Louise Jahncke Acomb and Jack Leighton Smallpage met in 2002 at Louise’s Sacred Heart Sweet Sixteen party. After that night, the two became good friends and dated throughout the rest of high school and during their time at the University of Alabama.
Over Labor Day weekend 2011, Louise and Jack were both in Pass Christian, Miss., for the holiday. Jack had planned to take Louise out on a boat ride to propose on the water, but unfortunately, Tropical Storm Lee prevented them from going out. Instead, Jack surprised Louise by proposing on the front porch of her grandmother’s house, where they later celebrated with both of their families.
After the wedding, Louise and Jack went to Hermitage Bay Resort in Antigua for one week. The two currently reside in New Orleans, where Louise is the business office manger at West Bank Surgery Center and Jack is a sales representative for Donovan Marine, Inc.
Bride: Louise Jahncke Acomb
Groom: Jack Leighton Smallpage
Bride’s Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Dwight LeBlanc Acomb
Groom’s Parents: Mr. and Mrs. John Benton Smallpage Jr.
Date of Wedding: March 24, 2012
Ceremony Location: The Academy of the Sacred Heart Chapel
Reception Location: Orleans Club
Celebrant: The Most Reverend Bishop Roger Paul Morin of Biloxi, Miss.
Ceremony Music: Rendell James
Wedding Gown: Designed by the late Judy Cobb, the bride’s great aunt
Maids of Honor: Margaret Acomb and Kathleen Acomb
Bridesmaids: Caroline Acomb, Katie Gilly, Charlotte Sapir, Kelly Geary, Kate Gilly and Lydia Tompkins
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J.Crew
Flower Girls: Lila Miller, Reese Miller and Sarah Gibbs Smallpage
Best Men: John Benton Smallpage Jr. and John Benton Smallpage III
Groomsmen: Cameron Gilly, JP Sapir, Tac Crosby, Harris Diano, Reiss Eagan and Clay Smith
Ushers Included: Harrison Frampton, William Hales, Conway Marshall and David Pointer
Rings: Wedding bands from Friend & Co.; engagement ring designed at Lee Michael’s
Florist: Meade Wenzel
Caterer: Orleans Club
Wedding & Groom’s Cake: Maurice French Pastries
Photographer: Ann Madden Photography + Design
Videographer: Bob Eutsler
Hair: Marcia Gauthreaux, Salon Dante
Makeup: Cecile Covert
Music: Musical Fantasy