Caitlin Clayton, Timothy Lafosse wed on Aug. 3
IOTA - Caitlin Simone Clayton and Timothy Michael Lafosse, both of Crowley, were joined in wedlock on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Point-aux-Loups Springs Ballroom in Iota. Rev. Randy Trahan officiated the 5:30 p.m. twilight ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Gwen and Joey Foreman and Joseph Clayton, all of Crowley. She is the granddaughter of Elaine and Norris Simon and the late Lois Simon, and Billie Clayton and the late Roland Clayton, all of Crowley.
Caitlin graduated from Northside Christian School in 2011 before attending Louisiana State University at Eunice. Currently employed by Rice City Gymnastics and a member of the Crowley Professional Women’s Club, she will attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the fall.
The groom is the son of Julie and Tim Lafosse of Crowley. He is the grandson of Pamela Goff of Crowley, Carolyn and Larry Goff of Morrilton, Ark., and Patricia and Charles Lafosse of Crowley.
Timothy is a 2007 graduate of Crowley High School and is presently employed by Ambassadors for Christ Trucking, LLC.
Guests were ushered to their seats by Grant Williams, friend of the bride and groom, and Adam Reggie, friend of the groom.
As guests entered the outside courtyard, they were presented with hand-held vintage fans as a keepsake from the couple’s wedding.
The seat rows were adorned at the center aisle with graceful arrangements of off-white and green hydrangeas tied with ivory tulle and coral ribbon accented with pearls.
Caitlin was given in marriage by her father, Joseph Clayton, and her stepfather, Joey Foreman.
For her special day she chose a strapless ivory Mori Lee mermaid gown featuring a sweetheart neckline and an elegant alencon lace overlay. She combined it with an ivory Maggie Sottero scalloped lace jacket with a portrait neckline that dusted her shoulders.
Her ivory veil swept down from a custom-made, vintage-inspired headpiece trimmed with pearls, lace, tulle and miniature rosettes.
Caitlin carried a hand-tied bouquet of white hydrangeas, taupe roses, garden roses and white roses with their stems wrapped in ivory lace.
To ensure good luck in her marriage, Caitlin wore a garter made from her paternal great-grandmother’s clothing as “something old,” her earrings as “something new,” her maternal grandmother’s Mardi Gras queen’s pin as “something borrowed” and her shoes as “something blue.”
Katelyn Stanford, friend of the bride, served as maid of honor. Serving as bridesmaids were Tori Clement, Terryn Wirtz and Adrienne Hebert, all friends of the bride. The bride’s sister, Jessica Clayton, served as junior bridesmaid.
Caitlin’s attendants were clad in one-shoulder A-line princess gowns in navy chiffon. They carried bouquets of green hydrangeas, coral hypericum berries and mambo sweetheart roses tied with coral ribbon.
Greg Gossen, friend of the groom, stood as best man. Cameron Williams, a friend of the bride and groom, and Evan Smith and Seth Cormier, friends of the groom, stood as groomsmen.
Sophie Lejeune, daughter of one of the bride’s friends, served as flower girl, and Cody Clayton, a cousin of the bride, served as ring bearer.
For her daughter’s wedding, the mother of the bride, the former Gwen Simon, selected a sleeveless sorbet floor-length gown featuring a lace overlay and accented with ribbon at the waist.
The groom’s mother, the former Julie Goff, wore a sleeveless champagne-colored tea-length dress featuring flowing tiers of fabric and an embellished waistline.
Both mothers wore pearl wristlets of mambo sweetheart roses.
The couple exchanged their vows beneath a domed wrought iron gazebo flanked by white columns. Each column was topped with a spray of off-white and green hydrangeas, antique white roses and coral ranunculus accented with ivory tulle bows.
Following the wedding, the couple and their guests enjoyed an on-site reception at the Springs Ballroom.
Two large grapevine wreaths wrapped with ivory tulle and decorated with green and off-white hydrangeas and antique white roses hung at the entryway to the reception. At the center of each wreath were lace-and-fabric covered initials “C” and “M” for the bride and groom.
An antique sideboard covered with off-white lace runners held the couple’s registry book. It also featured a collection of vintage items including a Victorian bird cage, antique handbags, crocheted gloves, lace handkerchiefs, pearls and a rhinestone brooch belonging to the bride’s maternal grandmother.
Following the vintage theme, the guest tables were decorated with ribboned Mason jars set on antique crocheted doilies and burlap runners. The jars were filled with fresh baby’s breath and accented with votive candles. Completing the centerpiece ensembles were frames holding the couple’s engagement picture on one side and a favorite Scripture passage on the other.
The bride’s four-tiered ivory cake was displayed on a silver stand accented with mambo sweetheart roses and served by the bride’s godmother, Nannette Millet.
The groom’s red velvet cake was decorated with a golf theme and trimmed around the edge with a thin blue line to represent his employment with the police department. It was served by Mable Guidry.
Out-of-town guests traveled from Arkansas, Texas and various points throughout Louisiana.
Following a wedding trip to Phoenix, Ariz., the couple will reside in Crowley.