Elise Michelle Webb weds Trenton Paul Leonards
Elise Michelle Webb of Crowley and Trenton Paul Leonards of Roberts Cove exchanged vows on Friday, June 8, 2012 during an evening Nuptial Mass held at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Crowley.
The bride is the daughter of Joseph Webb, Jr., of Lafayette and Charisse A. Webb of Crowley. She is the granddaughter of the late Elaine C. Arceneaux of Crowley, and the late Elton A. Arceneaux, Jr., of Brenham, Texas. Her paternal grandparents are the late Fred and Bea Webb Laughlin and the late Joseph Webb, Sr., all of Crowley.
Elise graduated from Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish in 2007 and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in May 2012. She is currently employed by the Acadia Parish School Board as a first grade teacher.
The groom is the son of Todd and Priscilla Leonards of Roberts Cove. His maternal grandparents are Bobby Richard of Mire and the late Helena Monceaux. His paternal grandparents are Shirley Leonards of Roberts Cove and the late Gerald Leonards.
Trenton graduated from Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish in 2005. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in May 2010 and is employed as an accountant with the firm of Dugas, Soileau and Breaux in Crowley.
The Nuptial Mass was officiated by Father Lamar Patin.
During the ceremony, scriptures were read by Marietta Skiat, godmother of the groom; Asa Stewart, cousin of the groom; Randall Arceneaux, godfather of the bride; and Gail Broussard, godmother of the bride. Laura Hetzel and Brittany Latiolais, cousins of the bride, and Konnlie Leonards, cousin of the groom, presented offertory gifts.
Musical selections for the occasion were provided by organist Alberta Lyons, violinist Tommy Benoit, trumpeter Neil Simon, and vocalist Tina Reaux.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a beautiful strapless gown of ivory silk taffeta. The gown, with its sweetheart bodice, empire band, and full shirred skirt, also featured a chapel-length train. The ensemble was completed with an ivory birdcage veil loaned by a friend of the bride, Allison Citron, keeping with tradition for something borrowed.
Elise carried a hand-tied bouquet of ivory roses, large pale pink and white peonies, white lisianthus, and yellow billy buttons. The bouquet was enhanced by a rosary that belonged to Elise’s late maternal grandmother and a gold cross necklace that belonged to her late paternal grandmother. The sentimental items, along with a cameo ring from the bride’s late maternal grandmother, served as something old.
In further keeping with tradition, the bride’s wedding dress served as something new, while her shoes were something blue.
Olive Stewart, godchild of the groom, and Annabel Arceneaux, godchild of the bride, were flower girls. The girls wore matching pale pink and ivory tulle dresses with crocheted bodices and satin straps.
Ashley Johnson, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor, while Sarah Miller, a friend of the bride, served as maid of honor.
Also attending the bride were Erin Leonards, Bethany Leonards, and Tabitha Leonards, all sisters of the groom; Shayna Marae Arceneaux, cousin of the bride; and Madeline Gardiner and Lindsey Boulet, both friends of the bride.
Each of the bridal attendants was attired in a smoky blue knee-length silk taffeta strapless dress with a sweetheart bodice and silk chiffon tie over one shoulder.
Attending the groom as his best man was friend Jake Taylor. Groomsmen were Adam Johnson, brother-in-law of the groom; Travis Webb, brother of the bride; John Leonards, cousin of the groom; and Everett Faulk, Gerard Meyer, Matthew Baronet, and Phillip Leger, all friends of the groom.
Acting as ushers were Clint Faul and Phillip Leger, cousins of the groom.
The groom, groomsmen, ushers, and fathers of the bride and groom wore light grey suits with black suspenders. The groom and his groomsmen wore yellow print bowties, while the ushers and fathers wore matching long ties.
Gabe Leonards, godchild of the groom, and Jack Johnson, nephew of the groom, served as ring bearers. Gabe wore a blue seersucker suit and yellow print bowtie. Jack was dressed in khaki knickers with suspenders and a matching bowtie.
The mother of the groom, the former Priscilla Richard, chose an aubergine floor-length gown of sheer matte jersey with a sweetheart bodice. The gown was accented with a lovely rosette-covered shoulder strap.
Immediately following the wedding ceremony, the new couple was honored with a reception held at Le Grand Hall at the Grand Opera House of the South in Crowley.
Among the refreshments provided was the bride’s cake, a four-tier round cake with ivory ruffled butter cream frosting accented by a green hydrangea and an ivory peony. It was showcased by a backdrop of rustic barn doors adorned with miniature white lights.
Rather than cake, the groom was honored with homemade fig, lemon, coconut, and blackberry sweetdough pies served on crystal cake plates belonging to his mother and grandmother.
Prior to the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was hosted June 7 by the parents of the groom at the St. Leo IV Church Hall in Roberts Cove. Guests were served appetizers, shrimp stew, and homemade pies.
After a honeymoon trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the couple will reside in Crowley.