Mr. Wyninger, Miss Soileau united in Holy Matrimony
Mrs. Mitchell Porter Wyninger
Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Sulphur provided the setting for a lovely 6:30 p.m. ceremony Friday, April 21, 2017, uniting Miss Emily Eve Soileau and Mitchell Porter Wyninger in Holy Matrimony, with Reverends Edward Richard, Brian Thompson, Randall Moreau, and Nathan Long officiating. Altar servers were the godchild and nephews of the groom. The wedding was held on the Octave of Easter, and the church was decorated with Easter lilies and greenery on the altar.
The bride is the daughter of Bo and Kathy Soileau of Ville Platte. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Gerralyn Brunet and the late Elden Brunet of Mamou and Mrs. Johanna Soileau and the late Wade “Boogie” Soileau of Ville Platte. The groom is the son of Michael and Ronda Wyninger of Sulphur. He is the grandson of Mrs. Connie Fontenot of DeQuincy, and Mr. and Mrs. William Porter Wyninger, Jr., of Sulphur.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride was radiant in her Designer Ivory Satin Ball Gown with cap sleeves and a pearl embellished illusion neckline with a chapel length train. The veil was a two-tiered Ivory tulle cathedral length veil with pearl beaded bridal comb handmade by her mother. The bride’s ensemble was completed with a bridal garter that was made of vintage two-inch ivory lace with scalloped embroidered edging. The garter was handmade by the bride’s mother and maternal grandmother and was detailed with embroidery by the bride’s paternal grandmother and accented with an antique beaded blue brooch which was worn by the bride’s maternal great-great grandmother. She also wore simple drop pearl earrings and her mother’s pearl bracelet given by her father.
The bride carried a bouquet of soft blue hydrangeas mixed with ivory roses and accented with eucalyptus. The bouquet was personalized with an heirloom family handkerchief and a family Rosary intertwined.
Sarah Kathryn Soileau (sister of the bride) of Ville Platte served as maid of honor for the special occasion. She wore an Alfred Sung Oyster colored sateen twill full length sleeveless dress with a keyhole back. She wore simple pearl stud earrings and a three strand pearl bracelet which was gifted by the bride. She carried a smaller version of the bride’s bouquet made of soft blue hydrangeas mixed with ivory roses and accented with eucalyptus.
Bridesmaids were Hannah Wyninger (sister of the groom) of Sulphur, Alyssa Menard Soileau (sister-in-law of the bride) of Lake Charles, Kenzie Wyninger of Sulphur, Abby Berzas of Eunice, Leighton Falcon of Lake Charles, and Gabrielle Brunet of Baton Rouge. The junior bridesmaid was Abbie Grace Soileau (cousin of the bride) of Lafayette. They were attired in Alfred Sung Oyster colored sateen twill full length sleeveless dresses with a keyhole back and each had simple pearl stud earrings and a three strand pearl bracelet that were gifted by the bride.
Grace Philomena Wyninger (godchild of the groom) served as flower girl for the special occasion. She wore a soft blue princess gown with ivory tulle overlay and a First Communion veil which was handmade by her mother and worn by the bride. She carried a small ivory flower basket of soft blue hydrangeas and eucalyptus.
Allen Wyninger (brother of the groom) of Sulphur served as best man for the evening ceremony.
Groomsmen were Louis Stutes of Lake Charles, Brandon Soileau (brother of the bride) of Lake Charles, Christopher Ange of Lake Charles, Caleb Prince of Houston, Texas, Luke Kinney of Sulphur, William McConnaughhay of Lafayette, and Christopher Fontenot of Lake Charles. They were attired in Joseph Abboud navy tuxedos with champagne colored vests and ties.
Junior groomsman was Luke Soileau (cousin of the bride) of Lafayette.
Ushers were Evyn Michael Soileau (brother of the bride) of Ville Platte and Colton Ramsey of Lake Charles.
Vocalists were Ramona and Warren Hebert (relatives of the bride) of Lafayette.
For her daughter’s special day, the bride’s mother selected a vintage remake of rosewater colored Satin floor length A-line dress, with pearl beaded off-shoulder neckline, fitted ruched bodice and accented with a small satin belt held with a pearl beaded brooch at the waist. She also wore pearl drop earrings and a simple pearl bracelet.
The groom’s mother selected a navy floor length gown with lace overlay on bodice and three-quarter length sleeves and flowing chiffon skirt and wore pearl drop earrings with a single strand pearl necklace and bracelet.
A reception followed at The Brick House Reception Hall in Lake Charles, which is an old vintage warehouse constructed in 1892 with beautiful exposed brick walls and wooden beams and floors.
Following a honeymoon to a resort in Belize, the couple has made their home in Lake Charles.