After college I moved to Houston and often traveled back to Lafayette on weekends to visit family and friends. On one of those weekends, while out with friends, I met Kidd and he asked for my number. A few minutes later Kidd came back to our table and in a panic he asked for my number again. Confused, I told him no. He explained that he put my number his phone, but when he walked away he realized it did not save. I was reluctant to give him my number again, but his facial expression was so adorable, I could not resist. Our relationship started as a long distance relationship and I eventually moved back to Louisiana.
We were on our way to New Orleans to celebrate our anniversary, like we do every year. It was additionally special because it was our five year anniversary. I could tell something was going on because he wanted to invite his friend to join us, needless to say I was not happy about a third-wheel. Little did I know, it was all part of a master plan to divert my "proposal radar." As we finished packing, Kidd grabbed my hand and said the most beautiful speech. I can honestly say I was truly surprise when he asked for my hand in marriage. The drive to New Orleans became a phone-tree of announcing our engagement. I could not stop smiling and looking at my hand the entire weekend. I feel blessed to know that I am going to spend the rest of my life with my best friend and the man I love.
We knew Rip Van Winkle Gardens was the perfect place to host our southern belle style wedding. Over two-hundred of our closest family and friends joined us our special day. The weather, venue and grounds were absolutely perfect on March 18, 2011. The ceremony was held outside at sunset, facing Lake Peigneur. After, our guests celebrated with delicious food, plenty of drinks, and great live music. The day surpassed my expectations of a perfect wedding day.
Our honeymoon was in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico and it was beyond the ideal romantic destination.
Bride Name: Katri Louise Boudreaux
Groom Name: Kidd Anthony Culotta
Wedding Date: March 18, 2011
Ceremony Site: Rip Van Winkle Gardens, New Iberia
Photographer: Kristin Basilica
Studio: Photography Shoppe, Baton Rouge
Bridal Gown Retailer: A-Net’s Enchanted Dream
Hair: Robert M’s
Makeup Artist: Victoria Richard
Groom’s Attire: Mary Ellen’s Tux
Bridesmaids Dress Designer: Bari Jay
Bridesmaids Dress Retailer: Sposa Bella
Reception Site: Rip Van Winkle Gardens, New Iberia
Band: Nik-L-Beer Band
Lighting: Photography Shoppe, Baton Rouge
Local and state agents Thursday night raided The Keg, the popular college bar located in the area known as The Strip, leading to the (at least) temporary closure of the venue.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, April 18, 2014:
Friday's Blogs from the Bog!
Time and time again, the Lafayette Parish School Board shows an overwhelming tendency toward idiocy, but Wednesday night’s contentious discussion over Northside High School’s teen mother program tops the list of dumb discussions.
C & C Technologies, HIT Fitness, R3 Sciences, the Acadiana Symphony Association and the United Way of Acadiana recognized for innovation.
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Education Superintendent John White says a continued push to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers.
The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra has decided to end its traditional Independence Day spectacular known as Red White & Boom.
Under the deal, Teche shareholders would get 1.162 shares of IberiaBank for each share of Teche stock.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget received the backing Thursday of the State Bond Commission, support that was needed for the maneuver to work.
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State wildlife and fisheries agents have arrested a 39-year-old man accused of stealing crawfish.
An East Feliciana Parish lawmaker has jettisoned his proposal to make it harder for a condemned prisoner to appeal a death sentence.
Senators advanced a proposal Wednesday that would let the governor remove New Orleans-area levee board members for violating what he considers to be public policy, despite concerns it would introduce political meddling into state flood protection.
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The annual juried competition recognizes excellence in architecture, interior design and historic preservation in Lafayette and the five surrounding parishes.
Cypress Bayou GM hosts open house.
New hires, promotions, transfers in Acadiana business
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