Choate, Hart wedding celebrated in Lafayette
Amanda Marie Hart and Jonathan Evan Choate were married October 24, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Lafayette.
Samuel McPeek, Pastor of Faith Lutheran Church, officiated at the ceremony.
Readers were Melissa Thetford, cousin of the bride from Conroe, Texas and Morgan Hart, sister-in-law of the bride of Mire.
Organist for the wedding was Katherine Schendel of Lafayette.
The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father, who wore his Navy dress blue uniform. Her wedding dress was an ivory and bridal champagne halter gown, with a heavily embellished bodice of gold lace sequins and pearls. The skirt of the gown featured a split front over an ivory panel also embellished with sequins and pearls. The corset back displayed an embellished champagne sash. The bride’s attire was completed with a traditional chapel train.
She carried a bouquet of red roses.
For something old the bride wore a necklace and ring that her maternal great-grandmother, Elsie Krueger Bohne, wore on her wedding day, a gift from the bride’s maternal great-grandfather, Henry Bohne. The necklace and ring were also worn by the bride’s maternal grandmother and her mother on their wedding day.
The bride’s gown was something new. For something borrowed, the bride wore the veil previously worn by her sister-in-law, Shannon Hart, at her wedding. She wore a blue garter for something blue.
Serving the bride as matron of honor was her sister-in-law, Shannon Hart of Lafayette. Bridesmaids were Jade Miller of Rayne, Nichole Morvant of Mire, Sonya Leger of Mire, Joy Dodd of Lafayette and Julia Aubrey of Rayne, all friends of the bride.
The bridesmaids wore apple colored matching bodices and skirts, with each bridesmaid selecting her own style. They carried bouquets of white roses.
Best man was Kevin Bellard of Church Point, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Aaron Hart of Mire, brother of the bride; Christopher Hart of Duson, brother of the bride; Corey Choate of Church Point, brother of the groom; Jeremy Watson of Lafayette, friend of the groom and Mark Lavergne of Austin, Texas, cousin of the groom.
The groom wore a black tuxedo with an ivory vest and bow tie. Groomsmen wore black tuxedos with red vests and matching bow ties. The groom and groomsmen each wore a red rose as a boutonniere.
Cameron Picard of Duson, nephew of the bride, and Charles Lavergne of Austin, Texas, cousin of the groom, served as ushers.
For her daughter’s wedding, the mother of the bride wore a bone colored dress highlighted with a long sleeved jacket made of matching lace adorned with sequins. The mother of the groom wore a black skirt and long sleeved blue blouse, accented with black detailing. The grandmother of the groom wore a blue skirt with a matching jacket, and a white blouse. Both mothers and the grandmother wore corsages of red roses against a background of white silk leaves and white ribbon.
The bride and groom exited the church under an arch of two Navy cutlasses, one held by her father and the other by friend of the family John Yerby of New Orleans, as they departed for the reception at Magnolia Court in Lafayette.
The bride’s cake was a three tier white cake embellished with variegated roses, with strawberry, chocolate and lemon filling. The frosting on the cake featured a basket weave pattern. The bride’s cake was cut by her godmother, Joyce Bridie of Magnolia, Texas. The groom’s cake was a red velvet cake with cream cheese icing, with a design of fencing swords etched in the center.
Amanda is the daughter of Dennis and Carolyn Hart of Mire. She is the granddaughter of Leroy Boenker of Brenham, Texas and the late Elsie Boenker, the late Jack and Sarah (Sally) Marie Bridie and John and Goldie Hart of Greenvine, Texas. Jonathan is the son of Melanie Choate of Church Point and Henry (Hank) Crawford Choate, Jr. of Baton Rouge. He is the grandson of Kathleen Choate of Algiers and the late Henry Crawford Choate, Sr. and the late Curtis Woodford and Eugenia Clayton.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of Rayne High School and earned her bachelors of business administration and masters degrees at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is employed by Stone Energy in Lafayette.
The groom is a 2000 graduate of Notre Dame High School, and earned his bachelor of science degree at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is employed by Lafayette Addictive Disorders Clinic.
The couple cruised to the Bahamas and Virgin Islands for a week long honeymoon. Following their honeymoon, they now reside in Lafayette.
A rehearsal dinner was held at Chef Roy’s on November 23, hosted by the groom’s parents. Guests were treated to their choice of steak, seafood or chicken pasta dinners.