Ledet, Saab wed at St. Joseph Cathedral

Deanna Marie Ledet and Louis Frederick Saab II, both of Baton Rouge, were united in holy matrimony on Saturday, June 14 during a nuptial mass held at high noon at St. Joseph Cathedral in Baton Rouge. Reverend Gary T. Belsome and Deacon William Blair officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Joseph Ledet of Gonzales. Her maternal grandparents are Mrs. Rita G. Ory and the late Mr. John F. Ory, Sr. of Convent; while her paternal grandparents include Mrs. Lillian Z. Ledet and the late Mr. Raymond J. Ledet, Sr. of Gramercy.

Deanna is a 2002 graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy of Baton Rouge. She also attended Louisiana State University where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in graphic design. While attending the university she was a member of Kappy Delta Sorority, American Institute of Graphic Arts, and the Louisiana State Society of Washington, D.C. Deanna is currently employed as a web specialist at the Academy For Educational Development.

Louis is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Frederick Saab, Sr. of Crowley. Grandparents on his maternal side are the late Mr. and Mrs. William S. Thomas and his paternal grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Saab.

The groom is a 2001 graduate of Notre Dame High School. Louis also attended Louisiana State University where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in architecture. He was an active member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the Louisiana State Society of Washington, D.C. He is a LEED accredited professional architect and is currently employed as an architect.

The bride, escorted by her father, was elegant in a soft ivory Marissa gown with a silk taffeta draped and ruched bodice, which flowed into a mermaid silhouette skirt. The back featured delicate buttons and a draped semi-cathedral length train.

Her headpiece was a cathedral length veil of sheer illusion, reflecting the color of the bridal gown.

She carried an airy bouquet accented with fern, white peonies, white lisianthus, green cymbinoum orchids, green hypericum, and ranunculus. A soft ivory braided ribbon cascaded from the bouquet.

For her daughter’s special day, Mrs. Ledet was beautiful in an ice pink silk shatung dress with a skirt overlaid in French lace and rhinestones. Her jacket was accented with ruching at the waist and a rhinestone clasp.

The mother of the groom, Mrs. Saab, chose a pistachio silk satin dress, accented with a beaded and alencon laced empire bodice. The dress was enhanced by a coordinating bolero jacket and a-line skirt.

Both mothers were presented a tussie with a cluster of theme flowers and ivory ribbon.

Attending as maid of honor was Elizabeth Hannan, friend of the bride.

Bridesmaids were Barbara Balhoff, Regan Ledet, cousins of the bride; Lisa Girouard and Christina Bellard, sisters of the groom; and Miranda Mumphrey and Kate Doherty, friends of the bride.

Each wore a riviera blue dupioni silk dress, featuring a scooped neckline and straight skirt. The dress was complimented by a riviera sash around the waist.

Each attendant held a petit airy clutch of fern, white sweet peas, lisanthus, green spray roses, and green hypericum berries.

Attending the ceremony as best man was Jeremy W. Moore, friend of the groom.

Groomsmen were Michael J. Ledet and William C. Ledet, brothers of the bride; Michael J. Thomas, cousin of the groom; Bradley C. Beard, Gregory A. Dupuis, and Nicholas P. Arnold, friends of the groom.

Ushers for the ceremony included Bart J. Bellaire and Ryan E. Girouard, brothers-in-law of the groom; Anthony P. McAtee, cousin of the groom, and Barton J. Savant, friend of the groom.

Serving as flower girl was Mallorie Lambert, cousin of the bride. Ring bearer was Thomas James Bellaire, nephew and godchild of the groom.

During the ceremony, musical selections were by soloist, Celeste Veillon; choral director, Joy Balance, St. John’s Cathedral choir, organist Brent Rhodes, and trumpeter Craig Heinzen.

Scripture readings were read by Claudia Frederic, aunt of the bride; Dennis Ledet, uncle of the bride, and Cecelia Thomas, aunt of the groom.

Offertory gifts were brought up by Jenna Glass, Amanda Hill, and Casey Sevario, friends of the bride.

Boudreaux’s Reception Center in Baton Rouge, served as the site for the joyous reception immediately following the mass.

The bride’s cake was a lovely confection consisting of three squared tiers of buttercream, hummingbird, and strawberry cream cheese flavors, with fondant decorations. Fresh flowers accented the cake.

The groom’s table featured a chocolate and praline cake in the design of a suitcase, with stickers from Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Baton Rouge, depicting the cities that he has lived.

Out of town guests registered from Mississippi, Texas, California, New York, Illinois, Washington, D.C., and various parts of Louisiana.

Following a wedding trip to the Caribbean Islands, the couple will reside in Baton Rouge.

A rehearsal dinner was given by the parents of the groom on the night prior to the wedding, which was Friday, June 13 at the Shaw Center for the Arts, River Terrace in Baton Rouge.

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