Meet Dee

I was once where you are now. I wasn't sure if my fiance and I should elope or have a traditional wedding. After hours of research we decided to get married in a castle in Scotland and I have NO regrets! It was the best time of our lives because we were able to focus on each other. We honeymooned in Europe and have pictures all over our home of our time there.  Since Covid, many people have decided to elope in Louisiana and elopement are more popular than ever.

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Frequently asked questions

What is eloping?

According to Merriam Webster eloping is to run away secretly with the intention of getting married usually without parental consent.  

I like to think of this definition as outdated. Especially with the rise of Covid-19 and travel restrictions. To many, elopement means a small gathering of your closest friends and family to celebrate your wedding vows.

What are the best places to elope?

In the USA, the top elopement locations ar:
1. New Orleans, Louisiana
2. Miami Beach, Florida
3. Aspen, Colorado
4. Outer Banks, North Carolina
5. Las Vegas, Nevada
Of course, any location is a good one for an elopement! Thanks to weddingwire for the suggestions.

How to elope in new orleans?

Eloping in New Orleans is actually really easy! You'll need some important documents including:
1. ID, Passport, DL.
2. Birth certificate and ssn.
3. $27.50 cash for your marriage license.
4. 72 hours waiting period after you apply.
5. These forms and application.

You may also need a permit depending on where you plan to elope

Where to find an elopement dress?

There are a ton of beautiful bridal boutiques in New Orleans. You can find your dress here or order one online. I recommend these vendors:
Bliss Bridal
Wedding Belles
LuLus
Nasty Gal
Asos

Why Elope?

1. You want an intimate experience without pressure.
2.  You want to focus on just each other.
3. You want to be 100% your authentic self without an audience.
4. You want a different experience, something unique and a true reflection of who you are as a couple.
5. You want to free yourself of wedding planning.

New Orleans Elopement Locations

1. The French Quarter
2. Race and Religious
3. Jackson Square
4. City Park
5. Felicity Church
6. Marche
7. Marigny Opera House
8. Il Mercato
9. The Chicory
10. Latrobe's On Royal
12. House of Broel
13. The Ritz Carlton
14. Elms Mansion


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Elopement locations

If you're interested in eloping or having a wedding in the following countries, contact me for a custom quote.  These locations are on my photography bucket list so I'd love hear more about what you're planning.

EUROPE

WORLD

1. Tuscany, Italy
2. Paris, France
3. Santorini, Greece
4. Venice, Italy
5. Prague, Czech Republic
6. Bruges, Belgium
7. Rovinj, Croatia
8. Edinburgh, Scotland
9. Seville, Spain
10. Copenhagen, Denmark
12. Lagos, Portugal
1. Bangkok, Thailand
2. Charleston, South Carolina
3. Queenstown, New Zealand
4. Reykjavik, Iceland
5. Ubud, Bali
6. Banff, Canada
7. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
8. Grand Canyon, Arizona
9. Petra, Jordan
10. Taj Mahal, India
11. Chichen Itza, Mexico

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I'm so glad you've decided to inquire about your wedding date.  Weddings are first come, first serve.  In order to provide my clients with the best experience possible, I only accept 15 weddings per year.

If you'd like to email directly instead, please send all inquiries to info@deeolmstead.com

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