The bride is the daughter of Janet McBride of Rayne and Dave Comeaux. Her grandparents are Isabelle McBride of Rayne, the late Sidney McBride, Verna Comeaux of Rayne, and the late Horace Comeaux. She is a 2004 graduate of Rayne High School, 2008 graduate of McNeese State University in Lake Charles with a major in criminal justice and minor in sociology, and is employed by Magnolia Estates as the Social Service Director.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alcide Duplichain, Jr. of Crowley. His grandparents are Widley Istre of Crowley, the late Lois Istre, and Mr. and Mrs. Alcide Duplichain, Sr. of Kinder. He is a 2003 graduate of Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish, 2007 graduate of UL-Lafayette in industrial technology of engineering, and is employed by Halliburton as an engineer.
Providing musical selections for the ceremony were Amy Whatley and Scott Credeur.
Guests were ushered to their seats by Jeremy Corkin, cousin of the groom; and Andrew Meche and Nick Nero, friends of the groom.
Scriptures were recited by Monica Hebert, aunt of the bride, and Louise Cannon, godmother of the bride.
Gifts were offered by Amanda Guilbeau and Nicholas Istre, cousins of the groom.
Escorted by her brother, Dave Comeaux, Jr., the bride wore a strapless wedding gown featuring a sweetheart neckline edged with crystals. Silver embroidery and beadwork swirls were noted throughout the fitted bodice and continued into the trumpet-styled skirt. Coordinating embellishments adorned the hemline and train. A headpiece of clustered pearls and crystals held a fingertip veil of sheer illusion. She carried a gathered collection of long-stemmed white calla lilies, dark pink roses, white and pink alstromeria.
Traditional items selected by the bride for her wedding day included her grandfather’s rosary as something old, her wedding gown as something new, her headpiece borrowed from her sister-in-law, and a birthstone blue topaz ring, a gift from her groom, as something blue.
Attending the bride as maid of honor was Lauren Judice, a friend. Bridal attendants were Amanda Faulk, Ashley Leger and Hollie Pitts, friends of the bride; Tara Duplichain, sister-in-law of the groom; and Casey Gonsoulin, cousin of the groom.
Bridal attendants wore different dresses in the color oasis, three of which in floor-length and three tea-length. Each carried a smaller version of the bride’s bouquet.
Serving as flower girl was Mia Hebert, cousin of the bride. She wore a simple, floor-length dress of white satin gathered at the waist with an oasis-colored sash while carrying an assortment of lilies, roses and alstromeria.
Attending his brother as best man was Jason Duplichain. Groomsmen were Eric Broussard, Tradd Trahan, Chris McBride and Justin LeMaire, friends of the groom; and Shawn Gonsoulin, cousin of the groom.
The groom’s godchild, Kaleb Sharon attended as ring bearer.
Male attendants each wore a formal black tuxedo with pinstripes coordinated with black shirt and tie and finished with a silver satin tie and a light pink alstromerias boutonniere.
Immediately following the wedding ceremony, the newlyweds were honored during a reception held at the Rayne Civic Center Ballroom.
Among the refreshments provided for the many family members and guests in attendance was the bride’s cake, a three-tiered, round confection of white fondant accented with black scrolls, filled with Bavarian cream, and topped with a letter “D” topper. The bride’s godmother, Louise Cannon served the cake.
The groom’s cake was a replica of the groom’s Xpress Bayboat with a miniature figurine of the groom’s Jack Russell terrier sitting at the wheel. The cake was served by Lisa Corkin, the groom’s godmother.
Following a wedding trip to the Bahamas, Nassau, the couple will reside in Lafayette.
Prior to the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was held Thursday, June 25, at Chef Roy’s Frog City Café in Rayne. The 7 p.m. social was hosted by the groom’s parents.