Lakeside wedding unites couple
A sunset wedding ceremony near the lake in Heath, Texas on Saturday, November 1, 2008, united Kourtney Cheri’ Roy of Ridge and Jeremy James Roseberry of Rockwall, Texas in marriage. The four-thirty afternoon ceremony was celebrated by the Reverends Matt Geisinger and Russell Roseberry.
The bride is the daughter of Joel and Vaune Roy of Ridge. Her grandparents are James and Cherrie Roy of Breaux Bridge, Elridge and Anne Hanks of Judice, and great-grandmother Alice Savoie of Vatican. A 2006 graduate of Acadiana High School, she attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
The groom is the son of Rev. Russell and Christine Roseberry of Rayne, and the grandson of the late Gilbert and Anita Roseberry, Wayne Eure of Mississippi, and Rita Eure of Lafayette. He is a 2001 graduate of Assembly Christian School of Lafayette, 2005 graduate of Christ for the Nations in Dallas, Texas, and is presently worship director at Ridgeview Church in Rockwall, Texas.
The couple was joined as husband and wife during a candlelight, double-ring ceremony as the autumn sun set on a picturesque background setting of the lake, noted with sailboats. The couple exchanged vows amid classic Grecian columns accentuated with large floral arrangements of white blooms.
The couple was joined as husband and wife during a candlelight, double-ring ceremony as the autumn sun set on a picturesque background setting of the lake, noted with sailboats. The couple exchanged vows among classic Grecian columns accentuated with large floral arrangements of white blooms.
Instrumental music was provided for the ceremony, including a special song written by the groom which he sang to his bride.
Traditional items selected by the bride for her wedding day included her maternal grandmother’s antique handkerchief as something old, her dress as something new, her mother’s earrings as something borrowed, and her garter as something blue.
Escorted by her father, the bride was lovely in an exquisite white gown of lustrous bridal satin. The strapless ensemble was created with distinct features from the modified sweetheart neckline to the elegantly-fitted bodice and curved Basque waist, down to the platinum metallic embroidery. Enhancing the extraordinary artwork of the gown were beads and sequins. From the waistline flowed a fitted skirt embellished with platinum metallic embroidery and semi-cathedral-length train. Her headpiece included a single-tiered fingertip veil of sheer white illusion trimmed with platinum metallic edging. She carried an elaborate array of fresh flowers including Bianca roses, stephanotis, ranunculus, vendela roses accented with white satin ribbon.
Attending her sister as matron of honor was Lindsey Bellard of Scott. She wore a formal-length, black satin gown featuring a sweetheart neckline and empire waist. She carried a smaller version of the bride’s bouquet.
Serving as flower girl was Maddi Fischelli of Rockwall, Texas, friend of the couple. She wore a black dress with a white band at the waistline and designed with a sweetheart neckline. She carried a basket filled with white rose petals.
Escorting the flower girl was the ring bearer, Connor Fischelli, her brother. He wore a black suit for the wedding.
The groom’s best man was his best friend, D.J. Mantooth of Rockwall, Texas. He was attired in a black suit with a stephanotis boutonniere.
Ushering guests were Jamin Roy of Ridge, brother of the bride, and Aaron Bruce of Rockwall, Texas, friend of the groom.
On her daughter’s wedding day, the mother of the bride wore a black formal ensemble including a scooped neckline designer top accented with white beads and sequins, over a formal-length black velvet skirt. The groom’s mother selected a black formal-length dress with matching jacket.
Immediately following the wedding, ceremony, a lake-side outdoor reception was held in honor of the newlyweds.
Among the refreshments provided for the wedding guests was the bride’s cake, a two-tiered chocolate confection iced with ivory fondant and stacked with four seven-inch columns and iced with ivory filigree designs. The confection, presented on the bride’s maternal grandmother’s crystal plateau, was served by the bride’s aunt, Tawnya Meyers.
Candy Hanks, aunt of the bride, served a raspberry punch at the punch table, topped with a antique punch bowl.
Guests and family members attended the wedding from Rayne, Lafayette, Breaux Bridge, Judice, Scott, Youngsville, and Rockwall, Texas.
Following a wedding trip to Laguna Beach, Calif, the couple will reside in Rockwall, Texas.
An engagement party was held two weeks prior to the wedding on Friday, Oct. 17, at the Koss Landry Center in Broussard. The bride’s parents served as hosts of the 7 p.m. social.
A rehearsal dinner was held Friday, Oct. 31, in Rockwall, Texas at an Italian Restaurant. A special menu was designed for the couple and 30 guests. Hosts for the pre-nuptial event were the groom’s parents.