Evening ceremony unites Harmon, Shoffiett
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church was the setting for the lovely April 5th evening ceremony, uniting Miss Allyson Nicole Harmon and Mr. Mitchell Ward Shoffiett in holy matrimony. Deacon Jim Cormier officiated at the 7 p.m. double ring ceremony
The bride is the daughter of Alphonse A. and Carla M. Harmon of Church Point. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Remie McGee, Jr., Mrs. Paulina Harmon and the late Gordon Harmon, all of Church Point.
Allyson is a graduate of Notre Dame High School and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
The groom is the son of Michael D., Sr., and Melody R. Shoffiett of Rayne. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Romero, Sr., of Branch, and the late, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Shoffiett of Madisonville, Tennessee.
Mitchell is a graduate of Notre Dame High School.
Escorted by her father, the bride was attired in an elegant full length, ivory strapless gown. Rows of Alencon lace placed horizontally over silk organza ornamented the length of her gown. The scalloped lace accented the neckline, as well as the hemline of the A-line skirt and Tiffany train. Covered buttons gave detail to the back bodice, while a ribbon of soft gold satin accented the waistline. To complete her ensemble, the bride wore an elbow length veil of imported ivory illusion. She carried a bouquet of off white Vendella roses, fragrant pink garden roses and sprays of off white sweetheart roses.
In keeping with tradition, she wore her great-great grandmother’s gold interlocking wedding band as something old. Something new was her wedding gown, something borrowed, her petticoat, and something blue was her garter.
Jessica Branch, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor.
Bridesmaids were Kathryn Richard, cousin of the bride, Timi Melancon, Lindsay Mooney, Blair Thibodeaux, Ellen Meche and Amanda Sarver, friends of the bride.
The bridal attendants wore full length gowns of key-lime, soft taffeta accented with ruched bodices and chapel length sashes. They carried bouquets of camel roses, pink garden roses and sprays of pink sweetheart roses.
Flower girls were Lexi-Rae Babineaux, godchild of the groom and Lauren and Londyn Babineaux, cousins of the groom. They were attired in dresses of ivory silk accented with key lime sashes of silk dupioni. Lauren carried a small bouquet of pink sweetheart roses, while Lexi and Londyn wore wreaths of baby’s breath and presented guests with sentiment tokens of pink flowers.
Michael D. Shoffiett, Jr., brother of the groom served as best man. Groomsmen were David Babineaux, IV, cousin of the groom, Zachary Harmon, brother of the bride, Kade Comeaux, Jake Higginbotham, Seth Mooney and Bronson Yeager, friends of the groom.
Ushers were William Wynn, III, Damian Bertrand and Jeremy Gibson, friends of the groom.
Zane Ellis Branch, godchild of the bride, served as ring bearer.
The bride’s mother chose a full length, A-line skirt of cream silk dupioni, with a matching silk jacket accented with appliqueed and embroidered designs in shades of cream, beige, soft taupe and muted gold. The mother of the groom wore a full length, mock two-piece platinum gown of jade taffeta. Ruching accented the front and back of the bodice as well as the matching shrug. Both carried small nosegays of soft pink sweetheart roses.
Scripture readers were Paula Broach, godmother of the bride and Claire Freeby, cousin of the bride.
Program attendants were flower girls, Lauren, Lexi-Rae and Londyn Babineaux.
Musical selections were provided by Joshua Stutes, trumpeter; and Marcus McCullough, organist.
Following the wedding ceremony, the newlywed couple was honored with a reception held at the Townhouse in Lafayette.
Out of state guests traveled from California, Texas, Mississippi, Georgia and Illinois.
After a honeymoon trip to Breckenridge, Colorado, the couple plans to reside in Rayne.
A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom’s family was held at Chef Roy’s in Rayne, on the evening of Friday, April 4th.