In the nuptials department, Lafayette Public Library's Renee Thomas and Nick Willis were married July 15 at Holy Cross, with a reception at La Belle Maison in Broussard. Their story is just fab! They both had profiles on Match.com and connected online before meeting at a UL Lafayette football game. She and Nick hit it off right away, and when Hurricane Rita hit, Renee offered him and his brothers her home. Three days later, he asked her to marry him. Renee and her family soon began planning the wedding and reception, which included unique touches like a scoreboard groom's cake displaying the score from their first UL game and maracas and red hots to symbolize their honeymoon in Cabo San Lucas. I wish you and Nick the best, Renee!
For her charitable efforts, Seablue's Barbara Brierre gets kudos from Party Girl. Immediately following the 2006 Charity Golf Challenge benefiting Acadiana Outreach, Brierre presented Valerie Keller with a $5,000 check at the cocktail social at the Le Triomphe clubhouse. And our woman of royalty is Debbey Ryan, whose Prescriptive Marketing business is celebrating its one-year anniversary. Party Girl had the opportunity to attend a champagne and strawberry reception in Debbey's honor, along with many of her friends, family, clients and supporters. She was even crowned by Aileen Bennett, that "English woman," as the "Official Queen of Networking!"
Party On! ' PG