Miers, Trahan wed during evening ceremony in Crowley

CROWLEY - Meagan Lucille Miers and Tradd Michael Trahan were united in holy matrimony at St. Michael Catholic Church in Crowley on Saturday, June 4 in a 6:30 p.m. ceremony officiated by Father Gary Schexnayder and accompanied by Father Mathew Higginbotham and Deacon Rodless LeLeux.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Miers of Crowley and 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 2005 graduate of Notre Dame High School in Crowley and a 2009 graduate of UL-Monroe with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education. She is employed as a first grade teacher at South Crowley Elementary in Crowley.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth “Boo” Trahan of Kaplan and the grandson of Mr. Norris Istre and the late Mrs. Nolian Istre of Crowley and Mr. and Mrs. Hilliard Trahan of Kaplan. He is a 2003 graduate of Notre Dame High School in Crowley and a 2009 graduate of UL-Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. He is employed with Lafayette Consolidated Government as a traffic and transportation engineer in Lafayette.

Musical selections were provided by organist Alberta Lyons, violinist Tommy Benoit, trumpeter Will Green and vocalist Tina Reaux.

Scripture readings during the mass were read by Dr. Jacqueline Jones, aunt of the bride, and Ms. Danette Delome, cousin of the groom. Offertory gifts were presented to the couple by Mr. and Mrs. John Monteilh, friends and godmother of the bride. Altar servers were Korry and Kaleb Istre, cousins of the groom.

The altar and sacristy in the church were adorned with white bouquets of gladiolas, hydrangeas, roses, stock, bells of Ireland and gerber daisies. The blessed mother statue was flanked with six dozen multi-colored roses from the mother of the bride’s rose garden.

The bride was escorted by her father and entered the church to the sounds of “Trumpet Voluntary” by Clarke. The bride was dazzling in an elegant Ivory gown by Barcelona designer LaSposa, named Fukien. The gown featured an empire waist line encrusted with pearls and crystals, and a shirred tulle bust line. Complimenting the neckline were gathered tulle straps. An organza overlay with hand beaded lace appliqués scattered throughout, skimmed over the modified A-line skirt. The hemline was trimmed in the same scalloped and beaded lace forming a chapel length sheer cage train. Vertical lines of beaded lace and fabric- covered buttons lining the zipper finish off the back of the gown. She adorned a cathedral veil with scattered crystals and pencil edging, topped off with a pearl and rhinestone headpiece. She carried an elegant white bouquet of roses, hydrangea, Asiatic lilies, freesia and diamond crystals.

Traditional items used included her mother’s crystal rosary featured 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.

Maid of honor was Michelle Miers, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids included Amaya Trahan, sister of the groom, Allyson Abshire, Rachel Leonards, Angelique Marcantel, Samantha Battaglia, Samantha Ashcraft, and Kari Spell all friends of the bride. Junior bridesmaid was Madison Ardoin, niece of the bride.

Bridal attendants wore taffeta floor length strapless gowns in taupe. They were holding hand tied bouquets of orange calla lilies, roses and purple waxflower adorned with silk ribbon. The maid of honor’s bouquet was distinguished by the addition of Asiatic lilies, and her dress was accented with a rhinestone brooch.

Best Man was Jared Duplichain, friend of the groom. Groomsmen included John Patrick Miers, brother of the bride, Jason Duplichain, Brantley Yaeger, Nick Nero, Christopher McBride, Eric Broussard, and Michael Ronkartz all friends of the groom. Ushers were Luke Moody and Steven Bruner, friends of the groom.

Tradd wore a calla lily and orchid boutonniere. The groomsmen and ushers wore boutonnieres of orange calla lilies and yellow solidago.

A reception hosted by the brides’ parents was held immediately after the ceremony at LeGrand Hall at the Opera House of the South in Crowley.

Stunning 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 a large floral design of roses, lilies and hydrangeas that was illuminated with orange lights. The stairway was adorned with toile, roses and solidago. All of the remaining floral designs in the hall were created using roses, lilies, solidago and orchids and were also illuminated with orange lights and hundreds of candles.

As a treat, the mother of the groom provided a candy bar for the guests’ enjoyment. A special surprise for guests was a tub filled with flip flops for everyone’s tired feet, compliments from the bride and groom.

Food at the reception was provided by Feezos and included a menu of brisket, chicken fettuccine, pork jambalaya, and fried catfish, as well as finger foods and refreshments.

The bride’s cake was a 4 tier square ivory cake, featuring yellow cake and three different fillings which included Amaretto-raspberry, Butter Pecan, and Strawberry. The cake was accented with a brown satin ribbon, orchids, lilies, roses, solidago and waxflower around each layer and a metallic and crystal “T” on top.

Her cake was served by her godmother, Mrs. Jean Monteilh.

The groom’s cake was a 2 tier chocolate cake featuring cascading chocolate covered strawberries.

Upon returning from a wedding trip to Yountville, CA and San Francisco, CA, the couple will reside in Crowley.

Prior to the wedding a rehearsal dinner was held at Chef Roy’s Restaurant in Rayne on Friday, June 3. The social was hosted by parents of the groom. Guests enjoyed a choice of fried shrimp, grilled catfish, or chicken pasta served with a stuffed potato and a salad.

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