Ever since Ben photographed E’Lane’s big sister Vicki’s wedding to Jacob in 2007, we have been very close to the Bobo family. We have visited them on the holidays, met up with them in Natchez and New Orleans, and spent several Thanksgivings with them. So when E’Lane asked us to photograph her wedding to her high-school sweetheart, Baker, we felt more like we were being invited to a good friend’s wedding.
Except for the small caveat that we were expected to actually work at this friend’s wedding. Which was fine by us, as E’Lane is one of the most beautiful and photogenic girls we’ve ever photographed. And her wedding would take us to New Orleans. It’s no secret that New Orleans is one of our favorite cities in the world. We jump at every opportunity to shoot there.
E’Lane and Baker started the weekend off with a rehearsal dinner at the famous ACME Oyster House, followed by an insanely fun after-party at the Ritz-Carlton’s Davenport Lounge, where the champagne seemed endless and everyone danced to the Davenport’s resident jazz band. It was a very classic New Orleans evening, and we were so thrilled to be a part of it all.
The candlelit wedding ceremony was held after sundown in the courtyard of the Montegut House. For the reception, everyone was treated to delicious creole dishes created by famous Louisiana chef John Besh. Since E’Lane is a pastry chef, the traditional wedding cake was foregone in exchange for a tower of brightly colored macaroons. At the end of the night, the happy newlyweds escaped on a pedicab into the chilly New Orleans night.
E’Lane and Baker, and of course the wonderful Bobo clan, thank you so much for letting us be a part of the family and continue to photograph your lives! We hope to see you at many more get-togethers, celebrations and milestones.