February nuptials unite Doré, LeBlanc
Mrs. Robert Grant LeBlanc Jr.
Amy Catherine Doré and Robert Grant LeBlanc Jr. were united in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony on Friday, Feb. 21, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Crowley. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Msgr. Russell J. Harrington.
The bride is the daughter of Al and Mona Doré of Crowley. She is the granddaughter of the late Milton and Imae Caswell Seilhan, and the late A.B. and Phyllis Elliot Doré.
Amy is a graduate of Notre Dame High School and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is a kindergarten teacher at St. Michael Elementary School in Crowley.
The groom is the son of Charlene Simpson LeBlanc and the late Robert LeBlanc Sr. He is the grandson of the late Herbert and Verna Gilbert Simpson, and the late Augustine and Alma Guidry LeBlanc.
Robert is a graduate of Rayne High School and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He currently serves as SFC in the Louisiana National Guard and is employed by Superior Energy Services.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an elegant, ivory lace gown. The beautiful bodice featured full lace three quarter length sleeves over a sweetheart neckline. The entire lace overlay included a shear lace back with button enclosure. The fit-and-flare skirt and scalloped, cathedral length train, paired with a three-tiered cathedral veil, gave the perfect finishing touch to the bride’s ensemble.
Sentimental items were included in the bride’s attire. The bride’s dress served as her “something new.” She chose her mother’s diamond earrings as “something borrowed” and a diamond bracelet that belonged to her maternal grandmother as “something old.” The bride also placed a sixpence in her shoe, which was a gift from her co-workers and family at St. Michael School.
Amy carried a bouquet of mixed antique white and ivory flowers, including roses, peonies and hydrangeas. Her bouquet was adorned with her groom’s baptismal bonnet which served as her “something blue” and a rosary that belong to her great-aunt, the late Beryl Doré Lanier.
Matron of honor was Alicia Dore’ Francis, sister of the bride. Serving as maid of honor was Kristy Olivier, friend of the bride. Bridesmaids included Alissa Richard Smith, friend of the bride, and Rebecca Stouse, cousin and godchild of the bride.
The bridesmaids wore floor length gowns in individual styles of charcoal gray georgette.
Flower girls were Anna Francis, Camille Doré and Grace Doré, nieces of the bride; Alexandra Doré, niece and godchild of the bride; and Zia Zaunbrecher, cousin of the groom.
Serving as the best man was Mike Castille, friend of the groom. Groomsmen included Zachary Zaunbrecher, cousin of the groom, and Derrick Daigle and Greg Meche, friends of the groom.
Ushers included Drew Zaunbrecher, cousin of the groom; Alex and Aaron Doré, brothers of the bride; and Bryan Francis Sr., brother-in-law of the bride.
The bride’s nephew and godchild, Elliot Doré, served as ring bearer. The bride’s nephew, Benjamin Francis, and godchild, Reid Thomas, proceeded down the aisle holding an elegant and beautiful banner announcing the arrival of the bride.
For her daughter’s wedding day, the mother of the bride chose an ivory shell and sheer lace jacket with scalloped trim at the neckline and three-quarter length sleeves. She paired the beautiful ivory top with a black jacquard knit A-line ankle length skirt.
The mother of the groom chose a two piece black jacket and top with silver metallic threading throughout. She completed her ensemble with a georgette ankle-length skirt.
Spiritual readings were presented by Polly Seilhan Stouse, godmother of the bride, and Christa Simpson, aunt of the groom. The prayers of the faithful were presented by Kurk Thomas, cousin of the bride.
Gift bearers included Phyllis Doré Owens and Laura Seilhan Thomas, aunts of the bride, and Julian Simpson, uncle of the groom.
Serving as Eucharistic ministers for the ceremony were Sondra Seilhan Myers and Judy Doré Waligura, aunts of the bride. Altar servers were Cason Doré and Blake Francis, nephews of the bride, and Bryan Francis Jr., nephew and godchild of the bride.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at The Crossing at Mervine Kahn in Rayne.
On the evening prior to the wedding, the groom’s mother and family hosted a rehearsal dinner at The Bank at Mervine Kahn.
Upon returning from a honeymoon in Aspen, Colo., the couple will reside in Rayne.