Bridal luncheon held to honor upcoming Bertrand, Johnson marriage
LAFAYETTE – Alison Brumley, Frances Hays and Sue Nations of Lafayette and Jennifer Kleinpeter, of Baton Rouge, hosted a bridal luncheon on Sunday, May 15, 2011 honoring Noelle Bertrand, bride-elect of Brad Johnson, and her bridal attendants at Marcello’s Wine Market Café.
The hostesses are dear friends and former colleagues of the bride-elect’s mother, Carolyn Trahan Bertrand. Invited guests included bridesmaids, Amelia Bertrand and Mallory Hornsby; maid of honor, Katherine Cullen; junior bridesmaid, Madelyn Danna; and flower girls, Kaytie Tillison and Ainsley Trahan; as well as their mothers and grandmothers. Special guests in attendance included the groom-elect’s mother, Kim Whitman and maternal grandmother, Nancy Tillison.
The bride-elect was attired in a one-shoulder silk and chiffon overlay dress in multiple royal blue tones.
Restaurant tables were beautifully appointed with flower arrangements of pink hydrangeas grown by hostess, Sue Nations. Each table place setting included a keepsake box of Greek wedding cookies and a miniature bridal gown box filled with Jordan almonds.
Guests feasted on a four course menu of tomato basil soup, Italian salad, entrée choices of lasagna, pollo arroristito, shrimp pepate, and eggplant parmesan and dessert choices of tiramisu and anna tutta panna. The concluding highlight of the luncheon was a special presentation gift from the hostesses to the bride-elect of a 19th Century Sheffield silver gallery tray with hand-engraved birds.
The couple will exchange vows on August 6, 2011 in a 7 p.m. evening ceremony officiated by the Reverend Gary Schexnayder at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Crowley.