Henry, Hayes united in holy matrimony
A double ring ceremony joining Mysty Elise Henry of Crowley and Timothy Joseph Hayes, Jr., also of Crowley in holy matrimony commenced on Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 5 p.m. during a candlelight ritual at the Rice Festival Building in Crowley with Pastor Keith N. Matthews officiating. Pastor Matthews also recited
the evening’s scriptures.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Early Henry, III of Crowley. She is the granddaughter of Shirley Henry of Crowley, Early Henry, Jr. of New Orleans, and the late Elme Keller and Walter Keller, Sr. of Crowley.
Mysty is a graduate of Crowley High School and Louisiana State University at Eunice where she earned an associate’s degree in healthcare management, Currently she is enrolled at the University of Phoenix and will receive a bachelor of science degree in healthcare management in January of 2010. She is employed by the Acadia Parish School Board.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Minix, Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Hayes, Sr., all of Crowley. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Goodwill of Crowley and the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hayes, Sr. of Crowley.
Timothy is a graduate of L.V. Hightower High School in Houston, Texas, and is currently employed as a truck driver.
Escorted by her father, the bride was ravishing in a beautiful white ball gown that offered a classic shape with a modern twist. The satin creation featured a gorgeous hand-beading of crystals and pearls with a figure-flattering empire waist. Completing the dress was a chapel-length train. Her headpiece consisted of a bridal tiara embedded with rhinestones, pearls and crystals attached to an elbow-length veil with intricate beaded detailing. She carried a lovely bouquet of fresh bridal roses and cali lilies with diamond and pearl accents.
In keeping with tradition, the bride chose a heirloom handkerchief belonging to her great aunt Louise Roy as something old, her wedding gown as something new, a gold butterfly broach from her grandmother Shirley Henry as something borrowed and as something blue was a traditional garter.
Attending the bride a matron of honor was her sister, Crystal Alexander and as maid of honor was her best friend, Cotessa Solomon. Bridal attendants were Monica Augustus, Courtney Dequir and Lydia Robinson, friends of the bride; and Shequeslyn Pitre and Chasity Guidry, cousins of the bride. The attendants were each attired in a two-piece strapless style ball gown constructed of a beaded material with some sporting the dress in black and some in platinum silver. They carried fresh long-stemmed bridal roses with baby’s breath wrapped with black and platinum ribbons.
Serving as junior bride was godchild of the bride, Telsha Mott, and as junior bridesmaids were Briana Compton, niece of the bride; Kiara Hayes, sister of the groom; and Jasmine Guillory, friend of the bride. They were each attired in a short strapless dress of silver and black taffeta with a bubble hem. Atiyana Freddie, daughter of the bride was the miniature bride.
Standing as best man was, brother of the groom, Corderyl Hayes. Groomsmen were Mervin Wilson, Josh Andrus, Randell Walton and Albert Deville, friends of the groom; and Tyrin Delco and Chris Savoy, cousins of the groom. Serving as junior groomsmen were Brian Minix, Jr., brother of the groom; Waylon Siverand, cousin of the groom; and Kenneth Drake, step-brother of the groom.
Performing the duties of ring bearer was Courtney Guidry, Jr., cousin of the bride.
As guests arrived, they were ushered to their seats by Chris Cormier and A.J. McCrea, friends of the groom.
On her daughter’s special day, the mother of the bride, the former Cheryl Ann Keller, was ravishing in a black and silver ensemble featuring a dressy blouse, black shantung pants covered with a coordinating jacket.
The mother of the groom, the former Acquanetta Lynn Goodwill, was radiant in a black two-piece suit with an Australian type skirt and top accentuated with diamonds and pearls. Both mothers were presented with fresh white rose wristlets.
Following the wedding the Rice Festival Building also served as the reception hall. The hall was elaborately decorated with tables covered with white linens and adorned with black satin table runners. Tall vases serving as centerpieces were filled with long-stemmed white bridal roses illuminated with crystals and lights that were placed within the vases. The decor was done by Cenyellia Hicks and Anissa Siverand of “Buzy Bee”. A memory table was setup at the hall’s entrance. Seated at the registration table were Mrs. Dora Johnson, Tanisha Mott and Tamara Simpson.
Ceremonial vocals were provided by Pastor Brian Minix, Sr.
Photography was done by Henry Bellard while the videographer was created by Angie Lewis.
The bride’s cake was a four-tiered confection embellished with edible pearls and fresh white roses place atop and was filled with strawberry mousse. The initials T. H. M. adorned the bottom layer of the delicacy. Servers were Dora Johnson and Angie Lewis.
The groom was honored with a lemon cake featuring music symbol accents.
Out-of-town guests traveled from Houston and Galveston, Texas; Los Angeles, California; and Lake Charles and Lafayette.
Upon returning from a wedding trip to Destin, Florida, the newly weds will reside in Crowley.
On the night prior to the wedding a rehearsal dinner was held at 7 p.m. at Holy Temple Church of Deliverance. The meal was hosted by the parents of the groom. Guests enjoyed a delicious meal of shrimp fettuccine and fried catfish with all of the trimmings and various desserts.