Fontenot, Farmer unite in double ring ceremony

CROWLEY - Desiré Michelle Fontenot of Midland and Dustin Cole Farmer of DeRidder were united in marriage at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2011. Father Gary Schexnayder officiated the ceremony at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Crowley.

Scripture readings were presented by Paulette Cormier, a friend of the bride’s family, and Ben Howard, brother-in-law of the groom.

The bride is the daughter of Mitchell and Rhonda Fontenot. She is the maternal granddaughter of Willard Henry of Midland and the late Patty Henry. Her paternal grandparents are Lloyd Fontenot of Mermantau and the late Bertha Fontenot.

Desiré is a 2007 Midland High School graduate and in May 2011 she graduated from McNeese State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She is employed as a registered nurse at Byrd Regional in Leesville.

The groom is the son of James and Nona Farmer of Trout. His maternal grandparents are the late Herbert and Peggy Rosier. He is the paternal grandson of the late Clyde and Rita Farmer, all of Trout.

Dustin is a 2003 Jena High School graduate. In 2007 he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture from McNeese State University. He currently works for Natural Resources Conservation Services as a district conservationist.

Escorted by her father, the bride chose a one-piece, full A-line gown with lace cap sleeves with a corset closure. This style features a delustered satin bodice with embellished Chantilly lace motifs and a contrast band accentuating the natural waistline. Sparkling Chantilly lace also surrounds the hem of the fully gathered tulle skirt creating an exquisite scalloped edging. Her elbow length veil with scalloped embellished edges finished the detailed ensemble.

She carried a bouquet of white and yellow calla lilies gathered by a satin ribbon and pearls.

Desiré borrowed her mother’s rosary, which was old. Paulette Cormier, a friend of the bride’s family embroidered the bride and groom’s names and wedding date on the train of her new wedding gown.

Attending to Desiré was her sister, maid of honor, Shavaun Miller.

Her bridal attendants were Kylie Howard, sister of the groom; and Morgan Daigle and Laci LeBlanc, friends of the bride. Junior bridesmaids were Jana Farmer, niece of the groom and Emmie Miller, niece of the bride.

They wore a knee length satin, canary yellow dress with a Y-neck and a pleated skirt and carried a bouquet of white calla lilies.

Friend of the groom, Sandy Mouton served as best man.

Rene Dandry, Colby LeBlanc, James Jordan, all friends of the groom, served as groomsmen.

Junior groomsmen were Justin Farmer, nephew of the groom and Dylan Miller, nephew of the bride.

Serving as ushers were Randall Fontenot Sr., uncle of the bride, and Ben Howard, brother-in-law of the groom. The flower girl was Brylee Hargrave, friend of the bride, and groom. Ring bearer was the nephew of the groom, Gus Finlay.

The mother of the bride, Rhonda Henry Fontenot, wore a short tank dress with a tank bodice adorned with beaded embroidery, asymmetrical tiers shaped the knee length skirt. She wore a white and yellow calla lily corsage adorned with pearls.

The reception was held at the Rice Festival Building in Crowley. The sign in table was a unique single sheet of glass supported by two white columns with white candles encircled by yellow ribbon. Guest tables were covered with white table cloths with canary yellow runners, silver charger plates with white candles encircled by yellow ribbon with clear and yellow beads with tea lights.

The bride’s table was draped in a white table cloth and skirt with sheer scallops and greenery on corners. The bridal cake was a round four tiered confection with a delicious cream cheese filling covered in a delicate white butter cream. The bottom tier was vanilla flavored surrounded with small drop ropes held up by a cluster of flowers. The third tier, made of red velvet, was covered in a beautiful cornelli lace design which draped over the top and sides of the cake. The second tier, made of chocolate, was encircled with swags as well as stripes made up of tiny hearts. The top tier of vanilla cake was embellished with an elegant floral vine and was topped with the newly married couple’s “F” monogram.

The bride’s aunt, Delonda Henry served the cake to guests.

The groom’s cake was a guitar shaped cake made of yellow cake with chocolate icing.

Out of town guests traveled from Jena, Trout, Alexandria, Shreveport, Baton Rouge and Lake Charles.

On June 2, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. a rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents.

After the wedding, the newlyweds will honeymoon in Branson, Mo. and reside in DeRidder.

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