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Updated: June 14th, 2021

Elope to New Orleans

If you’ve ever made a visit down to the Big Easy, you know what a magical place it is. As soon as you land in this city, you can feel the life and vibrancy emanate from every direction, And, if you’re considering a New Orleans elopement, we probably know why: moss-covered oaks, intimate jazz clubs and an air of history that makes this city seem mysterious but oh-so-intriguing. Our New Orleans elopement packages capture the essence of this great destination.

Elope to New Orleans

Places to elope in New Orleans

City Park

City Park

City Park is one of the oldest urban parks in the country. This 1300-acre park is...

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Audubon Park

Audubon Park

Home of The Tree of Life, and nuzzled up to the Mississippi River, Audubon Park is...

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Jackson Square

Jackson Square

Originally known in the 18th century as “place d’Armes,” and later renamed in honor of the...

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Pirate Alley

Pirate Alley

Pirate Alley is a historical niche folded into the French Quarter. This paved little charm is...

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Court of Two Sisters

Court of Two Sisters

We know you love the history of the French Quarter so why not do your elopement...

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Your own dream venue

We can come to you. Do you have a great venue or even an awesome backyard? We can help you find vendors for nearly anywhere in the country

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Pharmacy Museum

Pharmacy Museum

This spot is for history lovers! Originally the storefront to the nation’s first Pharmacist Louis J....

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Oak Alley - Audubon Park

Oak Alley - Audubon Park

Audubon Park is a favorite destination spot of NOLA locals, specifically Oak Alley! Beautiful oak trees...

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Tigermen Den

Tigermen Den

Once a Creole corner store of the 1830’s, The Tigermen Den is now an inspiring project...

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New Orleans Elopement Packages

Our New Orleans elopement packages are designed to give you a wedding that’s hassle-free and beautiful; customized to give you the experience you’ve always wanted.

If you have any questions about eloping in New Orleans, click the button below and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.

Seed
Seed
  • Officiation services

    Personalization of vows

  • Enactment of ceremony

    Advice on obtaining wedding license

  • Advice on ceremony locations

Starting at

$400

Sprout
Sprout
  • Everything from the

    SEED PACKAGE

  • Photography of ceremony

    Brief portrait session after
    (up to one hour of photography)

  • Digital transfer of 75+ edited images

    Delivery of Photos (15 days or less after ceremony)

Starting at

$800

Bloom
Bloom
  • Everything from the

    SPROUT PACKAGE

  • Nosegay bouquet & boutonniere of your choosing

    Delivery of flowers

Starting at

$1,050

Oasis
Oasis
  • Everything from the

    BLOOM PACKAGE

  • 2 Hours Total of Photography

  • Hair & Makeup for One Person

  • On-Site Helper

Starting at

$1,975

Urban Wildflower Package

Looking for something a little more exotic? Check out our adventure elopement package!

Imagine the ultimate Big Easy elopement experience: tying the knot at an iconic New Orleans location, grabbing photos at historic spots around the city, and then celebrating your marriage with a Second Line parade throughout the French Quarter – complete with a live marching band! With our New Orleans Urban Wildflower Package, you can have a beautiful ceremony, then choose nearby iconic locations around the city for photos before meeting your band in the French Quarter for the parade. This package also includes:

  • Personalized officiation services
  • Up to 4 hours of photography
  • Your choice of several favorite recommended city spots
  • Personal, customized adventure planning and consultation
  • Online gallery of 175+ edited, high-res digital photos
  • Transportation between your chosen locations
  • Your own Second Line and pictures through the French Quarter
  • Unlimited downloads and personal printing rights delivered within 5 weeks or less after ceremony

*It’s important to note that this does not include a permit for Jackson Square, but can be added for an additional fee.

Package Price $4,400

Add-Ons

you can optionally add any of the following services to your package: 


Flowers

Flowers

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Flowers

we're happy to quote you!

Flowers
More Photography

More Photography

$350/HR
Expect an extra week of editing for every additional hour of photography!

More Photography

$350/HR
Expect an extra week of editing for every additional hour of photography!

More Photography
Hair & Makeup

Hair & Makeup

$390

Hair & Makeup

$390

Hair & Makeup

Engagement Shoot

$450

Engagement Shoot

$450

Violin & Guitar

Violin & Guitar

$350

Violin & Guitar

$350

Violin & Guitar
On-Site Helper

On-Site Helper

$250

On-Site Helper

$250

On-Site Helper

Simply Eloped has been seen in

Simply Eloped provided us with what was important; an officiant to perform the ceremony, a photographer to capture the special day, and an easy way to keep in contact with those individuals so that everything can go smoothly.

Jasmine and Jonathan
Jasmine and Jonathan

Thank you so much for making our day so special and worry free! I feel like I wouldn’t have been so in tune with the moment if we went the traditional route, with all those stressors involved. Thank you for taking care of everything! We truly had the best day of our lives and we are so, so thankful!

Leslie and Zak
Leslie and Zak

Amazing company. Continuing doing what you’re doing. Simply Eloped is and always will be remembered by my family. You all made a special day come to reality for me. Thank you all!!

Natalia and Bubacarr
Natalia and Bubacarr

This was the best experience. There was constant communication which I loved, and everything felt very personal. Thank you!

Elizabeth and Robert
Elizabeth and Robert

Thank you to all who made our day so magical!!! All of your hard work is and will always be gratefully appreciated!!

Candace and Evan
Candace and Evan

Thank you so much for helping us to get married during these crazy times. We loved our day and we are so very thankful for Simply Eloped’s help in making our dream ceremony come true!

Mollie and Larron
Mollie and Larron

The ceremony was so perfect the traditional one I was going to have in a few years is never going to happen now. I thought this experience would be like an appetizer and I could have dinner later, but you girls served the whole meal and I couldn’t be happier.

Kieara and Blake
Kieara and Blake

I went through reviews, the website was so easy, and everyone was so in sync with everything going on that I did not feel the need to stress out. Everyone was quick to answer questions, and gave me multiple methods of communication.

Kasey and Jake
Kasey and Jake

We had an awesome experience! Thank you for taking the stress out of planning our elopement! We would recommend you to anyone wanting an easy and amazing wedding!

Samantha and Victoria
Samantha and Victoria

Meet our vendors

Rebecca, Hair & Makeup

Featured Vendors
What do you think makes eloping in New Orleans so special?

It’s always a fun experience in New Orleans! I feel as if New Orleans is a “no judgement” zone & couples can have fun not only for their wedding day, but for their whole stay! The history here is so beautiful! What’s not to love?

 

What do you love about the work you do?

I love watching a bride feel confident after I complete my hair & makeup services on them.

What’s your favorite elopement venue in New Orleans?

Definitely City Park! There’s plenty to see & much to explore. I love how brides & grooms can pick a spot that speaks most to them in that magical moment!

Michele, Officiant

Featured Vendors
What do you think makes eloping in New Orleans so special?

New Orleans is so laid back and truly does have such a “big easy” feel to it. Something about standing under hanging spanish moss while the sun shines through makes you feel like you’re in a southern dream. Everyone here is so quick to tell you congratulations as they walk by, and will often buy you a drink!

 

What’s a fun fact about you?

I also own and operate a wedding and event decor business so I’m pretty much always surrounded by weddings, families and love!

Natalie, Photographer

Featured Vendors
What do you think makes eloping in New Orleans so special?

New Orleans is special because it offers an otherworldly experience. Our food is amazing, the culture is set apart from many places around the world, we are one of the oldest cities in the United States, and the people are friendly. There is so much romance within New Orleans. It’s perfect for lovers.

 

What’s your favorite elopement venue in New Orleans?

I think the French Quarter is the most unique and beautiful location in New Orleans.

Team

Janessa Nichole White
Janessa Nichole White
Co-founder
Michele
Michele
Officiant
Gina
Gina
Officiant
Natalie
Natalie
Photographer
Ashley
Ashley
Photographer
Renee
Renee
Photographer
Terrence
Terrence
Photographer
Emily
Emily
Hair and Makeup
Harry
Harry
Violinist
Cortni
Cortni
Officiant
Katrina
Katrina
On-Site Helper
Janessa Nichole White
Janessa Nichole White
Co-founder
Michele
Michele
Officiant
Gina
Gina
Officiant
Natalie
Natalie
Photographer
Ashley
Ashley
Photographer
Renee
Renee
Photographer
Terrence
Terrence
Photographer
Emily
Emily
Hair and Makeup
Harry
Harry
Violinist
Cortni
Cortni
Officiant
Katrina
Katrina
On-Site Helper

How do I elope legally in New Orleans?

New Orleans is unique in that it has parishes in replacement of city halls. In addition, the city has specific requirements on how to obtain your marriage license that is very unique to the city. To apply, you must both have a copy of identification – such as a driver’s license, military ID or valid passport, and you must both be in attendance. You’ll also need to provide your social security number, but do not need to bring your Social Security card with you. If you have previously been divorced you must have a copy of your valid divorce decree.

There is a 24-hour waiting period, but this can be waived for any out-of-state residents that obtain a judicial waiver. We can easily supply you with a waiver to the mandatory waiting period between when you get your license and hold your ceremony – just ask us! You’ll also need to have two witnesses in attendance at your ceremony to make it legal. If you’ve hired a photographer, good news: they can serve as one of your witnesses!

 

Where can I elope in New Orleans?

It’s so important to find a venue that is in line with what you seek when you imagine eloping in New Orleans, and with so many quintessential spots, it can be hard making a decision on where in New Orleans you’d like to plan your elopement. With their moss-covered oak trees, charming bridges, and beautiful fountains, both City Park and Audubon Park both pack in some serious charm for your big day.

We also love the historic, colorful alleyways of Pirate Alley – a historical niche folded into the French Quarter – as well as the endless spirit of Jackson Square, a top tourist destination with an iconic backdrop that will have onlookers applauding as you say “I do.” New Orleans is a city brimming with hidden spots for a celebration, so the sky is truly the limit.

When is the best time of year to elope in New Orleans?

We love New Orleans elopements all times of the year, though each season definitely offers a specific, unique vibe. Winters here are mild, and the temperate weather is perfect for anyone considering an outdoor elopement. Similarly, early spring offers beautiful scenery and comfortable temps for a wedding ceremony. One important thing to note is that storm season in New Orleans lasts from June until November, so if you’re nervous about rain or inclement weather interrupting your elopement, we definitely recommend planning for the months of December until May.

 

What time of day should I plan my New Orleans elopement?

Perfect lighting doesn’t just happen at any old time of the day: mid-afternoon not can get hot and muggy, and the direct lighting can create harsh shadows and sharp lighting, so we recommend holding your ceremony early to mid-morning or early evening that will ensure soft lighting, which is most complementary for portraits. If you’re able, we recommend planning your elopement in the morning prior to 11 am or after 3:30 pm for best lighting.

 

How far in advance should I start planning my New Orleans elopement?

We get this question all of the time! While our usual planning window is three to nine months in advance of the ceremony date, we’ve planned with as little notice as five days! The most important factor is ensuring that you have a plan in place to get your marriage license and everything else can fall into place. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have when eloping to New Orleans. We’re here to help!

Janessa White

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Janessa White

Janessa White is the co-founder of Simply Eloped and has helped thousands of couples plan elopements. Janessa thinks elopements are the ultimate way to tie the knot. She feels her happiest when building - teams, programs, ideas

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Read the real stories of couples who eloped in New Orleans!

When it comes to love, sometimes you just know you’re meant to be with another person – and for Justina and Gavette, these words couldn’t ring truer! After meeting at work and immediately wanting to learn more about the other, these two ultimately knew that the other was “the one” – and ended up proposing to each other on the same day! The couple eloped to New Orleans’ Audubon Park on July 15, 2020, and celebrated by sight-seeing around town and taking photos at the beautiful Tree of Life. They even had a wardrobe change – and trust us, you’re going to want to see it! Scroll through Justina and Gavettes’ Audubon Park elopement photos – and their love story – below!

How did you meet? What was your first impression of one another?

We met on our first day at work back in 2018. My first impression of Gavette was that she’s the most beautiful person in the world. Gavette’s first impression of me was I was so laid back and a mystery – and she had to discover what that mystery was.

When did you first fall in love? How did you know?

Gavette knew she fell in love with me two months after we met because she felt extremely comfortable with me and we connected on a very passionate level. I knew I fell in love with Gavette because she made me change the person I was into the best version of myself that I could ever imagine.

How did you propose or accept the proposal?

I proposed to Gavette in March of 2019. She was sitting on the edge of the bed and I was sitting towards the middle. I tapped her shoulder, and in my hand was a box and a sticky note which said, “Are you going to do this forever with me?” Inside the box was a ring, and she said yes, she will do this forever with me. Gavette in return asked me to marry her that same day!

What do you love about your partner?

EVERYTHING ! The fact that we are both family oriented and I love Gavette’s children as my own. Gavette is a strong woman who always keeps positivity in my life. Gavette loves the fact that I’m always there when she needs me and motivates her when she needs it.

What is the greatest strength of your relationship?

The greatest strength in our relationship is communication. We are two very different individuals that have strong opinions, but because we are able to communicate with each other we are able to work through are problems.

How did you find Simply Eloped? Why did you decide to elope?

One day I was looking for destination wedding locations and came across the website. We’ve always wanted something different than the norm, where it was just us.

How did you know Simply Eloped was the right fit for you?

I knew Simply Eloped was the right fit for us because they were always in contact with us every step of the way and just made us feel very comfortable.

What attracted you to the venue you eloped at? 

We love New Orleans, Louisiana just to travel to, so we decided to elope there. The city is so full of  history and such beauty.

What activities did you do before the wedding? How did you prepare? How did you feel leading up to the moments of your elopement? 

We traveled the city, tried different types of food, and talked to some locals. Gavette got her make up done the morning of by a local artist. We both felt excited and ready for this moment to happen!

Tell us about your experience with Simply Eloped leading up to and on your big day! How did you celebrate after?

Simply Eloped helped us every step of the way by getting us in contact with all the vendors involved and answered any questions we had. We had some time on Bourbon Street and made memories!

What words of encouragement do you have for those considering eloping?

Just make sure this is what the two of you want, and make sure you make it memorable!

Planning: Simply Eloped
Photographer: Natalie Wilson

When you’ve got the right person by your side, you know that love is the greatest asset in overcoming even the hardest situations. Like so many couples this year, Rashaun and Emmanuel had to face some tough decisions when COVID caused them to postpone their plans. But a supportive relationship and an unwavering bond helped them to find a way to adapt through unprecedented times. With a shared passion for history and culture, Rashaun and Emmanuel started their relationship in the magical city of New Orleans. To bring it full circle, these two returned to the place where they first fell in love to officially tie the knot. Rashaun and Emmanuel dreamed up a beautiful Louisiana elopement that will stand the test of time – read more for their enchanting story!

How did you meet? What was your first impression of one another?

We were introduced to each other in 2012 while both serving on active duty status in the military. Later, in 2016, we reconnected in New Orleans and our relationship thrived from there.

Emmanuel: She is fun to be around. I found her interesting and she was interested in the same things that I was.

Rashaun: I thought he was adventurous and willing to try new experiences, but mostly tall, dark, and handsome like every girl dreams of. I was and still am attracted to his easy-going personality and shared interest in history, culture, and hobbies.

When did you first fall in love? How did you know?

Emmanuel: After our trip to New Orleans was over we went back home, Me to Rolla and her to Kansas City. We kept in contact through our travels home and the following days after. We had morning calls while I walked to campus and afternoon calls while she drove to work. One day, I was having problems dealing with an issue, and she decided to surprise me and drove down to Rolla after working a 12-hour shift. That’s when I knew.

Rashaun: One afternoon during our trip, we took a tour of the Mardi Gras World. Afterward, we were outside waiting for an Uber and it was raining and cold. Emmanuel covered over me with his jacket protecting me from the raindrops. For once, my mind was quiet and I felt warm inside despite being outwardly cold. It was at that moment, instantly, I knew that I loved him and he would ensure my happiness.

How did you propose or accept the proposal?

In February, Emmanuel planned an expensive dinner at a local restaurant, Novel. He was so nervous and kept checking his pocket to make sure he did not lose the ring. I thought he was continuously getting basketball updates on his phone. He chose not to propose at the restaurant because I am shy in public. So he drove us to the Plaza where we first met with the intention to propose in front of the fountain, but it was cold outside and I did not want to walk. Instead, we returned home where he dressed the three dogs up in tuxedos and popped the question! I was not expecting this gesture because we had already planned our elopement.

What do you love about your partner?

Emmanuel: The biggest thing I love about Rashaun, among other things, is that she cares. She has worked as an RN for a little over 10 years. In that time she has been working as an ER and ICU nurse. Most of the time people in this profession get jaded, so it is amazing for me to see her care so much about her patients. This trait obviously also extends to her friends and family. She bends over backward to make sure that a friend in need has the support during difficult times.

Rashaun: I love so many things about him. Mostly, I love Emmanuel’s ability to remain calm under pressure and offer alternative solutions to any problems we face. He keeps me balanced in that way. I can easily become overwhelmed or focus on the negatives in a situation, but he always is able to see the positive and put my worries at ease. He makes every effort to ensure that we are both happy and healthy.

What is the greatest strength of your relationship?

Equal love and support of each other and our endeavors. Whether transferring jobs, sitting for board exams, or starting and finishing school, there has been an unwavering support to succeed in our dreams and aspirations.

How did you find Simply Eloped?

One of my fellow ICU coworkers used Simply Eloped to elope in Hawaii last year. She spoke so highly of the company and her photos were absolutely breathtaking. When I mentioned the possibility of a courthouse wedding, she recommended we consider using Simply Eloped and returning to the city where we reconnected.

How did you know Simply Eloped was the right fit for you?

Laura was so helpful throughout the entire process to make sure Simply Eloped was the right fit. She was quick to provide suggestions and input that met our needs. The services provided were reasonably priced and we found the perfect venue to fit our personalities. We were able to have the traditional elements, such as hair and makeup, flowers, and photos, readily available without the stress of planning.

What attracted you to a Louisiana elopement?

We wanted to have our ceremony in New Orleans so everything would feel “full circle.” We wanted to return to the city where we fell in love. We were attracted to City Park because the moss and trees would make a beautiful backdrop for our photos, and the city itself is rich in culture.

What activities did you do before the wedding? How did you prepare? How did you feel leading up to the moments of your elopement? 

To be honest, preparing for our elopement was one of the most challenging experiences we have ever faced. Days before our scheduled flight, the entire U.S. shutdown for the COVID-19 pandemic. I went to work with the fear that I may not return or get the chance to marry my best friend. Never had we thought that something of this scale would happen. At worst, we thought we might have the normal wedding-day jitters. If anything, this experience has solidified our commitment to one another. We kept in contact with Laura about closures and restrictions. She was able to accommodate changes and put our minds at ease. Once we felt that we could safely and responsibly proceed with the elopement, we did. We were so excited everything worked out and that we were able to have a memorable wedding despite a global pandemic.

Tell us about your experience with Simply Eloped leading up to and on your big day!

In two words, simply amazing! As I have mentioned, Laura was extremely helpful throughout the entire process, pre and post-pandemic. Janessa (the CEO and co-founder) even took a moment to reach out and express her condolences over how the pandemic affected our initial wedding plans, and allowed us to postpone until we were ready to pick back up.

How did you celebrate after?

Given the circumstance surrounding Covid, we had to cancel our original plans to celebrate. At this time, we still have yet to formally celebrate or travel for a honeymoon. Following the ceremony, we had a lovely dinner with our immediate family members to share in our joy. The nurses and other healthcare workers wanted to partake in something festive and threw a mini, COVID-friendly bachelorette party once I returned to work.

What words of encouragement do you have for those considering eloping?

During this time where COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on everyone’s lives and relationships, couples that are considering marriage should realize that even though they may sacrifice some elements of a traditional wedding, eloping is the best way to optimize the health and wellness of their loved ones. One should not lose sight of why you’re getting married, it is for love and not materialistic things. While there were setbacks, in the end, we have each other and are excited about what our future together holds.

Why did you decide to elope?

We wanted to have the intimacy of an elopement but some elements of a traditional wedding – without the expense. We wanted to invest the money we would have spent on a traditional wedding into a home were we could build a family together.

Planning: Simply Eloped
Officiant: Gina Rivere
Photographer: Natalie Wilson

Dave and Amanda took it as a sign when their big traditional wedding had to be cancelled for a second time. Instead, they embraced their magical beginnings and decided to marry in their favorite city of New Orleans. Pinterest was their friend as they immediately found Simply Eloped was all over their search words, ‘New Orleans Elope’ and let us take over all the details which included an ancient tree, suspenders and a sweetheart gown. Keep reading to find out how these two had their perfect elopement day filled with love and enchantment.

 

How did you meet and what was your impression of each other?

Amanda: We met at work. Dave was a head bartender and he came over and shook my hand while I was filling out my application. I was smitten from the start. We spent the first two years as good friends before making it official with a kiss on NYE 2013.

Dave: We both told friends that we were ‘in trouble’ after having met each other.

 

When did you first fall in love? How did you know?

Amanda: Immediately! But not officially until NYE 2013.

How did you propose?

Dave: I took Amanda to Harry Potter World and proposed in the center of Diagonal Alley. Amanda is a fanatic about magic, witches and Harry Potter in general, so it was a no brainer.

 

What do you love about your partner?

Amanda: His eyes get greener when he’s happiest!

Dave: She dances every day!

What is the greatest strength of your relationship?

Amanda: We call each other best friends every day and mean it.

 

Why did you decide to elope?

Amanda: When we had to cancel our big wedding for the second time during the 2020 pandemic we knew, after eight years of being together, that we just wanted to get married. We thought that there could be no better place than the most magical and romantic city on earth – New Orleans. We decided to make our wedding special despite everything else going on.

How did you find Simply Eloped? 

Amanda: Pinterest was full of New Orleans elopements by Simply Eloped and that is how we discovered the Tree of Life. It was the PERFECT SPOT! Simply Eloped offered exactly what we pictured.

How did you know Simply Eloped was the right fit for you?

Amanda: Everything was easy. They painted the elopement picture for us and it was just as we hoped.

 

What attracted you to the venue you eloped at?

Amanda: The Tree of Life is a beautiful historical natural phenomenon in Audubon Park in uptown New Orleans. The old southern oak has such a mystical feel and brough the magic we were hoping to incorporate into our special day. Magic was a big theme for us.

 

What activities did you do before the wedding? How did you prepare? How did you feel leading up to the moments of your elopement?

Amanda: We took our parents to try some of the city’s favorite foods first. Charbroiled oysters and beignets for breakfast on the wedding day. The whole works! So as to stick with the magic theme, I watched The Princess and the Frog with my Mom that morning before finally getting ready and putting on my dress.

Dave: After breakfast, I went with my Mom around the French Quarter and into a local hat shop. The hatter picked out the perfect scally cap for my wedding day. This was something I was really looking to have for the wedding! Around lunch time, Amanda’s Dad and I went to the Garden District to Shaya and had a bite before heading to the Tree of Life to wait for her.

 

Tell us about your experience with Simply Eloped leading up to and on your big day!

Amanda: Simply Eloped was concise, responsive, helpful and made everything SO easy! All of their vendors were wonderful and after a stressful year they made everything so simply in the end.

 

How did you celebrate after?

Dave: After taking pictures around the French Quarter and enjoyed feeling like celebrities we followed up with an amazing dinner at Arnauds with our family. After they all turned in, we spent the night dancing in the streets, making friends and enjoying the fact that we finally did it!

 

What words of encouragement do you have for those considering eloping?

Amanda: Eloping helps you remember the whole point. It makes things so easy for the most important day of your lives and helps you to realize that it was always, and will always, be just about the magic of the two of you?

 

 

Officiation by: Michele Zeller
Photography by: Ashley Mercer
Hair & Makeup by: Nicole Klein
Flowers by: Harkins Florist
Planning by: Simply Eloped
Venue: Audubon Park, New Orleans, Louisiana

Misty & Colby are a case of opposites attracting. Colby is outgoing and confident while Misty is shy. So they are the perfect match for each other! It’s like puzzle pieces coming together. So an intimate elopement was the vision right from the beginning for these two. The ‘something blue’ at their special day was everybody! Family and friends coordinated with the bride’s lush wedding bouquet by dressing up in various shades of blue. Misty was a vision in a blush gown with lace overlay. The couple stood under the Tree of Life in Audubon Park, New Orleans to exchange their vows in front of family and friends. The gnarled branches cast shadows and beams of light upon them as they kissed and celebrated. Read on to find out why Misty & Colby chose to marry in New Orleans, how they met and how Simply Eloped took the stress completely out of eloping!

 

How did you meet? What was your first impression of one another? 

Misty: We met in college. My first impression of Colby was just awestruck. He’s so confident and charming no matter what situation he is in. I’m very shy, so seeing that confidence was attractive. He’s helped me gain so much more confidence myself.

Colby: My first impression of Misty was that she was this cute little nerf girl. Her shyness was adorable. She almost cancelled our first date when she realized it was a date!

 

When did you first fall in love? How did you know?

Misty: I can pinpoint the exact moment I knew I was in love with Colby. I was having a rough day mentally and we were sitting outside. He had mentioned he wanted to go to his place to have a quiet night by himself and I told him I was fine and he could go. He said, “It’s ok, you need me more right now than I need to be alone.” At that moment, I knew I was going to marry this boy.

Colby: There wasn’t a specific moment for me. One day I just realized that what my future, and all my greatest accomplishments had in common, was that Misty was right by my side.

 

How did you propose or accept the proposal?

Misty: Colby spent the whole day (my birthday) fake proposing so, at first, I didn’t think it was real. It’s a very Colby thing to do. He is always trying to make people laugh. Once I realized it was real I, of course, started sobbing and said ‘yes’.

 

What do you love about your partner? 

Misty: I know that everyone probably says this but I love everything about Colby. He’s a very selfless and generous person and I mean that absolutely. He’s hilarious and goes out of his way to try and make me smile every day. He remembers the little things like bringing me my favorite drink home or surprising me with a new book.

Colby: She’s beautiful. She holds me when I’m having a bad day. The little things like making me coffee every night so I have some in the morning. Most people think it’s the big stuff but it’s all these little things that make me fall in love with her everyday.

What is the greatest strength of your relationship?

Misty: We’re best friends before everything else. We can have the best time just relaxing at home marathoning random tv shows or going on adventures like driving six hours for a slice of pizza. There’s no one we would rather just be ourselves with than each other.

 

Why did you decide to elope?

Colby: Misty is very shy and wanted a smaller, more intimate, ceremony. We’ve also always wanted to visit New Orleans, so eloping there accomplished all of our wishes.

How did you find Simply Eloped?

Misty: I believe I saw a Facebook ad somewhere.

 

How did you know Simply Eloped was the right fit for you?

Misty: After the initial email, everyone was so helpful and didn’t complain when I asked like a hundred questions. Also, when COVID started, they were very helpful with refunding and let me know I was set to reschedule whenever I was ready.

What attracted you to the venue you eloped at?

Misty: I’ve always wanted to go to New Orleans and I fell in love with the Tree of Life when I saw the photos.

 

What did you do before the wedding? How did you get ready? How did you feel leading up to the moments of your elopement?

Misty: We visited the city for a few days and just did ‘touristy’ things. We prepared basic wedding stuff like hair/makeup, spending time with family and telling each other how excited we were. The lead up to the ceremony was very nerve wracking. I was trying not to get sick at first. Once things got underway, I just felt pure happiness and so blessed to be surrounded by my family and to feel nothing but love.

Colby: I was full of happiness and nerves. That was the day I was starting our forever with my best friend. How can you feel anything but happiness?

 

Tell us about your experience with Simply Eloped leading up to and on your elopement.

Misty: 10/10 would recommend to anyone. Our officiant was so helpful and even ran through a little mini rehearsal for us. Our photographer made us feel very comfortable and took some amazing shots that we will treasure forever. They took so much of the hassle and stress off of our shoulders.

 

How did you celebrate after your elopement?

ColbyBourbon Street, baby!

What words of encouragement do you have for those considering eloping? 

Misty: Do it! The day is about you and your partner joining together and celebrating your love and commitment. Simply Eloped makes sure that happens.

Officiation by: Michele Zeller
Photography by: Natalie Wilson
Planning by: Simply Eloped
Venue: Audubon Park, New Orleans

Updated: June 14th, 2021

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