Kinney, Istre exchange vows in Mermentau
MERMENTAU - Jordan Nicole Kinney and Ricky Steven Istre II, both of Mermentau, were joined in holy matrimony at St. John’s Catholic Church in Mermentau on Saturday, Aug. 17.
The 6 p.m. candlelight nuptials were officiated by Fr. Neil McNeil.
The bride is the daughter of Darlene and James Beard and Billy Kinney, all of Sulphur. She is the granddaughter of Ann and Calbert Leger of Sulphur, and Deloris Shorten of Sulphur and the late Vernon Granger.
Jordan is a 2012 graduate of the Delta School of Business and Technology, where she earned a dental assistant diploma.
The groom is the son of Darla and Ricky Istre of Mermentau. He is the grandson of Betty and Melvin LeBlanc of Mermentau and the late Beatrice and Charles Istre.
Ricky graduated from Iota High School in 2007 and is currently employed at his parents’ restauraunt, C’est Bon, in Mermentau.
Guests at the wedding were ushered to their seats by Kyle Woods, uncle of the bride, and Cory Seaux, cousin of the groom.
Escorted to the altar by her father and stepfather, the bride was gorgeous in an elegant full-length gown of ivory silk organza over taffeta. The strapless, fitted bodice featured a sweetheart neckline embellished with glittering bead work. The skirt, ruffled from the dropped waist of the gown to its hemline, flowed beautifully into a semi-cathedral train. A matching semi-cathedral-length veil completed the bride’s attire.
Jordan carried a bouquet of fresh white roses and hydrangeas trimmed with Tiffany blue ribbon.
Macy Hutchinson, cousin of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kristy Istre, sister of the groom; Courtney Hebert, Haleigh Esthay and Lauren Woods, cousins of the bride; and Haley Garcia and Shana Roche, friends of the bride.
The bridal attendants were clad in floor-length, one-shoulder gowns of soft Tiffany blue chiffon over taffeta. The gowns, which featured fitted bodices, gathered skirts and pleated bands at the waistlines, were sweetly embellished with rolled roses.
The attendants carried bouquets of white roses trimmed with Tiffany blue ribbons.
The duties of best man were shared by B.J. Cormier, the groom’s best friend, and Jordan Roy, cousin of the groom. Standing as groomsmen were Jeremy Marceaux, Luke Breaux, Lance Richard and Michael Vincent, friends of the groom; and Dillon Kinney, Justin Leger and Anthony Kinney, brothers of the bride.
Payton Istre, daughter of the bride and groom, served as flower girl.
Ring bearer was Breyon McZeal, godchild of the groom.
For her daughter’s wedding, the mother of the bride, the former Darlene Leger, wore an off-white, above-knee crochet dress with a Tiffany blue silk underlay. It was adorned with a corsage of white roses.
The mother of the groom, the former Darla LeBlanc, selected a two-piece ankle-length teal chiffon gown with a beaded waistline. She completed her outfit with silver accessories and wore a wristlet of white roses with Tiffany blue ribbon.
Selected scriptures for the service were read by Keith Henry, godfather of the groom, and Lindsey Rudd, cousin of the groom.
Following the ceremony, the couple celebrated their marriage with family and friends at a reception held at the Rice Festival Building in Crowley.
The building’s interior was elegantly outfitted in a romantic style.
A chandelier draped with Tiffany blue and black tulle hung in the center of the reception area and served as a focal point for the decorations. Each table was topped with either a black or white cloth, a Tiffany blue runner and a tall vase filled with white roses. The chairs were covered with black or white slipcovers accented with Tiffany blue bows.
The bride’s three-tiered white cake was trimmed with white roses, and each tier was accented with black ribbon. It was served by the bride’s mother.
The groom’s cake was yellow with chocolate icing and decorated with a Saints theme. It was served by his godmother, Cindy Breaux.
As the bride and groom departed, they did so amidst floating paper lanterns that were lit by guests and released into the night sky.
On the Tuesday evening prior to the wedding, the parents of the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner at their restaurant. Guests enjoyed crawfish etouffee, chicken and sausage gumbo and dessert from a local bakery.
Following their marriage, the couple is residing in Mermentau.