Ellen Rogers Logan and Patrick Hinton Williams met in high school while Ellen was attending the Academy of the Sacred Heart and Patrick Country Day School. They became friends, but their studies and careers took them in different directions across the country. However they always stayed in touch and saw each when they came back to New Orleans for holidays.
The magic of a mutual friend’s wedding in 2017 rubbed off, and they enjoyed their first date shortly afterwards at The Waverly Inn in New York City. A long distance relationship between New York City (where Ellen was living) and Houston (where Patrick was living) ensued. It didn’t last long; within months the pair was engaged. Patrick chose to propose to Ellen their hometown with a ring from Kiss the Ring of New York City, where Ellen worked as a jewelry designer.
On May 18, 2018, Patrick’s parents hosted a wonderful rehearsal dinner at Arnaud’s for the couple’s family and friends. Many of the restaurant’s most popular and classic dishes were served, including soufflé potatoes, shrimp Arnaud, Gulf fish Pontchartrain, filet Charlemond and creme brûlée.
On May 19, 2018, Ellen and Patrick were married in the chapel of the bride’s alma mater, Academy of the Sacred Heart, by Fr. Tony Rigoli, OMI. The ceremony music was performed by Albinas Prizgintas and Harry Hardin. Ellen was beautiful in a dress from Wedding Belles of New Orleans.
The couple chose to have an intimate wedding reception that began in the beautiful Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art in City Park. The wedding party – consisting of Ellen’s sister Ginger and brother King, and Patrick’s brother Lear – joined a small group of guests to enjoy French 75s before being led by Trombone Freddie Lonzo & His Friends. Dinner was served by Catering d’Orleans and floral decorations were created by Meade Wenzel. Guests included the couple’s closest high school and college friends, and they and the wedding party danced into the night to the sounds of Motown by Sha’on and the Girls With Success.
Ellen and Patrick enjoyed a wonderful honeymoon in Kauai and Maui, and returned to Mobile, Alabama where Ellen is a jewelry designer with her own line, Ellen Logan Jewelry, and Patrick is a General Manager with Norton Lilly International, a vessel agency headquartered in Mobile.
Coordinators: Laren Holzer and Andre Cardinale
Bride’s and Groom’s Wedding Bands: Designed by Ellen and made in New York City
Wedding Cake: The Sweet Life Bakery
Groom’s Cake: Peanut butter cheesecake by Dardaneaux’s
Photographer: Eau Claire Photography
Hair: Beth Washington
Makeup: Sarah Walsh Beauty