Afternoon ceremony unites Rayne couple

A one o’clock afternoon Nuptial Mass on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Rayne joined in marriage Alyssa Lynn Mouton and Drew Anthony Dogay, both of Rayne

. The double-ring ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Clint Trahan.

The bride is the daughter of Conrad and Marie Mouton of Rayne, and granddaughter of Adam and Lydia Pellissier, Juanita Mouton and the late Clyde Mouton, all of Rayne. She is a graduate of Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish and is employed by Iberia Bank of Rayne.

The groom is the son of Albert Dogay of Rayne and Melissa De-Boer of Mire. His grandparents are Ethel Dogay and the late Robert Dogay of Rayne. He is a graduate of Rayne High School.

Guests were ushered to their seats by Josh Trahan and Pat dela Houssaye, friends of the couple.

Providing musical selections were Jan Herpin and Andrew Mire.

Scriptures were recited by Tricia Savoy and Shelley Boone, cousins of the bride.

Gifts were offered by Amy Foreman, godmother of the bride, and Erin Savoy, cousin of the bride.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless, diamond white wedding gown featuring a sweetheart neckline. The back was bustled with three white roses which highlighted the flowing train. Completing the accents was diamond beading under roses, along with silver scrollwork throughout the creation. A simple headpiece of pearls held a finger-tip veil of sheer illusion hemmed with a pearl edging. She carried a bridal bouquet of light pink and white Gerber daisies intermingled with white roses and wrapped with a black ribbon.

Attending her sister as maid of honor was Anne Elizabeth Mouton, while the bride’s sister-in-law, Ce Ce Mouton was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Mary Clare Mouton, sister of the bride; Angel Dogay and Heather Vincent, sisters of the groom; and Tessa Bercier and Rae’ Lynne Powell, friends of the bride.

Bridal attendants each wore an elegant, floor-length, black dress and carried pink Gerber daisies gathered with silver ribbon.

The bride’s niece, Isabella Mouton served as flower girl. She wore a delicate white dress noted at the waist with a black sash.

Attending the groom as best man was Ryan Henry, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were John, Brent and Nick Mouton, brothers of the bride; Daniel and Clint Henry, friends of the groom; and Shane Dogay, uncle of the groom.

Serving as ring bearer was the groom’s godchild, Peyton Dore.

Male attendants each wore a formal black tuxedo, black shirt, diamond white tie and vest, and a pink rose boutonniere for the lapel.

For her daughter’s wedding, the mother of the bride wore a floor-length, champagne gown topped with a beaded top. The groom’s mother selected a white floor-length beaded gown. Each was presented white flowers accented with diamond stems.

Immediately following the wedding, the newlyweds were honored during a reception held at The Union Hall in Rayne.

Among the refreshments provided for the wedding guests was the bride’s cake, a black and white layered confection defined with black ribbon. The unique cake was served by Amy Foreman, the bride’s godmother.

The groom’s cake was a unique confection detailed in the shape of an accordion. The cake was served by Karen Mire, friend of the bride’s family.

Following a wedding trip to Galveston, Texas, the couple will reside in Rayne.

Prior to the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was held Friday, Sept. 4, in Carencro. Hosting the evening social were Albert Dogay and Delores Menard, while provided shrimp fettuccini, side dishes, desserts and beverages for guests.

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