Romantic New Orleans Elopement Inspiration + a Giveaway!

Romantic New Orleans Elopement

There’s no question about the fact that it’s easy to get drawn into the romance of the historic Southern city of New Orleans, and the team behind today’s stunning editorial wanted to harness the magical energy of the Big Easy + share a some romantic elopement ideas with us today!

For stylist, Chelsea, of Hazel + Scout, choosing the right backdrop for the shoot was key, and the upstairs porch of the The Pitot House (an 18th century Creole Colonial home) fit the bill. Partnering up with Poppy & Mint for florals, Verde Beauty for hair + makeup, and Pret a Fete for rental pieces, her vision for a passionate, romantic elopement began to take shape. And, as you’ll see in just a sec, the talented Ashley of White Rabbit Studios captured it all so perfectly!

So, for couples considering a stylish, intimate elopement, definitely take a few notes (or pin a few pins) from this pretty feature. And if you love this team’s work as much as we do, don’t miss the amazing giveaway at the end of the post!

Romantic New Orleans Elopement

rose gold

Romantic New Orleans Elopement

Romantic New Orleans Elopement

Romantic New Orleans Elopement

The back detailing on this Rafael Cennamo dress (available at Finery) is pretty unreal!

Romantic New Orleans Elopement

Romantic New Orleans Elopement

Rafael Cennamo dress

Rafael Cennamo dress

ribbon bouquet

And we’re digging the watercolor vibes of that stunning bouquet! Anemones, ranunculus and roses – in varying shades of pink – ftw!

Rafael Cennamo dress

garland backdrop

gun holster groom

beignets

These sweet little beignets by Wander & Whisk – in lieu of a cake – is perfect for a party of two!

Rafael Cennamo dress

Romantic New Orleans Elopement

Romantic New Orleans Elopement

Romantic New Orleans Elopement

Romantic New Orleans Elopement

Romantic New Orleans Elopement

And now for the details we’re sure you’ve been waiting for! Because if you’re considering eloping it just might be your lucky day! Ashley from White Rabbit Studios and Destiny from Poppy & Mint are thrilled to be teaming up to offer their services to one lucky couple looking to celebrate their love in a unique way! All that is needed to enter is a bit of information about yourselves (where and how you met, what your dream elopement plans would be), and a recent photograph of the two of you! Send all of that information over to ashley{at}thewhiterabbitstudios{dot}com with the subject “Elopement Giveaway” by November 1st, 2015!

Best of luck to all who enter and thanks so much to the team below for sharing their talents today!

photography: White Rabbit Studios // planning + design: Hazel + Scout // venue: The Pitot House New Orleans, Louisiana // florals: Poppy & Mint // dress: Rafael Cennamo available at Finery // baking: Wander & Whisk // hair + makeup: Verde Beauty // models: Lani and Brien from ONYX Model Management // rentals: Pret a Fete

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Midsummer Night’s Dream Inspired Wedding: Barbara + Adam

Midsummer Nights Dream Wedding

Barbara + Adam are an artistic duo, who wanted their New Jersey wedding to evoke the feeling of an enchanted forest – a la A Midsummer Nights Dream. But they took their theme beyond the decor + for their ceremony they read poetry they had written to each other in place of vows, Adam donned a super rad plum hued three-piece suit and Barbara and her bridesmaids had BRRCH Floral weave the prettiest fresh blooms into their hair! Below, Barbara tells us even more about what inspired their Summer Solstice wedding:

We chose A Midsummer Nights Dream as our theme to honor our history of theatre and art collaborations and to honor the fact that we got married on the Summer Solstice. We appreciate art and made sure to incorporate design details related to our theme throughout the event. We wrote our own vows to each other – both were in the form of poems that we read aloud to each other. This was so special because it came from the heart. 

Thanks so much to Caroline Frost Photography for the beautiful photos!

Midsummer Nights Dream Wedding

first look

Midsummer Nights Dream Wedding

Badgley Mischka Wedding Dress

E looked like a dream in her Badgley Mischka dress, which she found at Kleinfeld’s, and we couldn’t possibly love that gorgeous bouquet more. Major high fives to the team at BRRCH Floral!!

flower hair piece

whimsical dreamy bouquet

purple suit

Midsummer Nights Dream Wedding

pastel bridesmaids

whimsical pastel bouquet

Midsummer Nights Dream Wedding

groomsmen

Processional: Groom: First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes; Bride: A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

Recessional: A Midsummer Night's Dream Wedding March

First Dance: A Life Less Ordinary by Carbon Leaf

Midsummer Nights Dream Wedding

Midsummer Nights Dream Wedding

Midsummer Nights Dream Wedding

Midsummer Nights Dream Wedding

Midsummer Nights Dream Wedding

Midsummer Nights Dream Wedding

photobooth fake wall

escort cards

We love all the ways the outdoors were brought inside to create the enchanted forest feel that Barbara + Adam were going for. From moss details, to beautifully curated terrariums, to the texture-filled centerpieces, this wedding shows how to really achieve a mystical garden feeling no matter where you are!

Midsummer Nights Dream Wedding

Midsummer Nights Dream Wedding

Midsummer Nights Dream Wedding

Midsummer Nights Dream Wedding

cake

Midsummer Nights Dream Wedding

It all goes by so quickly so do your best to soak it in and enjoy it even in the stressful moments try to find a way to laugh and think how lucky you are to be in this process. Also, continuously thank those loved ones around you- they are just as stressed as you are and working hard to make your day special- they deserve all your gratitude and love!

And for people who want a DIY wedding - if you are setting the bar high remember to also cut yourself some slack. It takes a lot of work to put together your big day and just keep remembering that the most important thing is that you're marrying the love of your life. Be present in the moment during planning because the planning process goes by so quickly and can be just as special and exciting as your big day!

photography: Caroline Frost Photography // venue + catering: Old Tappan Manor Old Tappan, New Jersey // event planning: Bride and Groom designed and planned with input from vendors // florals + hairpieces: BRRCH Floral // wedding dress: Badgley Mischka from Kleinfeld’s // shoes: Designed by Nina // bridesmaid dresses: Bill Levkoff from Bijou Bridal in NJ, maid of honor was in a Watters dress from Bijou Bridal // hair: Hair and Nails Excellence // makeup: Donna Lance // groom’s suit: Beau by Askel // videography: Love and You Video // paper goods: All graphics and details were designed by the groom, printed at Paper Presentation // cake: A Little Cake

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Palm Springs Giant Rock Engagement Session: Molly + Evan

Giant Rock Landers Engagement

Molly + Evan just so happen to have the perfect desert style, so choosing Giant Rock in Landers, California for their engagement session was pret-ty ideal for showcasing their stylish personalities and love for each other. On the day of their shoot, Molly wore two fun dresses (above from Free People + below from Madewell) and they piled into their photographer, Sheri of Tangerine Tree Photography‘s, car and took a little road trip, stopping along the way at some of their favorite iconic desert spots!

Giant Rock Landers Engagement

Giant Rock Landers Engagement

Giant Rock Landers Engagement

Giant Rock Landers Engagement

Evan says, We met in a bar. I know what you’re thinking; bartender charms his way into getting a phone number and the rest is history. Not the case. I worked the daytime shift on Wednesdays, hauling around liquor and stocking shelves when I met Molly. That afternoon, my friend and coworker Gia happened to stop by the office to grab her paycheck. She entered the hallway followed by another girl who was wearing a Biggie Smalls shirt, I’ll never forget that. I immediately stopped what I was doing to greet them. My attraction to her was instantaneous. I was introduced to Molly, and I mostly remember that moment as the first time I saw her smile. I soon came to find that behind her beautiful smile is an intelligent, confident, an generous soul. Her love for life is contagious. Almost five years have passed since we first met and I couldn’t be more thrilled to learn what the future has in store for us.

Giant Rock Landers Engagement

Giant Rock Landers Engagement

Giant Rock Landers Engagement

Giant Rock Landers Engagement

Giant Rock Landers Engagement

Giant Rock Landers Engagement

We love Palm Springs! It is our happy place. There is something in the air there that makes life that much better. We have vacationed there since we met, got engaged at the Korakia Pensione, so naturally we had to do engagement photos in the desert. 

Giant Rock Landers Engagement

Giant Rock Landers Engagement

Giant Rock Landers Engagement

Giant Rock Landers Engagement

Giant Rock Landers Engagement

Giant Rock Landers Engagement

We seriously love it! Thank you so much to Sheri, Molly + Evan for sharing this shoot with us today!

photography: Tangerine Tree Photography // venue: Giant Rock in Landers, California // Molly’s dresses: Free PeopleMadewell // Molly’s hat: J.Crew

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