The bride is the daughter of Mr. Tan and Mrs. Levy Mai Pham of Abbeville, Louisiana. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Duc Dinh Mai and the late Mr. Thai Mai, and the late Mr. Tan and Mrs. Thi Phi Pham; all of Saigon, Vietnam. She is a 2006 graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and 2010 graduate of the LSUHSC School of Medicine in New Orleans. She is a physician at the LSU Family Practice Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
The groom is the son of Mr. Lloyd and Mrs. Angelia Chachere of Scott, Louisiana. He is the grandson of Mr. Jessie and Mrs. Ruby Guidry of Lafayette, Louisiana, and Mrs. Rosalind Chachere and the late Mr. Lloyd Elmo Chachere of Eunice, Louisiana. He is a 2006 graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and is currently employed by Aries Marine.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a lovely, pure white satin ball gown. Its vintage style, off-the-shoulder neckline was embroidered with beautiful, delicate white floral stitches, and enhanced with small drop pearls and crystals. Similar intricate embroideries and crystals accented the slimming Basque waistline and the scalloped hems. The royal train flowed softly beneath the two-tiered cathedral veil. Her black hair was adorned on the side with a white magnolia.
The bride carried a round bouquet made of purely white roses, handmade by the mother of the groom. Wrapped in the bouquet was a rosary made of blue stones, which belongs to the groom’s maternal grandmother.
The bride was attended by her sister and Maid of Honor, LanKhanh Pham. Bridesmaids included sister of the groom, Jessica Chachere; friends of the bride, Dr. Danielle Rushing, Hue Kim, and Hanh Boudreaux. McKenzie Bearb, cousin of the groom, served as the flower girl.
The bride’s attendants each wore an elegant, floor-length, black satin dress with white V-neck halter neckline custom designed by the mother of the bride. The waistline was accented with a simple black bow, resembling the groomsmen’s black tuxedo bow ties. The flower girl wore a white satin, ankle-length dress with short sleeves, also designed by the mother of the bride. The skirt was enhanced with a soft layer of dotted sparkling tulle and a beautiful matching sash accented the waist.
The groom was attended by his brother and Best Man, Blake Chachere. Groomsmen included brothers of the bride, Huy Pham and Son Pham; future brother-in-law of the bride, Joey Benoit; and friend of the groom, Andy Boudreaux. The ring bearers were nephew of the bride, Payne Pham, and cousin of the groom, Alex Hulin. The groomsmen and ring bearers wore black tuxedoes with black vests and bow ties, accented with boutonnieres made of white roses that were handmade by the mother of the groom.
The mother of the bride wore a sophisticated two-piece navy pantsuit, with a mid-length one-button V-neck jacket. The mother of the groom wore an elegant black tea-length taffeta chiffon dress with an A-line silhouette. A corsage of white roses with pearl accents completed their ensemble. The fathers of the bride and groom wore black tuxedoes with black vests and bow ties.
Lectors for the mass were Clarissa Lard and Corrie Menard, aunts of the groom. Eucharistic ministers were Lloyd Chachere, father of the groom, and Mary Joubert, aunt of the groom. Gift bearers were Richard and Shelia Bourque, uncle and aunt/Godmother of the groom. Music was provided by organist Tommy Guidry and vocalist Jennifer Melancon.
Following the mass, the reception was held at Magdalen Place in Abbeville. After the honeymoon, the couple will reside in Lake Charles, Louisiana.