Local Wedding: Hansen - Duncan

Samantha Sullivan Hansen and Charles Richard Duncan met at a St. Patrick’s Day party when they were both dressed up as leprechauns. Chase literally swept Sullie off of her feet – he picked her up and the two took a photo together in their matching outfits. After the initial meeting, Sullie’s friend Katy, a bridesmaid, invited her over because Chase was cooking dinner for a group of friends – but really Chase wanted to spend more time with Sullie. Unfortunately, Sullie ended up working late that night but Chase saved her a plate anyway.

Not long after the dinner party, Chase asked Sullie to an Italian restaurant, Villa-O, in Dallas, Texas. One weekend in the spring, Chase asked Sullie to go to New Orleans so they could attend a few LSU baseball games. Sullie wasn’t thrilled with the idea and even tried getting out of going, but eventually the two flew into New Orleans. They were staying at the Hansens’ house and Chase brought Sullie breakfast in bed. He told her that they weren’t actually going to any baseball and instead he got down on one knee and proposed. Sullie was thrilled, and the two had a wonderful weekend with friends and family who came in town for the engagement.

After the wedding, Sullie and Chase spent a week in Punta Cana. After meeting in Dallas and moving to Houston, Sullie and Chase are now living back home in New Orleans in the French Quarter, where Sullie works as a spine specialist at NuVasive and Chase is a senior SOX financial advisor for Eaton.


Bride: Samantha Sullivan Hansen
Groom: Charles Richard Duncan
Bride’s Parents: Sissy and Eric Hansen
Groom’s Parents: Chuck and Marie Duncan
Date of Wedding: June 15, 2013
Ceremony Location: Sacred Heart Chapel
Reception Location: Latrobe’s on Royal
Coordinator: Lisa Lafrance of Luminous Events
Celebrant: Father Gary Schexnadyer (who also married Chase’s parents)
Ceremony Music: Randy Higgembotham and Kellen Ranger
Wedding Gown: Monique Lhuillier purchased at Casa de Novia, Houston
Maid of Honor: Laramy Elick
Bridesmaids: Claire Williamson, Jackie Grisham, Robin Staudinger, Katy Shearman, Meagan Duncan and Kate Thompson
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Two Birds
Flower Girls: Anna Flynn Hughes and Molly Hughes
Ring Bearer: Nelson Bensel
Groom’s Attire: Black tie with white tuxedo jacket
Best Man: Chuck Duncan
Groomsmen: William Hudson Achey, Michael Dunaway Alch, Jake Newton Alford, Bradley Thomas Carville, Daniel Thompson Dietz and Winston Michael Patrick Skinner
Ushers: Myles Anthony Bergeron, Terry Bryce Burkett, Kyle Martin Lepine and Michael John Valluzzo
Groomsmen’s and Ushers’ Attire: Black tie with white dinner jackets
Rings: Adler’s Jewelry
Florist: Meade Wenzel
Favor: Mardi Gras masks, second-line parasols and handkerchiefs
Caterer: John Besh
Wedding and Groom’s Cake: Swiss Confectionery
Photographer: Marc Brown of Digitalegacy Photo & Video, Austin*
Hair: Burke Saucier
Music: James Andrews, Blackened Blues and Broken Hearted Pharaohs


Correction: An earlier version of this article misspelled Marc Brown's name. We apologize for the error.

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