So, you want to elope in Louisiana? Good choice!
If you can’t tell, we’re big fans of elopements around here. An elopement allows you an intimate setting to truly experience every moment of your special day. Instead of worrying about seating arrangements, 6-figure catering bills and whether you should invite your third cousin twice-removed, you can say “I do” surrounded by the people that truly matter.
But I don’t need to convince you to elope- you’ve already made up your mind! The next step is deciding where you want to elope.
Louisiana is a beautiful state, which means there are so many stunning cities and venues to choose from- far too many for me to list here. So I’m just going to highlight a few of my favorite places:
If you want to elope somewhere that is brimming with culture, Lafayette is it. The Hub City is known for its Cajun and Creole influences. It is a dynamic city- a concrete jungle strewn with hidden oases. Some of the most scenic locations for elopements are:
- Cajun Mansion
- DoubleTree by Hilton
- Magnolia Court
Baton Rouge is undoubtedly one of the most iconic cities in Louisiana. The state’s capital is a picturesque city built along the Mississippi River. Some prime elopement locations in the city include:
- The Stockade Bed and Breakfast
- Magnolia Mound Plantation
- Baton Rouge Gallery
- Baton Rouge Zoo
- Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center
Of course I couldn’t leave out good old NOLA! I may be a bit biased, but I truly believe that New Orleans is the most beautiful city in the world- especially for photographing elopements! From the electric French Quarter to the enchanting Audubon Park, elopements in New Orleans are a sight to behold. Some of my favorite locations to photograph elopements in the city are:
- The French Quarter
- The Tree of Life in Audubon Park (View the Top 3 Packages)
- Pirate’s Alley
- Jackson Square
- Algiers Courthouse
- City Park
Regardless of where you choose to elope, rest assured – Ibay Photography will come to you! We will travel anywhere in Louisiana to capture elopements. But we do more than that! Let us help you plan your elopement from choosing the right location to photographing your special day.