LeJeune, Thibodeaux become husband and wife

CROWLEY – Sommer Starr LeJeune and Aaron Michael Thibodeaux, both of Crowley, were united in holy matrimony during a vintage candlelight ceremony at Forest Park Church of Christ in Crowley Saturday, July 27. Rev. Jason Corder officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Edward and Tonya LeJeune of Crowley. She is the granddaughter of Eddie and Pam Hoffpauir, the late Wilbert and Emily LeJeune and the late Ginger Clair Gass, all of Crowley.

Sommer is a 2009 graduate of Crowley High School. She is currently attending LSUE, majoring in education. Sommer is employed by Chili’s in Crowley and is also a trainer with Anytime Fitness in Crowley.

The groom is the son of Bobby and Janet Thibodeaux of Crowley. He is the grandson of Myra Broussard and the late Larry J. Broussard of Crowley.

Aaron attended Northside Christian School and graduated in 2009 with his GED from the Acadia Parish School Board. He is a member of Forest Park Church of Christ and is currently employed with Smith’s Welding Works, and plans to further his career with the company.

Classical musical selections helped set the mood for the elegant ceremony that also featured scripture readings by Nichole LeJeune.

Escorted by her father, Sommer chose a vintage style, white lace, A-line/princess cut dress with a sweetheart neckline, cap-strap sleeves, and a keyhole back. The dress was accented by a court train and a white lace-edge long train cathedral veil.

The bride carried a vintage-style bouquet with cream-colored roses topped with three white butterflies. In keeping with tradition, Sommer carried her great-grandmother’s handkerchief as “something old,” her dress was “something new,” she “borrowed” her mother’s pearls and her shoes were “something blue.”

Attending to Sommer on her special day was her Maid of Honor and her sister, Nichole LeJeune, and her bridesmaids Wynona Ancelet, Alona Ledet, Taylor Doucet and Hollie Smith, friends; and Kelly Thibodeaux, the groom’s sister-in-law.

The ladies wore one-strap shoulder, knee-length Chiffon dresses in a soft sunflower yellow. Bridal attendants carried a bouquet of white roses.

Serving Aaron as his Best Man was his brother, Zachary Thibodeaux, and his groomsmen Chase Morgan, Tyler Comeaux, Byo Smith and Eric Landry, friends; and Dillon LeJeune, the bride’s brother.

The groom’s nieces Ava and Julia Thibodeaux served as flower girls and Riley Jones, cousin of the bride, served as ring bearer.

Ushers for the special day were Scotty Smith and Morc Smith, friends.

For their children’s special day, the mother of the bride, the former Tonya Hoffpauir, chose an A-line/princess cut spring-colored watermelon dress with a sweetheart neckline and short sleeves. The dress was accented with ruffles and crystal brooch in chiffon and lace.

The mother of the groom, the former Janet Broussard, chose a sleeveless sequined scalloped lace dress accented with a sheer three-quarter-length mauve-colored jacket. Both ladies were adorned with white rose corsages.

Following the ceremony, the bride and groom’s marriage was celebrated at a reception held at the VFW Hall.

The hall was decorated in a vintage-style with white, yellow and earth tone colors. Tables and chairs were adorned in white, with yellow tie-backs as a colorful touch to the chairs. And centerpieces of white and yellow roses and daisies in mason jars added vintage and sweet touches to each table.

Elsewhere in the beautiful hall, white netting was draped form the ceiling in a canopy style and a kiss of candlelight complimented the wedding ceremony.

The bride’s cake was a vintage four-tiered, square, stacked yellow cake with cream cheese icing. The cake also featured three types of fresh strawberry filling and two fresh pineapple fillings. The outside of the cake was decorated with hand-sculpted lace and two yellow ribbons, accenting two crystal brooches.

Atop the beautiful confection, served by the bride’s godmother, Darlene Kernan, was a topper in the style of a vintage bouquet with white roses with yellow tips and two silver hearts.

The groom’s cake was a chocolate confection with white icing in a welding theme, matching his chosen career.

The evening before the couple’s marriage, parents of the groom, Bobby and Janet Thibodeaux, hosted a rehearsal supper at the Forest Park Church Fellowship Hall. Guests at the July 26 event enjoyed a barbecue menu with all the trimmings.

After a wedding trip to Branson, Mo., Sommer and Aaron will reside in Crowley.

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