Ceremony at Point-aux-Loups joins couple

IOTA - An early evening candlelight ceremony united Amanda Marie Myers and Anthony Joseph David on Saturday, May 1, 2010. The 5:30 p.m. double ring ceremony was held at the Point-aux-Loups Springs Ballroom nestled against the beautiful Bayou Des Cannes just outside of Iota. The groom’s uncle Ray Bazinet officiated the beautiful ceremony. An variety of classical music accompanied by a trumpeter provided musical selections for the event.

On her father’s arm, Amanda was escorted wearing a strapless gown made of ivory lace. The gown featured a sweat heart scallop lace neckline and dotted English net overlayed with beaded lace. The silhouette opened into a slim a-line design with a scallop lace hemline. The gown was completed by covered buttons and a semi-cathedral train.

She wore a lovely veil made of ivory tool edged in scallop lace with touches of silver and crystal bead work to accent her dress. It also featured a comb of crystal, rhinestone and sea pearls to beautifully complete the veil.

She carried a gorgeous combination of pink peonies, green, white and pink hydrangea, green cymbidium orchids, white garden roses, white ranunculus, green berries tied with an iridescent ribbon and adorned with a crystal fleur de lis pin. Grapevine was intertwined throughout along with the bride’s grandmother’s rosary.

Traditional items carried by the bride on her special day was her grandmother’s rosary as something old, she wore her gown as something new, a pearl ring was borrowed from Jaime Roy Hebert and as something blue she had a handkerchief with the date and the bride and groom’s name embroidered on it sewn into the gown.

Attending the bride as matron of honor was her cousin and best friend, Jaime Roy Hebert. Bridal attendants included Amy Fabacher Covalt, Jennifer Barbier, both friends of the bride; Chasity David and Carrie David, both sisters of the groom.

The ladies wore elegant champagne sleeveless dresses featuring deep v-necklines with a floor length skirt completed with a slit in the back.

They carried fresh bouquets of green hydrangea, bright pink ranunculas, green berries, white irises, grapevine throughout tied with a rich chocolate brown ribbon and adorned with a fleur de lis pin.

The groom was attended by his best man and cousin, Dustin Friesen. Groomsmen included, Mike Doucet, Jake Hebert, Charles Covalt, friends of the groom; and Eric Reese, brother of the bride. Honorary groomsman was Daniel David, who was unable to attend because he is currently stationed in Haiti with the United States Army.

Participating in the event was the groom’s daughter Abbigail Grace David, as the flower girl and his son Caleb Anthony David as the ring bearer.

In honor of the bride and groom Jamie Guillory, sister of the groom, presented two poetic selections during the ceremony.

On her daughter’s special day, mother of the bride Wanda Leger Myers chose a brown floor length sleeveless dress. Her ensemble featured a three-quarter length sheer top accented with brown, green and blue flowers.

For the special event the mother of the groom Cynthia Guidry David wore a long khaki skirt with a chocolate brown blouse.

Both ladies were presented with wristlet corsages of green cymbidium orchids, green berries and grapevine accented with sheer ribbon.

Immediately following the ceremony a reception was held at the Springs Ballroom. For the celebratory event the ballroom was elegantly decorated with touches of chocolate brown and champagne throughout. The guest tables were adorned with white table clothes, ivy topiaries and tea lights along with a picture of the bride or groom as children. The guest registry and various lovely photographs of the bride and groom sat atop an antique bugget. A fleur de lis theme could be seen throughout the ballroom, in the napkins, bridal cake and the registry.

The bridal table was exquisite featuring a cream and chocolate brown overlayed table clothes accented with chocolate and amber beads and candles. A silver cake plateau held a three tier confection of antique white and ivory butter cream. The cake was accented with green hydrangea atop and in between each cake layer and surrounding the base of the cake. The bottom and top layers were adorned with hand cut fondant fleur de lis scroll work, edible pearls and luster dust. The middle layer featured scrollwork and edible pearls throughout. The base layer was filled with white chocolate ameretto and strawberry cream, the middle layer held white chocolate ameretto and raspberry fudge. The confection’s top layer featured Kahlua fudge. The bride’s godmother, Shirley Applewhite of Houma served the cake.

The groom’s table featured blue and white overlayed table cloths. An antique lantern, mariners rope and netting provided a backdrop. The groom’s cake was a rectangle chocolate cake filled with cookies and cream and chocolate fudge iced with chocolate buttercream with chocolate fudge drizzled atop the cake. Chocolate covered strawberries were placed around the cake with a hand sculpted captain’s wheel and “D” centered on the confection.

The beautiful ceremony was well attended with out of town guests registering from Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania and various points throughout Louisiana.

The bride is the daughter of Kenneth and Wanda Myers of Iota. She is the granddaughter of Horace LeJeune of Iota and the late Paul and Lena Leger of Iota and the late Dominic Myers and Laura Myers-LeJeune of Iota.

She is a graduate of Iota High School and attended Louisiana State University at Eunice and University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she received a bachelor of arts degree in communicative disorders with a minor in psychology. She is currently employed at Acadiana Region Supports and Services Center in Iota.

Anthony is the son of Jim and Cynthia David of Elton. He is the grandson of the Izora Bazinet of Eunice, the late Joseph Guidry of Eunice, Audrey David of Elton and the late Merlin David of Elton.

He attended Elton High School and served in the U.S. Army. He currently holds a “100 Ton Captain’s License” and is employed by LaBorde Marine in Morgan City.

Following a week long wedding trip to Oak Alley Plantation in Vachery the couple will make their home in Rayne.

A rehearsal dinner was held Friday, April 30 at the American Legion Hall in Iota. The 5:30 p.m. event was hosted by the bride and groom’s parents. The menu included boiled crawfish with corn mushrooms and potatoes. A roast with vegetable was also served as well punch, brownies and peanut butter bars.

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