Megan Anne Morgan weds Lance “Casey” Orillion

Founders Chapel, located on the campus of The University of San Diego in San Diego, Calif., was the setting on Saturday, June 9, 2012, for a Nuptial Mass uniting Megan Anne Morgan of Anaheim, Calif. and Lance “Casey” Orillion of San Diego, Calif., formerly of Rayne. The double-ring ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Damien Giap.

The bride is the daughter of David and Margie Morgan of Aneheim, Calif. Her grandparents are the late Dr. Jerome and Mary Cole of Long Beach, Calif. and the late Robert and Eileen Morgan of Fullerton, Calif. She is a 2002 graduate of Mater Del High School, attained her psychology degree from Chapman University in Orange County, Calif., and is employed by EMP Consultants while serving as a chastity speaker for the Diocese of Orange, Calif.

The groom is the son of Jim and Cindy Orillion of Rayne. His grandparents are Florence and the late A.C. Thibodeaux of Opelousas, and the late Jimmy and Olympe Orillion of Rayne. He is a 2001 graduate of Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish in Crowley, 2007 graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in architecture, and is employed as an associate at Safdie Rabines Architects in San Diego, Calif.

Providing musical selections for the ceremony were Joel Houston, Brooke Traser and John Mark McMillian.

Alyssa Adamson was program attendant as guests arrived. Wedding director/coordinator was Meghan Schinderle of Intertwined Events.

Scriptures were recited by Megan’s youth ministers, Steve and Pam Hurwitz of Anaheim, Calif., and Casey’s youth ministers, Nolan and Arleen LeBlanc of Rayne.

Presenting the Prayers of the Faithful were Rochelle Gauthier, friend of the groom, and Jonathan Davis, friend of the bride.

Gifts were offered by Erin Tinoco, sister of the bride, and Lauren O. Romero, Courtney O. LeCompte and Caroline Orillion, sisters of the groom.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore an exquisite Casablanca wedding gown of ivory silk featuring a strapless, sweetheart neckline. Beaded lace accents were radiantly ornamented with freshwater pearls sewn onto point d’esprit over luxe satin lining which flowed into an extended cathedral-length train. A simple hair comb held a cathedral-length veil of sheer illusion and a blusher of silk tulle. She carried a hand-tied bridal bouquet of white and blush pink peonies, roses and hydrangea.

Traditional items selected by the bride for her wedding day was her maternal grandmother’s sapphire ring as something old and blue, her wedding dress was something new, and she borrowed a rosary created of roses.

Attending the bride as matron of honor was a friend, Allyson Grant.

Bridesmaids were Jennie Clemons, sister of the bride; Theresa Traska, Kimberly Evelo, Marisa Habbvand, Alison Gaby, Jyllian Hurwitz, Christine Cabori and Lindsay Mackey, friends of the bride.

Bridal attendants wore strapless dresses of blush pink chiffon by Donna Morgan while carrying bouquets of roses and hydrangea.

Serving as flower girl was Joslyn Orillion, niece of the groom. She wore a dress of light pink satin featuring a sleeveless bodice and a Cinderella-inspired skirt of full tulle. Carrying a fresh floral pomander kissing ball of pink roses, her hair was adorned with a white rose clip.

Attending his brother as best man was Jamie Orillion.

Groomsmen were Ian Morgan, brother of the bride; Terral Prevost, Jimmy White, John Bihm, Ben Lee, Mark Dunbar, Evan Forster and Jon Kenier, friends of the groom.

Male attendants wore formal black tuxedos with white tuxedo shirt and black skinny tie. The lapel was noted with a blush pink rose. The groom wore a single, white stephanotis, signifying marital happiness.

Serving as ring bearers were James Charles Orillion, nephew and godson of the groom, and Kellen Grant, godson of the bride. Each wore a white, long-sleeve sateen button-down dress shirt and black dress pants with black skinny zipper tie and black suspenders.

For her daughter’s wedding, the bride’s mother, Margie Cole Morgan wore an elegant black lace pencil skirt topped with a ruffled collar jacket of a shimmering champagne tone.

The groom’s mother, Cindy Thibodeaux Orillion selected an elegant ivory top of satin shutter pearls which flowed over the shoulders to create capped sleeves with the right shoulder featuring a satin rose. The sateen taupe formal-length pencil skirt featured a ruffled hemline.

Immediately following the wedding ceremony, the newlyweds were honored during a reception held at The Prado in Balboa Park in San Diego. “Let’s Do This Nawlins Style” was the theme of the reception. Following the band, a second line, a symbol of celebration in New Orleans, washeld as everyone waved their hankies high in the air as the newlyweds entered.

Presiding at the guest register were Barry and Juliet Garson, friends of the groom. At this point, pictures were taken of the guests with a Polaroid and place in an album alongside each guest as they signed the guest register with congratulatory greetings and best wishes.

Among the refreshments provided was the bride’s cake, a buttercream confection of blush pink and white layers adorned with blush pink lace points and lace, and trimmed with champagne and gold ribbon. The four-tiered creation was a delicacy of southern red velvet, chocolate mousse and strawberry cream.

The groom’s cake featured a realistic snare drum confection with brown and silver rolled fondant topped with fondant drum sticks in observance of the groom’s favorite pastime, playing in a band.

Guests attended the wedding from points of Louisiana, California, Texas and Michigan.

Following their wedding trip to the Bahamas, the couple will reside in San Diego, Calif.

Prior to the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents on Friday, June 8, at La Gran Terraza in San Diego, Calif.

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