Double-ring ceremony unites couple
First United Methodist Church in Eunice served as the setting for the evening, double ring, covenant marriage ceremony uniting Stephanie Dawn Young and Donnie Gene Thibodeaux in holy matrimony. The ceremony was held on May 30 at 7 p.m.
Parents of the bride are Carlis and John A. Young of Eunice; and parents of the groom are John Nathan and Lynn Thibodeaux of Pearland, Texas and Brenda and Lee Dietz of Iota.
Presiding over the ceremony was Rev. Truman Stagg.
The church was beautifully decorated for the special occasion. White grapevine wreaths accented with white tulle and black satin bows featuring silver double hearts and ring charms were hung on the entry doors of the church.
Church pews featured white tulle with black satin bows.
Vocalists during the ceremony included Dwight Jodon and Patricia Dossman.
The bride, given away by her father, wore a white satin A-line halter gown adorned with a spilt-front. The bodice was heavily beaded and accented with delicate lace. The laced-up corset back draped into a chapel length train.
She wore a white tulle veil with a delicate black satin trim.
The bride carried a hand-held bouquet of half-dozen red roses and white calla lilies tied with white satin ribbons. An antique white handkerchief belonging to the bride’s late grandmother was featured inside the bouquet.
Serving as maid of honor was Anna Daigle of Eunice, friend of the bride.
Junior bridesmaids included Abigail Young, daughter of Blaine and Brandie Young of Eunice, and Lainey Miller, daughter of Jacque and Amy Miller of Eunice, both nieces of the bride.
The junior attendants wore black satin overlay spaghetti-strapped white satin floor-length A-line dresses accented with black satin at the neckline and hemline. The dress featured a black satin corset-style back with a bow. They complimented their attire with a white pearl bracelet and necklace.
They carried bouquets of three red roses and baby’s breath wrapped at the stems with black satin ribbon.
The maid of honor wore a black satin scoop-neckline A-line dress with a white satin underlay at the hemline. A white satin sash accented the attire.
She carried a bouquet of a half-dozen red roses and white baby’s breath which were wrapped at the stems with black and white satin ribbons.
Serving as best man was John Nathan Thibodeaux of Pearland, father of the groom.
The groom wore a red rose and white calla lily boutonniere for the occasion and the best man wore a red rose accented with baby’s breath boutonniere.
The groom and best man wore black four-button tuxedos with satin notched lapels. The groom wore a matching black shirt and vest with a white satin tie. The best man wore a matching white shirt and black satin vest and tie.
The mother of the bride wore a black V-neck two-piece suit which featured metallic textured embellishment along the scalloped hemline of the bodice. She chose a black flared skirt to complete her attire. She was pinned with a corsage of red roses and baby’s breath.
The mother of the groom wore a two-piece black and gold brocade jacket and matching black pants. She was pinned with a corsage of red roses and baby’s breath.
Immediately following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Northwest Community Center.
The wedding cake was a three-tiered round cake decorated with black satin ribbon around the bottom of each tier with a black scroll design on front of each tier. The topper and layer of each tier included three red roses.
The groom's cake was a three-tiered round german chocolate cake decorated with a Dallas Cowboys helmet.
For their honeymoon the couple took a seven- day trip to Oahu and Kauai, Hawaii.
The bride is a graduate of Eunice High School and LSUE where she earned an associate’s degree in Respiratory Care. She is employed at the Acadian Medical Center.
The groom is a graduate of A.L.E.T.A. Law Enforcement Academy in Lafayette. He is employed as a Sergeant at the Eunice Police Department.
The couple have made their home in Eunice.