Local couple joined during Rayne ceremony

RAYNE - A double-ring wedding ceremony on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at The Warehouse Event Center joined in marriage Mackenzie Lynne Thibodeaux and Joshua Elliott Fontenot, both of Church Point. The 6 p.m. ceremony was officiated by Wayne Doucet.

The bride is the daughter of Bret and Dana Cormier Thibodeaux of Church Point, formerly of Rayne. Her grandparents are Travis and Linda Cormier of Rayne, Brenda Thibodeaux of Rayne and the late Harry “Gus” Thibodeaux, Jr.

She is a 2009 graduate of Church Point High School, will complete her degree in education in December from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, and is employed by Chef Roy’s Frog City Café in Rayne.

The groom is the son of Phillip and Phyllis Richard Fontenot of Church Point. His grandparents are Jimmie and Jane Fontenot of Lafayette and the late Eli and Mary Richard.

He is a 2008 graduate of Church Point High School, completed his studies at LTC-Lafayette in 2010, and is employed by DTS in Breaux Bridge.

Against a musical backdrop provided by Andrew Mire, the bride entered on the arm of her father wearing an ivory wedding dress detailed with a keyhole back and petite capped sleeves of lace. The sweetheart neckline faded into an A-line fitting accented at the waist with a heavily-beaded satin sash. The full skirt fell to a trumpet-style hemline. Her unique headpiece featured an ivory satin ribbon holding a broach-like applique.

She carried a bridal bouquet of white roses with lavendar accents bound by a white ribbon. A broach and charms were noted throughout which included pictures of the couple’s deceased grandparents.

Traditional items selected by the bride for her wedding day included a penny from the year she was born as something old, her wedding dress was something new, borrowed earrings from her sister and necklace from her mother, and her garter was something blue.

Attending the bride as maid of honor was her little sister, Bria Thibodeaux. Matron of honor was her older sister, Krisinda Broussard.

Bridesmaids were Ali Fontenot, sister of the groom; Jazzy Leger, Bethanie Leger, Candace Godeaux and Shayla Matte, school friends of the bride; and Victoria Kokenge, bride’s friend from work.

Bridal attendants wore plum knee-length dresses designed with a one-shoulder styling while carrying bouquets of white and plum calla lilies gathered with white ribbon and detailed with broaches.

Serving as flower girl was Isabella Thibodeaux, cousin of the bride. She wore a white lace “Sunday” dress and carried a pomander of lavendar Gerber daisies and broach accents.

Attending the groom as best man was his brother, Luke Fontenot.

Groomsmen were Brandt Broussard, bride’s brother-in-law; Zack Daigle, Ryan Briscoe, Brennan Sonnier, James Brooks, Clayton Guidry and Greg Briscoe, friends of the groom.

Male attendants each wore tan tuxedo pants and vest with white shirt and plum tie, along with a boutonniere of plum calla lilies. The groom wore a light linen tuxedo while sporting a matching vest and tie, white shirt and boutonniere.

Ring bearer was Noah Fontenot, godchild of the groom. He wore tan shorts topped with a white shirt, tan vest and bow tie. He carried a sign inscribed with “Pie, here comes your girl.”

For her daughter’s wedding, the mother of the bride wore a knee-length dress of taupe lace styled with capped sleeves and an empire silhouette. The groom’s mother selected a navy blue knee-length dress with matching beadwork found at the shoulders. Each, along with grandmothers, were presented a special broach for the occasion.

Immediately following the wedding ceremony, a reception was held in honor of the newlyweds on site. Against the historic decor of The Warehouse were old windows which showcased pictures of the couple, and wedding pictures of the couple’s parents and grandparents. Tables were noted with candles presented in vases and jars accented with lace, crochet dollies and fresh flowers.

Among the refreshments was the wedding cake, a three-tier white confection flavored with strawberry and pecan filling and decorated with ivory ribbon and a decorative broach. The cake was served by Candy Leger, friend of the bride.

The groom’s cake was a chocolate confection with raspberry filling designed as a replica of the guitar the bride presened the groom as a wedding gift. The cake was served by Kitty Castille, the groom’s godmother.

Following a wedding trip to Freeport in the Bahamas, the couple now resides in Church Point.

Prior to the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was held July 26 at the couple’s home. The 7 p.m. social was hosted by the groom’s parents.

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