Our love story has been an interesting one...
Collin grew up in Dallas, Texas, but his family roots are here in Cajun Country. I was born and raised here, and always had a hunch that my prince charming would come from far away. In 1995, he attended college at UL, while I was finishing up high school. Somehow, he managed to meet most all of my older friends. Before long, we started popping up in our friend's photo albums, and we both asked about the other.
Our paths didn't cross until years later, after he'd come and gone, and come back again, in 2003. When we finally saw each other for the first time in real life, we didn't recognize each other, but something definitely sparked inside both of us. It was pretty much your text book 'love at first sight' phenomenon. A week later, on our first date, we connected the dots and realized we shared close mutual friends, and remembered seeing the old pictures. We had countless things in common, including our cats having the same name, and we've been pretty much inseparable since then.
We finally tied the knot this summer at a quaint little chapel in the woods, in Cade, Louisiana. It was our dream DIY Cajun wedding. I made most of my dress, jewelry, and decorations. My ring is vintage, along with the bridesmaid dresses my four little sisters. A friend made custom fans for our guests, and I carried around my late grandmothers' fan from her collection, in her honor. My family cooked a down home jambalaya, and provided the flower arrangements. I was transported to the chapel in a little pirogue by my father, and my husband brought me back over the oxbow lake to our reception. We danced until midnight under a chandelier in the woods with our loved ones. It was perfection; literally, the happiest day of our lives.
Bride’s Full Name: Rozalyn LeCompte
Groom’s Full Name: Collin Galyean
Wedding Date: July 16, 2011
Ceremony Site: St. John’s Little Chapel in the Woods; Cade, LA
Photographer: Gwendolyn Aucoin
Bridal Gown Designer: Jim Helm, Jellyn Morvant & Rozalyn LeCompte
Bridal Gown Retailer: Sposa Bella
Hair and Makeup: Lori Lemelle, Jen Rausch and Joetta Vidrine
Bridesmaids Dresses Retailer: Maids wore vintage dresses of their choice
Flowers: Fuzzy’s Flowers
Reception Site: Private residence in Cada, LA
Cake: Billy Galyean
Caterer: Roland Suire
Lighting: Event Rentals
Wedding Rentals: Event Rentals
Wedding Planner: Rozalyn LeCompte
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.
“The accomplishment of this goal within the next ten years is not only critical for the region to effectively compete with other regions for residents and businesses, but also to provide an amenity for everyone in Acadiana to enjoy.”
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.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
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.
The must have pieces this season
Dave Perkins, LCG Comp Plan honored along with local architects and designers at the 2014 INDesign Awards
Greg Manuel’s Lafayette-based residential development company is taking advantage of exponential industrial growth in Lake Charles.
Longtime Lafayette retailer ventures online.
It’s not how aggressive or conservative you are — it’s planning for risk that matters most.
Thanks to cutting-edge digital technology, more and more consumers are banking on ATMs and mobile phones.
Regional bank bids farewell to Downtown May 30
ABiz takes a look back at the most noteworthy moments for the local banking industry over the last year.
Most experts say short-term interest rates will be unchanged through 2014, but long-term rates are inching up.
Largest recruitment event in Acadiana returns May 21 to the Cajundome Convention Center
A lawyer’s ad should only be a starting point, as there is much more to consider when seeking quality representation.
Thanks to the inaugural 2012 INNOV8, a design for lifting heavy objects was brought to market.
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
The scion of a landmark Four Corners restaurant climbs back into Lafayette’s culinary scene as franchisee for a popular burger chain.