Mrs. Thomas Ryan Duplechain
Chaisson, Duplechain exchange wedding vows
Julie Renee Chaisson and Thomas Ryan Duplechain, both of Lafayette, were united in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony at the beautiful St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Lafayette on Friday, Oct. 7.
Fr. Gilbert Dutel officiated the 6:30 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Don J. and Marlene Chaisson of Crowley. She is the granddaughter of Leo and Goldie Bergeron of Abbeville and the late Easton and Ella Chaisson of Crowley.
Julie graduated from Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish before attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is presently employed with Andrus, Boudreaux, Landry and Coussan in Lafayette as a closing secretary.
The prospective groom is the son of Robert and Vickie Duplechain Sr. of Port Barre. He is the grandson of Betty Stelly and the late Floyd Stelly and Helen Duplechain and the late George Duplechain Jr., all of Port Barre.
Thomas is a graduate of Port Barre High School and La. Technical College at Lafayette, and he holds a Commercial Rotorcraft Certificate from Bristow Academy. He is currently employed by The Wood Group Co. as an offshore production hand.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride was gorgeous in an elegant A-line gown of soft champagne tulle featuring a modified sweetheart satin neckline and cap sleeves. The illusion front and keyhole back bodice was covered with embroidery and beading made of rhinestones, pearls, Swarovski crystals and sequins. The back of the skirt was adorned with embroidery and beading that cascaded down the train.
The bride paired her gown with a single layer fingertip veil edged with delicate beading and vintage-inspired cluster earrings.
She carried a hand-held bouquet of white hydrangeas, gardenias, champagne roses and seeded eucalyptus with touch of bay leaf foliage.
In keeping with tradition, she carried, tucked in her bouquet, a small handkerchief that had belonged to her maternal great-great-grandmother and been loaned to her by her mother as “something old” and “something borrowed.” Her wedding dress was “something new,” while her traditional garter was “something blue.”
Lisa Chaisson Breaux, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor, with Kari Habbit and Brittany Hodges, friends of the bride, serving as bridesmaids.
The bridal attendants were clad in long, flowy sheath gowns of forest green crinkle chiffon that featured halter bodices and belted waists, and they carried hand-held bouquets of white hydrangeas and greenery.
Robert “Bobby” Duplechain Jr., brother of the groom, fulfilled the duties of best man. Standing as groomsmen were Mark Duplechain, brother of the groom, and Chuck Stelly, cousin of the groom.
Mallory Breaux, godchild of the bride, and Lane Duplechain, nephew of the groom, served as flower girl and ring bearer, respectively.
Ushers were Brad Duplechain, cousin of the groom, and Marcos Rangel, friend of the groom.
Music for the ceremony was provided by organist Jodi Bollich.
Selected scriptures were read by Kelly Wahl and Molly Duplechain, and offertory gifts were presented by Darlene Duhon and Mitch LaHaye.
Following the wedding, family and friends joined the newlywed couple for a reception at The Madison in Broussard.
The bride’s four-tiered round buttercream cake was accented with seeded eucalyptus and fresh gardenias and topped with a bride and groom. It was served by the bride’s godmother, Darlene Duhon.
Two square cakes were served on behalf of the groom - one a red velvet cake topped with a helicopter pad and helicopter and the other a German chocolate cake topped with a John Deere tractor and plow. They were served by Georgia LaHaye, godmother of the groom, with assistance from Myra Duplechain, aunt of the groom.
On the evening prior to the wedding, the parents of the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner at Alesi’s Pizza House in Lafayette.
Following a trip to Destin, Florida, the couple will live in Lafayette.