First Baptist Church in Eunice served as the setting for the evening, candlelight ceremony uniting Bridget Dugas and Rickey James McCauley, Jr., in holy matrimony. The ceremony was held on March 15 at 7 p.m.

Parents of the bride are Henry L. Dugas, Jr. and Cynthia Achten Dugas of Eunice; and parents of the groom are Rickey McCauley, Sr. and Rebecca McCauley, and Janette Fusilier, all of Eunice.

Presiding over the ceremony was Rev. Tim Moffett.

The Ceremony

The church was beautifully decorated for the special occasion. Two large white tulle bows enhanced the entrance doors of the church.

The church pews were accented with white tulle bows trimmed with iridescent glitter.

The church altar featured two silver candelabras.

Ushering guests to their appointed seats were Kyle Francois of Eunice and Jeremy Veillon of Basile.

The Bride

The bride, given away by her father, wore a white satin floor-length beaded halter gown accented with a beaded train. She complimented her wedding attire with white satin slippers. Her headpiece included a tulle veil attached to a rhinestone tiara.

The Attendants

Serving as matron of honor was Darla Francois of Eunice, sister of the bride.

Bridesmaids included Helana Francois of Eunice, sister of the bride; Theresa Veillon of Basile, sister of the bride; and Lauren Veillon of Basile, niece of the bride.

The attendants chose pool-colored satin floor-length sleeveless dresses accented with a beaded neckline. They completed their attire with a rhinestone tear drop necklace and matching earrings and wore white satin slippers.

Serving as flower girl was Victoria Francois, daughter of Helana and Chad Francois of Eunice. She wore a white satin tea-length dress accented with an overlay of lace and a beaded bodice. She wore satin slippers and a halo ring of baby’s breath in her hair. She also wore pearl earrings and a matching necklace. She carried a bouquet of white and ivory daisies.

Serving as ring bearer was Jacob Francois, son of Darla and Rusty Francois of Eunice. He wore a black tuxedo accented with a pool-colored waiter’s vest and matching black shoes.

Best man was Rickey McCauley, Sr. of Eunice.

Groomsmen were Josh Esthay of Iowa, Wally Smith of Lake Charles and Luke Cormier of Mamou. The groom wore a black tuxedo with a matching white vest; and the groomsmen wore black tuxedoes with matching pool-colored vests.

The Mothers

The mother of the bride wore a two-piece ivory suit with a matching beaded jacket.

The mother of the groom wore a two-piece ivory suit with a matching jacket. The groom’s stepmother wore a burgundy dress.

The Reception

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

The wedding cake was a three-tiered confection with different fillings. The cake was accented with fresh daisies.

The groom's cake was an LSU cake and his table featured an LSU theme.

Wedding Trip

For their honeymoon the couple took a trip to an island off of Mexico.

The bride wore a black pantsuit accented with black pumps.

The bride is a graduate of Eunice High School and the Louisiana Academy of Beauty in Eunice. She is currently employed at Cobb’s Beauty Salon in Eunice.

The groom is a Eunice High School graduate and is currently employed at Charles Holston, Inc. in Jennings.

The couple have made their home in Richard.

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