Double-ring, evening ceremony unites couple

The First United Methodist Church in Eunice was the setting for an evening, double ring ceremony uniting Anna Elizabeth Soileau and Ivan Anthony Rainville in Holy Matrimony.

The ceremony was held on Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Eddie Morgan and Rev. Truman Stagg officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Randy and Jeanne Soileau of Eunice. The groom is the son of Patrick and Charlena Rainville of Eunice.

The Ceremony

The church was decorated in a Christmas theme which included a Christmas tree, red poinsettias and satin and tulle bows.

Participants during the ceremony were Sarah Pulling, vocalist; Connie Beaugh, pianist, and Laura Reed, cousin of the bride, was the lector.

Ushering wedding guests to their appointed seats were Terry Jenkins of Lafayette and Ross Andrus of Eunice. The two men wore black, two-buttoned, shadow-striped notch lapel tuxedos with matching light blue colored vests. They were pinned with a boutonniere of a small arrangement of snowflakes.

The Bride

The bride, given away by her father, was radiant in a white satin halter A-line gown accented with beaded lace appliqués and a cut-out laced hem with a chapel-length train.

Her headpiece included a fingertip length Mantilla veil consisting of one tier edged with lace appliqués and pearls.

She complimented her attire with drop pearl earrings with diamond accents which were given to her by her maternal grandmother.

The bride carried a hand-held bouquet of snowflakes arranged in the shape of a ball adorned with white marabou and accented with silver ribbon and crystals.

The Attendants

Serving as Maid of Honor was Sarah Soileau of Eunice, sister of the bride.

Bridal attendants included Ashley Sebastian of Eunice, Krista Broxson of DeQuincy, Chasity Rainville and Carlee LaCoste, both of Eunice.

Serving as Junior Bridesmaid was Kelsey Courville of Eunice, niece of the bride.

The bridesmaids wore light blue, spaghetti strap, floor length chiffon dresses accented with a beaded empire waist.

The attendants carried a bouquet of snowflakes similar to the bride’s.

Each bridesmaid wore a journey necklace with matching earrings, which were a gift from the bride.

The Junior Bridesmaid wore a light blue, A-line, tea-length satin dress with a boat neckline, and matching ballet flats.

She carried a bouquet of snowflakes similar to the bride’s.

Serving as flower girl was Emma Grace Louise Jeremiah, daughter of Kalvin Jeremiah and Johnnie Schoeffler of Eunice.

She wore a dress featuring a square neck with beaded lace appliqués accented with a tulle skirt. The back of the dress featured a key hole back and a sweep train.

She carried a hand-made basket of snowflakes.

The ring bearer was Daylon Louis Rainville, son of Aaron and Chasity Rainville of Eunice. He wore a black, two-button, shadow stripe notch lapel with a matching platinum vest.

Serving as Best Man was Aaron Rainville of Eunice.

Groomsmen includedMatthew Schoeffler, Nick Smith (Cookie), Rob Miller, all of Eunice; and Terrance Thompson of Morgan City. The men wore black, two-button, shadow--striped notch lapel with matching platinum vest.

Their boutonnières were an arrangement of small snowflakes.

The Mothers

The mother of the bride wore a black carwash skirt with a matching silver jacquard designed jacket with novelty buttons.

The mother of the groom wore a floor-length light grey two-piece suit. Both mothers wore a corsage of arranged snowflakes, white roses and blue and silver ribbon.

The Reception

Immediately following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Northwest Community Center.

Todd Ortego was the DJ for the evening’s entertainment.

A Winter Wonderland Theme was the scene throughout the reception hall.

The wedding cake was a three-tiered round and square bridal confection decorated in white icing accented with white chocolate snowflakes. A light blue ribbon adorned each layer as well as scroll work. The top layer was decorated with a cluster of snowflakes along with a miniature bride and groom cake topper.

The groom’s cake was a replica of an anchor. The table was decorated with a marine theme; with a ship’s wheel, buoy, lighthouse, seagulls, and pictures from the groom’s employment.

Special guests includedDenis Mullendore of Moreno Valley, California, aunt of the groom; Helen Jenkins of Oberlin, grandmother of the bride; Gloria Fuselier, grandmother of the groom

The Wedding Trip

For their honeymoon the couple took a weeklong cruise from Jacksonville heading to Key West, Florida and then onto Nassau, Bahamas.

The bride is a graduate of Oberlin High School, and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

The groom attended Eunice High School and is an unlicensed Engineer of Oceaneering International, Inc.

The couple have made their home in Eunice.

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