Huval, Ashby exchange wedding vows
Northside Assembly of God Church provided the perfect setting for the unity of Christie Lynn Huval and Cody Lee Ashby
as husband and wife. The couple was wedded in the presence of family and friends during a 5 p.m. ceremony on Saturday, May 16, 2009 with Pastor Joe Talhelm officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mary Beth Melancon of Kaplan, and Michael J. Huval of Crowley. She is the granddaughter of Mary Melancon of Crowley and the late Burkin Melancon, Sr., and Cleo and Betty Huval, also of Crowley.
Christie is a 1999 graduate of Notre Dame High School and is currently employed with Southwind Nursing and Rehab Center.
The groom is the son of Cynthia B. and Charles Ashby, Sr. of Crowley and the grandson of Opal and David Ashby, Sr. and the late Walterene Ashby and Eddie and Elgene Breaux of Morse.
Cody is a 1999 graduate of Crowley High School and is currently employed with Park Street Fast Lube.
Appropriate musical selections were provided by vocalist Lisa Boulet and pianist Nickalous Bertrand.
Christie entered the chapel on the arm of her father, radiant, in an ivory strapless satin gown featuring a ruched bodice. The dress consisted of a full tulle skirt which flowed down into a sweep train. Her headpiece was of a crystal rhinestone tiara with a fingertip-length beaded veil. The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of Virginia roses and Rebecca alstromerias and was held together with a long hanging sash in pool blue matching her attendants’ gowns.
In keeping with traditions, the bride chose a handkerchief belonging to her grandmother, Mary Melancon, as something old, her dress as something new, jewelry from her cousin, Casey Gonsoulin, as something borrowed, and as something blue was her garter.
Serving as matron of honor was cousin of the bride, Brandi Istre, and as maid of honor was sister of the bride, Haley Huval. Attending the bride as bridesmaids were Meghan Rozas and Emily Arceneaux, friends of the bride; Blair Melancon and Casey Gonsoulin, cousins of the bride; Devony Broussard, niece of the groom; and Megan Huval, sister of the bride. Kailie Romero, cousin of the groom; served as junior bridesmaid.
Each attendant was attired in a strapless ball gown in pool blue satin featuring a criss-cross ruched bust and beadwork.
Chosen to stand as best man was Casey Ashby, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Travis Bertrand, Bobbie Breaux and Scott Ashby, cousins of the groom; Chuck Ashby, brother of the groom; Todd Jabusch, friend of the groom; Lance Broussard, nephew of the groom; and Jack Melancon, brother of the bride. Alex Ashby, nephew of the groom; served as junior groomsman.
Upon arrival guests were ushered to their seats by John Namie John, cousin of the bride; and Wade Miller, friend of the groom.
Keleigh Spell, godchild of the bride, served as flower girl, while Andrew Ashby, nephew of the groom; and Camryn Spell, cousin of the bride; shared ring bearer duties.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at The Ballroom of Crowley.
The bride’s cake, constructed of three square tiers, was enveloped in a two-toned ivory fondant. Configuring the base layer was a fondant ribbon and an adornment of scrollwork, while the second layer was beautifully designed with a pattern of edible silver beads. To complete the elegance of the confection, a two-loop bow was placed atop the final tier.
The groom was honored with a delicacy in the shape of an “Eye of the Tiger” logo representing Louisiana State University. It was a delicious two-layered chocolate fudge luxury.
Out of town guests registered from Texas and various areas of Louisiana.
Subsequent to the couple’s return from a wedding trip to Ocho Rio, Jamaica, they plan to reside in Crowley.
On the night prior to the wedding a rehearsal dinner was held at Northside Assembly of God Church, hosted by the parents and grandfather of the groom. Guests were treated to a meal of jambalaya with all of the trimmings cooked by the groom’s grandfather, Eddie Breaux.