Double ring ceremony weds Monceaux, Anderson
Jada Renee’ Monceaux and Gabriel Elliot Anderson were united in holy matrimony at 1 p.m. in the afternoon on Saturday, August 1, 2009 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Father Gary Schexnayder officiated at the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Randy and Natalie Monceaux of Rayne. Paternal grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Percy Monceaux of Crowley. Maternal grandparents are Clement O. Lejeune, Sr. and the late Dorothy Natali Lejeune of Oberlin.
Gabriel is the son of Spencer and Ann Anderson of Sulphur. Paternal grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Anderson of Sulphur. Maternal grandparents are David LaFleur and the late Lois Blair LaFleur of Sulphur.
Jada is a 2003 graduate of Notre Dame High School and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in December 2008 from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Elementary Education. She is employed at E.K. Key in Sulphur. The groom graduated in 2000 from Sulphur High School and received a Bachelor of Science in Biological Science in 2005 from Louisiana State University. Gabriel also earned a commercial helicopter pilots license at Bristow Academy in New Iberia. He is currently employed by Era Helicopter’s in Lake Charles.
Escorted by her father, Jada wore an elegant A-line ivory tissue taffeta gown. The gown featured a sweetheart neckline with a pleated and fitted ruched bodice accented with delicate crystal beads. The gown was completed with a chapel length train. She wore an ivory fingertip length veil trimmed with small crystal beads and carried a hand tied bouquet with ivory miniature calla lilies surrounded by green cymbidium orchids.
In keeping with tradition, the bride chose items to represent something old, a handed-down rosary from her maternal great-grandmother and grandmother, wedding rings of her maternal grandmother, her fraternal grandmother and grandmother, her wedding gown represented something new, the rosary and the wedding rings represented something borrowed and a Miraculous Medal given to her by her mother and twin sister represented something blue.
Serving as her maid of honor was her twin sister Jana Monceaux. Bridesmaids included Jessica Courville, cousin of the bride; Candace Paschall, cousin of the bride; and Kimberly Kleiser, friend of the bride. The bridesmaids wore tea length black tissue taffeta dresses of their own selection. The maid of honor carried baby green hydrangeas with green cymbidium orchids hand tied with black ribbon. The bridesmaids carried green hydrangeas tied with black ribbon.
Serving as flower girls were Caroline Monceaux, godchild of the bride; and Emily Petross, niece of the groom. Caroline and Emily wore tea length tissue taffeta black dresses and carried matching baby green hydrangeas hand tied with black ribbon. Kendyll Monceaux, niece of the bride, severed as flower girl. Kendyll wore a tea length ivory organza dress, tied a the waist with a black tissue taffeta sash, and carried matching baby green hydrangeas hand-tied with ivory ribbon.
Best man for the occasion was Cade LeDoux, friend of the groom. Other groomsmen included Taylor Armistead and Logan Armistead, friends of the groom; and Casey Anderson, brother of the groom. Wyatt Petross, godchild of the groom, served as ringbearer. Jamey Monceaux, brother and godfather of the bride, and Jared Monceaux, brother of the bride; and Cody Zigler, cousin of the groom, ushered guests to their seats.
Proclaiming the Word of God was Jeanne Fontenot, godmother of the bride; and Leslie Petross, sister of the groom. Giftbearers were William Joseph Monceaux, Connor Anthony Monceaux and Jack Thomas Monceaux, nephews of the bride.
Serving as Eucharistic Ministers were David Lafleur, grandfather of the groom, Beverly Maloz and Arlene Albarado, friends of the bride.
Musical selections were performed by Karen Melancon, vocalist; Yang Yang Li, violinist; Will Green, trumpeter; and Alberta Lyons, organist.
For her daughter’s special day, the mother of the bride wore a champagne floor length crepe dress with a satin ruched bodice with tiny pearls with three quarter length sleeves trimmed in satin with a slight satin train. A corsage of green cymbidium orchids tied with ivory ribbon completed her ensemble.
For her son’s special day, the groom’s mother wore a floor length dupioni grey silk selection with a fitted jacket. She was also presented with a corsage of green cymbidium orchids tied with ivory ribbon.
After the ceremony, the wedding guests enjoyed refreshments at the Crowley Ballroom. A three-tiered butter creamed confection, with black ribbon and green cymbidium orchids trimming each layer, was topped with a Christogram which also topped her parent’s wedding cake. The groom’s cake was a three layered chocolate cheesecake topped with granage icing, with chocolate covered strawberries throughout the layers.
Friends of the bride, David and Judy Dugas, entertained the guests with music throughout the reception. A video of photos throughout the years, produced by the bride and groom, also entertained the guests. A “candy bar” with green, black and ivory candy selections was displayed in crystal jars for the guests enjoyment.
After a honeymoon in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the couple will reside in Sulphur.
The night before the wedding, the parents of the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Rice Palace in Crowley.