We are always on the hunt for great places to hold small weddings and elopements, so when we were invited to check out the space that Clesi’s recently renovated at Bottinelli Place, our eyes lit up. Nestled in between the cemeteries right at the foot of Canal Street is this spectacular little block that looks like it stepped right out of an Italian villa. “I wonder what a bride would look like in that spot?” our collective minds start churning. So we decided to stop wondering and make it happen with a styled shoot. We put out a call to some of our favorite vendors, and the response was phenomenal. Every single vendor was generous, and sent us their best, to help us put together a dream New Orleans elopement shoot. Our beautiful models were generous with their time, and they were troopers to work with us in the brutal New Orleans late summer heat. They invited us into their home for get ready, which gives us a great glimpse of who they are, and helps us show off a perfect example of how the get ready portion of elopement day is such a crucial part of the story. Take a look at what we shot for inspiration for your New Orleans elopement! Contact us to help plan your elopement, and check out the links below to incorporate any of these beautiful looks into your special day.