Guidry and Hanks wed at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
CROWLEY - Laura Jean Hanks was married to Jeffery Lowell Guidry on July 10, 2010 at 1 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Crowley. Laura is the daughter of Betty Breaux and the late Kearney Hanks Jr. of Rayne. She is the granddaughter of Inest and the late Kearney Hanks Sr. of Crowley; and Ray Roche and the late Beulah Primeaux of Crowley.
Jeffery is the son of Linda and Wayne Guidry of Egan. He is the grandson of Patricia and Nujay Guidry of Crowley; and Gloria Vincent and the late Embery Vincent of LaPlace.
Laura is a 2006 graduate of Crowley High School and a 2010 graduate of The University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor’s of Science in psychology. She is currently employed by SABS as a mental health specialist.
Jeffery is a 2004 graduate of Crowley High School and he has attended LSU at Eunice. He is currently employed at BJ Services of Crowley as a pump operator.
The ceremony was officiated by Father Donald Pousson. The bride’s godfather, Chad Cormier had the honor of escorting her down the aisle. Scripture passages were read by the groom’s aunt, Kim Guidry and the bride’s aunt, Liz Roche. Musical selections were provided by the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra’s String Trio and a vocalist.
Offertory gifts were given by Cain Hanks and Kavan Hanks, the bride’s nephews.
The bride wore a white satin gown made by the designer Oleg Cassini. The gown had a cinched bust, a beaded lace bodice, a pick-up skirt, a peek-a-boo lace hem, and a chapel train. Her headpiece was a matching fingertip length veil with a scalloped edge.
In keeping with tradition for something old the bride wore a bride’s baptism pendant pinned inside her dress. Her designer wedding dress was brand new. She borrowed her father’s crucifix.
The bridal bouquet was intertwined with the bride’s blue childhood rosary, for her bit of something blue. The bouquet was made of roses, mums, calla lilies, white orchids, and purple and green hydrangeas.
The bride’s mother wore a three-quarter sleeve short wine colored jacket dress with a brooch.
The groom’s mother wore a short sleeve floor length satin pink dress with a sheer jacket.
The bride’s maid of honor was her cousin, Nichole Drake. She was also served by her sisters, Brandy Hanks and Betty Mire; the groom’s sister, Kellie Wirtz; and her friend Danielle Romero.
The bride’s attendants wore designer Impression aubergine colored strapless a-line dresses with a black lace overlay satin bodice accented with a pleated band waistline. Each attendant carried a miniature version of the bride’s bouquet.
The groom’s best man was his friend, Larry Deville, Jr. His groomsmen were his brother, Brent Guidry; and friends, Trey Romero, Casey Faulk, and Scott Coruville.
The wedding ushers were the bride’s nephews, Cain Hanks and Kavan Hanks.
The flower girl was Alexis Romero, the bride’s best friend’s daughter.
The ring bearer was Marley Guidry, a godchild of the bride.
The rehearsal dinner was held on July 7, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at Chef Roy’s of Rayne. The dinner was hosted by the bride and groom-to-be. The menu was the diner’s choice of crawfish fettuccine, fried catfish, fried shrimp, or bread pudding.
The wedding reception was held at the Rice Festival Building in Crowley. The venue was decorated with tall glass vases holding purple and green wisteria flowers, greenery and berries served as centerpieces for guest tables along with tasteful arrangements of candles. The woodwork was draped with ivory fabric all along the walls. Purple lighting throughout the hall helped set the tone for the party. There was also fabric draped across the ceiling which was gathered in the center of the room to meet a grand arrangement which served as the chandelier.
The bride’s cake was a four-tier white square vanilla cake with assorted fillings. Flower arrangements separated each tier and lacework identical to the lace on the bride’s dress accented each layer. The cake was topped with a the couple’s monogrammed initials.
The groom’s chocolate cake was a depiction of the Saint’s football field with the Superbowl XLIV Logo and extending up from the field was the Vince Lombardi trophy.
The couple honeymooned in Nassau in the Bahamas and they currently reside in Crowley.