Mr. and Mrs. Joshua John LaHaye
Mr. LaHaye, Miss McDaniel united in Holy Matrimony
Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Ville Platte was the setting for the evening ceremony uniting Ainsley Loyce McDaniel and Joshua John LaHaye in Holy Matrimony.
The Nuptial Mass was held on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. with the Reverends Fr. Mitch Guidry, Fr. Garrett McIntyre, and Fr. Randy Moreau officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Denise Bellard of Eunice and Scott McDaniel of Ville Platte, and the groom is the son of Dr. Marcel and Chantel LaHaye of Vidrine.
Vocalists for the ceremony were Danny and Michele LaHaye and Jay LaHaye, uncles and aunt of the groom, and Beverly McBride was the organist.
Lectors for the ceremony were Tasha LaHaye, godmother of the groom and Kylie LaHaye, cousin of the groom.
Gift bearers for the ceremony were Cindy Wright, godmother of the bride, and Duane Fruge, godfather of the groom.
The bride, given away by her godfather Mike Wright, was radiant in a Hailey Paige full ball gown in off white with layers of very pale blue and blush pink. The gown had an illusion neckline and an opal beaded belt. She also wore blue flowers in her hair.
The bride carried a natural handtied bouquet of pink peonies, anemones, roses, and blue thistle. The bouquet was tied with silk ivory ribbon.
Serving as maid of honor was Jordan LaHaye of Vidrine, sister of the groom, and serving as matron of honor was Sydia Robin of Lafayette, sister of the bride.
The maid and matron of honor wore olive green formal gowns by Vera Wang and carried natural handtied bouquets to match the bride.
Bridesmaids were Alexandra Smith, of New Orleans, sister of the bride; Andee Fontenot, Sydney McCaulley, and Haylie LaFleur, all of Vidrine and all friends of the bride; Ashley Hesnor, of Ville Platte, and Morgan Fontenot, of Opelousas, both friends of the bride.
The bridesmaids wore olive green formal gowns by Vera Wang and also carried natural handtied bouquets to match the bride.
Serving as the flower girl was Nora Robin, niece of the bride, and serving as ring bearer was Baylor O’Neal, nephew of the bride.
Serving as best man was Wacen Fontenot, of Vidrine, friend of the groom.
Groomsmen were Ellis LaHaye, Jack LaHaye, and Luke LaHaye, of Vidrine, all brothers of the groom; Benjamin Bergeron, of Vidrine, cousin of the groom; Evan Mire, of Whiteville, and Hank Miller, of Eunice, both friends of the groom; and Daniel Robin, of Lafayette, brother-in-law of the bride.
Ushers for the ceremony were Nicholas LaHaye and John Christian LaHaye, of Vidrine, and Ellis Parrott, of Vidrine, all cousins of the groom.
The lights in the church were turned low for the ceremony as candles lit up the aisle for the bride, and there were pew markers made of baby’s breath and greenery.
Immediately following the ceremony, a reception was held at Lakeview Park and Beach in Eunice. The setting was rustic, elegant and enchanting. The barn was decorated with many tiny white lights, white candles, cheesecloth draping, flowers and greenery including cedar, magnolia leaves, eucalyptus, and baby’s breath. The guests danced the night away to music provided by the band One Trick Pony.
The couple took a honeymoon trip to St. Lucia and have made their home in Baton Rouge.
The bride is a graduate of Sacred Heart High School and plans to graduate in May from LSU in Baton Rouge with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She plans to continue her education to obtain her CPA license.
The groom is a graduate of Sacred Heart High School and plans to graduate in May from LSU in Baton Rouge with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He plans to attend medical school in the summer of 2019 at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.