Amy Richard weds Jaird Theriot
Saint Joseph Catholic Church provided the picturesques setting for the Nuptial Mass uniting Amy Elizabeth Richard and Jarid Cole Theriot as husband and wife. The couple exchanged wedding vows during a 7 p.m. nuptial mass on Friday, July 25, with Father Brian Taylor officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Richard of Crowley. Her grandparents are Betty M. Lawson of Crowley and the late William E. Lawson, Joyce M. Richard of Rayne and the late Nelson Richard. She is a 2002 graduate of Crowley High School, a 2005 graduate of Louisiana Technical College of Lafayette, and is currently employed by Lafayette Health Ventures.
The groom is the son of Randy and Ann Theriot of Broussard. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Broussard, Sr., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Oran Theriot, all of Broussard. He is a 2002 graduate of Comeaux High School, a 2007 graduate of the South Louisiana Community College in Lafayette where he earned an associate’s degree, and is currently employed by S.T.S. in Broussard.
Appropriate musical selections were provided by vocalist Jodi Bollich, organist Paul Baker, and violinist Lauren Baker.
Scriptures were read by Geraldine Riley, godmother of the bride, and Lucy Boudreaux, godmother of the groom.
Offertory gifts were presented by Jake and Alec Richard, nephews of the bride, and Brock Bourque, nephew of the groom.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an exquisite, white gown of lustrous taffeta. The strapless creation featured distinct features, from the sweetheart neckline, to the elegantly pleated bodice and drop-scoop waist, down to the bead embellished a-line skirt and chapel-length train. Her headpiece was a double-tiered, fingertip veil attached with a silver, galena comb adorned with pearl and rhinestone clusters. She carried an elaborate hand-tied bouquet of white miniature calla lilies and light pink roses, accented with dainty green berries.
In keeping with tradition, the bride wore her dress as something new and her great grandmother’s rosary entwined into her bridal bouquet as something old. The same rosary also stood for something blue.
Serving the bride as maid of honor was her friend, Tamara Stutes. Bridesmaids were Rachael Theriot, sister-in-law of the groom; Dwan Bourque, sister of the groom; Kara Nix, cousin of the groom; and Lauren Monceaux, Tracie Carline and Amy Simon, all friends of the bride. Kaylee and McKenzie Bourgue, nieces of the groom, served as junior bridesmaids.
Attendants were each attired in a strapless, satin ball gown of a striking hue of peridot featuring a sweetheart neckline and ruched bodice. Some chose to wear a short-sleeved, satin jacket. They each carried a hand-tied bouquet of light pink roses accented with green berries.
Standing as best man was Raleigh Mayard, friend of the groom. Serving as groomsmen were Michael Theriot, brother of the groom; Eric Richard, brother of the bride; Toby Hargrave, cousin of the groom; and Bobby Monceaux, Mike Leleux and Giles Gary, all friends of the groom. Hunter Richard, godchild and nephew of the bride, served as junior groomsmen.
Godchild of the bride, Kymber Stutes was the flower girl and godchild of the groom, Tyler Broussard was ring bearer.
As guests arrived, they were ushered to their seats by Lance Guidry and Nathan Romero, friends of the groom.
On her daughter’s special day, the mother of the bride wore a sage, two-piece dress set as the jacket was embellished with intricate beading. The mother of the groom selected a navy, floor-length dress with an enhanced beaded embellishment. Each was presented a corsage of ivory porcelain roses.
A reception was held at the Crowley Rice Festival building immediately following the ceremony.
Among the refreshments provided was the bride’s cake, a four-tiered pink buttercream confection topped with fresh light pink roses and green berries. Each layer of the cake featured a slightly different decor and was served by her godmother, Geraldine Riley.
The groom’s cake consisted of a square chocolate dobache topped with a replica of a wood duck. It was served by his godmother, Lucy Boudreaux.
Upon returning from a wedding trip to Orange Beach, Ala., the couple will reside in Maurice.
On the night prior to the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was held at AB Henderson in Lafayette. A delicious meal of crawfish etouffee with all the trimmings was hosted by the groom’s parents.