Marshall, LeBlanc united in holy matrimony
Elizabeth B. Marshall of Morse and Derek “Sweet” LeBlanc of Jennings were united in holy matrimony during a 6:30 p.m. double ring ceremony on Saturday, August 30, 2008. Their vows were exchanged among family and friends at the Gueydan Civic Center with the Reverend Jimmy Broussard officiating.
The bride is the daughter William and Lillie Beasley of Morse. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alphe Simon of Morse and the late Mr. and Mrs. Al E. Beasley, Sr. of Lafayette.
Elizabeth is a 1997 graduate of Midland High School and is currently employed with AT & T Wireless.
The groom is the son of Rodney LeBlanc of Jennings and Noonu Bruney of Iowa. He is the grandson of Anna Mae LeBlanc of Hathaway and the late LeBarsa LeBlanc and the late Anita Manuel of Jennings.
Derek “Sweet” is a 1994 graduate of Hathaway High School and is currently employed with Noble Drilling.
Selected music was “Canon in D Major” by Pachelbel.
Scripture readings were
provided by Shanlyn Dequeant of Morse and Shaun Demeritt of Jennings, both are best friends of the bride and groom.
The bride was escorted down the isle by her son, Christopher Marshall and her father, William Beasley, Sr. Elizabeth was divine in an Oley Cassini Grecian style gown. The lovely diamond white hued creation featured double spaghetti shoulder straps, an exquisite beaded empire waistband and was completed with a pin-tucking detail on the bodice which was carried onto the flowing chiffon overlay. Her veil was a beautiful combination of pearls and silver accents. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of diamond white roses adorned with silver ribbon.
In keeping with tradition the bride carried a rosary belonging to her mother as something old, her bridal gown was something new, a veil from her friend, Debbie Vincent, as something borrowed and her garter was worn as something blue.
Serving as best man was the groom’s father, Rodney LeBlanc and ring bearer was Christopher Marshall, son of the bride.
On her daughter’s special day the mother of the bride, the former Miss. Lillie Simon, was attired in a stunning deep teal colored, sequined and beaded chiffon silk blouse featuring a double v-neckline and split flutter sleeves. Her elegant top was paired with a matching tea-length, trumpet flared skirt. The mother of the groom, formerly Miss. Noon Manuel, was radiant in her attire of choice. She wore a deep fuchsia colored, tea-length dress, topped with a coordinating multi-stripped jacket. Both mothers were presented with a corsage of diamond white silk roses and silver ribbon.
A reception immediately followed in the civic center honoring the newly wedded couple. The decor of the reception area was extraordinary throughout, with ficus trees and many beautiful vines of greenery gracing the entrance and hallway. Also placed at the entrance was a magnificent guest registry table. The Greek style table was composed of a glass top perched upon two Grecian columns. Arranged on the table for viewing were baby photos of the bride and groom and the guests registry sign-in book. Guests were seated at tables topped with red potpourri and vines of ivy with crystal dishes filled with red peppermints as centerpieces. The civic center also featured a fireplace setting perfectly decorated with trees and greenery creating a tranquil atmosphere for a picture perfect background.
A variety of food and refreshments, catered by Becky Doucet of Iota, was enjoy by all in attendance.
Among the many delicious menu options served was the bridal cake. It was a four-tired confection with a Victorian fashion beaded lace trim in a romantic ivory satin hue. Ivory silk roses were placed between each tier while a grapevine garland encircled the very bottom adding a optimal touch of elegance. Centered atop was the engagement photograph of the bride and groom. Serving the cake was the bride’s godmother, Anita Higginbotham.
The groom was honored with an outdoors, hunting and fishing themed cake. The chocolate delicacy was enveloped in a light-brown, cream style chocolate icing. Serving the cake was Grace Babineaux, aunt of the groom.
Out of town guests traveled from Ft. Worth and Jacksboro Texas; and Orange Beach, Alabama.
Upon returning from an undisclosed wedding trip the newlyweds will reside in Hathaway.
Prior to the wedding date a tool and pantry shower was held in honor of Elizabeth Beasley and Derek LeBlanc.
The luau themed party was held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 2, 2008 at the home of Jeff and Carly Person of Jennings.
Serving as hosts were Jeff and Carly Person, Ronald and Carla Deremitt, Ben Hormill, Shawn and Jill Deremitt, Rachel Deremitt, Kenny and Stephanie Gary and Matt Solari.
Elizabeth was attired in a green, sleeveless crisscross top paired with khaki colored capris pants, while her groom-elect wore a black and orange floral Hawaiian shirt with khaki shorts. They each wore a Hawaiian leis as their corsage.
Refreshments accommodating approximately 50 guests were served.
Out of town guests registered from Lake Charles, Sulphur, Crowley and Morse.