Domingue, Istre exchange wedding vows
Elaine Theresa Domingue and Edward Lee Istre, Jr. of Crowley were united during an afternoon, double ring ceremony held at the Woodmen of the World Hall on June 14, 2008. Justice of the Peace Elridge Pousson officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Patsy Domingue and the late Russell Domingue of Breaux Bridge. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Adam Collins, Sr. and Amilena Domingue and the late Egbert Domingue, Sr.
Elaine is a 2003 graduate of Breaux Bridge High School and is currently employed with Neena’s Landscaping.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Istre, Sr. of Crowley. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Istre, Sr. and the late Ada G. Monceaux.
Edward attended school in Crowley and is also currently employed with Neena’s Landscaping.
Musical selections were provided by Acadiana’s Party Machine, D.J. Stoney Romero of New Iberia.
Escorted by her brother, Adam Domingue, the bride was lovely in a full length, white satin halter-top gown of the David’s Bridal collection. The gown featured a flowing design embellished with a trim of beads around the top and back. The gown was completed with a Cathedral length train. Her headpiece was a two-layered fingertip length veil with a rhinestone headband. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of white and oasis colored longstem silk roses accented with satin ribbon.
In keeping with tradition the bride wore the groom’s late grandmother’s broach bow adorned with a turquoise tear-drop stone as something old, her dress was something new, something borrowed was a pair of diamond baguette earrings from her friend, Kayla Bouillion and her garter was worn as something blue.
Angela Domingue, sister and godmother of the bride; served as the maid of honor. Bridal attendants were Jennifer Hanks, sister of the groom; Jessica Istre, cousin of the groom; and Bethany Hanks, godchild of the groom. Attendants were each attired in a strapless oasis colored floor length satin dress. The dresses featured a gathered waistline accented with a silver decorative pin.
The best man was Kenneth Primeaux, brother-in-law of the groom; and groomsmen were Robert Barras, cousin of the bride; Shannon Istre, cousin of the groom; and Tylor Boutte, nephew of the bride.
Hannah Istre, daughter of the bride and groom; served as the flower girl and Nicolas Theriot, godchild of the bride; served as ring bearer.
The mother of the bride was lovely in a white blouse with capped sleeves paired with black tailored slacks.
The groom’s mother was attired in an oasis floral print blouse complimented with a pair of black wide leg capris.
Both mothers were presented with a corsage of white roses.
A reception was held in the hall immediately after the ceremony. Guest were seated at tables covered with white tablecloths topped with centerpieces made of water filled fish bowl with a floating tea light candle inside. The outside of the bowl was trimmed with a black ribbon and a strand of heart beads.
A table was placed at the halls’ entrance honoring the memory of the couple’s deceased loved ones. A 16x20 collage frame was placed on the table with photos of the bride’s father and grandmother and the groom’s grandmother with a cross and two holy candles were placed on either side. A framed poem written by the bride at the time of her father’s death was placed on a stand near the table.
The guest sign-in table was decorated with a white tablecloth with oasis colored petals across the top.
The bride and groom’s table consisted of photos of the bride and groom and their daughter, Hannah.
The bride’s cake featured a three-tiered white confection embellished with oasis colored roses and scroll work. The cake was topped with a bride and groom figurine.
The groom’s cake was a single layered chocolate confection with a photo of the groom and his 4-wheeler on top accented with burlap and camouflage as the background.
Out of town guests traveled from New Iberia, Breaux Bridge, Morse, Kinder, Parks, Youngsville, Opelousas and Charenton, Louisiana.
Upon returning from a trip to an undisclosed destination the couple will reside in Crowley.
A rehearsal dinner hosted by the groom’s parents was held on June 13 at 6 p.m. in their home. Guest were served a delicious meal consisting of barbecue and all the trimmings.