Guidry, Barousse united in holy matrimony
Nuptial vows were exchanged between Claire Elizabeth Guidry and Charles Elder Barousse during a 2 p.m. sacrament of marriage on Saturday, May 30, 2009.
The wedding commenced in the presence of family and friends at St, Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Grand Coteau with Reverend James L. Lambert, Society of Jesus, officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Steve Guidry, the former Elizabeth Nehrbass, and the late Steve Guidry of Lafayette. She is the granddaughter of the late Mrs. Ronald J. Gossen and the late Judge Douglas Nehrbass of Lafayette and Mr. and Mrs. Curley Guidry of Scott.
Claire is a graduate of St. Thomas More Catholic High School, and received a bachelor of science degree from Louisiana State University Honors College, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society.
The groom is the son of Carolyn B. and Homer Edward Barousse, Jr. of Crowley. He is the grandson of Mr. Donald L. Baker and the late Mrs. Donald Baker of Shreveport and the late Mr. and Mrs. Homer E. Barousse, Sr. of Crowley.
Charles is a graduate of the Episcopal School of Acadiana, received a bachelor of science degree from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia, a masters from University of Essex in Colchester, England, and is currently completing his doctoral studies at the Institute of Cognitive Studies at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Appropriate musical selections were performed by Loren Laing, violinist; and Kevin Martin, organist.
Scriptures were read by Jeffery Urbin, Darensbourg, Emilie Rachel Taylor and Garrett Martin Rosen, while offertory gifts were presented by Sean Gregory Harmeyer and Sarah Diez Harmeyer.
The bride, escorted by her godfather, Terrell Guidry, was lovely in an A-line gown of white satin featuring an elaborately embroidered and beaded scoop-neck bodice. The front was of a silk organza overlay adorned with a matching embroidery effect and seed pearls. Completing the dress was a small chapel-length train. The bride carried a clutch-stye bouquet of blue hydrangeas and white roses accented with forget-me-nots.
Attending the bride as matron of honor was her mother, Elizabeth Nehrbass Guidry. Chosen to serve as bridesmaids were Meridith Barousse and Leslie Malinowski, sisters of the groom. Attending as junior bridesmaids were Caroline Beene and Hannah Beene, cousins of the bride.
Standing as best man was Homer Ed Barousse, father of the groom. Groomsmen were Edward Barousse and William Barousse, brothers of the groom; and Matthew Malinowski, brother-in-law of the groom.
Upon arrival, guests were ushered to their seats by Patrick Gibbons, friend of the groom.
Erin Beene and Ellie Guilliot, cousins of the bride served as flower girls, while Braxton Breaux, also a cousin of the bride, performed the duties of ring bearer.
Following the wedding ceremony a reception was held at A. Hayer Town Building in Lafayette.
The newly-wedded couple will reside in Lafayette.
On the night prior to the ceremony a rehearsal dinner was held at Catahoula’s in Grand Coteau. The meal was hosted by the parents of the groom.