The bride is the daughter of Louis and Geraldine Stelly of Plaisance. Her grandparents are the late Dona and Ida LeJeune Stelly, formerly of Plaisance, and the late Alger and Sylvia Faul Martin, formerly of Port Barre.
She is a graduate of Northwest High School and is currently a student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she plans to graduate in December with a bachelor’s degree in management information systems. She is employed as a legal assistant with The Doran Law Firm in Lafayette.
The groom is the son of Gerard and Debbie Olinger of Roberts Cove. His grandparents are Margaret Leonards Olinger of Roberts Cove, the late Ambrose J. Olinger, Rita Hargrave Moreau of Rayne, and the late Lloyd J. Moreau.
He is a graduate of Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish, holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and is employed as an account analyst for Lafayette Consolidated Government.
Arriving guests were ushered to their seats by John Olinger, godfather of the groom, and Mark Castille, brother-in-law of the bride.
Musical selections were provided by organist Alberta Lyons, violinist Tommie Benoit, trumpeter Will Green and vocalist Jodie Bollich.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an elegant, A-line, floor-length wedding gown of white satin enhanced with a beaded chiffon overlay. The fitted bodice, enhanced with embroidery and metallic beading, added a flourish while preserving the gown’s refined style. The bride’s headpiece, a white hip-length two-tier veil trimmed with lace, perfectly complemented her dress. The bride’s bouquet was composed of pink roses intertwined with her mother’s rosary.
The bride incorporated traditional good luck items into her attire including her mother’s rosary as “something old” and “something borrowed.” Her wedding gown served as “something new,” while her shoes and jewelry were “something blue.”
Rachel Stelly, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Also attending the bride were Chelsey Lanclos and Hannah Castille, nieces of the bride, and friends Meagan Bergeron, Sarah Meche, Tiffany A. Bernard and Katie Diaville.
Bridal attendants were clad in horizon blue satin, floor-length gowns in varying styles. Matching bolero jackets completed their ensembles while carrying bouquets of white and pink roses.
Konnor Veronie, cousin of the groom, served as flower girl. She was attired in a sweet chiffon dress designed with a jewel neckline and floral pearl beading appliques.
The groom wore a classic two-button, Calvin Klein Grey Legend tuxedo with a white vest and tie.
The groom’s father served as his son’s best man. Groomsmen were Paul Olinger, brother of the groom, Gavin Lanclos, nephew of the bride, and friends Brandon Gautreaux, Hayden Neveaux, Kyle Broussard and Blake McBride.
The groomsmen also wore distinguished Grey Legend tuxedoes. Their vests and ties were royal blue to complement the bridesmaids’ gowns.
Collin Veronie, godchild of the groom, served as ring bearer and was attired to match the groomsmen.
Pamela Castille, sister of the bride, and Susan Olinger, aunt of the groom, provided Scripture readings for the service.
Offertory gifts were presented by Cheryl Lanclos, sister of the bride, and Joan Champagne, godmother of the groom.
For her daughter’s wedding, the mother of the bride, the former Geraldine Martin, chose a floor-length gown of dark, sea green chiffon. The design featured a bateau neckline with lace and sequin accents topped by a three-quarter-sleeved bolero jacket also embellished with lace and sequins.
The mother of the groom, the former Debbie Moreau, selected a chiffon, off-the-shoulder flared gown in navy blue. It was accentuated by a sweetheart neckline and a romantic crystal pleated bodice.
Both mothers carried pink roses.
Following the ceremony, a reception honoring the newlyweds was held at the Scott Events Center. A white and royal blue color theme was carried throughout the reception area, highlighted with white cloths and royal blue runners. Each table featured a vase filled with clear lighted water pearls topped with an arrangement of pink and white roses.
Among the refreshments was the bride’s cake, a white buttercream confection featuring a pearlized finish decorated with scroll work and pearls. Royal blue ribbons accented its four tiers that were filled with strawberry cream, lemon cream cheese, and amaretto. The confection was displayed on a silver cake plateau and featured an initial “O” cake topper, all set off by a background of tulle and lights.
The groom’s cake was of dark chocolate with fudge topping and an Oreo filling. It was decorated with a New Orleans Hornets fleur de lis sculpted of fondant and surrounded by chocolate-dipped Oreos. The groom’s table was bedecked with New Orleans Hornets decor.
Out-of-town guests traveled from Colorado, Florida, Texas, and various points of Louisiana.
On the evening prior to the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Chef Roy’s Frog City Café in Rayne.
Following a wedding trip to Florida, the couple will reside in Lafayette.