After being together for over a decade, these two Louisiana-based childhood sweethearts decided that they wanted a celebration that was just for them — and they found it in a secret New York City elopement over Christmastime. Without telling anyone, the pair said their vows in an intimate ceremony in Central Park, then headed to Rockefeller Center for twinkly lights and winter wonderland goodness (extra props to the bride for wearing white Sperry boots on the frosted terrain, then changing into her Badgley Mischkas when we left the park!).
We wanted an intimate, private ceremony during Christmas time. There’s no better place than New York during that time of year.
We chose a naturally picturesque location for our ceremony, so no decorations were necessary.
Our photographer was amazing! She perfectly captured our wedding day in the most beautiful way – not just for my husband and I, but for our family and friends also.
Although we eloped, I wanted an actual wedding dress, which was realistic to pack in my luggage, as we flew to New York from Louisiana. My husband and I both wanted a traditional and timeless look. I chose a white, long-sleeved dress with lace detailing at the top, and a long train. My husband chose a black suit, with a white shirt, and a black bow-tie.
We met in Ms. Meyer’s 8th Grade English Class when we were randomly assigned to do a biography on each other’s life – little did we know! Tyler proposed at the reception of my best friend’s wedding; we have been best friends since we were 13 years old, and she insisted on being a part of our special day. Instead of her throwing the bouquet, she handed it to me and Tyler proposed.
Being able to spend the entire day together, and really just focus on us. Not to mention the beautiful snow squall 6 hours after we got married. We don’t get snow often in Southeast Louisiana.