Katherine and I have known each other for years here in New Orleans, and I literally squealed out loud when she emailed me about photographing her elopement at Longue Vue Gardens! It was a “true” elopement in the sense that it was last minute and only a few close family members would be present. It was right before Christmas and Katherine and Dane leaned into the festive spirit (and decor) for their day.
With our festive holiday spirit and mild winter weather, New Orleans provides an enchanting backdrop for holiday weddings – this was my first time photographing a holiday wedding at Longue Vue, but hopefully not the last. It was so beautiful!
Set on eight acres, Longue Vue offers multiple ceremony sites for couples to say their vows against a backdrop of verdant gardens designed by renowned landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman.
Katherine and Dane chose to do the ceremony out in the garden right in front of the house – so gorgeous with all the holiday trimmings and lush landscaping.
After the ceremony, we didn’t even need to leave the grounds for gorgeous couple portraits – every inch of Longue Vue Gardens is stunning! Beyond its beauty, Longue Vue’s status as a National Historic Landmark ties couples to the rich history of New Orleans. The gardens and Greek Revival-style mansion with its columned architecture provided a romantic backdrop for all our post-ceremony portraits.
Congratulations Katherine + Dane!
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