Rayne ceremony unites Monica Alleman, Robert Devillier

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Paul Devillier


RAYNE - A five o’clock wedding ceremony at the American Legion Home on Saturday, February 22, 2014, joined in marriage Monica Lynn Alleman of Rayne and Robert Paul Devillier of Scott. The double-ring ceremony was celebrated by Rev. Michelle Sanchez Jaqua.

The bride is the daughter of Raylin and Linda Alleman of Rayne. Her grandparents were the late Ulysse “Bod” and Odile Alleman and the late Bento and May Breaux, all of Rayne. She is a 1990 graduate of Rayne High School and is employed by Vincent’s Internal Medicine in Crowley.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Devillier, Donna Vautrot and the late Frank Vautrot, all of Opelousas. His grandparents are Dudley and Jean Quebedeaux of Opelousas, and the late Joseph and Gladys Devillier of Opelousas. He is a graduate of Opelousas High School and is employed by Schlumberger in Youngsville.

For her wedding day, the bride selected her grandmother’s rosary as something old, her wedding dress was something new, jewelry borrowed from her godmother, and a Miraculous medal, a gift from her mother as something blue.

For the ceremony, the bride was escorted by her father, Raylin Alleman, and her son, Taylen Alleman.

For her wedding, the bride wore a formal white wedding gown designed with a halter neckline, a beaded sash at the waist, and floor-length layers of flowing crepe. Her fingertip veil of sheer illusion was edged with matching beadwork like the waist. She carried a bridal bouquet of red roses detailed with white fathers accented with rhinestones and a tatted rosary created by the bride’s cousin, Mandy Potier.

Attending the bride as matron of honor was the bride’s sister, Chrissy Sampay.

Bridesmaids were Dawn Reviere and Stacy Arnaud, friends of the bride; Tracy Venable, sister-in-law of the bride; Kim Guidry, cousin of the bride; and Kylie Devillier, the groom’s daughter.

Bridal attendants wore formal black dresses designed with a halter neckline and accented with rhinestone accents, while carying red roses with black feathers and silver accents.

Attending the groom as best man was a friend, Toby Johnson.

Groomsmen were Craig Thibodeaux, friend of the groom; Joey Devillier, brother of the groom; Cameron Sampay, nephew of the bride; Ryan Alleman, brother of the bride; Taylen Alleman, son of the bride; and Gavin Devillier, son of the groom.

Male attendants wore formal gray tuxedoes with black ties, black vests, and red rose boutonnieres.

Escorted by her two grandsons, Taylen Alleman and Cameron Sampay, the bride’s mother wore a tea-length dress of navy blue crepe topped with a voile jacket accented with rhinestones.

Escorted by her son, Joey Devillier, the groom’s mother selected a two-piece dress and jacket in a charcoal gray tone.

The couple’s mothers were presented red roses for the special occasion.

Immediately following the wedding ceremony, a reception was held on site. The hall was decorated in the wedding colors of red, black and silver. Guest chairs were topped with white chair covers while tables held white tablecloths with red and black table runners and centered with red rose centerpieces.

Among the refreshments was the bride’s cake, a three-tier white confection accentuated with red roses and black rhinestone ribbon on each layer with pineapple and Bavarian cream filling. The cake was served by the bride’s godmother, Gloria Sanchez.

The groom’s cake was a unique strawberry confection with chocolate frosting and topped with a hunting theme. The cake was served by the groom’s godmother, Mary Lee Meynig.

Following their wedding trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas, the couple’s now making their home in Rayne.

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