Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Boudreaux and Thibodeaux done went down da bayou and got hitched...

A note to update all readers who are not from Louisiana:  In Texas, many people tell "Chuck Norris" jokes. In other states, people tell redneck jokes. I don't know what other types of jokes people tell in different areas, but here in Louisiana, we tell Boudreaux Thibodeaux jokes! The only one I know is this:

Boudreaux and Clarence Thibodeaux lived across the bayou from each other, but there was no bridge across the bayou. They hated each other tremendously, and every day would come out to the edge of the bayou and yell at each other. Boudreaux would always say at the end of the yelling spree, "If we ever get a bridge across this bayou, I'm gonna come over there and whoop you, Clarence Thibodeaux."
Then, one year, the state of Louisiana came through and built that bridge! Boudreaux couldn't wait. As soon as that bridge was finalized and opened, he put on his boots and told his wife, Clarice, that he was walking over to whoop Clarence.
Not five minutes later, Boudreaux came walking back up their oak-lined driveway. Clarice said "Oh sha, honey, I thought you were going to whoop dat old Clarence Thibodeaux."  Boudreaux replied, "Da sign on dat new bridge said 'Clearance, 8 feet.' Clarence didn't look dat tall from dis side of da bayou."

Ha ha ha. OK, I'm a very bad joke teller!! But that should give you an idea of why this wedding was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! If you have time to kill, google "Boudreaux-Thibodeaux jokes."

On March 11, 2011, Morgan Boudreaux and Adam Thibodeaux had a short and sweet ceremony at the Lamar Dixon chapel (beside the Lamar Dixon Expo Center) in Gonzales, LA, then moved the party to the Gonzales Civic Center for the rest of the night. Some details that stood out most to me about this wedding were 1. The entire wedding party danced down the isle for their exit, 2. There was an authentic Boudreaux-Thibodeaux shack built at the entrance of the Civic Center, 3. There was a fabulous live band, 4. The number of people! There were people everywhere, thanks to the nature of large South Louisiana families, and 5. The favors from the reception were custom-printed camouflage Boudreaux-Thibodeaux beer can koozies. Of course, there was lots of good Louisiana cajun food, too!

One new thing that I'm liking about some of my recent weddings is that brides have begun to incorporate some color into their wardrobe on the wedding day. Morgan wore the most fabulous LSU-purple heels, with a six-pence taped to the inside. Her bouquet was lined with the buttons from her mother's wedding dress. I also particularly liked the custom hanger that her wedding dress hung on, found on etsy for $25. It was a gift from one of the bridesmaids, and was such a neat detail to incorporate into the pictures.

Another detail of note- Morgan's maid (or matron?) of honor, Sabrina, did a wonderful job of helping coordinate all of the bridesmaids, the limo, etc. When there is no wedding coordinator, it's important for someone besides the bride to step up and help. Sabrina deserves a trophy for her help that day!

It was a nice mix of traditional classy Louisiana wedding mixed with the fun nature of Boudreaux and Thibodeaux.

One of my most memorable moments from this wedding was when Morgan's dad saw her in her dress for the first time...

Many thanks to Emily Folk for being my lighting assistant and capturing a few pics at this wedding!


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