It was truly a storybook wedding for photographer Philip Gould and his bride Margot Hasha. The soggy Saturday turned clear and cool just in time for the guests to gather at La Belle Maison in Girard Park. The sweet ceremony included some very personal vows with music provided by Michael Doucet on solo fiddle. Margot's dress was a real show-stopper, and her beaming groom chose a pastel pink striped tie to complement her full-length gown. Chef Patrick Mould prepared a fabulous buffet for the scores of friends and family who joined the celebration. The gumbo and shrimp cocktail were definite favorites, but the groom's cake had everyone talking ' and guessing! Robin May and Alyson Haymark finally figured out it was an accordion with a camera lens, capturing two of Philip's passions. Patrick Little sported bright red Crocks, surely the most sensible shoes for the evening, and a fabulous silk tie to complete his ensemble. A wedding trip to South America will come later, but that evening the couple danced to the music of Charlene Howard and her band and lingered long with their guests, including Steve and Cynthia Schneider, Sharon Doucet, Barry Ancelet, Michelle Vallot, Conrad Comeaux and Jackie Lyle.
Greetings from Italiano! F. Camalo and The Italian Trade Commission brought a few days of celebration ' Italian-style ' to the Oil Center with Festa Italiana. Celebrating 30 years in business, F. Camalo had a trunk show featuring more than men's tailored clothing. On March 28-30 everyone was invited to a sneak preview of 2007's spring collection from brands like Canali, Mabro, Zanella and Gravati. Esquire recently hailed F. Camalo as one of the top 100 menswear stores in America for the seventh straight year, and I can see why, with his fine taste in Italian products. On display at his storefront were various hot rods, a Ferrari, a Lamborghini and several vintage and competition Italian racing bicycles. Guests enjoyed antipasti and vino during the exhibit and trunk show and everyone was pleased to know that a percentage of the store's sales were being donated to the Dr. Tommy Comeaux Memorial Fund. But Italian street festival didn't stop there, The Italian Trade Commission and Frank Camalo headed to the relocated Bella Figura restaurant to end all festivities with Italian cuisine. Among the guests were Pete Rush, Dr. Ed Feinberg, Mark Miller, Mark Landry and Dr. David Legendre. Peace, love and wine. Ciao' Italian style!
Party On! - PG
newsy bits for the fam
Festival International de Louisiane is right around the corner — April 23-27 — and IND Monthly’s second annual Fest fIND contest is along for the ride.
Acadian rep notifies would-be supporters that an April 25 fundraiser for the embattled U.S. rep won’t go on as planned.
Georgia-based fried chicken chain would go up against Raising Cane’s, Chick-fil-A and others (like the Popeyes near its proposed location).
While it isn’t all too unusual for public bodies to have hired security present during meetings, the LPSB’s push to do so is arguably a response to the antics of one board member.
“I’m running. Why would I be raising all this money? Just to have to return it to people?”
With incumbent U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu watching from afar, and with a united Democratic Party in her corner, the fight to get the GOP officially behind Congressman Bill Cassidy is gaining just as much momentum as it is hushed controversy.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
15th Judicial District Judge Durwood Conque has announced that he will not seek re-election after 27 years on the bench.
The perfect color for Easter Sunday
The controversial standardized tests are set to be used in third-grade through eighth-grade public school classrooms next year.
The Louisiana Senate has agreed to prohibit unmanned aircraft from flying over chemical plants, water treatment systems, telecommunications networks and other items considered "critical infrastructure" in Louisiana.
A Scott businessman has pleaded guilty to failing to report a conspiracy to award Opelousas Housing Authority construction bids to his company.
It didn’t take long for KATC TV 3 to jump all over the news of a dead body found in Girard Park, but in its rush to produce headlines, the local TV station got sloppy.
Egg-citing ideas for sharing at family gatherings
Tuesday's Blogs from the Bog!
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday, April 15, 2014:
An unholy trinity of civil-society upheavalers whose first names are not Conner, Tanner or Logan are facing charges in Eunice.
Now that lawmakers have shot down efforts to cap annual interest rates for payday loans, supporters for stricter regulations of the storefront lenders are rallying behind another strategy.
The Appropriations Committee held public testimony day, letting people talk about what they like or don't like about Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget recommendations for the 2014-15 fiscal year that begins July 1.
Court-appointed examiner says Lafayette businessman was “effectively on both sides” of transactions, opens door for legal action against him.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Lafayette-based insurance broker/risk management group bought by Florida firm for undisclosed sum; principals Landry and Harris continue to run local operations.
Lafayette police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old woman whose body was found early Sunday in a drainage ditch in Girard Park.
Former Grant parish District Attorney Ed Tarpley says he's running for the U.S. House seat currently held by Republican Vance McAllister of Swartz.
Louisiana-Lafayette got strong starting pitching and timely hitting to hold off Arkansas-Little Rock 6-3 in Sun Belt Conference baseball in Lafayette, La.
The life and legacy of Dave Perkins will be commemorated with a special INDesign Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the 2014 event on April 24.
Easy crafts in time for Easter
The Cane Fire Film Series presents “The Great Flood” on Monday, April 14, at the AcA.