Bridal Spotlight – Ellie + Ryan

How did you and your fiancé meet?
We met in the 3rd grade. He and my twin brother were (and still are) best friends and lived in the same neighborhood as us! We went to elementary, middle and high school together. We are complete opposites. Ryan–introvert, and me–extrovert!! Complete opposites!

What made you select Southern Oaks Plantation as your wedding venue?
I was a bridesmaid in my Big Sis in Kappa Delta, Lauren Durrett Charrier’s, wedding and fell in love with the beauty and awesome staff!

What was your favorite moment of the night?
My ABSOLUTE favorite moment was when we were surprised with the fireworks and confetti after the ceremony!!! It was SO awesome!!!!!

Is there any other feedback you’d like to include?
Southern Oaks is by far the BEST venue and has the BEST staff!! Everyone in the bridal party kept saying “We had our own attendants and it was awesome! We never went without a drink!” Also, since we live in Shreveport, most of our family and friends didn’t understand why we were getting married in NOLA…. They FINALLY understood when they saw the venue. They said it was a magical night!!!

Are there any other vendors you’d like to mention in this feature?
I would like to thank Eric Fredericks from Bee’s Florist for providing beautiful flowers and for Haydel’s Bakery for making a beautiful/delicious cake! Also, my WONDERFUL photographer Ivy B Photography for capturing such beautiful moments.