January 28, 2019

September 14, 2018

September 14, 2018

Please reload

Recent Posts

Santa Cruz California Destination Engagement Session

April 11, 2019

Please reload

Featured Posts

Romantic Tree of Life Wedding | New Orleans Elopement

November 17, 2017



The picturesque, romantic "Tree of Life", appearing to be dripping with greenery, provides the perfect amount of shade under the New Orleans sun for a modern, destination wedding. 


Blake and Ryan met 12 years ago as Freshmen in high school and have been inseparable since. It's clear that the foundation of their once, teenage love has blossomed into a mature, compassionate, and inspiring partnership. Somehow the two manage to run two wedding businesses and still have a sparkle of love in their eyes.


It's no secret that planning a wedding is a stressful undertaking - and it's no different for a wedding professional. After months of planning a traditional wedding for all their guests and trying to please everyone but themselves, the stress just became too much. Blake and Ryan decided to plan  dream wedding with close friends and family at a get away location, the romantic Tree of Life in New Orleans.


The wedding day started at an apartment in the Garden District with champagne, bridesmaids gifts and bridal beauty. The bride and groom decided on a first look in the beautiful courtyard.


The ceremony took place under the tree of life, finalized by a jumping of the broom. Jumping the broom is a tradition symbolizing sweeping away of all the negative enegery to make way for all things that are good to come into your lives and a call of support of the union from the community, family and friends. Immediately following the bride and groom shared a celebratory champagne toast in the park with their guests. 


Festivities kicked off at the innovative and delectable southern New Orleans restaurant, Coquette. The reception, in true New Orleans fashion, was relaxed and soulful. Many toasts of happy wishes were given to the couple, followed by the best fried chicken you've laid eyes on, dancing and love.




























Destination Vendor Team

Photography: The Lauren Style

Planner: Bridget Davis Events
Ceremony: The Tree of Life, Audubon Park

Reception: Coquette

Bridal Boutique: Grace Style & Bridal

Rings: Robbins Brothers

Music: Samantha Pearl Music

Floral: The Petal Theory

Videographer: Troy Honnaker

Dessert: Sucre

Bridal Beauty: Hair & Makeup By B

Invitations: Paige Poppe

Rentals: Your Event Delivered

Gown Designer: Pronovias

Groom's Wear: Men's Wearhosue

Bride: Blake Patricia 

Bridal Suite: Stay Alfred



Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Follow Along

  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey Pinterest Icon
  • Grey Instagram Icon

Gorgeous Destination wedding Inspiration straight to your inbox?! 


All content on this site is © 2017 Destination by Design Team  Click here to view our: Terms and Conditions  Privacy Policy