LeJeune, Thibodaux exchange wedding vows
White Oak Plantation in Baton Rouge served as the setting for a double ring ceremony uniting Cherie Elizabeth LeJeune and Shaun Patrick Thibodaux, both of Prairieville. Rev. John Lucascio, pastor of Carpenter’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Prairiville officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Vaughn and Judy LeJeune of Crowley. Her maternal grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Hoffpauir, and her paternal grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Hersey LeJeune of Crowley.
Cherie is a 1997 graduate of Notre Dame High School and a 2002 graduate of Louisiana State University with a B.S. degree in chemical engineering. She is currently employed by Valero Energy Corporation as a process engineer.
The groom is the son of Glendy and Ella Thibodaux of Church Point. His maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Thibodaux of Gretna and his paternal grandparents are Clarence Bellamore, and the late Dorothy Ballamore of Gretna.
Shaun is a 1997 graduate of Church Point High School and is employed as a surveyor with NTB Associates in Baton Rouge.
Escorted by her father, the bride was ravishing in a white strapless full length silk gown that featured a bustled, chapel length train, with rouching at the bodice. Her headpiece was an elegant, chapel length veil, accented with hand embroidered lace, pearls and crystal beads. She carried a bouquet of roses, peonies, tulips, and dendrobium orchids featured in shades of pink with variegated pittasporium, and seeded eucalyptus.
In keeping with tradition, the bride wore her grandmother’s wedding rings and cameo pin as something old. Her dress served as something new, something she borrowed was her mother’s bracelet and her garter was used as something blue.
Attending the bride as matron of honor was Julie Reviere Noel, friend of the bride.
Bridesmaids were Jennifer Touchet Vincent and Brooke Earles Dunand, friends of the bride. Each wore a strapless, floor length satin gown of champagne and carried a smaller version of the bride’s bouquet.
Derek Faul, friend of the groom; attended as best man. Groomsmen were Richard Daigle and Brad Lavergne, friends of the groom.
For her daughter’s special day, the mother of the bride was elegant in a floor length, aqua colored dress and a gold floral print jacket accented with gold beading.
The mother of the groom was beautifully attired in a floor length dress in eggplant and a matching beaded jacket. Both carried a nosegay of light pink sweetheart roses.
Musical selections were provided by Magnolia Strings.
Upon entering the reception, also held at White Oak Plantation, guest tables were covered with white linen tablecloths.
The centerpieces arranged in silver compotes consisted of roses, peonies and tulips in various shades of pink with green hydrangea. Pink rose petals were scattered around each centerpiece.
A large arrangement of pink roses, peonies, Gerber daisies, lilies and green hydrangea was the focal point of the buffet table. The fireplace mantle was decorated with green hydrangea.
The bride’s cake was a three-tiered confection covered with white fondant accented with white scrollwork, ribbon and pearls. The cake was topped with an arrangement of porcelaina roses and green hydrangea.
The groom’s cake featured the Louisiana State University’s Tiger Stadium.
Out of town guests traveled from New Orleans, Napoleonville, Church Point and Houston.
The couple will reside in Prairiville upon returning from a wedding trip to Nassua, in the Bahamas.
On the night prior to the ceremony, the parents of the groom, Glendy and Ella Thibodaux, hosted a rehearsal dinner at Portobello’s Grill in Baton Rouge.