Military couple weds in garden ceremony

SCOTT - Marla Kaye Mouton, daughter of Jerry Mouton and Gwendolyn Mouton of Mermentau, recently married Daniel Fidel Oliver, of

Virginia Beach, Va.

The couple united in a double ring ceremony on September 30, 2011 at five o’clock in the evening at Sunny Meade Wedding Facility in Scott. Reverend Daniel Latour officiated the wedding.

Scriptures were read by Kaye Rayon, the bride’s aunt whom she calls “Nanny,” and Jolie Caban, godmother of the groom.

The bride is the granddaughter of Norris J. Leger of Mermentau, and the late Dora LeBlanc Leger, the late Lawrence “Shine” Mouton and the late Betty Dronet Mouton.

She is a graduate of Midland High School and attends Montgomery Community College. Marla is presently stationed at Commander Naval Reserve Forces Command.

The groom is the son of Fidel and Fatmeh Aburish Oliver of Queensborough, N.Y. His grandparents are the late Ahkmed and Lolione Aburish and Victoria Caban Oliver of Queensborough, N.Y. and the late Fidel Oliver.

He graduated from Newton High School in Corona, N.Y. and attends Long Island University. Daniel is presently employed in the Patrol Craft Squadron “C” Class in the United States Navy as an engine man Third Class Petty Officer in surface warfare.

The bride was escorted by her father, Jerry “Beno” Mouton. for her wedding day she chose a lovely gown of ivory silk taffeta. The strapless gown featured a dipped neckline with a fully beaded bodice, made of French lace and embroidered in fine gold thread. The dropped-fitted waist cascaded down the side of the silhouette into a full skirt accented with fine gold thread. The French embroidered lace continued into a chapel length train. She wore a tiara, studded with Swarvoski crystals and pearls. To complete her ensemble, she carried “forever young” red roses in her bouquet which was accented with deep purple lizianthus and wax flowers. The stems were satin wrapped with items from her grandmother.

In keeping with tradition, the bride carried an antique linen handkerchief detailed with embroidered red roses, which belonged to her late maternal grandmother, representing “something old.” Her gorgeous bridal gown was considered “something new.” Her mother’s pearl and diamond earrings served as “something borrowed,” and her garter was “something blue.”

Her matron of honor was her sister, Carol H. Gautreaux, and her maid of honor was her friend, Angie Craig. Junior bridesmaid was Caitlain Woodward niece of the bride.

Attending to the bride were Tahani Oliver, sister of the groom, and Erin Yeates and Pamela Comardelle, both friends of the bride.

The attendants each wore black empire waist gowns which were stylishly accented by a single shoulder.

The groom chose his first cousin, Chad Schwarts, to be his best man.

The groomsmen were Orlando Oliver, uncle of the groom; Tony Oliver, cousin of the groom; and Andre’ Mouton and Marvin Woodward, both brothers of the bride.

Ring bearer was Phoenix Kane Robinson, nephew of the bride. Flower girl was the adorable Adeline Jolie Mouton, godchild of the bride.

Serving as ushers were the bride’s nephews, Drew Herpin, Tylon Woodward, Keith Woodward and Alex Woodward.

The mother of the bride, the former Gwen Leger, wore a garnet-colored crinkle, silk chiffon A-line gown. The gown was embellished with capped sleeves, directionally rushed empire bodice and a free flowing bias cut skirt.

The mother of the groom, the former Fatmeh Aburish, chose for her son’s wedding day, a teal blue sleeveless empire gown. The bodice was accented with a french lace overlay flowing into an A-line skirt.

Both mothers were fashioned with a corsage of white sweetheart roses with iridescent trim. They were respectfully presented with a bouquet of three red roses with purple wax flowers and a satin bow.

The venue was decorated with ferns and ivy trellises. Wrought iron candle holders led to the gazebo where the couple recited their vows.

In the atrium at Sunny Meade, floral arrangements were placed at each white wrought iron table where guests of the bride and groom were seated. For the late afternoon garden setting, guests traveled to Sunny Meade from New York, California, New Jersey, Virginia and Florida. They also traveled from Houston, Texas; Gabon, Africa; New Orleans; and Sulphur.

The bridal cake was a three-tier white and black cake consisting of multiple flavors and fillings. The filling between the vanilla cake of the bottom square layer was pineapple. The middle chocolate layer was filled with raspberry filling. The top round layer was butter pecan with cream cheese filling. The ornate cake was covered with a butter cream icing and fondant. The cake was accented with black scroll piping in the center, roped with fresh red roses and deep purple wax flowers duplicating the bride’s bouquet. The cakes were made by Strawberry Louviere, the bride’s cousin, as a gift to the couple. The groom’s cake resembled a green baseball field with a blue New York cap on top. The vanilla cake was filled with strawberry cream cheese filling.

The groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding. In the southern tradition, fresh seafood, steak and all the trimmings were served. The wedding party and family were treated to fruit, cake and coffee follwing their meal.

The couple now resides in Virginia Beach, Va.

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