Allison Milton, Blaine Gary united
Allison Elizabeth Milton was wed to Blaine Joseph Gary on Friday, June 18, 2010 during a six-thirty evening ceremony at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Crowley, officiated by Fr. Gary Schexnayder.
The bride is the daughter of Greg and Charlotte Milton of Crowley. Her grandparents are the late Norris and Dolores Toups and the late Harry and Mary Jane Milton. Allison graduated from Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish in 2005 and from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2010 with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education with an add-on certification in early childhood education. She was also an honorable member of the Gamma Kappa Chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority. In the fall, she will begin teaching at St. Michael Elementary in Crowley with the Diocese of Lafayette.
The groom is the son of Blake and Alana Gary of Mire. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Pierre Gary of Rayne, Marion Stelly of Carencro, and Dorothy Stelly of Scott. He graduated from Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish in 2003, and then became a licensed investigator as the owner of Dat Cajun Boy’s Co., LLC.
Music for the ceremony was provided by Jodi Bollich, vocalist; Alberta Lyons, organist; Jody Kovarik, flutist; Will Green, trumpter; and Tommy Benoit, violinist.
Ushering guests were Kyle Suire, Kyle Savoie, Matthew Hornsby and Nicholas Nero, all friends of the groom.
Program attendants were Claire C. Hammonds, cousin of the the groom, and Ashlyn Faucheaux.
Eucharistic Ministers were Mark and Pat Jones, family friends of the bride, and Lauren Dore, cousin of the groom.
Lectors were Andre Doguet, godfather of the bride, and Glenn Gary, the uncle of the groom.
Gifts were offered by the couple’s godparents, Patricia Helo, Diane Besse and Brian Stelly.
Escorted by her father, the bride selected an ivory wedding gown featuring a stylish V-neck halter bodice accented with crystal embellishments, lace appliques, and a unique gold satin ribbon at the empire waist. Deep hemlace encircled the cathedral train, while the veil was trimmed with crystal embellishments, similar to those on the bride’s dress. An elegant headpiece held a fingertip veil of sheer illusion edged with an ornated hemline. She held a collected bouquet of peach roses, green hydrangeas, and pink hypericum berries.
The bride’s matron of honor was Lynn Abshire, a cousin. Bridesmaids included Amy Helo, cousin of the bride; Jamie Gary sister of the groom; Margaret Hundley, Morgan Robinson, Ashley Sarver, Regan Champagne, and Lindsay Broussard, all friends of the bride.
The bridesmaids’ dresses were coral colored dupioni silk dresses that were knee in length with each bridesmaid expressing their style with a different top. Each carried a bouquet of peach roses, green hydrangeas, and pink hypericum berries similar to the bride’s.
Flower girls were Emily Abshire, bride’s cousin, and Kayley Gary, groom’s godchild. Their dresses were of ivory dupioni silk featuring smocked tops with added pearl accents. They each carried a small bouquet of green hydrangeas, peach roses, and pink hypericum berries.
The groom’s best man was Steven Bruner, a friend. Groomsmen were Joshua Gary, Jonathan Besse, Derek Stelly, cousins of the groom; Nicholas Milton, brother of the bride; Eric Broussard, Michael Ronkartz, and Brantley Yeager, friends of the groom.
The mother of the bride wore a sapphire colored dress featuring a portrait collar and side-ruched top with a jeweled pin and brooch detail on each sleeve. A long flowing skirt completed the elegant look.
The mother of the groom selected a moss colored silk shauntung suit dress which featured a ruched bodice with a curved neckline and bolero jacket with three-quarter length sleeves.
The mothers of the bride and groom carried small bouquets similar to the bridesmaids’.
The wedding reception was held at Le Grand Hall in Crowley. The tables at the reception were draped in linens of ivory, topped with ornate gold mirrors, candles, and floral arrangements of green hydrangeas, peach roses, and hypericum berries, similar to the decor for the ceremony.
Among the refreshments was the bride’s cake, a five-layer confection with ivory scalloped details perched upon a gold plateau and surrounded by candies.
The groom’s Bavarian cream layered cake featured a mallard duck motif and the table contained items reflective of the groom’s love of the outdoors.
A rehearsal dinner was held on Thursday, June 17, at Fezzo’s in Scott hosted by the groom’s parents.
Following their honeymoon at St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the couple will reside in Crowley.