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Mar 11, 2011 12:23 AM by Chris Welty

Church Fire Wedding

It's been nearly two months since flames destroyed Immaculate Conception Church in Washington, and for many it was a special place. Including future newlyweds and as KATC'S Chris Welty found out for one couple that tied the knot this past Saturday, the journey was not so easy.

High school sweethearts Lacie Levergne and Ryan Soileau always dreamed of getting married at the century and a half old Immaculate Conception Church in Washington. Just six weeks before their wedding that church went up in flames, leaving Levergne in a panic. "I already had everything done, we had the invitations ordered and everything. When we found out the church burned down it was complete chaos, everything was chaos. We already had the decorations sent for the other church, so to find out where we were going to put the decorations for this church and to notify everyone that the wedding had moved and we already had the invitations, so that was the most difficult part."

There was also one more growing concern for Levergne...where the wedding would be held.

"Churches take eight to nine months in advanced to book."

After the fire, the groom took matters into his own hands, booking every church in Opelousas to make sure that the big day would be perfect for his bride.

"He let me decide on which one i wanted, so it didn't take long, but that was the church that we saw ourselves getting married in. it was hard to find another one, and see ourselves in another one. With everything that's happened in between it's good that we are finally married...a relief actually."



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