New Orleans City Park + Longvue House Engagement Session
How did you meet?
We met through mutual friends at a Kid Cudi Concert, then ran into each other at a Flume Concert, and then again at a Phantogram Concert! We decided if we liked enough of the same music we probably had other similar interests and going on a date seemed like the natural next step. By the end of the first date, we already planned our second.. a concert just three days later.
SAM + ELI | NEW ORLEANS CITY PARK
How did he propose?
We were traveling in Argentina. We learned Dove Hunting there is considered the Best in the World, so we booked a couple of nights with an outfitter in Cordoba. On the second day of hunting, I asked our guide to take our pictures, at which point I got down on one knee. Luckily she heard me through the ear plugs and said YES! We finished the trip by celebrating in the Mendoza Wine Country which led to a truly magical engagement.
What steps are you taking to prepare for married life?
Planning more for the future. I used to only plan for the weekend, maybe a month. Now I find myself planning for years down the road. Also, we now make decisions together and get the other one’s opinions on most things. Moving from the mindset of “I” to “we”.
While planning your wedding, what are you most excited about?
New Orleans has always been one of my favorites cities in the world. The idea of getting married here and sharing this unique experience with the most important people in our lives is very exciting.
What has been the most stressful part of planning a wedding?
So far the overall planning hasn’t been terribly stressful. I think mostly due to that fact that we are having a long engagement and are able to take our time, but also because we both enjoy planning and have really done this as a team.
Most importantly we can’t wait to get married and spend the rest of our lives with one another. Life really is more fun when you get to do it with your best friend. Being able to celebrate with family and friends in a city as vibrant and eccentric as New Orleans is just icing on the cake!