Couple unite in Lake Charles ceremony

St. Margaret Catholic Church in Lake Charles served as the setting for the double-ring, evening ceremony uniting Lacy Virgen and Travis Manceaux in Holy Matrimony.

The ceremony was held on April 12 at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. Father Derek Covert officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Howard Virgen of Carencro and Paul “Chip” and Amanda Fruge of Eunice; and is the granddaughter of Rose Smith of Eunice and the late Norris Smith of Eunice and the late Clifford and Bonnie Virgen of Tunas, Missouri.

The groom is the son of Steven and Pamela Manceaux of Lake Charles; and is the grandson of Rodney and Jaynell Manceaux of Kaplan, Paul Montalbano of Lake Charles and the late Betty Montalbano of Lake Charles.

The Ceremony

Pink and ivory calla lilies and roses could be seen throughout the church as well as chocolate colored pew markers.

Ushering guests to their appointed seats was Wayne Hebert of Lake Charles, friend of the groom.

The Bride

The bride, given away by her father and step-father, was radiant in a French taffeta strapless gown with pleated bodice and corset back. A chocolate satin ribbon and pearl and rhinestone brooch accented the waistline.

Her headpiece was an ivory tulle veil with outer lining Austrian crystals. She complimented her attire with a crystal teardrop necklace and earrings.

She carried a bouquet of pink and ivory calla lilies with pink roses accented with babies breath and pink statice and was tied with an ivory ribbon.The bouquet included an intertwined rosary from her grandmother.

The Attendants

Serving as Matron of Honor was Jessica Galloway of Lake Charles, friend of the bride.

Attendants included Megan Manceaux of Lake Charles, sister of the groom, Suzanna Braman of Lake Charles, friend of the bride, Gina Moreau of Eunice, friend of the bride and Amy Hebert of Eunice, sister of the bride.

The attendants chose chocolate-colored floor-length, sleeveless gowns featuring a halter-neckline slightly gathered at the bodice with an ivory- colored waistband. They complimented their attire with pearl teardrop earrings.

Each attendant carried a bouquet of pink and ivory mini calla lilies with pink roses accented with babies breath and pink statice, tied with an ivory ribbon.

Serving as flower girl was Lindsy Hebert of Eunice, niece of the bride, and serving as a miniature bride was Riley Hargroder of Lake Charles, daughter of the bride.

The flower girl wore an ivory sleeveless scooped neck dress with a chocolate sash at the waist which was highlighted with double flowers in the back and a chocolate pull up skirt accented with matching flowers.

The miniature bride wore an ivory floor length strapped A-line dress accented with beading, embroidered lace appliqués and a chocolate color ribbon belt.

Serving as Best Man was Jacob Manceaux of Lake Charles, brother of the groom.

Groomsmen included Stephen Hudson, Taylor Filo, both of Lake Charles, friends of the groom, Kyle Harless of Los Angeles, friend of the groom, and Brett Harless of Los Angeles, friend of the groom.

Serving as Ring Bearer was Garet Hebert of Eunice, nephew of the bride, and miniature groom was Caleb Bradley of Lake Charles, cousin of the groom.

The Mothers

The mother of the bride wore a two piece ensemble in bronze with a taffeta bodice and silk skirt. She chose a matching taffeta jacket accented with a crystal and jewel neckline.

The mother of the groom wore a floor-length gown in shimmery champagne with a matching three- quarter-length sleeve organza jacket.

Immediately following the reception the couple took a honeymoon to Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

The groom is a graduate of St. Louis High School in Lake Charles, and is employed as a field supervisor with Conner/Manceaux, General Contractor.

The bride is a graduate of Eunice High School and McNeese State University with B.S. degree in Business Management. She is employed as a Patient Care Representative with Louisiana Hospice and Palliative Care.

The couple reside in Lake Charles.

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