The wedding was officiated by one of my favorite people, Ranna McSwain at Let’s Elope New Orleans.
The iconic Tree of Life in New Orleans City Park is a beloved spot for wedding ceremonies and photos – and works great whether it’s just the two of you, like Karen or Aaron, or a hundred guests! This majestic live oak stands over 90 feet tall and branches out to a width of nearly 120 feet. Couples are drawn to the Tree of Life for its connection to nature, artwork, and history, making it a meaningful ceremony backdrop. Standing under its ancient branches or encircling the tree together represents joining two lives into one and commitment to continued growth – a perfect symbol for marriage.
With golden hour just beginning, we captured some beautiful portraits under the large Tree of Life before heading to the Sully Mansion around the corner.
The elegant Sully Mansion, located in the heart of the Garden District, provides a breathtaking backdrop for portraits – and one of my favorite places to stay in the city! I’m so glad Karen and Aaron stayed here, and they generously opened up the house to us after the ceremony for portraits.
I love jasmine season!
PS – liked this New Orleans Tree of Life elopement? See another one here!