Domingue, Menard united in holy matrimony

Hillary Lynn Domingue of Lyons Point and Adam Jude Menard of Rayne were married during a 1:30 p.m. nuptial mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne on July 25, 2009.

The services were officiated by Father Bill Ruskoski and Deacon Tom Sommers. Musical selections were provided by Kimberly Guidry, aunt of the bride, Frankie Simon, cousin of the bride.

The bride was escorted by her father, Clayton Domingue, as flutists Maria Broussard and Sarah Broussard, cousins of the bride, provided musical selections. She wore a corset-styled wedding gown of delicate white satin covered with lace illusion tulle and a chapel length train. The delicate lace illusion bodice and pickup skirt with contrasting pleated white satin sash was embellished with beading and embroidery. A tiara of pearls and rhinestones held her finger tip veil of imported illusion. She carried a silk bundle of pink orchid surround by pink calla lilies.

In keeping with wedding tradition, the bride wore her sister’s veil as something old, her wedding dress as something new, her jewelry was borrowed, and her garter as something blue.

Attending the bride as matron of honor was her sister, Heidi Monceaux. The maid of honor was Amanda Hayes, best friend of the bride. Bridal attendants included Heather Moore, sister of the bride; Nicole Menard, sister of the groom; Hannah Domingue, sister of the bride and Holly Domingue, sister of the bride. The ladies wore black satin, v-neck, v-back, sleeveless street length dresses and carried a smaller arrangement matching the bridal bouquet.

Serving as best man was the groom’s brother, Eric Menard. Groomsmen included Scott Ronkartz, friend of the groom; Stephen Ohlenforst, friend of the groom; Jason Rimmer, friend of the groom; Reed Melancon, friend of the groom and Matthew Broussard, cousin of the bride.

Ashlynn Moore, godchild of the bride served as the flower girl. Caleb Broussard and Patrick Mclaughlin, both godchildren of the groom, served as ring bearers.

Serving as ushers were Mike Menard, godfather of the groom; Kevin Broussard, godfather of the bride and Jerome Domingue, godfather of the bride. Scriptures were read by Gretchen Dupuis, aunt of the groom and Rechelle Broussard, godmother of the bride. Offertory gifts were presented by Victoria Dupuis, cousin of the groom and Timothy Geerts, cousin of the bride. Musical selections were provided by Kimberly Guidry, aunt of the bride and Frankie Simon, cousin of the bride.

Mother of the bride, Geretta Simon Domingue, wore an elegant formal gown with matching jacket in forest green. Yvonne Dupuis Menard, mother of the groom, wore an elegant brown beaded embroidery patterned sleeveless bodice with a matching open front jacket along with a floor length black chiffon skirt.

Immediately following the double ring ceremony a reception was held at Rayne Civic Center. The wedding cake was a five tier confection of pure white with filigree lace covering two square tiers for the base and three round tiers on the top accented and topped with a bouquet of pink orchids. The groom’s cake was a two tier red velvet confection with chocolate icing. It was finished with a hunting and fishing theme.

The newly weds will embark on a cruise to Cozumel and Playa del Carmen following the reception. The couple plan to reside in Rayne.

The bride is the daughter of Clayton and Geretta Domingue of Lyons Point. She is the granddaughter of Frank and Velta Simon of Lyons Point and Gerald and Bertha Domingue of Crowley. Hillary is a 2005 graduate of Midland High School and is currently employed by Offshore Energy Services, Inc. as an accounts receivable clerk.

The groom is the son of Daniel and Yvonne Menard of Rayne. He is the grandson of Carol and Helen Menard and Martha Dupuis and the late Ralph Dupuis, all of Rayne. He is a 2002 graduate of Notre Dame High School. Adam is currently employed by ADT security.

A 6 p.m. rehearsal dinner was hosted by the parents of the groom on July 22, 2009 at Maison D’Memoire. The menu included brisket, rice dressing, green bean casserole, and bread. A dessert confection of bread pudding and pecan praline cake was served as well.

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