Michelle Miers weds Jeramie Broussard
RAYNE - Michelle Marie Miers and Jeramie Scott Broussard were united in holy matrimony at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Rayne on Saturday, July 20, in a 6 p.m. ceremony officiated by Father Garrett Savoie and accompanied by Deacon Dan Didier and Deacon Taj Glodd.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Miers of Crowley. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Lucille “Shocky” Miers and the late Mr. Wallace Miers of Crowley, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Buford Jones of Chalmette.
She is a 2004 graduate of Notre Dame High School in Crowley and a 2010 graduate of University of Louisiana at Monroe with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She has been employed as a registered nurse at Lafayette General Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit for the past three years.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Broussard of Lake Charles. His grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Levi Broussard of Lake Charles and the late Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Vincent of Carlyss.
He is a 2002 graduate of A. M. Barbe High School in Lake Charles and a 2008 graduate of McNeese State University with a Bachelor of Science in health and human performance. He is employed by the Lafayette Parish School System and is teaching and coaching at Comeaux High School.
The solemn beauty of the service was enhanced with a lovely program of traditional nuptial music provided by pianist Alberta Lyons, violinist Tommy Benoit, trumpeter Will Green and vocalist Jodi Bollich. Scripture readings during the Mass were read by Jacqueline Jones, aunt of the bride, and MaryAnn Broussard, sister-in-law of the groom. Offertory gifts were presented to the couple by Mr. and Mrs. John Monteilh, godparents of the bride.
The bride was escorted by her father and entered the church to the sounds of “Trumpet Voluntary” by Clarke. The bride was stunning in an ivory silk satin Italian ball gown. With a strapless sweetheart neckline and Basque waist, the fitted bodice featured regal embellished embroidery and was accented with crystals and rhinestones. The gown’s classic A-line skirt cascaded into a chapel-length train.
The bride wore a triple tier fingertip veil embellished with crystals and trimmed with rhinestones. Complimenting the veil was an intricately detailed pearl headpiece. Swarovski crystal shoes completed the wedding ensemble.
She carried a crystal- brooch-enhanced bouquet of white hydrangeas and an assortment of white roses from her mother’s rose garden.
Traditional items used included her mother’s crystal rosary draped in her bouquet as something old, her wedding dress as something new, pearl and diamond earrings that belong to her Godmother as something borrowed, and her garter as something blue.
Matron of honor was Meagan Trahan, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids included Renee Grigus, Laura Tarver, Lacey Bryan, Brittany Brown, Megan Guidry and Rebecca Buchanan, all friends of the bride. Junior bridesmaid was Madison Ardoin, niece of the bride.
Flower girls were Brooke Broussard and Madelyn Broussard, both nieces of the groom.
The bridal attendants wore coral chiffon floor length one-shoulder strap gowns accented with pearl brooches. They were holding bouquets of assorted coral, pink, gold and orange roses. The maid of honor’s dress was distinguished by the addition of a rhinestone and pearl belt.
The best man was Jared Hinton, friend of the groom. Groomsmen included John Patrick Miers, brother of the bride; and David Leatherwood, Mark Mawae, Destin Castillo, Chad Carnahan and Timmy Dronet, all friends of the groom.
Ushers were Leslie Broussard and Chris Broussard, both brothers of the groom.
Jeramie and the groomsmen wore taupe suits and vests with ivory shirts. The groom accented his attire with an ivory tie. His boutonniere consisted of white miniature roses.
The groomsmen accented their attire with coral ties. Their boutonnieres consisted of coral floribunda roses.
For her daughter’s special day Pat Miers wore a Jade Couture gown by Jasmine. The floor-length amethyst taffeta gown had a ruched bodice. Lace covered the sweetheart neckline and continued over the back and three-quarter length sleeves.
For her son’s wedding Emma Broussard wore a teal floor-length chiffon gown with a beaded top and short sleeves.
Both mothers were presented with wrist corsages of white and coral floribunda roses and a long stem red rose during the ceremony.
Immediately following the wedding ceremony, the newlyweds were honored during a reception at The Crossing at Mervine Kahn in Rayne.
Elegant and exquisite floral designs for the wedding were provided by close friend of the bride and family, Mitzi LeJeune. As guests entered the reception hall they were greeted by a formal portrait of the bride and illuminated candelabras, each adorned with a large floral design of multicolored garden roses, white and green hydrangeas, white lisianthus, pink rananculus and seeded eucalyptus. The dance floor was decorated with white tulle swags, illuminated white lights and a chandelier set center stage.
The tables were draped in linens and beautifully decorated with coral table runners topped with mirrored plates and floral arrangements.
Food at the reception included sliced brisket, corn and crab bisque, crawfish and tasso pasta, Louisiana meat pies, meatballs and assorted finger foods and refreshments.
A special feature at the reception was a monogrammed ice sculpture luge illuminated with blue LED lights that dispensed cosmopolitan drinks for the guests. Friends and family also entertained themselves in a photo booth, and guests danced through the night to the music of a local DJ.
The bride’s cake was a four-tier round and square ivory confection featuring yellow cake and three different fillings–strawberry amaretto, cookies and cream and raspberry cream cheese. The cake was accented with flowers and topped with a Swarovski crystal monogrammed “B.”
The groom’s cake was a two-tier Dallas Cowboys decorated chocolate cake featuring cascading chocolate fudge and chocolate-covered strawberries decorated to resemble footballs.
Guests showered the couple with white rose petals before their departure in a white Rolls Royce Bentley.
Prior to the wedding, on Friday, July 19, The Crossing at Mervine Kahn was the setting for the rehearsal dinner. The groom’s parents hosted the prenuptial event as guests were served crawfish fettuccine, fried catfish, corn, salad and cheese cake.
Upon returning from a honeymoon at Maroma Beach, Maya Riviera, Mexico, the couple will reside in Lafayette.