December wedding ceremony in Crowley unites local couple
Lauren Elizabeth Bellard of Church Point and Tony Joseph Signorelli, III of Rayne were married the evening of Saturday, December 3, 2011, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Crowley. Father Gary Schexnayder officiated the nuptial Mass.
The bride is the daughter of Glenn and Jane Bellard of Church Point. Her grandparents are Ethel Morehiser of River Ridge, the late John Morehiser, Jr., and the late Larry and Wynona Bellard. She is a 2007 graduate of Church Point High School, a 2011 graduate of Louisiana Technical College-Lafayette campus in accounting technology, and is currently employed by Bank of Commerce and Trust in Rayne.
The groom is the son of Patricia and Tony Signorelli, Jr. of Crowley. His grandparents are the late Dorothy and Tony Signorelli, Sr., the late Curley Robert Gautreaux and Mary B. Mire, and is the step-grandson of Dorothy Gautreaux of Scott. He is a 2000 graduate of Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish, a 2007 graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and is currently employed by MI Swaco as a drilling fluids engineer.
For the ceremony, musical selections were provided by Valerie Andrus, Neil Simon and Jude Gaspard.
Scriptures were read by Nicholas Bellard and Andrew Bellard.
Offertory gifts were presented by Charlene Fontenot and Raymond Trahan.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a white satin, A-line gown for her wedding day. Her gown featured a beaded embroidered metallic bodice and an inverted V, Empire waist with a cathedral train. A two-tiered headpiece featured a fingertip length veil detailed with beaded metallic edging and a delicate floral motif accent.
In keeping with tradition, Lauren selected a diamond broach to represent “something old.” She considered her wedding dress as “something new.” A pearl necklace she wore was “something borrowed” and her traditional garter was “something blue.”
Serving as matron of honor was her sister, Erin Ashbaugh. Attendants to the bride were Wendy Signorelli, sister-in-law of the groom; Mary Signorelli, sister of the groom; Emily Gaspard, sister of the groom; and Jenny Bellard, sister-in-law of the bride.
They wore long dresses in bordeaux, combined from both chiffon and charmeuse. The sophisticated high neck paired with gold earrings and gold bangle bracelets. The attendants carried bouquets of large white roses accented by holly berries.
Serving as best man was the groom’s brother, Patrick Signorelli. Groomsmen were Robbie Signorelli, brother of the groom; Anthony Hebert, friend of the groom; Stevie Richard, friend of the groom; and Mike Zaunbrecher, friend of the groom.
Ushers were Nicholas, Andrew and Kevin Bellard, brothers of the bride.
Flower girl was Ava Ashbaugh, godchild of the bride. She was escorted by the ring bearer, Lane Gaspard, godchild of the groom.
For her daughter’s wedding, the mother of the bride, the former Jane B. Morehiser wore a full length dress of blue silk accented with crystal beads. She carried one white rose accented with holly berries and ivy.
The mother of the groom, the former Patricia M. Gautreaux selected a gown of taupe taffeta. The side of the bodice was adorned with a beautiful three dimensional flower. A coordinating three quarter sleeve jacket featured a ruching detail for a flattering effect. She also carried a white rose accented with holly berries and ivy.
After the ceremony, a reception was held at the International Rice Festival Building in Crowley for the newlyweds. The decor featured candle lit tables accented by bordeaux-tone runners. The cake table was covered with white table cloths accented by a bordeaux colored centerpiece embroidered with the couple’s initials.
The bridal cake was a three tiered, white, square confection embellished with red roses.
The groom’s cake was a large cake in the shape of a redfish, which tied together the fishing theme around the groom’s table. Also displayed were multiple photos of the couple fishing together.
Prior to the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was held at the home of the groom’s parents, who served homemade Italian spaghetti with salad, garlic bread, iced tea and Mississippi mud pie for dessert.
The newlyweds are making their home in Rayne.