Mowele Mohlala and Erik Causey have a Coming to America-esque story – except that this time, it was the woman who came to America, and she certainly didn’t come here to find her prince. It’s just something that sort of, well, happened. Aren’t those always the best love stories, though?
South African Mowele met a quiet Erik at work, where she was for a short-term international assignment. Never intending on an office romance of any sort, Mowele joined Erik on a trip to his hometown, New Orleans, for Mardi Gras festivities in 2010 because it was something she had absolutely wanted to experience. Away from the stuffiness and formality of the office, it was as if Mowele met a new man in Erik, and they clicked. :) 18 months later, they were engaged!
According to the bride, the theme for the engagement session shot by Lovestruck Wedding Photography was “Easy Love” after the Big Easy, the city of New Orleans. Here’s what she had to say about the shoot:
“The French Quarter was the perfect scene for our engagement shoot as Bourbon Street (also known as “Rue Bourbon,”) is an historic street which sits at the heart of the French Quarter, an area steeped in history, folklore, iconic buildings and beauty that dates back to 1718 when New Orleans was founded. One of the best surprises was that, as we were walking around the Quarter taking photos, we came across an old jalopy with a South African flag.
Though Erik claims jazz was born in New Orleans, I dare say his spirit was born in Africa. We believe our love story is special because by “Coming to America” I found my prince.”