Maturin, Thibodeaux united in holy matrimony
Elizabeth Ann Maturin and André Cole Thibodeaux became husband and wife on Saturday, July 26, 2008. The couple was united in holy matrimony amid family and friends during a 1 p.m. nuptial mass at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Maurice. Father Joe Breaux officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Randy and Tammy Maturin of Maurice. She is the granddaughter of Pressley and Joyce Maturin of Maurice; and the late Claude and Lorena Richard of Port Arthur, Texas.
Elizabeth (Libby) is a 2002 graduate of North Vermilion High School of Maurice and a 2007 graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a bachelors degree in general studies. She is currently employed with Sunland Construction.
The groom is the son of Karlon and Lisa Thibodeaux of Estherwood. He is the grandson of Dorothy Cormier Thibodeaux of Crowley and the late Alex Thibodeaux, and the late Lennis and Lilly Landry Breaux of Mermentau.
André is a 2003 graduate of Midland High School and a 2007 graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. He is currently employed with Suncoast Land Company as a landman.
Scriptures were read by Della Edgerly, godmother of the bride; and Keith Breaux, godfather of the groom. Gift bearers were Connie Falcon, godmother of the groom; and Lisa Parks, godmother of the bride.
Elizabeth entered the chapel, escorted by her father, wearing a breathtaking strapless, floor-length Anjolique gown in a lovely hue of ivory. The gown featured a exquisite beaded organza overlay accented with antique gold lace trim. Complimenting the uniqueness of the gown was a semi-cathedral train. Her headpiece was a beautiful, flowing fingertip veil adorned with beaded antique gold lace. She carried an exquisitely arranged bouquet of orange roses and mini calla lilies, accentuated by orange berries and ornate peacock feathers.
In keeping with tradition, the bride carried a handkerchief belonging to her mom, which was carried on her own wedding day, as something old, her gown was worn as something new, something borrowed was a rosary nestled deep within her bouquet belonging to her grandmother. The rosary also stood for something blue.
Attending the bride as matron of honor was her sister Nikki Sanner and serving as maid of honor was her friend Lacey Mire. Other’s attending the bride were Katy Savant, sister of the groom; and Kristie Chamberlain and Jamie Edgerly, cousins of the bride. Attendants were captivating in tea-length dresses of silk chiffon. The slightly flared, teal toned dresses featured a ruched bodice and capped sleeves. Each carried a miniature version of the bridal bouquet.
Chosen to stand as best man was Codie Steele, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Rusty Sanner, brother-in-law of the bride; Josh Savant, brother-in-law of groom; and Heath Carlson and Tyler Carlson, both friends of the couple.
As guests arrived, they were lead to their seats by ushers Riley Maturin and Rhett Maturin, brothers of the bride; and J. P. Leleux and Randy Smith, both friends of the couple.
Serving as flower girl was Megan Breaux, godchild of the groom and Rudy Maturin, brother and godchild of the bride; and Ian Sanner, nephew and godchild of the bride; served as ring bearers.
On her daughter’s special day, the mother of the bride was radiant in an a-line, silk dupioni dress from the Bigio collection. The fabulous design of this ice-blue colored dress consisted of a bateau neckline with iridescent beaded embellishment. Completing her attire was a soft fabric belt with beaded edges. The groom’s mother was stunning in her ensemble of choice. She wore a shimmering tea-length dress of pewter. The off the shoulder style featured a sensational v-neck with inverted pleats.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Woodmen of the World lodge in Maurice.
The decor of the bride’s focal area was magnificent. It featured large white columns draped with flowing tulle entwined with lights and trailing greenery. Placed on each end of the table were illuminated ficus trees.
The bride’s cake was a three-tiered square confection with strawberry and pineapple filling. Fresh terracotta toned roses and dainty icing dots enhanced the cakes beauty. Her cake was served by the her godmother, Lisa Parks.
The groom was honored with a one-of-a-kind duck hunting themed delicacy. His cake was an exact replica of a faithful black Labrador dog standing body deep in water retrieving his masters kill. His cake was served by his godmother, Connie Falcon.
Out of town guests registered from Texas, Tennessee and various parts of Louisiana.
Upon returning from a wedding trip to Negril, Jamaica, the couple will reside in Crowley.
On the eve of the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was held at The Riverfront Restaurant in Abbeville. The 7 p.m. dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents.