Suire, Raggette unite in marriage

Mrs. Laina Faye Suire Raggette

Laina Faye Suire and Daniel Joseph Raggette were united in marriage on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Antique Roseville in New Iberia. The ceremony was co-officiated by the Honorable Henry Charpentier, Justice of the Peace and the bride’s paternal grandfather, the Honorable Roland J. Suire, Justice of the Peace.
The bride is the daughter of Cynthia and Kent Suire of Erath, and the granddaughter of Mary and Roland Suire of Erath and the late Stella and Wade Chauvin of Henry.

Laina is a 2002 graduate of Erath High School in Erath. She earned a B.A. in Sociology in 2006, as well as a Masters Degree in Social Work in 2008, from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She is currently employed by the Lafayette Parish School System as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

The groom is the son of Bonnie and Robert Raggette of Lafayette and the grandson of the late Louise and Albert DeRouen of New Iberia and Yolanda and Edward Raggette of Beaumont. Daniel is a 1995 graduate of Bolingbrook High School in Bolingbrook, Illinois. He attended the University of Louisiana and is currently employed by GE Oil and Gas in Broussard as a Quality Assurance Inspector II.

Escorted by her parents, Laina wore a romantic fit and flare gown fashioned exclusively for the bride for her special ceremony and celebration. The dress featured an intricate lace appliqué overlay with an ivory undertone. The crystal and pearl embroidered bodice had a flattering scoop neckline that flowed into exquisite off the shoulder cap sleeves. An embellished pearl, rhinestone, crystal and seed beaded belt accented the empire waistline. The gown had a satin covered button enclosure extending down the back of the dress to the cathedral length train. The bride’s elegant dress was accessorized by a lovely single tiered veil, which featured thin trim edge ivory tulle flowing into an ivory lace border. A custom designed hairpiece made of crystal, delicate fabric and classic lace along with rhinestone and pearl jewelry finished the bride’s unique look. The bride carried a loose airy nosegay bouquet of various pastels consisting of green and white tones of hydrangea, lisianthus, lilac, mini callas, hypericum and astillbe accented by misty blue filler and lace from her mother’s bridal headpiece. The bride also carried a delicate antique handkerchief which once was her newborn bonnet.

The Maid of Honor was Ms. Victoria Baudoin, lifelong best friend of the bride; Matron of Honor was April H. McCulloh, cousin of the bride. Bridesmaids were Monique Domingue, god child of the bride and Emily Guidry, friend of the bride. Each of the bridal attendants wore a uniquely selected cocktail dress of blush lace over sateen underlay. The bridesmaids carried nosegays of loosely arranged hydrangea, pink spray roses, light pink peonies and green hypericum.

The best man was Brent Laverne, best friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Cameron D’Heilly, son of the groom and Willie Bell, friend of the groom and Kyle Suire, brother of the bride.

The flower girl was Victoria Raggette, daughter of the groom; and the ring bearer was William Bernard, best little friend of the bride.

The usher was Kirk Babineaux, friend of the groom. Greeters were Ann Marie Bernard, god mother of the bride and Annette Raggette, the groom’s sister in law.
Spiritual readings were presented by Mary Suire, grandmother of the bride. An elaborate pyrotechnic show culminated the sentimental ceremony.

A reception followed the ceremony at Antique Roseville. A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom's parents on the eve of the wedding at the New Iberia home of the groom’s godmother, Paula Mire.

The couple will reside in Lafayette, Louisiana with a summer wedding trip planned to Antigua.

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