Couple united during surprise Rayne ceremony

A surprise to their guests, a double-ring wedding ceremony was held Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, during halftime ceremonies of the season opener of the Louisiana State University football team uniting Cheryl Ann Richard of Rayne and Miles Boudreaux of Breaux Bridge.

The unique 8 p.m. ceremony was held at the family home of Lauless and Gladys Robichaux, the late maternal grandparents of the bride.

Officiating the ceremony were Justice of the Peace Timothy LeBlanc and his wife, Judy, of Gueydan, friends of the couple.

The bride is the daughter of Joe Richard and Herman and Rose Marie Stelly, all of Rayne. Her grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Lauless Robichaux and the late Mr. and Mrs. Camile Richard, all of Rayne. She is a 1981 graduate of Rayne High School, attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette (ULL), and Christopher Newport University in Newport, VA. She is currently the cultural director for the City of Rayne.

The groom is the son of Cornel and Bonnie Boudreaux of Breaux Bridge. His grandparents are the late Voorhies Boudreaux and Rochelle Angelle Boudreaux, Henry Huval, and the late Evelyn Huval. He is a 1998 graduate of Breaux Bridge High School, attended Louisiana State University, and is employed as the Executive Director of the Rayne Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture.

Providing musical selections for the ceremony was Shannon Guidry, brother-in-law of the groom.

For the special occasion, the bride wore a white halter-top dress embellished with rhinestones and gold LSU Tigers at the hemline with a sheer white ruffled blouse over the shoulders. For her headpiece she wore a white, purple and gold feather and tulle hair clip while carrying a bouquet comprised of white calla lilies adorned with purple feathers and purple/gold accents.

Attending the bride as maid of honor was her friend, Josie Henry. Bridal attendants were Janet Richard Cormier, sister of the bride; Katie Marie Cormier, godchild of the bride; Nicole Boudreaux Guidry and Lynsey Boudreaux Peltier, sisters of the groom; and Ann Johnson, friend of the bride.

Bridal attendants were all attired in LSU colors of purple, gold and white and wore yellow rose corsages with purple feather and purple/gold accents.

Serving as flower girl was Avida, canine daughter of the bride.

Attending the groom as best man was a friend, Rick Jones. Groomsmen were Keith Cormier, brother-in-law of the bride; and Shannon Guidry and Jude Peltier, brothers-in-law of the groom.

Male attendants were all attired in LSU colors of purple, gold and white and presented a purple rosebud boutonniere with gold accents.

For the wedding, the bride’s mother wore a black top embellished with white lace over black pants. She was presented a yellow rose corsage with white pearl and purple feather accents.

The groom’s mother selected her son’s LSU jersey over capris. She was also presented a yellow rose corsage with white pearls and purple feather accents.

Immediately following the wedding ceremony, a reception followed on the backyard deck at the family home. For the decor, a LSU theme of purple, gold and white was noted. Guests also enjoyed a meatball stew prepared by the groom, along with side dishes provided by family members.

The bride’s cake was a two-tiered white confection embellished with purple and gold fleur de lis and a fleur de tigre with strawberry and cookies and cream fillings.

The groom’s cake was a four-foot long double-doozie chocolate chip cookie cake decorated to resemble LSU Tiger Field created by Lynsey Boudreaux Peltier.

Special presentations for a champagne toast was made by Norris Huval and Dale, Kenny, Daryl and Robert Boudreaux, uncles of the groom.

Special friends Tony Olinger and Colin Burnum provided video and photography.

Guests attended from Rayne, Lafayette, Youngsville, Broussard, Breaux Bridge and St. Martinville.

The couple plans to make their home in Rayne.

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