands for! MaeMe is flourishing because of each one of you, and we love you dearly! As we celebrate 7 years of business this year, reflecting back on all the brides we’ve met and families we’ve become a part of, I can honestly say that God has shown up BIG! We hope that your coming year is as blessed and joyful as ours, and we look forward to many more years together!   With a humble and grateful heart, Melissa XO ...

Essense of Australia 2018 Preview Trunk Show

Special Event | Essense of Australia 2018 Preview Trunk Show At an Essense of Australia preview trunk show, brides have the unique opportunity to preview brand new designs never before seen by others! We invite you to view the Fall 2018 collection this weekend at MaeMe! It will be love at first sight with these Essense of Australia gowns that won’t be available in stores until late next year! Yes, that’s right! You will be the first brides to view this collection and offer feedback to their design team. As a thank you to participating in the preview process, you will receive 10% off your Essense of Australia gown at the trunk show. In addition, AND one of our favorite things about a preview show, is that your wedding dress may be a one-of-a-kind! This means there is a chance that no other bride will EVER wear that dress again! How cool is that?! Essense of Australia puts a modern spin on bohemian style. With designs that cater to every bride and her unique bridal style, the collection offers everything from wedding dresses with sleeves and sexy backless gowns, to classic lace dresses and perfectly balanced plus-size styles. Our appointments are booking up fast for the weekend, so call now to reserve your spot! 504.266.2771 or click below to request an appointment. Be sure to select “Essense of Australia Trunk Show” as the appointment type! We look forward to helping you find the dress of your dreams this weekend! REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT Socialize with us on social media!                                 ...
Introducing: The Bridal Outlet at MaeMe

Introducing: The Bridal Outlet at MaeMe

Is your wedding date right around the corner?  Is your gown budget under $999?  Oh my goodness, we are so excited for you to shop The Bridal Outlet at MaeMe for the best deals around!  So many of our brides have requested an off-the-rack, lower price point bridal department, and we’ve listened! At MaeMe, we believe every bride deserves to wear a beautiful gown and experience a wonderful shopping moment, no matter her budget!  So please, don’t settle for a chain store or someone else’s dream dress! With more than 120 designer wedding gowns, our new bridal outlet department offers a large selection from the latest bridal trends from current designers and styles you see all over Pinterest. Wedding gowns in this department start at $499 and sizes range from 4-26! Yes, our bridal outlet ALSO includes a plus size selection! Some designers include: Essense of Australia, Stella York, Justin Alexander, Kennth Winston, Blush by Hayley Paige, Sincerity, and more! The Bridal Outlet at MaeMe is available by appointment, and you will work one on one with a bridal stylist to build your perfect look for less! With a selection of budget veils and accessories, you will be surprised how much money you will save shopping our outlet! Call to schedule your appointment at 504.266.2771 or select “The Bridal Outlet” when booking online! Be sure to let your stylist know that you are interested in shopping at The Bridal Outlet at Maeme! Here is a little preview of what you can expect to see: Blush by Hayley Paige Kenneth Winston Justin Alexander Essense of Australia We look forward to...
Real Wedding by The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe | Ashley and Mark

Real Wedding by The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe | Ashley and Mark

New Orleans Real Wedding | ASHLEY & MARK | 6.2.2017 Immaculate Conception & Audubon Tea Room Ashley and Mark met in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania at a mutual friend’s birthday bash…and after a few dates, Mark asked Ash these three questions: “Who’s ya momma?” “Are ya Catholic?” and “Can you make a roux?” Well, Mark… we love your priorities… and the rest is history! These two said “I do” this summer in the heart of the city with all their closest family and friends. Ashley wore a gorgeous strapless beaded lace aline gown with a cathedral veil, perfect for the beautiful and ornate church! We absolutely loved dressing Ashley and her ladies for her very special day! Congratulations and best wishes to you and Mark! xoxo Bridal prep: Hyatt French Quarter | Ceremony: Immaculate Conception | Reception: Audubon Tea Room Photographer: Studio Tran Photography| Videography: Shotgun Films | Bakery: La Lousiane Bakery Florist: Blumen Lendle | Hair and Makeup: Flawless Bride | Bridal Boutique: The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe Wedding gown: Essense of Australia | Bridesmaid dresses: Hayley Paige Occasions | Tuxedos: Men’s Warehouse   Socialize with us on social media!                                           If you’d like your wedding featured in our blog, please email us at...
Justin Alexander Trunk Show |  MaeMe

Justin Alexander Trunk Show | MaeMe

Schedule an appointment to try on our favorite Justin Alexander 2018 bridal dresses at our upcoming Trunk Show! There will be special discounts this weekend only so this is great weekend to shop! October 20-21. By Appointment. This weekend is already filling up quickly so be sure to call & book your appointment ASAP. 504.266.2771 or request an appointment time online! FRIDAY HOURS: 10:00am – 6:00pm | SATURDAY HOURS: 9:00am – 5:00pm The Justin Alexander Collection breathes fresh air into classic styles. Modern clean, illusion bodices, tonal beadwork, and a touch of silver are subtle yet striking details that make any bride walking down the aisle shine.  The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe is honored to be Justin Alexander Collection’s exclusive wedding dress boutique in the area. The Justin Alexander Collection features the highest quality fabrics, unique lace designs, and exquisite beading, marrying together to make each design a true work of art. REQUEST AN...

Real Weddings by The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe | Andrea and Austin Carter

Our very special Orlando Bride, Andrea, was an absolute DREAM on her wedding day! We are over the moon for this bride who traveled across many states to shop with us! Read what Andrea has to say about her experience at MaeMe: .  .  . “I’m an Orlando bride. I had tried on all but two dresses before my appointment at MaeMe’s. I had no idea what wedding dress shopping was all about. All I knew was my wedding was fast approaching, dresses made me feel ugly and fat, and I was basically screwed. I tried on two dresses that just didn’t work. My mother in law to be saw the dress on the mannequin and said you have to try it. The dress had think straps. I didn’t think I wanted that. But my consultant took the time to build me and my self esteem up. When i turned around and the lights dimmed all I could see was my future husbands reaction. I knew this was the dress. But the logistics of my situation freaked me out. I ended up buying my dress and veil from MaeMe’s. Once my dress got to New Orleans, they sent me pictures of it on the hanger and then they got it to me overnight. Hillary calmed my nerves every time I called. I was so paranoid specially with the Alfred Angelo mess. When my dress came, it fit perfectly, wasn’t damaged and was everything I could have ever asked for. I truly felt like a princess and it was the best experience ever. So thankful I took a chance (:...

Real Weddings by The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe | Emma and Brad

Emma said yes to forever with Brad on June 3, 2017 in a stunning open-back lace over satin wedding gown by Martina Liana. This traditional, yet modern gown has it all: lace, cap sleeves, gorgeous train, and an open back! This magical wedding gives us all the feels! Preparation Venue: The Lowe’s Hotel, New Orleans Ceremony: St. Joseph’s Church, New Orleans Reception: The Audubon Tea Room, New Orleans Photographer: Sison Photography Dress: Martina Liana | The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe Socialize with us on social media!                                             If you’d like your wedding featured in our blog, please email us at MaeMeBridal@gmail.com....
Real Weddings by The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe | Hayley Roberts

Real Weddings by The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe | Hayley Roberts

We are absolutely in LOVE with Hayley’s summer destination wedding in the Glacier National Park in Montana! The view takes our breath away! Haley looked stunning in her lace wedding gown by Justin Alexander, the Sincerity collection! Check out these photos of her and her groom on their wedding day! We just couldn’t be happier for this couple!   Photography: Marianne Wiest   Socialize with us on social media!                                                                                                                        If you’d like your wedding featured in our blog, please email us at...