Church Point wedding ceremony unites couple

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Church Point was the setting on Saturday, June 13, 2009 for a Nuptial Mass uniting in marriage Jessica Lynn Carrier of Church Point and William Wallace “Billy” Wynn, III of Rayne.

The six-thirty evening double-ring ceremony was celebrated by Deacon Jim Cormier.

The bride is the daughter of Jimmy and Jeanette Carrier of Church Point. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Linus Duplechin, the late Tiny Duplechin, the late Milton Carrier, and Celise Carrier. She is a graduate of Church Point High School, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a degree in early childhood education, and is employed with the Acadia Parish School Board as a second grade teacher.

Parents of the groom are Bill and Mayme Wynn of Rayne. His grandparents are Virginia Wynn of Rayne, the late William Wallace Wynn, Sr., and the late Jack and Jeanette Bonin. He is a graduate of Rayne High School, Louisiana Technical College at Lafayette, and is employed by Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette as a licensed practical nurse.

Providing musical selections for the wedding ceremony were vocalist Brittany Saucier and organist Chase Ludeau.

Scriptures were recited by Sharen and Karen Wynn, aunts of the groom.

Traditional items selected by the bride for her wedding day included her grandmother’s rosary as something old, her wedding dress as something new, her jewelry and veil as something borrowed, and her garter as something blue.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore a curved one-piece strapless French tulle A-lined Mon Cheri designer bridal gown featuring a hand-beaded crystal neckline, and a delicately chevron pleated bodice with inverted Basque waistline. The back bodice was accented with jeweled crystal buttons. The creation was also enhanced with an all-over lace motif on the skirt and the gown flowed into a lace chapel train, accentuating the cathedral-length veil. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of ivory roses gathered with an ivory bow tied at the stems.

Attending the bride as maid of honor was a friend, Jennie Lyons, as the matron of honor was her sister, Julie Guidry. Bridesmaids were Andrea Melancon, Heather Quebodeaux and Laci Davenport, friends. Bridal attendants each wore a knee-length dress of black chiffon.

Serving as flower girls were Ava and Chloe LeJeune, family of the bride. Each wore an ivory smock dress and carried ivory roses.

Best men to the groom were his brothers, Joey and Andrew Wynn. Groomsmen were Bronson Yeager, friend of the groom, and Jared and Justin Carrier, brothers of the bride.

Ushering guests to their designated seats were Scott Broussard, Mitchel Shoffet and Kade Comeaux, friends of the groom, and Dustin Guidry, brother-in-law of the bride.

Male attendants each wore a traditional black tuxedo with ivory shirt and tie.

Immediately following the wedding ceremony, the newlyweds were honored during a reception held at the Church Point Community Center.

Among the refreshments provided for the guests was the bride’s cake, a three-tier confection covered in white fondant topped with ivory roses. JoAnn Duplechin, the bride’s godmother, served the cake.

The groom’s cake, served by Margie Bonin, the groom’s godmother, depicted a red fish for the groom’s love of sport fishing.

The couple plans to reside in Church Point.

Prior to the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was held Thursday, June 11, at Chef Roy’s Frog City Café in Rayne. Hosts for the 6:30 p.m. social were the groom’s parents.

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