Nestled in the heart of the city, the Tree of Life

20 Tree of Life Elopement Ceremonies That Will Completely Wow You

3 min read Dec 23, 2019

Anyone who is considering a New Orleans elopement ceremony knows that there is seemingly no shortage of stunning locations to celebrate the occasion. But, while The Big Easy packs a ton of southern charm into one single city, there is a particular spot that stands out time and time again: the Tree of Life in Audubon Park. Nestled in the heart of the city, the Tree of Life (also known as Étienne de Boray Oak) is the perfect spot to hold hands with the one you love and recite your vows to each other. A Tree of Life wedding — or elopement — has a lot going for itself: it can be much cheaper to have your ceremony here than a traditional wedding venue, and you can have chairs and other wedding details so long as you have a permit. But the biggest reason of all to have a Tree of Life elopement? It’s undeniable, unmistakable beauty. Check out these 20 stunning Tree of Life wedding ceremonies below, and we promise you’ll soon be hooked on this location yourself.

These two opted for a simply and pared-down ceremony at the Tree of Life, and had the most beautiful lighting for their big day.

These two held hands under the beautiful Tree of Life as they read their vows to one another.

This couple shared their first kiss at their Tree of Life elopement ceremony. Can we talk about how picture perfect their day looked?

This wide angle shot showcases just how stunning and unique the Tree of Life really is.

This couple opted for a stroll together after they read their vows to one another under the Tree of Life for their big day.

This couple decided to have a musician playing their favorite songs as they wed underneath the Tree of Life.

These two brides shared an intimate first kiss as wife and wife on a bright and sunny day.

These newlyweds were all smiles for their Tree of Life moody elopement ceremony.

This bride and groom had a sunlit backdrop for their Tree of Life elopement ceremony.

This couple decorated their Tree of Life wedding space with chairs, candles, and lanterns.

These two took in the beautiful sights of Audubon Park as they married under a Spanish moss-filled branch at the Tree of Life.

These two brought along their closest loved ones for their small and intimate New Orleans ceremony.

This couples adorned their aisles with lanterns filled with Baby’s Breath flowers to make their ceremony site really stand out.

These newlyweds stood on the Tree of Life’s enormous roots for a quick photo opp.

This playful couple stopped to enjoy each other’s company for a moment after their Tree of Life ceremony.

These two opted to wed under the low-hanging branches of the Tree of Life.

This couple had chairs for their guests as they recited their vows under the Tree of Life.

This close-up shot of a bride and groom highlights just how big the Tree of Life truly is in real life.

These two share a sweet moment after their wedding vows to hug under their Tree of Life ceremony site.

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Written by Karen Norian

Karen Norian is an elopement photographer and has photographed over a hundred elopements. Karen has also worked as an elopement planner for Simply Eloped. She's been quoted in the New York Times, Brides, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Yahoo, and more.