Duhon, Simon wed during February 28th ceremony
The First United Methodist Church provided the perfect setting for the lovely February 28th ceremony, uniting Amber Alyse Duhon and Joshua Thomas Simon in holy matrimony. ReverendJimmy Broussard officiated at the 3 p.m. double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Scott Duhon and Robin Kibodeaux, both of Crowley. She is the granddaughter of Myrtle Kidodeaux of Crowley, Wayne Kibodeaux of Egan, Bettie Duhon of Crowley and the late Julian Duhon.
Amber is a 2008 graduate of Crowley High School and recently completed a CNA course at Louisiana Technical College Acadian Campus and has plans to continue her education towards a nursing degree.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Simon of Robert’s Cove. He is the grandson of William and Betty Simon and the late Thomas and Jackie Ohlenforst, all of Robert’s Cove.
Joshua is a 2007 graduate of Crowley High School. He has completed basic training for the United States Airforce at Lockland Airforce Base in San Antonio and is currently ranked as Airman First Class, F-15 crew chief.
Musical selections were provided by Vocalist, Julie Lafosse and Reverend Jimmy Broussard on the organ.
Scripture readings were provided by Lacie Lemoine, friend of the bride.
Amber entered the church on the arm of her father, radiant in a split back, A-line gown of white satin featuring a beaded cuff and hemline. The beautiful ensemble was inset with a four foot chapel-length train. Completing the dress was an apple-red trim throughout it entirety. Her headpiece consisted of a fingertip-length, white single tiered veil accented with princess cut rhinestones.
In keeping with tradition, the bride placed a coin dated 1990, her birth date, in her shoe as something old, her complete attire as something new, pearl earrings from her mother as something borrowed and as something blue was a sapphire promise ring given to her by the groom in 2007.
Attending the bride as maid of honor was her friend, Jazalyn Nicole Aube. Bridesmaids were Jessica Ancelet, Amy Hanks and Kyla Leblanc, all friends of the bride. Each attendant was lovely in a strapless apple-red floor-length dress carrying a bouquet of deep red roses and white lilies.
Chosen as best man was Billie James Welch, friend of the groom; while Nicholas Simon, cousin of the groom; and Chris Meche and Dustin Hanks, friends of the groom; served as groomsmen.
Layla René Simon, sister of the groom; served as flower girl while Alyxander Julian Duhon performed the duties of ring bearer.
Upon arrival, guests were ushered to their seats by Austin Duhon, brother of the bride; T.J. Ohlenforst and Tyler Ohlenforst, cousin of the groom.
On their children’s special day, the mother of the bride, Robin Kibodeaux, and the mother of the groom, the former Annette Ohlenforst, were presented with corsages of red roses and white lilies.
Immediately following the wedding a reception was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Crowley. The hall was exquisitely detailed with two arches decorated with white tulle and lights and adorned with vines of English ivy and white roses. Guests were seated at tables accented with red roses and white lilies and illuminated with lighted candles.
The bridal cake was a three-tiered butter cream confection with chocolate custard filling. Embellishing the cake was sugar created fleur-de-lis emblems with a white pearl-drop border. Red roses placed between each tier finalized the look of the cake.
The groom was honored with a two-tiered chocolate delicacy fancying his favorite past time of poker.
Out-of-town guests traveled from Lake Charles, Mandeville, Lafayette, Scott, Sulphur and Pensacola, Florida.
Following the wedding the newly-weds will reside on the Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho.
On Wednesday, February 25, 2009 a 7 p.m. rehearsal dinner was held at Fezzo’s in Crowley hosted by Craig Simon, stepfather of the bride. Guests were treated to a variety of entreé selections from the menu.