Tree of Life + French Quarter Elopement

Hannah and Steven chose to have their elopement at the Tree of Life, followed by portraits in the French Quarter.

Intimate elopements and grand weddings alike find a meaningful ceremony site under the beloved Tree of Life in New Orleans’ City Park. 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.

The wedding was officiated by one of my favorite people, Ranna McSwain at Let’s Elope New Orleans.

Doris Ione did the gorgeous wedding bouquet (and Hannah’s flower crown!) – she did my personal wedding flowers too, so it’s always so special to photograph them!

Before we headed to the French Quarter, we visited an old fountain/swimming pool in Audubon Park – it was so moody, romantic, and perfect for Hannah’s dress! She literally tied it up and got in to cool off.

With its vibrant architecture, romantic ambience, and walkable layout, the French Quarter provides an amazing backdrop for distinctive wedding portraits. The scenic courtyards with fountains and lush greenery offer a secluded oasis for some shots, while others you can be out in the crowd! Strolling down charming streets lined with galleries, cafés, and street musicians creates a lively, festive mood that I haven’t experienced anywhere else in the United States. For couples who want to celebrate their love in an atmosphere of old-world charm and joie de vivre, the French Quarter is perfect.

The colors were really showing off for Hannah and Steven!

Congratulations Hannah and Steven!

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Sarah Becker