Lafosse, Romero wed at First United Methodist Church

CROWLEY - Tim and Julie Lafosse of Crowley are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Kaitlyn Nicole, to Cory Joseph Romero, son of Dona Denais and Bradley Romero, all of Rayne.

The double ring ceremony took place April 28, 2012 at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Crowley. The minister was Rev. Elaine Burleigh.

The bride’s maternal grandmother is Pam Goff of Crowley and her maternal grandparents are Larry Goff of Morrilton, Ark. and his wife, Carolyn. Kaitlyn’s maternal grandparents are Charles and Patricia Lafosse of Crowley.

She attended Lakewood Home Study School where she is currently employed. She also manages the “Homework Harbor” program and leads the “Kid’s For Christ Children’s Ministry” at First United Methodist Church.

The groom’s maternal grandmother is Verna Denais and the late Averse Denais of Duson. Cory’s paternal grandparents are Jimmy and Bertha Romero of Rayne.

He attended Acadiana High School and is currently employed at Eaton Oil Tools in Broussard.

Instrumental music was played while the bride made her entrance, escorted by her father.

She wore an elegant bridal gown by Casa Blanca. The sweetheart neckline and bodice were of silk organza. The entire bodice was pleated and fell to form a fitted look at the hips. A full flair skirt fell softly to the hem line and formed a cathedral train at the back. Her headpiece was a pearl and rhinestone tiara with a veil of imported English illusion in a finger tip length. Kaitlyn carried a bouquet of red roses.

In keeping with tradition, she wore her great grandmother’s diamond ring, representing something old. Kaitlyn’s bridal gown, tiara and her shoes were something new. She borrowed her mother’s pearls and her garter was something blue. A sixpence worn in Kaitlyn's shoe was given to the bride by her father from his own collection.

Matron of honor was her friend, Andrea Romero. Her bridal attendants were her friend, Caitlyn Clayton, and Hailey Romero, sister of the groom. They wore formals of chiffon over taffeta with accessories to compliment their gowns and they carried bouquets of white roses.

Best man was Trey Romero, cousin of the groom. Groomsmen were Timothy Michael Lafosse, brother of the bride, and Dylan Dupuis, cousin of the groom.

Ushers were Kurt Leger and Matthew Mire, both friends.

Flower girl was Luci Mixon, friend of the bride. Ring bearer was Grant Pellesier, cousin of the groom.

The mother of the bride, the former Julie Goff, wore a formal of iridescent taffeta in Bordeaux wine. The floor length gown had vertical ruching around the bodice. She wore a bolero jacket adorned with a white rose corsage to complete the ensemble.

The mother of the groom, the former Dona Denais, chose for her son’s wedding a knee length coral chiffon dress with matching accessories and she was also wearing a white rose corsage.

A reception was held at First United Methodist Church immediately following the wedding.

Black and white decorations with accents of red and silver created an elegant ambiance for the celebration.

The bride’s cake was a three tiered white confection, decorated with fresh red roses and an “R” initial as the topper.

The groom’s cake was a stack of Oreo cookies in the shape of a tiered cake.

In addition to Morrilton, out of town guests traveled from Youngsville, Lafayette, Iota, Scott and Rayne.

Afterward, the newlywed couple dashed away for a wedding trip to Baton Rouge for the weekend. Additionally, they will take a honeymoon trip to Cancun, Mexico in May.

Kaitlyn and Cory will reside in Crowley.

A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the parents of the bride, was held Thursday evening, April 26, 2012 at First United Methodist Church.

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