Melanson, Jones united in holy matrimony
RAYNE – Courtney Nickel Melanson and Kyle Alexander Jones were united in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony on Saturday, Aug. 3, at half past six o’clock in the evening at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne. Rev. Kendal Faulk officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Forrest Melanson of Crowley. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Yvonne Privat Nickel and the late Lloyd Nickel of Crowley and the late Mr. and Mrs. G.J. Melanson of Baton Rouge.
Courtney is an alumna of Notre Dame High School and Louisiana State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree. She is currently employed as a teacher at Notre Dame High School.
The groom is the son of Ms. Charlotte Crowell Jones and Mr. Greg Alan Jones of Crowley. He is the grandson of Mrs. Florence Sanders Jones and the late Donald Harl Jones of Crowley, Mr. and Mrs. Philip A. Carey of Vivian and Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Crowell Jr. of Sulphur.
Kyle is a graduate of Notre Dame High School and Louisiana State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. He is currently attending University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory sweetheart neck washed silk organza gown, with a softly pleated bodice. A vanilla-colored double-faced satin ribbon adorned the natural waist line and trailed along the chapel length train. She wore a fingertip veil of soft ivory tulle. She carried a bouquet of peonies, white hydrangeas, and blush roses.
Caroline Weil Nickel, cousin of the bride, served as maid of honor. Attendants of the bride were Jennifer Aline Melanson and Mamie Yvonne Melanson, sisters of the bride; Lauren Alexis Jones, sister of the groom; and Adrienne Claire Trahan, Emily Claire Regan, Elea McNeely Doughty, Camille Elise Bordelon, Elizabeth Lorehn Bernard and Amelie Passaro Pizza, all friends of the bride. They wore dusty shale full-length dresses and carried bouquets of white hydrangeas and blush roses.
Mathew John Albarado, friend of the groom, served as best man. Attendants of the groom were Jacob Allen Smith, Damian Paul Hubbard, Christopher Michael Foreman, Matthew Ray Landrum, Patrick Stanley Mathes, Kevin Michael Goodson and James Jordan Montgomery, friends of the groom; and John Woodley Nickel, cousin of the bride. They wore black tuxedos with black bow ties and boutonnieres of roses.
Flower girls were Channing Dolly Cox and Frankie Evelyn Persyn, relatives of the bride. They wore heirloom dresses that were worn by the bride as a child. The ring bearer was Julian Lloyd Duhon, cousin of the bride. He wore a seersucker suit with a navy tie.
Ushers were Walter Joseph Monceaux, Brian Edward Moldaner, Andrew Philip Gossen and Jacob Lynn Jarrell, all friends of the groom.
Scripture readers were Emily Elizabeth Mesa and Natalie Anne Breaux, friends of the bride. Eucharistic ministers were Timothy Peter and Tyler William Vondenstein, cousins of the bride; and Todd William Gray, friend of the bride and groom. Gift bearers were Riley Lloyd Nickel, Catherine Elise Nickel, Oliver Edward Nickel and Jack Fisher Nickel, cousins of the bride. Greeters were Audrey Catherine Duhon and Catherine Elise Nickel, cousins of the bride.
For her daughter’s wedding, the mother of the bride, the former Mary Aline Nickel, wore a floor-length blush-colored gown and was escorted to her seat by John Woodley Nickel, her nephew.
The mother of the groom, the former Charlotte Crowell, wore a floor-length sage green gown and was escorted to her seat by Walter Joseph Monceaux, friend of the family.
Music was provided by Will Green, trumpeter; Alberta Lyons, organist; Tommy Beniot, violinist; and Jodi Bollich, vocalist.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Grand Opera House of the South in Crowley. The bride’s cake featured four tiers and was topped with fresh flowers. The groom’s cake was a replica of LSU’s Tiger Stadium.
On the evening prior to the wedding, the parents of the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner at The Ballroom in Crowley.
The couple will honeymoon in Anguilla before returning to Crowley, where they plan to reside.