Our first date was at Tsunami Restaurant in Lafayette, after dinner we made our way through the downtown galleries. I love seeing local art and that night happen to be the monthly ArtWalk. From then on, every month anniversary was commemorated by going to Downtown’s ArtWalk.
During the course of dating Jeremiah and I purchased on old abandoned, once condemned Bed and Breakfast to start our own reception and events business.
We were very excited and somewhat nervous about the whole process. The process began with the demolition phase, which took longer to start than we had anticipated. Months later and right before Christmas Eve we finally began renovation. This moment for us was huge as a the couple, to celebrate our new venture we went to a fine Italian Restaurant. Towards the end of the evening, Jeremiah asked if I had seen the progress of the house that day, of course I had not because I was busy with my full time job at KLFY TV 10. I realized then Jeremiah was eager for me to see something, so we went right after dinner.
Once I entered the house, I noticed candles lit from the doorway upstairs into a room where the honeymoon suite would be. The room was encircled with candles with a bottle of champagne and wine glasses. Jeremiah got on one knee, pulled the beautiful ring from the box and popped the question. The answer was undoubtedly yes!
Our engagement lasted for 10 months and the wedding was October 23, 2010. On that glorious day, we were married in Parc de Lafayette downtown. Our reception followed at Esprit de Coeur, our newly opened and remodeled reception and events hall. Our venture came full circle, the reception hall was complete and our wedding the first to debut.
Anything is possible when two people look in the same direction. Our plan is to walk side by side on our great journey in marriage and business.
Bride’s Full Name: Angelle Nicole Baudin Groom’s Full Name: Jeremiah Alanson Gooding Wedding Date: October 23, 2010 Ceremony Site: Parc de Lafayette Photographer/Studio: Zoom Photo Studio Bridal Gown Designer: Galina Signature Bridal Gown Retailer: David’s Bridal Hair and Makeup: Karma Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse Bridesmaids Dresses Designer: Mori Lee Bridesmaids Dresses Retailer: Lemon Drop Boutique Flowers: Roy-Al Flowers and We Got Flowers Reception Site: Esprit de Coeur Cake: Crystal Weddings Caterer: Esprit de Coeur’s own Carlos Russo Band and/or DJ: Bob Luckey Jazz Combo for ceremony Wedding Rentals: Crystal Cottage &Party Time Kegs & Trolley Wedding Planner: Angelle Baudin-Gooding Wedding Designer: Wade Vallery
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.