City Park Elopement
Katie and Ryan chose to elope in New Orleans, and although there are many great hotels and other venues where a couple might get married, they decided that a whimsical decision required a whimsical setting. New Orleans is a magical city, and if downtown is its pulse, then its heart, and one of its most magical and whimsical settings, is City Park. Once the site of Allard Plantation, this 1,300 acre park, more than 150 years old, is one of the largest urban parks in the world. If you want to be lost in love, there’s no better place than in this historical park.
Katie and Ryan traveled from Minneapolis to be married amid the grand old, moss-draped oaks of this magnificent park that boasts millions of visitors a year. If you’re a nature-lover, this is the place to be, with English ivy crawling up walls, and masses of hostas and ferns thriving amid the shade of these great oaks.
Katie looked like the consummate modern bride in her lovely two-piece, lace top and skirt bridal ensemble. She carried a bouquet of white flowers with two large pink roses as accents. With the sun streaming through the grand oaks, whose roots date back 800 years, Katie and Ryan said I do, and then spent some time strolling through the park. To celebrate the whimsy of their City Park elopement, they might take a spin on the over 100-year-old wooden carousel, referred to as the “flying horses,” to celebrate their new life together that has just taken flight.