Meg and Greg chose to have their colorful elopement at the Tree of Life, followed by portraits in the French Quarter. Meg is a wedding photographer herself in the midwest, so I was even more honored than usual to be asked to photograph this special day!
Meg and Greg had never seen the Tree of Life before the ceremony – but they knew it would be perfect! Soaring over 90 feet tall and spreading nearly 120 feet wide, this iconic live oak is a majestic backdrop. For couples, standing beneath its ancient branches represents joining their lives together and nurturing their love, making the Tree of Life a symbolic, scenic spot to exchange vows. Whether it’s just the two of you professing your devotion, or a large ceremony with a hundred friends and family, the Tree of Life’s beauty and significance shines through. This singular oak offers a picturesque, memorable setting for couples to start their married lives – and I can’t imagine Meg and Greg getting married anywhere else!
Meg had an old friend officiate, who happened to live in New Orleans!
Toward the end of the ceremony Meg looked over at me and said, “Ok – now we are going to have a shot of tequila!” And they did! That was a first for me!
After some gorgeous portraits around the Tree of Life and Audubon Park, it was time to head to the French Quarter! There was a little drizzle, but Meg and Greg came prepared for rain with these adorable umbrellas.
I love the whole style and vibe Meg and Greg had throughout the day – perfect for the grittier parts of the French Quarter, too!
PS – liked this colorful Tree of Life elopement? See another one here!