At this Elms Mansion wedding reception in uptown New Orleans, the bride and groom share their first dance in the ballroom. The rim lighting from behind the couple helps them stand out from the background, which was exposed to be dark to create a more intimate image of just the bride and groom, but still bringing in enough to show some visual interest behind them.
The Elms features great spaces for indoor or outdoor receptions, and is conveniently located right on the Saint Charles Avenue streetcar line, which can make for a memorable way to depart a reception at the end of the night. The beautifully landscaped patio and garden area, where ceremonies are typically held, can quickly be turned around and used for your reception as well, while the ballroom features a stage and a gorgeous bar. Most weddings make use of both, though the time of year will likely dictate which will work best as the primary reception space.
Location: 3029 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115.