Thibodeaux, Creasman unite at Our Saviour’s Church
LAFAYETTE - Ashley Elizabeth Thibodeaux and Joshua Dale Creasman married on August 5, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Chris Campo conducted the wedding ceremony at Our Savior’s Church in Lafayette.
Ashley is the daughter of Patricia and Donald L. Thibodeaux. She is the granddaughter of Douglas M. Spell and Earline Pastor Spell of Crowley and Elizabeth Thibodeaux of Rayne and the late Wilfred S. Thibodeaux.
She graduated from Northside Christian School in Crowley and she is a Career College of Lafayette graduate. Ashley is employed at Borne and Wilkes law firm in Lafayette.
Joshua is the son of Karen and Bill N. Creasman of Rockport, Texas. He is the grandson of Betty and Arden Clement of Kinder and the late Dale and Joyce Rougeau.
The groom graduated from Canyon High School in New Braunfels, Texas. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts with a major in political science from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Joshua is currently employed at the Onebane Law Firm in Lafayette.
While “Canon in D Major” by Pachelbel was being played, the bride entered, escorted by her father.
Ashley wore a strapless, full A-line gown made of white bridal taffeta. The bodice featured a soft sweetheart neckline and a dropped waistline. The bodice was richly embellished with silver embroidery and a beaded motif that was comprised of Swarovski crystals, glass beads and sequins. The skirt featured beaded embellishments which added elegant detail to the gathered pickups. Her gown was finished with a corset encloser and a bubble hem chapel length train. The bride chose a white two tiered veil embellished with crystal, rhinestone and silver bugle beads along the silver metallic edge. She carried a bouquet of roses in her favorite color combination which is pink and orange.
Honoring tradition, in her shoe Ashley tucked away an old sixpense, given to her by her mother-in-law. A new necklace, earrings and bracelet was given to her by her groom. She borrowed a lace handkerchief and a blue button was sewn underneath her dress, used to secure her bustle.
Serving as her maid of honor was Kristin LeBlanc, the bride’s friend. Her bridal attendants were Anna Brooke, Shannon Louvier, Amanda Hanks and Ashley Cuccio, all friends of the bride; and Candace Creasman, sister of the groom.
Junior bridesmaids were the bride’s nieces, Rory and Keira Thibodeaux.
Bridesmaids wore formal gowns of fuchsia taffeta. The pleated bodice featured asymmetrical ruching on the bodice creating a sweetheart shaped halter neckline. Ruched and twisted taffeta accentuated the dropped waist which flowed into an A-line skirt.
Junior bridesmaids’ dresses were similar except that a bow was featured on the side and the youthful skirt was a knee length bubble variation.
Each female in the wedding party carried orange and hot pink roses.
Serving as best man was Bill Creasman, father of the groom. Groomsmen were Blaine Thibodeaux, Aaron Thibodeaux and Shawn Thibodeaux, all brothers of the bride; Tyler Meaux, the groom’s friend; and Kristian Fruge, cousin of the groom.
Ushers were Michael Thomas, cousin of the bride; and Brett LeJeune and Chris Creasman, cousins of the groom.
The male members of the wedding party wore Black Ralph Lauren design tails with a fuschia vest and a fresh, fuschia rose boutonniere.
Flower girls were the maid of honor’s daughter, Madison Romero, and the cousin of the groom, Ella Rougeau.
Ring bearer was Jaggar Thibodeaux, the bride’s nephew.
The mother of the bride, the former Patricia Spell, was dressed in a taupe chiffon gown with a satin pleated bodice. The coordinating waistband and belero featured a gold sequined design.
The mother of the groom, the former Karen Rougeau, wore a lovely two piece ensemble. A black and pink sequin blouse was paired with a formal length black chiffon skirt.
Both ladies also kept with the colorful theme and were adorned with corsages of pink and orange roses.
As a recessional piece, the “Wedding March” by Felix Mendelssohn was played as the newly married couple exited the church followed by their wedding party.
After the ceremony, a reception was held at Fezzo’s Hall in Scott. A large original painting of the bride was set on an easel at the front entrance to the foyer, which guest admired as they arrived. The reception hall was decorated in orange, hot pink and white table linens. Additionally, hot pink satin table runners, orange tea candles, and arrangements of pink roses were atop each table. The windows and walls were draped with pink chiffon curtains, adding a chic ambiance.
The bridal table, highlighted with a backdrop of draped white tulle and mini white lights, displayed the lovely bridal cake. It was a square, four tier butter cream frosting with fillings including cream cheese and pecan, strawberry, chocolate cream and Bavarian cream. It was decorated with white scrollwork, pink roses and a silver initial “C” on top.
The groom’s cake, set up on a table with white columns and lush green ferns framing the sides of the table, was a delicious confection of a four layer chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting and filling. It was topped with a Texas A&M emblem, and surrounding the cake were chocolate dipped strawberries.
Guests traveled from as far as Houston, Texas, Lake Charles, Crowley, Kinder and Eunice.
On August 4, a rehearsal dinner was held at Fezzo’s Reception Hall, hosted by the groom’s parents. Michael Pastor, cousin of the bride, and his staff at Fezzo’s served a delicious meal consisting of crawfish etouffee’ over rice, corn, salad and rolls. Strawberry shortcake and chocolate cake was served to the wedding party.
After a honeymoon to Sandals Resort in Nassau, Bahamas, the couple will reside in Youngsville.