Juneteenth Tree of Life Elopement

Randy and Miles chose Juneteenth for their elopement at the Tree of Life and it was so meaningful! They each brought their mothers and we all crossed our fingers for a sunny spot during a weekend storm – and we got it. The lighting between the rain was absolutely gorgeous and bathed the tree (AND Randy in Miles!) in golden light.

Ranna from Let’s Elope New Orleans crafted the most meaningful ceremony for them.

Randy and Miles incorporated a traditional African broom jump in their ceremony – and Ranna even made the broom! It was such a special moment.

Randy said he didn’t think he would see gay marriage legalized in his lifetime – and here he was, marrying his husband on Juneteenth! So much to celebrate.

The tree really showed up and was the perfect backdrop for Randy and Miles’ newlywed portraits.

Randy asked if he could climb up in the tree – so of course, Miles had to do it too!

We crossed Audubon Park and took more photos in front of the fountain – I love the Spanish moss and lush plants in this part of the park.

Congratulations, Randy + Miles! What a wonderful way to celebrate Juneteenth.

PS – liked this rainy day Tree of Life elopement? Check out another one here!

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Sarah Becker


NEW ORLEANS WEDDING + ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER