Operation Enduring Love


Seven members of the 256th Brigade of the Louisiana National Guard who will soon be deployed to Iraq received an all expense paid wedding at L’Eglise in LeBlanc, Louisiana on March 26, 27, & 28, 2004.
(See photos below)


Winners


Heath Comeaux
(E6 Staff Sergeant - HHC 256 Infantry Brigade)
Taryn Hair
Abbeville, LA

Daniel Stacks
Marka Johnson
Lafayette, LA

Chris Etheridge
(Charlie Company 199th Support Battalion - St. Martinville)
Keisha Bares
St. Martinville, LA

Nicholas Gerard


Audie Boutte Jr.
(Charlie Company 199th Battalion Maintenance Platoon 56th Brigade)
Alyssa Romero
Lafayette, LA 70507

Jonathan Brown
(256th Infantry Brigade - Lafayette)
Rachel Granier
Lafayette, LA 70506

Garrett Rudolph
(Alpha Company 2156 Breaux Bridge Infantry)
Tiffany Duhon
Lafayette, LA


The weddings and receptions were provided to seven couples in 3 hour blocks on March 26, 27 and 28. Services provided to the couples included: the facility at L’Eglise; catering , photography, tuxedo rental; rings; plants; videography; DJ’s; flowers; champagne, wedding cakes; loan of wedding and maid of honor dresses; hotel rooms; limousines; salon and spa services; engraved cake servers and support services.


 
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Vendors who provided these services were:


FACILITY
Merilyn Crain
L'Eglise, Inc.
337.937.0700
3238 J. Alcee Road, Abbeville 70510
Donation:
Use of building, linens, staff, torches, etc.

CAKES
Heather Sutton Forest
Let's Talk Dinner Personal Chef Service
233-4384
104 Archangel Dr., Lafayette 70508
Donation:
Groom’s Cakes

Gloria Knott or Mary
Crystal Weddings
989-1700
110 Mimosa Place, Lafayette 70506
Donation:
Wedding Cakes

Gwen Broussard
Occasions Cake Boutique
369-9342
512 Juarez St., New Iberia 70563
Donation:
Wedding Cakes

Novisi Haizel
Sugar Art
Donation: wedding cake

PERSONNEL
Karen Fontenot
American Legion Post 69
988-0799
Lafayette
Donation:
Cleanup/setup Crew

Karen Fontenot
Viet Nam Veterans of America, Acadiana Chapter #141 Donation: Cleanup/setup Crew

APPAREL
Randy Foreman
Mary Ellen's Tux Shop
235-1555
102 St. Christopher St., Lafayette 70506
Donation:
Tuxedo Rental

Antoinette's Bridals & Formals
289-9331
131 S Audubon Blvd, Lafayette 70503
Donation:
Wedding/Maid of Honor-Dress Rental

CATERING
Bobby & Dot
Chef Bobby & Dot's Le Bon Manger Catering
643-1144
13917 LA HWY 35, Kaplan 70548
Donation:
Catering/4 Weddings

Michael Doumit
A La Carte
235-8493
301 Heymann Blvd, Lafayette 70503
Donation:
Catering/3 Weddings

Michelle Ezell
Tsunami
234-3474
412 Jefferson St., Lafayette 70501
Donation:
Contribution-Food Plate

LIQUOR
Herb Schilling
Schilling Distributing Co Inc
233-2337
215 E Pinhook Rd, Lafayette 70501
Donation:
BEER - Budweiser

Liz Curnutt
Glazer's Companies of Lafayette
267-9441
939 W. Pont des Mouton, Lafayette 70507
Donation:
Champagne

Ray Davidson
Quality Brands Inc
232-0181
215 N Pierce St.,Lafayette 70501
Donation:
Beer - Coors

PLANTS
Maxine or Ted Ducrest
Interior Plant Services
229-8234
1313 Blue Lane Rd., New Iberia 70563
Donation:
Plants

RINGS
P.J. Naomi
Paul's Jewelry
233-6975
325 Oil Center Dr., Lafayette 70503
Donation:
Rings


FLOWERS
Tom or Patsy Spedale
Spedale's Florist
837-4040
3546 W. Pinhook, Lafayette 70508

Ty Hanes
Beyond Flowers
593-8084
800 Jefferson St., Lafayette 70501
Donation:
Buffet Centerpiece

Susie LeBlanc
Cajun Cottage Gifts
937-5025
110 E. Edwards St., Erath 70533
Donation:
Body Flowers

Jana Ahneman
Flowerland
981-8453
112 Rena Dr., Lafayette 70503
Donation:
Body Flowers

Ted Viator
The Gardenaire at River Ranch
993-4285
103 Stonemont Rd, Lafayette 70508
Donation:
Body Flowers

Terry Lancon
Wild Iris Flower Shop
937-8494
104 E. Edwards St., Erath 70533
Donation:
Register Centerpiece

Steve Coreil
Steve's Flowers
235-7119
902 Harding St., Lafayette 70503
Donation:
Body Flowers

Diana Dore, instructor
Floral Design Classes of ULL
948-3397
Lafayette
Donation:
Centerpieces for GuestTables

Melissa
Flower's Etc.
234-4609
1803 W University Ave., Lafayette 70506
Donation:
Body Flowers


Kathy Sonnier
Sam's Club - Floral Dept.
3222 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy
Lafayette 70506
Donation:
Flowers

Mike Howerton
Louisiana Wholesale Florists
Donation:
Flowers

SALON/SPA
Gwen LeBlanc
Aveda Institute
233-0511
2922 Johnston St.
Lafayette 70503
Donation:
Hair & Makeup

Joann Meche or Michelle Veillon
JM French Skin Care Line
334-2995
Rayne
Donation:
Gift Basket of Skin Products

Studio One 2 One
264-1444
520 Jefferson St
Lafayette 70501
Donation:
Hair & Makeup

Tammy
Royal Day Spa & Salon
981-2711
2805 Kaliste Saloom Rd
Lafayette 70508
Donation:
Manicures & Pedicures

Arlene Gaspard & Alisha Trahan
The Client Salon & Day Spa
898-8300
2403 Charity St.
Abbeville 70510
Donation:
Hair & Makeup

PHOTOGRAPHY
Mark Peschier
Creative Memories
Donation:
Photography

Robin
Robin May Photography
237-5600
625 Garfield St.
Lafayette 70501
Donation:
Photography

Ken Romero
Ken Romero, Photographer
Donation:
Photography

Shane Falgout
Shane Falgout, Photographer
Donation:
Photography

Dominick Cross
Dominick Cross
Donation:
Photography

VIDEOGRAPHY
John
Fast Forward Multi-Media
234-3348
111 Industrial Pkwy., Lafayette70508
Donation:
Videography

MUSIC
Mike Grimsley
Regent Broadcasting
233-6000
1749 Bertrand Dr., Lafayette 70503?
Donation:
DJs

Jackie Lyle
Dr. Paul Baker, Beth Fontenot and Mike Vidallier, Lynn Broussard and Company, Kurt Boudreaux
237-5221
126 Nathalie St., Lafayette 70501?
Donation:
Music

Tommy Benoit
string quartet
Donation:
String Quartet

LIMOUSINES
Greg Suire or Joul LaFleur
Limousines Limited
800-888-1095
2920 N University Ave., Lafayette 70507
Donation:
Limousine Services

Diamond Limousine Inc
319-3261
Lafayette 70503
Donation:
Limousine Services

Gabe
Gabriel's Jewelers
Donation:
Limousine Services: Rolls Royce

SUPPORT SERVICES
George Crain, Jr.
WHC, Inc.
Lafayette
Donation:
Secretarial Assistance

Mary Jane Granger
Shady Acres
Abbeville 70510
Donation:
Torch Set Up/Breakdown

Mark
Crystal Cottage
989-4243
4525 Johnston St., Lafayette 70503
Donation:
Chocolate Fountain, Misc.

SERVICEWARE
Mike Armentor or Carol Picard
Armentor Jewelers
893-0917
1303 N. State St., Abbeville 70510
Donation:
Service Pieces

BRIDAL/WEDDING ACCESORIES
Jean Angeron
Jean's Bridal Accessories
985-628-2662
4922 Hwy 182, Patterson 70392
Donation:
Ring pillows, Camo Garters, Candy

Anne Bergeron
Jolie Mariee "Weddings By Anne"
886-8626
Donation:
Pens, Guest Books, Garters, Toasting Glasses

MISCELLANEOUS
Tobi Powell
Best Western Hotel Acadiana
233-8120 ext.173
1801 W. Pinhook, Lafayette 70508
Donation:
Hotel Accomodations


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