Couple celebrates 50th Wedding Anniversary

Sam and Shirley Olivier of Eunice celebrated their 50th anniversary with a renewal of vows on July 12 at the KC Hall.

Deacon David Guillory performed the renewal of vows and an anniversary reception was held immediately following, hosted by the couples’ children.

The couple married on July 12, 1958 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Plaisance with Father Jules Lanoie officiating. Best man was Archie Comeaux and maid of honor was Paranell Sonnier. Shirley was the former Shirley Vidrine.

Hosting the anniversary reception were Timmy and Lisa Olivier, Dwayne and Connie Olivier and Kerry and Karen Olivier.

The hall was decorated with a registry table which was accented with a white lace tablecloth and skirting. Placed upon the table were three gold candleholders with white tapered candles and pictures of the couple from their wedding day and recent times. A large Boston fern placed upon a white column was featured near the registry table.

Guest tables were covered with white linen tablecloths. Centerpieces included floating candles accented with clear bowls of crystals and gold roses.

The cake table was covered with a white linen tablecloth and skirting accented with gold tulle bows and accents. The cake was a three-tiered white confection accented with gold ribbon on each layer. It was topped with a 50th anniversary topper. Also featured upon the table was a cut-glass ice bucket with champagne and gold ribboned accented champagne glasses.

The backdrop featured a white lattice accented with gold delicate fabric. Palm trees and ivy plants were featured next to the backdrop.

The food tables were draped with white linen tablecloths and skirting. Guests enjoyed an array of foods including pork and sausage jambalaya, Swedish meatballs, sweet and sour sausages, spinach dip, rotel cheese dip, chips, crackers, finger sandwiches, fruit tray, vegetable tray and punch.

The gift table was covered with a white linen tablecloth and skirting accented with gold tulle bows and 50th anniversary decor.

A slideshow with pictures of the couple and family throughout their fifty years was viewed by all guests.

The couple have three children, Timmy Olivier of Opelousas, Dwayne Olivier and Kerry “Cotton” Olivier, both of Eunice. They have six grandchildren, one step-grandchild and one step-great-grandchild.

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