Arabie and Romero wed in Maurice ceremony
The union of Gina Arabie and Jay Romero, Sr. was celebrated on June 6, 2008. The 6:00 p.m. wedding was held at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Maurice. Presiding over the ceremony was Father Joe Breaux.
Gina is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Arabie of Abbeville. Jay is the son of Ms. Mary Newell and the late E. J. Romero, Jr. of Maurice. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father, Dale Arabie.
On this day, the bride wore a strapless satin ivory dress that was draped to the side of her gown. The front of the gown had champagne colored beaded lace appliques to coordinate with a solid back and flowering train. This was crowned with a golden brushed season tiara along with a two foot veil trimmed to match the gown. The brides bouquet was made of rose petals consisting of a dozen large roses and outlined by smaller roses. They were complimented with a claret of flowing ribbon.
The bride’s mother wore an iridescent off-white crape skirt with a crape gray blouse. The groom’s mother wore a black chiffon dress suit with yellow and white swirls paired with a yellow jacket. They both wore corsages of red roses accented with babies breath.
Hollie Arabie, the brides God child, was Maid of Honor. Serving as bridesmaids were Tiffany Meaux, daughter of the bride; Bridgett Arabie-Herpin, sister of the bride: Denise Arabie-White, sister of the bride; Courtney Toups; Godchild; and Natalie Arabie, sister of bride. Junior Brides Maids were Megan Meaux, daughter of the bride, and Ani Griffen, Godchild of the bride. Elyse Abshire was the flower girl of the ceremony.
The bridesmaids wore a strapless dress of claret satin that was gathered to the side of the bodice and gracefully flowed into an A-line skirt which swept to the floor. The bridesmaids bouquets were a long stem red rose surrounded by ivory flowers with a flowing ivory ribbon.
Herbert Abshire, cousin of the groom, was chosen as the Best man. Bradley Romero, son of groom; Jay Romero Jr., son of groom; Brad Duhon, step-son of groom; Steven Romero, brother of groom; and Curt Girard, cousin of groom were chosen was groomsmen.
Ushers for the wedding consisted of Beau Dore’, nephew of the bride; Colby Romero, Godchild; and Kyler Hebert, cousin of groom.
Music for the night was provided by Monique LeBlanc. Readings were given by Aleah Romero, cousin of the groom and Ilissa Yocupicio, Godchild of the Groom.
W.O.W. in Maurice was the site of the reception following the ceremony. After their wedding, the couple plans to travel to Galveston, TX after which they will reside in Maurice.