Big changes for 2015!! We've been getting feedback from vendors, brides, other event specialists, and even Barnes and Noble
(we got shot down to be in their storefront, but they gave us some awesome feedback).
With that being said:
We are SO excited to bring you Southern Celebrations™
(formally known as Amour de Mariage Wedding Magazine)
we decided to rebrand to bring you more of what you love and
here in the South we love to celebrate!
And as promised our Fall/Winter Issue for Amour de Mariage is right on schedule and will be going to print next week!
Beginning in 2015, we will formally rebrand.
Southern Celebrations™ will merge all existing advertisers of
Amour de Mariage with our new website and social media sites.
We’ll still showcase weddings, because that’s our No. 1 love, but we also realize that in the South, we pretty much celebrate every occasion and every Holiday! We love a good party!!
In 2015, we’ll be rolling out new advertising packages, including print and online opportunities!
You can start submitting your special occasion and holiday photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once we formally rebrand into Southern Celebrations™,
a new email address and website will be available!
What is Second-Line exactly?
If you're in New Orleans or any part of southern Louisiana, for that matter, and you hear someone shout out Second-Line, get ready for the dance of your life!
The Historic Second-Line dance can be traced back to the 19th century and was known especially among the African-American community. Once the tradition for all old New Orleans Jazz funerals the Second-Line as become Louisiana's own expression of dance. In many respects it is like a conga line with a lead dancer and everyone else following in tow. Add a little bling and the spices from the cultural gumbo that is Louisiana and you have a Second-Line!
Most all New Orleans natives use a second-line umbrella or handkerchief to help them with their expression of joy during the dance. Twirl your umbrella or waye your handkerchief while shaking your hips is all that is needed. There is no right or wrong way since it is an expression of the joy that is within you.
Dancing the Second-Line can now be seen at Weddings, Anniversaries, Graduation, Football Games, Mardi Gras, Bachelorette and Birthday Parties. It is done at all celebrations and enjoyed by everyone. The dance has become so popular through out Louisiana that Brides and Grooms carry their own specially made umbrellas with guests joining them with their napkins and handkerchiefs. It is not uncommon for New Orleans natives to carry a themed umbrella for special events or as an accessory to their costumes.
So if you are planning a party to celebrate the spirit of New Orleans don't forget your Second-Line umbrella. You will be the life of the party and the leader of the dance.
You read that right! We love to see and hear about ice cream bars at wedding receptions!! They're the fun, new trend that's been happening for months! Especially with the weather getting hotter in the South, ice cream is the perfect way to cool down your guests.
You can really play with the flavors of ice cream, too. Or you can stick to the more traditional favorites of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry. Also, be sure to add plenty of toppings to your ice cream bar layout. Sprinkles, whipped cram, syrups, candies, and don't forget about fresh fruits to add in.
You can also go all out and get an attendant to mix in your favorite toppings like at Cold Stone Creamery! How fun would that be?!
Feel free to send us pictures from your wedding. If you had a fun dessert bar, we want to know! Send them to email@example.com