Brammer of Crowley and Fuselier of Eunice marry in Iota
IOTA - It was a beautiful fall afternoon when Adam Quentin Fuselier and Nancy Lynn Brammer became husband and wife. The outdoor event took place by the gazebo of the Springs Ballroom just west of Iota, Saturday, September 10 at 3 p.m.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Roderick Fuselier of Eunice and daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Craig Brammer of Crowley, the couple exchanged vows under blue skies, amid floating love bugs and stirring cicadas. It was a fun and joyous occasion.
A string quartet played Pachelbel’s “Canon” as the bridal party entered. The groom smiled as he, the pastor, and the deacon watched the bridal party parade down the aisle toward them.
First came Mrs. Ani Edwards, friend of the bride, escorted by Mr. Anthony Manuel, cousin of the groom. Then came Amy Pastor, another friend of the bride, escorted by Eric Ardoin, cousin-in-law of the groom. Traci Thomson was escorted by Karlon Brammer, cousin and brother of the bride, respectively. Sister of the bride, Susan Istre, served as matron of honor, while Cody Loggins, friend of the groom, served as best man.
Guava was the color of the day as each marched down the aisle, ladies in knee-length dresses and gents wearing charcoal tuxes with vests and ties matching the bridemaids. For a touch of whimsy, the bridesmaids wore guava flip-flops donned with flowers. Soft yellow roses with a touch of pink were the flower of choice, and these could be seen in the nosegays, boutonnieres, and gazebo arrangements.
“Trumpet Voluntary” was the signal. In came the bride escorted by her father. Her gown was fitted to the waist before a full skirt of netting and sequins floated to the floor.
Pure delight and happiness emanated from the bride as she glided down the aisle with her father.
In keeping with tradition, the bride wore the pearl necklace, owned by her maternal grandmother, and worn by both her mother and sister on their wedding days. The somethings borrowed and blue were her paternal grandmother’s wedding ring and a tiny crystal blue heart given by a family friend. These were tucked away in the bouquet of white roses, which she carried with her.
The Rev. Glen Howie of Mowata Baptist Church and Deacon Jim Cormier of the Annunciation Church of Duralde, officiated over the double-ring ceremony and then presented Mr. and Mrs. Fuselier to family and friends. Everyone followed the happy couple into the main building for an afternoon of food, fun and fellowship.
A variety of tasty offerings was served by the staff of the Springs Ballroom. The wedding cake was gorgeously decorated by Ann Hayes. A “Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head” topped the delicious confection. The groom’s cake was a giant “pot of gumbo” filled with crawfish, potatoes, and corn, all made of sugar.
As guests danced to the music of D.J. Jeremy Ortego of Church Point, photographer Caroll Hebert of Lafayette recorded the day through the lens of his camera.
All too soon, however, it was time to go. The newlyweds made their way to the waiting Mustang convertible amid bubbles and well-wishers and drove off into a new life. After honeymooning in Steamboat Springs, Colo., the couple will travel on to their home in Silver Lake, Ore., where Adam has taken an archeology position with the National Forestry Department.
Dr. and Mrs. Brammer, along with Mr. and Mrs. Fuselier, wish to thank all who helped make this day so happy. They are those already mentioned as well as Mike Johnson and Linda of Aurora Flowers, Abby Hebert of the Springs Ballroom, and the musicians of the Acadiana Symphony. The parents especially give thanks to all the family and friends who came and shared with them in this most joyous celebration.