Double ring ceremony joins Abshire, Schexnayder

A double ring ceremony joined Shayna Angelle Abshire and Joshua James Schexnayder on August 1, 2009 at 1 p.m. Vows were exchanged at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Lyons Point with the ceremony being officiated by Father David Broussard.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Shayne Abshire of Morse. She is the granddaughter of Paul and Sandra Broussard and the great granddaughter of Mrs. Agnes Simon all of Morse. She is a 2006 graduate of Kaplan High School. Shayna is currently attending LSUE as a full time Radiology Technician student.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Schexnayder of Kaplan. He is the grandson of Mrs. Hazel Thibodeaux and Mrs. Rose Schexnayder. Joshua is a 2005 Kaplan High School graduate. He is currently employed as a Boat Captain at Broussard Brothers in Intercostal City.

The bride was escorted by her father. She wore an A-line gown of ivory and champagne bridal satin completed by spaghetti straps. The full A-line skirt had a split front, inserted with a floral embroidered and beaded lace. The back of the gown fell to a cathedral train. The bride wore an ivory veil with beaded accents along with a tiara of pearls. She carried an arrangement of pink and ivory roses in a hand held nosegay with brown and pink satin ribbon and a mother of pearl rosary.

In following tradition, the bride had her mother’s pearl rosary as something old. She wore donned a pearl necklace as something new. The bride wore a pair of pearl earrings as something new, and a promise ring from the groom as something blue.

Attending the bride as made of honor was Bethany Hargrave, friend of the bride. Bridal attendants included Desirae Abshire, cousin of the bride; Jean Mire Leger, cousin of the bride; and Kassi LaJaunie, friend of the bride. The attendants wore long floor length pink satin dresses with a brown bow around an empire waist. It was accented with brown satin buttons down the back of the entire dress length. An arrangement of pink and ivory roses in a hand held nosegay with satin and pink ribbon was carried by the attendants.

Serving as flower girls were Taylor Broussard, cousin of the bride and Maeli Vincent, cousin of the groom.

Serving as best man was friend of the groom Derrick Herrington. Groomsmen included Gage Stelly, friend of the groom; Mike Nunez, friend of the groom; and Todd Schexnayder, brother of the groom.

Musical selections were provided by Ellen Bagget. Dana Leger, Elizabeth Hunt, and Christina Bourque provided scripture readings. Offertory gifts were presented by Angie Abshire, Devanie Abshire and Tristian Bourque.

Serving as ring bearer was cousin of the bride Wyatt Broussard.

The mother of the bride wore a two-piece apple green, french silk own. The gown had a fitted bodice with asymmetrical pleating from the bust area tot he waistline. She wore an A-lined skirt hemmed to the ankle. To complete her gown she wore a matching silk ballero. The gown had silver beading topping the empire bodice. She was adorned with silver accessories.

The mother of the groom wore a dusty rose ankle length gown. The two-piece gown had a straight skirt accompanied by a long fitted jacket. Finishing her look, she wore dusty rose shoes to complete her attire.

A reception held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Hall in Crowley followed the services. The bride’s godmother, Rhonda Broussard, served a pink and brown two tiered cake atop a seven tiered cupcake stand with pink and brown pok-a-dots.

The groom’s cake was a replica of a tug boat the groom works on. It was served by his godmother, Faye Thibodeaux.

The couple will reside in Kaplan following the wedding.

A rehearsal dinner was held July 29, 2009 at 6 p.m. in the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

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