Lisa Abshire becomes Mrs. John James Gauthreaux
A seven o’clock evening wedding ceremony on Friday, April 13, 2012, at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Rayne united in marriage Lisa Reneé Abshire of Rayne and John James Gauthreaux of Crowley. The Nuptial Mass was celebrated by Fr. Bill Ruskoski, pastor.
The bride is the daughter of Hubert J. Abshire, Jr. and Linda Thibodeaux Abshire of Rayne. Her grandparents are Alfred and Dorothy Breaux LeBlanc of Rayne, the late Clifford J. Thibodeaux, the late Hubert J. Abshire, Sr. and Jeanette Trahan Abshire. She is a 1997 graduate of Rayne High School, 1999 graduate of Blue Cliff School of Therapeutic Massage, 2010 top honor graduate of LSU at Eunice, and has served as a massage therapist for the past 12 years with “Lisa’s Precious Touch.”
The groom is the son of Edna Gauthreaux Credeur of Duson and the late Howard Paul Gauthreaux. His gradparents are the late John Eddie Gauthreaux and Eva Lanthier Gauthreaux, the late John Kibodeaux and Andrea Cormier Kibodeaux. He is a 1980 graduate of Crowley High School, completed studies at Southwest Louisiana Vocational Technical School, and has been employed for the past 32 years by Weatherford as a machinist.
For the ceremony, Scriptures were recited by Jim Lanbert, Arleen LeBlanc and Andrea Vidrine, close friends of the bride. Gifts were offered by Mika Jean LaVergne, Royce Joseph Thibodeaux and Aislinn Jade Thibodeaux, cousins of the bride.
Against a musical background provided by Amy Whatley, Ricky and Emily Young, the bride entered the church on the arm of her father. She wore a “Bonnie MT” bridal gown of white chiffone over taffeta featuring a beaded neckline and an A-line skirt with a cathedral-length train topped with an additional split train. A gift from her mother, the bride’s veil was composed with a layer of imported English illusion with a crystal princess tiara that complemented a simple veil. She carried a bouquet of white calla lilies and greenery accented with crystals, white silk ribbon with silver double hearts entertwinned with her maternal grandmother’s crystal rosary.
Traditional items selected by the bride for her wedding day was her grandmother’s crystal rosary was something old, diamond jewelry as something new, bridal bouquet was something borrowed, and her garter was blue.
The bride’s best friend, Chassity Jason was maid of honor. Matron of honor was Summer Richard, friend of the bride.
Bridesmaids were Zoie LaVergne, godchild of the bride, and Hannah Richard, cousin of the bride.
Junior bridesmaid was Makenzie Abshire, niece of the bride.
Bridal attendants floor-length gowns of hot pink taffeta in various styles with silver accessories. Each carried a long-stemmed calla lily with white satin ribbon.
Serving as flower girl was Emily Abshire, niece of the bride. She wore a floor-length dress of white French taffeta gathered at the waist with a hot pink sash while carrying a white basket filled with miniature white calla lilies and greenery.
Best men to the groom were Allen Gauthreaux, brother of the groom, and Jason Abshire, brother of the bride.
Groomsmen were Chris Richard, uncle of the bride, and Terry “Blue” LeBlanc, friend of the groom.
Junior groomsman was Matthew Abshire, godchild of the bride.
Male attendants wore formal black tuxedoes with hot pink ties and vests, in addition to a miniature white calla lily boutonniere.
Serving as ring bearer was Andrew Abshire, nephew of the bride. He wore a formal black tuxedo with hot pink vest and tie while carrying a white taffeta ring pillow.
Ushers were Mitchell Richard, cousin of the bride, and Raylin Richard, friend of the bride.
For her daughter’s wedding, the mother of the bride, Linda Thibodeaux Abshire wore a “Moncheri” mock two-piece, floor-length dress of aquamarine chiffon accented with small ruffles. Her shoulder held a corsage of miniature white calla lilies.
The groom’s mother, Edna Kibodeaux Gauthreaux Credeur selected a two-piece ensemble including a black, A-line, floor-length gown topped with a matching lace jacket. She was also presented a shoulder corsage of miniature white calla lilies.
Immediately following the ceremony, the newlyweds were honored during a reception held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Mire. Double hearts, diamonds and “Love” was the decor for the hall.
Among the refreshments provided was the bride’s cake, a tiered white confection with strawberry filling topped with a diamond ring cake topper surrounded by calla lilies. The cake was served by the bride’s godmother, Janet Abshire Richard.
The groom’s cake was a double-chocolate, sugar free confection. It was served by Keely Abshire, sister-in-law of the bride.
Following a wedding trip to a log cabin resort in Marksville, the couple is residing in Crowley.