Boustany, Dugal exchange vows at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church

GRAND COTEAU - Ashley Joan Boustany and Jacques Anthony Dugal were united in holy matrimony at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Grand Coteau on Saturday, May 28 in a 2 p.m. ceremony officiated by the Reverend James L. Lambert, S.J.

The bride is the daughter of the Honorable and Mrs. Charles W. Boustany Jr. of Lafayette. Her mother is the former Bridget Edwards of Crowley.

Ashley is a graduate of Teurlings Catholic High School in Lafayette and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Eleanor Merrill of Longboat Key, Fla., and the late Mr. Nolan J. Edwards of Crowley, Mrs. Madlyn Hilliard and the late Dr. Charles W. Boustany Sr. of Lafayette.

The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. J. Charles Dugal Sr. of Sunset. His mother is the former Susan Laurente of Voilet.

He is a graduate of Beau Chene High School in Arnaudville and received a bachelor of industrial design degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is the grandson of the late Mrs. Mabel Rathey and Mr. Vicente Laurente of Violet, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Merrick A. Dugal of Houma.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore a gown of champagne silk organza, lace tulle and matte silk satin designed by Maggie Sottero. The A-line silhouette with a fitted bodice flowed into a full monarch train and featured elaborate floral motifs adorning an exquisite tulle lace overly. Appliques of handmade satin and organza flowers embellished with cream-rose lotus pearls, opaque luster and silky luster seed beads and flat silky iris sequins in dark ecru and silver accented the stunning strapless sweetheart neckline, skirt and train with a three-dimensional floral effect. The elegant back bodice was accented with a signature corset closure. She wore a two layer elbow length veil of ivory silk illusion edged with petite ecru silk cording and crowned with silk floral accents. The single strand cultured pearls she wore were a gift from her late maternal grandfather, Mr. Nolan J. Edwards Sr. to her maternal grandmother, Eleanor and worn on the day of her wedding.

The bride carried a cameo shaped bouquet of lily of the valley, Patience Auspastor buttermilk garden roses with ruffled petals, gardenias, stephanotis, edged in rose white sweet peas along with a lace handkerchief, a wedding day gift from her namesake, Ms. Joan Finley.

The bride was attended by her maid of honor, Adrienne Morain, and her matron of honor, Faith Thibodeaux, both friends of the bride. Bridesmaids were Stephanie LaPointe, friend of the bride, and Mary Doris Reggie and Sarah Edwards, both cousins of the bride.

Paul Durousseaux, friend of the groom served as best man. Groomsmen were Brad Delcambre, Ross Martel, Jonathon Matt and Joshua Marks, all friends of the groom. Ushers were Erik Boustany, brother of the bride, Sean Edwards and Evan Edwards, both cousins of the bride and Michael Buquet, friend of the groom.

Readers were Joan Finley, Melissa Hebert and Terese Reggie. Serving as greeters were Sarah Boustany and Therese Juneau.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Cafe Vermillionville in Lafayette.

After returning from a honeymoon in Longboat Key and Orlando, Fla., the couple will reside in Lafayette.

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