Joey Beth Bruner and Steve Meddock will never forget Mardi Gras or Feb. 20. From here on out, the event and the date forever will remind them of their wedding.

It all happened so quickly.

Meddock and friend Greg Lail, of Youngsville, were having a few drinks in Youngsville when talk of marriage came up. Meddock, who is in the process of moving here from Oklahoma, said why not on Mardi Gras?

"You'll have the biggest wedding reception in Lafayette," Lail told him.

He called Bruner in Oklahoma and asked her what she thought about it. Bruner, who had never been to a Mardi Gras before, loved the idea.

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