Congrats, Mr. & Mrs. Lance Arnaud!

March 16 2015 | Uncategorized

Holly Chance and Lance Arnaud met by chance after Hurricane Ike hit their hometown, Beaumont, Texas. Both were business owners who relocated after the storm damaged their buildings. After 6 months of flirting, Holly asked Lance to grab a drink and the rest is a picture-perfect history!

Lance proposed while vacationing in Costa Rica. They had just gotten massages and were taking in a relaxing sunset on a private beach when he said, “I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?” When he pulled out the ring, it was the same gold ring she found in the room safe – thinking it had been left behind by someone else. Really, it was Lance’s grandmother’s wedding band he had placed with their passports. She, of course, was over joyed and exclaimed, “Yes – for sure!” 

The happy couple chose New Orleans because they both love what the city stands for – live music, care-free vibe, and friendly faces! Plus, Lance loves Zydeco, Jazz, and Blues.

They’d already viewed nearly 10 venues when they saw Maison Dupuy – but the choice was easy! “From the moment we walked into Maison Dupuy, the very professional, friendly staff greeted us with warmth and a smile. And then we walked into the courtyard…and at the same time, without saying a word, just looked at each other and smiled. We knew this was it!” Holly gushed.

New Orleans is known for its food and they were thrilled with the choices for their wedding. Holly joked that she and Lance “only know that because of the private tasting that is offered complimentary and scheduled weeks in advance.”  But the couple agrees the muffalattas and crabcakes were their favorites.

Holly has nothing but glowing reviews from her big day. “From the beginning to the end was magical!  And without the professionalism and pleasant relaxed personality of Kimberly, the coordinator, and her staff, it would not have been the same!”

We share your sentiments, Holly! We’re honored you chose to share your special day with us. Best wishes!  

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