Hayes, Cade hold wedding ceremony with style

CROWLEY - Audrey Ann Hayes of Crowley and Tommy Cade Sr. of Fort Smith, Ark have united in matrimony.

The couple married August 27, 2011, in memory of Audrey’s mother’s birthday.

The 3 p.m. ceremony was held at the Holy Temple Church of Deliverance in Crowley. Bishop Brian Minix Sr. officiated the wedding.

The bride is the daughter of the late Gloria and Albert Hayes Sr. She attended Crowley High School and she is a graduate of Delta Career College in Lafayette.

The groom is the son of the late Helen and Clarence Cade of Fort Smith. He is a graduate of Lincoln High School in Fort Smith. Tommy has owned his own trucking company of 27 years and is now retired.

As guests arrived, T.D. Jakes played special musical selections. Then the large wedding party began to walk into the church for the processional.

Josh Citizen played and sang while the bridal attendants and groomsmen met and walked down the isle. Upon meeting, the groomsmen offered each bridesmaid a hand tied bouquet of a single long stem calla lily, embellished with babies breath and fern. Each attendant carried a special purse and tucked the simple bouquet inside.

Six lovely angels then appeared to ask guests to stand and to announce the entrance of the bride. The angles were, Jazmine David, CheYanna Jennings, Faith Hayes, Tresure Byers, Tel’Anetria Savoy and Atiyona Freddie.

As the bride made her entrance, her friends Jessica Dugar and Coleman Brunfield, sang “When God Made You.”

Escorted by her son, Richard Dean Savoy III, Audrey chose a beautiful white organza bridal gown. One shoulder went into a ruched bodice with beautiful scattered beading. Her long ruffled skirt flowed into a long chapel length train. Audrey wore a dainty tiara to add elegance to her look. She carried a cascading bouquet of ivory satin flowers including tiger lillies and daffodils. The handle was finished in riboon and pearls and variegated ivy was scattered throughout the bouquet.

In keeping with tradition, the bride wore ivory bridal hosiery, which she has had for some time, to represent something old. Her bridal trousseau consisted of everything new. She borrowed a bracelet and her garter was blue.

Serving as matron of honor was Lenora George, sister of the bride. She wore an ivory gown with a purple bodice and matching purple sling-back pumps. The satin shoes had a pearl detail at the toe. She carried a small purple purse.

Serving as maids of honor were Audrey’s daughters, Melanie Savoy and Frederica Savoy. They wore formal length gowns in zebra print with black sling back pumps. Their satin shoes featured a rhinestone decorated, zebra print embellishment at the toe. They carried a black clutch bag embellished with a bow detailed with rhinestones at the center of the bow.

Bridal attendants were Erika Hayes, Audrey’s sister; Kiara Hayes, Audrey’s niece; and Tomilita Chambers, Kathy Watson, Sheila Byers and Mary Hayes, Audrey’s friends.

They were lovely in their formal gowns which featured a train. Across the bust line and over one shoulder was purple satin detail fashioned into a bow over the shoulder. The front bodice was in zebra print, while the back bodice, skirt and train was in purple satin. Their sling-back pumps were detailed with a zebra print bow at the tow. Each bridesmaid was accessorized with a zebra print purse.

Other members of the wedding party included ushers Jasmine Hunt, Tamera Hayes, Tyresha Clark, Natalia Hayes, Sandra Minix, Lisa Savoy, Tonya Bias and Charmaine Mott.

The flower girl was Tybreyah Zhaenae Denise Savoy, granddaughter of the bride. She was dressed in an white, beaded A-line dress.

The ring bearer was Brice George Jr., grandson of the matron of honor. He was dressed in attire similar to the groomsmen.

Junior bridesmaids were Ikeyah Shairae Nichelle Savoy, granddaughter of the bride; Makahia Dumas, granddaughter of the bride; and Chris Asia Vallien, whose mother is a friend of the bride.

Junior groomsmen were Malik Dumas and Dae’Marion Savoy, grandsons of the bride.

Junior bride was Mykeila Dumas, the eldest granddaughter of the bride. She wore an ivory formal chiffon gown. The A-line skirt was covered in ivory tulle which overlapped purple flowers affixed to the skirt underneath. Mykeila carried a little nosegay with white and purple flowers which were enhanced by variegated ivy.

Best man was Mark George Sr., the groom’s brother-in-law. He wore a solid ivory tuxedo with a purple vest, ivory tie and ivory handkerchief, coordinated with ivory shoes.

Serving as groomsmen were Ben Savoy, son of the bride; Albert Hayes Jr., brother of the bride; Tyron Murphy, cousin of the bride; and Timothy Hayes Jr., Kyrus George, and Marlon George, nephews of the bride.

They were stylishly elegant in black tuxedos featuring a long jacket, purple vest, zebra print tie and a zebra print handkerchief, coordinated with black shoes.

The groom stood out in his solid ivory tuxedo with ivory shoes.

The church was filled with white fabric with hints of purple. Along the side of each pew was draped with organza fabric connecting pew marker to pew marker.

At the front of the altar was an arch draped with purple and white flowers and organza fabric enhanced by tiny sparkling lights.

The reception followed the candlelit ceremony at the Martin Luther King Center in Crowley. Guests enjoyed food, beverages, music and dancing. The Martin Luther King Center was spectacular with several round tables and rectangular shaped tables which were draped in cascading linens of black or white. To continue the theme, zebra print runners covered the tables. Tall, three foot crystal vases filled with tiny silver and crystal balls were scattered throughout. Additionally, at the center of other tables, hurricane vases were filled with white pillar candles glowing inside.

The bridal table highlighted the bride’s cake. The background was black with a white fabric swag draped across. The cake was a three tired confection sitting on a water fountain. One ladder led to the second tier with a bridesmaid and groomsmen on the stairway. Another ladder going down to another cake tier followed by the groomsmen and bridesmaids. Each layer of the cake was a zebra print with purple trim and assorted purple flowers surrounding the fountain and cake. Topping the cake was the letter “C’, representing the last name of the bride and groom and the letters “A” and “T,” representing the first names of the newlyweds.

The groom’s cake was an 18-wheeler shaped confection. The truck body was white with silver chrome pipes and the truck bed was silver. Various traffic signs were strategically placed on the area behind the groom’s cake.

Guests traveled from California; Atlanta, Ga.; Galveston, Texas; Winnie, Texas; Houston, Texas; Austin, Texas; New Orleans, Opelousas, Lafayette Spiro, Okla. and Fort Smith. The bride and groom would like to extend their gratitude to the music department and especially Jessica Dugar, Joshua Citizen and Coleman Brunfield. Additionally they thank family and friends, especially Kiara Hayes and the kitchen staff at Northside Church of God in Christ in Ft. Smith, Tamara Hayes, Donna Simpson and Regina Senegal. They also extend special thanks to Tim and Glo’s Kitchen, Frank family members, Henry Bellard, Demona Alexandria and Fly, Germaine Stevenson, Teresa Mayfield, Cheryl Thomas, Ruddock’s Bakery, Miller’s tuxedo’s, Darlene Johnson, Lisa Rockchester, Lamanda Griffin, Marie Beverly, Holy Temple church of Deliverance, Southwind Assisted Living, David’s Bridal in Lafayette, Pearl’s Place in New Orleans and Debra Prudhomme.

On Friday, August 26 a rehearsal dinner was held at Tim and Glo’s Kitchen, hosted by the brother and sister-in-law of the bride, Timothy and Gloria Hayes. Wedding party members and guests feasted on red beans and rice, fried chicken and fruit punch.

After their romantic honeymoon to a secluded location, Audrey and Tommy will reside in Fort Smith.

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