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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

Why is New Orleans awesome

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Easy does it down here in New Orleans. The ‘Big Easy’ is lowkey eloping with colorful, elegant undertones.

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Intimate jazz clubs and rich history that emanates from the city’s ornate architecture makes your elopement unique!

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Giant moss-covered oak trees and old urban parks, here you can bring your rustic theme to life!

Places to elope in New Orleans

City Park

City Park City Park

City Park is one of the oldest urban parks in the country. This 1300-acre park is filled with ancient oaks and moss-canopies, making for a romantic spot to the tie...

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Audubon Park

Audubon Park Audubon Park

Home of The Tree of Life, and nuzzled up to the Mississippi River, Audubon Park is a favorite destination spot of NOLA locals. Spattered with a large array of things...

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Jackson Square

Jackson Square Jackson Square

Originally known in the 18th century as “place d’Armes,” and later renamed in honor of the Battle of New Orleans hero Andrew Jackson, this square is one of the hot...

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Pirate Alley

Pirate Alley Pirate Alley

Pirate Alley is a historical niche folded into the French Quarter. This paved little charm is the culprit of history, lore and rumor, but also makes for a great backdrop...

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Court of Two Sisters

Court of Two Sisters Court of Two Sisters

We know you love the history of the French Quarter so why not do your elopement in a spot that visually represents that? Built in 1832, Court of Two Sisters...

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Pharmacy Museum

Pharmacy Museum Pharmacy Museum

This spot is for history lovers! Originally the storefront to the nation’s first Pharmacist Louis J. Dufilho Jr, The Pharmacy Museum is a very special and historic place. Reservations are...

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Oak Alley - Audubon Park

Oak Alley - Audubon Park Oak Alley - Audubon Park

Audubon Park is a favorite destination spot of NOLA locals, specifically Oak Alley! Beautiful oak trees adorn the area, making for unforgettable backdrops for your special day. Permit fee is...

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Tigermen Den

Tigermen Den Tigermen Den

Once a Creole corner store of the 1830’s, The Tigermen Den is now an inspiring project of preservation.  Here to gladly host all manner of community gatherings, artistic endeavors, and...

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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)

*You can add on extra hours of photography after booking

Starting at

$900

Bloom
Bloom
  • Everything from the

    SPROUT PACKAGE

  • Nosegay bouquet & boutonniere of your choosing

    Delivery of flowers

*You can add on extra hours of photography after booking

Starting at

$1,150

Oasis
Oasis
  • Everything from the

    BLOOM PACKAGE

  • 2 Hours Total of Photography

  • Hair & Makeup for One Person

  • On-Site Helper

*You can add on extra hours of photography after booking

Starting at

$2,150

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
  • One-way transportation to your ceremony location
  • 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

we're happy to quote you!

Flowers

we're happy to quote you!

Flowers
Extra Photography

Extra Photography

$375/hr
Expect an extra week of editing for every additional hour of photography!

Extra Photography

$375/hr
Expect an extra week of editing for every additional hour of photography!

Extra Photography
Hair & Makeup

Hair & Makeup

$390

Hair & Makeup

$390

Hair & Makeup

Engagement Shoot

$500

Engagement Shoot

$500

Violin & Guitar

Violin & Guitar

$350

Violin & Guitar

$350

Violin & Guitar
On-Site Helper

On-Site Helper

$275

On-Site Helper

$275

On-Site Helper

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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

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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

Karin
Karin
Customer Experience Manager
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
Karin
Karin
Customer Experience Manager
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 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!

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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?

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.

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 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.

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!

Alexandra & Sherman met the modern way – online! The connection was instant and they knew each other was their forever person. The question was popped in a cute proposal literally on the road. Alexandra had wonderful childhood memories of New Orleans. So they chose Simply Eloped to help them wed at NOLA City Park. The two exchanged vows under the magical old trees and Spanish moss. Of course, they also enjoyed the fun side of New Orleans by celebrating their elopement with drinks on Bourbon Street! Read on to find out why these newlyweds highly recommend Simply Eloped for an intimate wedding experience.

What attracted you to the venue you chose for your elopement?

Alexandra: What attracted us was definitely the scenery. My favorite parts were the Spanish moss, the fountain, really the whole thing was absolutely gorgeous I couldn’t have asked for a better venue.

How would you describe your elopement venue to someone who has never been there?

Alexandra: I would describe our venue as a beautiful historic city with tons of culture. Everywhere you look there is history. It’s definitely an experience. The NOLA City Park is a lovely park to visit for any reason whether you’re getting married or just wanting to take a stroll. 10/10 recommend.

How was your experience with Simply Eloped? 

Alexandra: I will literally never stop raving about Simply Eloped. Even my family raves about how great this company is for eloping. Not only were the prices reasonable, but everyone on the team was super friendly and professional. They helped with any and all questions Sherman and I had for them. They updated me with everything along the way. I honestly was scared at first because it all sounded too good to be true, but I’m so happy with how everything turned out. I’ve already recommended Simply Eloped to a few friends and family members that are engaged.

How did you choose to celebrate your elopement? 

Alexandra: We celebrated with, of course, some drinks on Bourbon Street and a nice family lunch. Nothing too crazy but we definitely had a blast!

A random meeting led to a wonderful romance for Anna & Matthew (a meet-cute involving cheese fries!). They had grand plans for a big wedding. However, when an opportunity to wed during a family New Orleans Mardi Gras holiday came along, they embraced the idea! Simply Eloped stepped in to help them plan their elopement in only twelve days. There were some exciting moments, such as their venue having to change 48 hours before the ceremony. As luck would have it, Anna & Matthew loved the new venue at Butler Fountain in City Park more than their original choice! There are so many wonderful things about this elopement…the #dogofhonor, the flower girls in white dresses, the walk down the ‘aisle,’ and the joy on Anna & Matthew’s faces. Read on to find out how Simply Eloped managed the timeline on this wedding and how the couple weathered an ice storm on their honeymoon!

Why did you decide to elope?

Anna: We’ve known for a long time that we were each other’s person. When Covid hit, we, like many others, examined what was most important to us. We decided that was celebrating with our closest family and starting our life together as soon as possible!

What attracted you to the venue you chose for your elopement?

Anna: Our venue was changed just 48 hours before our ceremony. We had planned to get married at Jackson Square, where Matthew and I had spent our first Christmas together just a month before. At the last minute, the mayor decided to close Jackson Square to all of the public, including privately rented events. A sweet man from New Orleans Parks called to tell me of the last cancellation and then selflessly called around town to find me a replacement venue. He helped me secure Butler Fountain at City Park. It was perfect! It was much more private than Jackson Square would’ve been, and the Spanish Moss and Oak Trees were magical.

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

Anna: We spent the morning of our wedding visiting all of the houses decorated for Yardi Gras! We were both so excited, but the New Orleans atmosphere was laid back, which made for a stress-free wedding day!

How did you celebrate after your elopement? 

Anna: An ice storm hit the SouthEast,However, at and we were iced in from going back home. We stayed our first night at the Hotel Monteleone and then moved to an Airbnb for the rest of the week. Our favorite part was being able to be in New Orleans on Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday.

Kasey & Jake knew they wanted to elope. They also knew they wanted it to be a grand adventure! So they found Simply Eloped, and the excitement began. They chose Audobon Park in New Orleans for the beauty and the new experiences. We love that this elopement seemed to be an entire week filled with ‘first times’ such as a plane trip, swamp exploration, art museums, and famous restaurants. Kasey & Jake brought friends with them to enjoy the entire wonder-filled wedding. The elopement day arrived, and the couple exchanged vows under the ancient oak trees in the park. Read more to find out happy Kasey & Jake are with their choice to elope and the complete lack of stress!

 

Where did you choose to elope, and why did you choose that destination? 

Kasey: Jake and I chose to elope in New Orleans. New Orleans was a brand new adventure for both of us. We wanted to start our relationship with something new. Once we decided on New Orleans, we Googled Elope in New Orleans. I found the Simply Eloped website, and it showed pictures of different venues. Audubon Park was absolutely beautiful, and I knew that’s where I wanted to be married. After showing Jake several of the options, he immediately agreed.

 

What attracted you to the venue you chose for your elopement? What were your favorite parts about eloping there? 

Kasey: New Orleans was one great big adventure. I had never been on a plane. I wanted to see the art, the street performers, and the swamps to see the wildlife on a boat tour. Jake wanted to see the party life, the World War II museum, and the wetlands. We were both dying to try all of the different food, and we were not disappointed.

 

How would you describe your elopement venue to someone who has never been there? 

Kacey: It was absolutely beautiful. It was simple, easy, and full of life. When I walked into the pavilion in my white dress to hide from my future husband, people I had never met were clapping and telling me congratulations. There were so many beautiful spots to choose from, and I don’t think there would have been a better place for it.

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

Kacey: There were a few emails between myself and the coordinator. I told her that I wanted hair/makeup and photography. She got me in contact with the stylist, photographer, and officiant. I told them what I wanted my hair and makeup to look like, what kind of vows I wanted with any changes I wanted to make, where we were going, and if there were any pictures that I wanted specifically. They made it all happen. I was on a video call with my future mother-in-law, and she asked me if I was nervous. I told her I wasn’t. I knew I was in good hands with organized people who had done this many times already. If I had questions or concerns, I messaged them they were all very quick to respond.

Jake and I each brought a couple with us as our witnesses and just had fun while we were there. I told the best man to keep Jake out and keep him fed every hour (only half-jokingly). Jake and I both get hangry, but Jake is far worse when he is hot and hangry. I did not want a crabby new husband during pictures. His best man succeeded. They wandered through the French Quarter eating, getting coffee and beignets at Cafe du Monde, and searching for a painting for me as a surprise. Afterward, they came back to the Airbnb, got dressed, and we met at the park. When I saw Jake, I became overwhelmed with emotions. I was excited to spend the rest of my life with him and so happy with everything we had done.

 

How was your experience with Simply Eloped?

Kacey: Simply Eloped was absolutely wonderful. They did everything for me. I sent a few emails, and that was it. Jake and I eloped because we did not like the idea of spending so much money on one day for people we would’ve felt obligated to invite. I also did not want that much attention on me. I don’t like it. The average wedding cost where I live is $30,000. We were in New Orleans for one whole week. Jake and I spent $5,000. That includes plane tickets, our attire, everything from Simply Eloped, our Airbnb (split between three couples), everything we did, and all of the food we bought. I could not have enjoyed myself more with a traditional wedding. Jake felt the same way, and we can’t wait to go back. It was easy, it was cheap, and it was perfect.

 

How did you choose to celebrate your elopement?

Kacey: We spent an entire week in New Orleans. We took our wedding party to dinner the night of our elopement, went back to the Airbnb, and decompressed with some games and drinking. Jake and I stepped away before we started games to talk about everything and have a little bit of time just for the two of us.

 

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

Kacey: Even if it’s just a thought, check out the “Simply Eloped” website. They have different packages for different needs. You can take a survey that will give you a quote immediately. You don’t even have to talk to anyone. You will know exactly what you’re getting at the cost. It’s worth exploring, and for us, it was absolutely worth doing.

Officiation by: Michele Zeller
Photography by: Ashley Mercer
Hair & Makeup by: Emily Van Scoy
Planning by: Simply Eloped
Venue: Audubon Park, New Orleans

Updated: July 18th, 2021

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