It’s Acadiana: Out To Lunch

Hosted ByChristiaan Mader

OUT TO LUNCH finds journalist Christiaan Mader conducting business Acadiana style: over lunch. Each week Christiaan invites guests from Acadiana's business community to join him. Beyond the foundations of the Acadiana economy - oil, cuisine, music - there is a vast network of entrepreneurs, small businesses, and even some of the country's largest companies who call Acadiana home. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the wider Acadiana business community. You can also hear the show on KRVS 88.7FM.

Bridal Party – Out to Lunch – It’s Acadiana

Some little girls grow up wanting to be a princess. Some little girls want to be a big star. And other little girls grow up wanting to be executive producer of a major live event where they get to control everything from the music to wardrobe to catering.

When little girls actually do grow up, there is one magical day where all these dreams come true. Their wedding day.

Of the thousand and one decisions that have to be made when you put on a wedding, the two paramount issues for the bride are – what she’s wearing, and what her bridesmaids are wearing.

Pedram Taheri

In Lafayette, brides have the exclusive opportunity to build the gown of their dreams with celebrity designer Pedram Pasha Taheri, of Pedram Couture.

Pedram’s gowns have been worn by women marrying NFL and NBA stars and by celebrities Christina Milian, Gretchen Rossi, Serayah McNeill from “Empire” – the show, not the town in Plaquemines – and many more. 

Now you’ve got your bridal gown sorted out, onto the bridesmaids. How on earth do you get five women who have completely different tastes and body types to look good in matching outfits? Good news. In Lafayette there are people who can answer that question. They can be found at a business called Bella Bridesmaids.

Bella Bridesmaids have literally hundreds of dresses from some of the world’s leading designers. And if you’re having a destination wedding out of town they’ll even ship your bridesmaids dresses for you.

Meghan Leblanc 

Meghan LeBlanc is the co-owner of Bella Bridesmaids.

peter ricchiuti, pedram taheri, meghan leblanc

In the next 30 minutes you’ll learn everything you need to know and more about what goes into dressing a bridal party. It’s every bit as dramatic as you think.

Photos at Social by Gwen Aucoin.

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