Updated: Mar 10, 2021
The last blog post (the first reveal) ended on Justin sharing some of his favorite photos from the first location of our engagement shoot in New Orleans in early February (the most casual look of the day). This post will focus on the second location and the second set of outfits (the most formal).
As you may recall from the blog post describing the whole engagement shoot day, from the French Quarter, we traveled several minutes by car to one of our favorite venues in New Orleans -- the Elms Mansion. The mansion is located in the Garden District and is an one of the most sought out venues for weddings. Our friend, Jessica Serrano, is the Sales Director & Event Manager there, and, luckily, it was available that day for our shoot. It holds a special place in our hearts because on our first trip together to New Orleans in 2019, Jessica managed to take some beautiful photos of us inside the mansion -- some of our first "couple" photos together. We knew we wanted part the Elms to be part of our engagement shoot.
Upon arriving and being greeted by Jessica, we rushed to change into our next outfits with the help of our wedding planner/designer, Belinda of Blue Gardenia Events, and Jessica. I wore a Slate & Willow gown from Rent the Runaway and Justin put on a tuxedo. Our full look was styled by the amazing Gabrielle Hurwitz. Somehow my hair and makeup was still perfectly intact thanks to Jess and Christine of Signature Beauty Group.
After we got ready and sipped on some champagne (obviously), we started the shoot. Our photographer/videographer team, Marissa and Devin of Mon Soleil, made us feel so wonderful and comfortable in front of the camera. We danced, we laughed, we sipped more champagne, we posed in front of a streetcar, and had the time of our lives. Although we received a ton of photos we were absolutely obsessed with from this location, below are my eleven favorites. What do you think? Which is your favorite? Comment below...