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Let’s Elope New Orleans, based in Uptown, New Orleans is an officiant service like no other! British Celebrant, Ranna Zahra McSwain creates custom heartfelt ceremonies; and officiates with love and authenticity. She welcomes couples from all religious backgrounds, gender expressions, and ethnicities.

Ranna will be honored to share a timeless moment in your beautiful marital journey. She is here to create and facilitate your ceremony with kindness, dedication, and love.

She excels in creating a meaningful wedding ceremony that represents a couple’s inspiring and loving narrative. Ranna recently appeared in Season 11 of Married at First Sight; and her reputation amongst weddings pros, and devotion to her couples, is what makes Let’s Elope New Orleans an officiant service like no other!

Whatever you choose for your special day, be it a simple exchange of vows; an elaborate New Orleans fantasy, or a time honored traditional ceremony, Let's Elope New Orleans will make it happen! Ranna and her team, can also organize an elopement complete, with a superb wedding photographer! It’s the most special day of your life and no detail is too small!


The Historic Swoop-Duggins House, located in a historic three-story, three-bay, brick house with an attached two-story service wing located in New Orlean’s CBD, offers a private, second floor exclusively for events complete with private entry. For larger events, or guests wishing for a progressive event experience, you may opt to also include the courtyard as well as the entire first floor, Swoop’s dining room and bar, as part of your event.

The Historic Swoop-Duggins House’s event space can be privately accessed by both its own beautiful wooden staircase as well as the courtyard, both leading to the immaculately decorated rooms on the second floor. Rich colors and ornate fabrics complement the artwork that adorns the walls as well as the multiple fireplaces. The “gallery” (a balcony spanning the depth of an entire sidewalk and the full length of the building) allows guests to experience the sites and sounds of New Orleans during your event.

The space at The Historic Swoop-Duggins House provides your guests with a unique event experience in that not only do you have access to the second floor during your event, you have the option to utilize the courtyard as part of your event.


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