Linscombe, Harrington exchange vows

CROWLEY - Katie Brooke Linscombe and Douglas Irving Harrington Jr., both of Gueydan, were joyously united in holy matrimony on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.

Monsignor Charles Dubois officiated the 6:30 p.m. double ring ceremony at St. Michael Catholic Church in Crowley.

The bride is the daughter of Darla B. Crochet and her husband, Greg, of Welsh, and the late Robert R. Linscombe. Her maternal grandparents are Oran and Patsy Bergeaux of Hathaway, and her paternal grandparents Bobby and Cindy Linscombe of Crowley and the late Neva L. Linscombe. She is the great-grandchild of Helen Bergeaux of Jennings, and Gurvis and Elvie Leger Sr. of Hathaway.

Katie graduated from Northside Christian School in Crowley in 2004 before earning a bachelor’s degree in lower elementary education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is currently employed as a third grade teacher at North Crowley Elementary.

The groom is the son of Douglas and Debra Harrington Sr. of Lafayette. His maternal grandparents are Rose Miller and the late Larry Miller of Port Arthur, Texas; his paternal grandparents are Floyd and Beverly Harrington of Abbeville and the late Elaine Harrington.

Douglas is a 2002 graduate of Midland High School and studied business administration at Louisiana State University-Eunice. He is the owner of H&H Satellite, LLC of Crowley.

Music for the ceremony was provided by Will Green, trumpeter; Yang Yang Li, violinist; and Linda Kidd, organist.

Various classical music pieces were played as guests were ushered to their seats by Scott Vallo and Michael Broussard, brothers-in-law of the groom.

The grandmothers of the couple entered the church to the strains of Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” followed by the mothers of the bride and groom, who entered to “Turn Around” by Harry Belafonte.

Other musical selections for the ceremony included Pachelbel’s “Canon in D” for the procession of the bridal party; Wagner’s “Bridal Chorus” for the bride’s entry; “Ave Maria” during the presentation of roses to Mary and the mothers of the bride and groom; and Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” for the recessional.

The bride was escorted to the altar by her paternal grandfather, Bobby Linscombe. She was gorgeous in a slim-fitted Allure gown with an all-over lace overlay. The bodice featured a raised neckline with contoured lace straps and a keyhole back. The back of the full-length skirt was finished with a row of fabric-covered buttons that swept from waist to hemline. To complete the ensemble, Katie wore midnight blue shoes.

For her headpiece, Katie selected a cathedral-length lace veil edged with seed pearls and beads.

Katie’s classic handheld bouquet was made of ivory roses and white hydrangeas interspersed with greenery. Entwined amongst the flowers were small picture frames containing photos of her late father, Robert, and her late paternal grandmother, Neva.

To ensure good luck in her marriage, the bride incorporated the traditional token items into her ensemble. Her midnight blue shoes served as both “something new” and “something blue.” For “something old,” Katie wore her late grandmother Neva’s ring, and for “something borrowed,” Katie wore her grandmother Patsy’s pearl necklace and her grandmother Cindy’s diamond and pearl earrings.

Brandy Vallo and Christian Broussard, sisters of the groom, served as matrons of honor.

Kami and Keeley Linscombe, sisters of the bride, served as maids of honor.

Bridesmaids were Ann Legé and Corina Phelps, friends of the bride, and Kaci Lachaussee and Kristen Ringuet, cousins of the bride.

The bride’s attendants wore full-length Alfred Sung midnight blue halter dresses with ruffled necklines and flat bow details at the waists. They carried bouquets of white hydrangeas and ivory roses.

The groom’s friend Darren Romero served as best man.

Standing as groomsmen were Dustin Romero, Brady Hanks, Jeremy Badeaux, Carl Patin, Shelby Manceaux and Lance Roy, all friends of the groom, and Robert Linscombe, brother of the bride.

Selected scriptures were read by Jarrett LeBlanc and Keegan Ringuet, cousins of the bride.

For her daughter’s special day, the mother of the bride, the former Darla Bergeaux, selected a fitted knee-length dress in dark gray with a lace overlay. The bead-embellished sleeveless bodice featured a V-neckline.

The mother of the groom, the former Debra Miller, wore a full-length black beaded dress with a matching black beaded jacket.

Both mothers wore ivory roses.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held in honor of the newlywed couple at Le Grand Hall at the Grand Opera House of the South in Crowley.

The hall was decorated in a sparkling winter theme. Guest tables were topped with lighted twigs in vases that were reflected in the mirrors on which they were placed along with votive candles. There were old lanterns with candles throughout the hall, and a large table displayed family wedding photographs.

Along with various delicious catered dishes, guests at the reception enjoyed jambalaya made by the bride’s uncle, Rod Ringuet, as part of a family wedding tradition.

The bride’s four-tiered round cake was decorated with scroll work and midnight blue ribbon. The top later was decorated with an embossed initial “H” and ivory roses. The cake was served by Denise Ringuet, godmother of the bride.

The unique groom’s cake was made in the shape of the groom’s favorite meal, Popeye’s chicken with sides of biscuits, red beans and rice and mashed potatoes with a soft drink. It was served by Rose Miller, the groom’s maternal grandmother and godmother.

Out-of-town guests traveled from various points throughout Texas and Louisiana.

On the Thursday evening preceding the wedding, the bride’s paternal grandparents, along with the bride’s mother and her husband, hosted a rehearsal dinner in Crowley. Guests enjoyed chicken and sausage gumbo and potato salad along with berry delight with amaretto cream for dessert.

Following a wedding trip to New Orleans, the couple will reside in Gueydan.

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