Dr. Esther Cleveland Beeson and Frank Clancy Dupepe Jr. first met in 2000 in New Orleans through a close mutual friend. Clancy knew that there was something special about Esther pursued her until she agreed to date him. In true New Orleans style, their first date was during the Mardi Gras at Babylon.

The Dupepes became engaged in 2002 when Clancy put Esther’s engagement ring in an Easter Basket on Easter morning. After the proposal, Esther started medical school at Tulane University and Clancy wanted to move to Los Angeles. With the distance and stress of school, the two decided to break off the engagement but knew that they were very much in love. In 2012, Clancy and Esther were at one of their favorite restaurants, Meauxbar, and he asked her for her hand in marriage over a romantic dinner.

Esther and Clancy now live in Birmingham, Ala., where Esther is a resident of Neurosurgery at the University of Alabama Birmingham and Clancy works in sales for the Starwood Hotel. In October, Esther and Clancy will be traveling to Rome and Venice Italy for one week to celebrate their one year anniversary and honeymoon.

Bride: Dr. Esther Cleveland Beeson
Groom: Frank Clancy Dupepe Jr.
Bride’s Parents: Mr. Frank E. Beeson III and Mrs. Lois V. Beeson
Groom’s Parents: Mr. Frank Clancy Dupepe Sr. and Mrs. Susan Blankenship
Date of Wedding: October 26, 2012
Ceremony Location: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
Reception Location: Orleans Club
Celebrant: Fr. Paul Patin, S.J.
Ceremony Music: Jesse Reeks
Soloist: Blythe Reed
Wedding Gown: Yvonne LaFleur
Matron of Honor: Ceci Foster
Bridesmaids: Anne Howard, Erika Dupepe, Felicia Lamonaco, Melanie Perrett and Francesca Senior
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Yvonne LaFleur
Flower Girl: Alice Jane Foster
Ring Bearer: Laurent Dupepe
Groom’s Attire: Perlis
Best Man: Laurent Dupepe
Groomsmen: Randall Guelfo, Tyner Strub, Eric Mills, Adam Smith, Ron Blankenship and Laurent Dupepe
Honorary Groomsman: U. S. Army Specialist Heston Roop serving in Afghanistan
Ushers: Arthur Wall and Joseph Parrino
Groomsmen’s and Ushers’ attire: Perlis New Orleans
Rings: Both the bride and groom wear heirloom rings from their grandparents.
Florist: Meade Wenzel
Favor: Second-line handkerchiefs, by Gem Printing
Caterer: Orleans Club
Wedding and Groom’s Cake: Gambino’s
Photographer: Mike Posey
Music: Yat Pack