Miller, Boudreaux united in holy matrimony
During a magnificent sunset on Saturday, October 25, 2008 the sacrament of holy matrimony uniting Victoria “Tori” Rene Miller and
Bryan “Fred” John Boudreaux, Jr. as husband and wife was performed among family and friends.
The breathtaking scenery of the Point Aux Loups Ballroom garden in Iota provided the setting for guest to witness the exchanging of the couple’s personally selected Christian wedding vows.
The couple exchanged their rings in the garden gazebo under the old majestic oak trees overlooking the water. On either side of the gazebo were vases of deep purple mums and pedestals topped with large ferns. Alternating plants of purple and yellow mums were placed on each column wall surrounding the wedding’s quest area. Finishing the decor were two beautiful ferns atop iron pedestals placed on either side of the guest’s entrance. The ballroom also served as the location of the reception that immediately followed.
Reverend Jimmy Broussard, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Joseph K. and Cynthia Miller of Crowley. She is the granddaughter of James Lubert, Sr. and Sylvia Miller and Harry L., Sr. and Barbara Courville and the late Betty Landry Courville, all of Crowley.
Victoria is a 2004 graduate of Notre Dame High School and is presently attending McNeese State University where she is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree as a registered nurse. She will be receiving her diploma in December of this year. She is presently employed with the American Legion Hospital in Crowley.
The groom is the son of Bryan John, Sr. and Charlotte Boudreaux of Lake Charles. He is the grandson of A.J. and Lorraine Boudreaux of Westlake and the late Robert and Johnny Mae Johnson.
Fred is a 1995 graduate of Iota High School and a 2002 graduate of ABC School. He is presently employed as a pipefitter with Turner Industries.
Appropriate musical selection were provided by saxophonist Marcus Davis, vocalist Amanda Markson, friend of the bride; and vocalist Randal Rue, cousin of the bride.
Scriptures were read by Caroline Roberts, friend of the bride.
Victoria entered the ballroom on the arm of her father wearing a spectacular strapless gown of satin with an overlay of tulle featuring a fitted silhouette. The lovely creation consisted of a scallop lace neckline and an overall embellishment of lace appliqué. The embellishment was adorned with crystal and glass beading which vertically cascaded down the front and back of the skirt of the gown. The back was completed with covered buttons and a beautiful pleat that flowed into the chapel-length train. The bride wore a pearl and crystal necklace that matched the one worn by her sister who was also her maid of honor. Complementing her neckwear was a pair of pearl earrings and a coordinating bracelet. Her headpiece was a two-tiered veil of solid tulle completed with an ivory scallop lace design which was accented with a Swarovski crystal tiara. She carried a gorgeous collection of iris and wisteria flowers in alluring hues of purple and lavender. The exquisite arrangement was constructed into a beautiful floral cascade accented with reflecting crystals. Entwined within her bouquet was a crystal rosary belonging to her late grandmother, Betty Courville.
In keeping with tradition the bride choose as something old, a heirloom silk handkerchief embellished with appliqués from her grandmother, Sylvia Miller’s, wedding dress. The handkerchief was nestled deep into her bridal bouquet. In tradition, the handkerchief was carried by the bride’s godmother, Charlotte Miller Foreman, on her wedding day. She choose her wedding dress as something new, a tiara from one of her bridesmaids, Sarah LaBleu, as something borrowed, and as something blue was a McNeese State University themed garter made by the mother of another one of her bridesmaids, Melissa Bullard.
Attending the bride as maid of honor was her sister, Britney Miller. Bridal attendants included Jessica Arabie, sister of the groom; Maggie Miller, Carly Foreman and Elizabeth Rue, cousins of the bride; and Melissa Bullard, Ashley Thevis and Sarah LeBleu, friends of the bride. The bridal party were each attired in a unique personally selected floor-length formal dress in a lovely aubergine tone from the Jordan collection. They each carried a bouquet of bridal white roses and tiny petals of aubergine wisteria with crystal accents. Completing the floral spray was a gold braided ribbon gathering the stems.
Standing as best man was Eric “Bud” LeBleu, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Donald Arabie, brother-in-law of the groom; Cody Guillory, brother of the bride; Brian Broussard, cousin of the bride; and Jimmy Brown, Brandon Howard, Drake Benoit and Steven “Bubba” Dale, friends of the groom.
Guests were ushered to their seats by Jacob Miller and Luke Foreman, cousins of the bride. The bride’s paternal grandmother, Sylvia Miller, was escorted by her grandson Luke Foreman, while her maternal grandmother, Barbara Courville, was escorted to her seated by her step-grandson, Brian Broussard. Victoria’s great-grandmother, Beatrice Comeaux, was escorted by her great-grandson, Jacob Miller.
Serving as flower girl was Grace Boudreaux, daughter of the groom. She was precious in an ivory floor-length gown accented with an aubergine colored floral embellishment. Grace was escorted down the aisle by her father carrying an ivory satin basket. Filling her basket was lilac rose petals which she threw as they walked down a runner already covered in yellow rose petals.
Aiden and Daylen Arabie, nephews of the groom; performed the duties of ring bearer.
On her daughter’s special day, the mother of the bride, the former Cynthia Courville, was radiant in a shantung mock, two-piece, floor-length dress and jacket in midnight blue. The dress featured accentuations of beading and embroidery which adorned the bodice of the dress and the collar and sleeve cuffs of the jacket. The jacket was closed with a jeweled clasp.
The mother of the groom, the former Charlotte Johnson, was ravishing in a two-piece, ankle-length Georgette original dress and jacket in navy blue. The sheer jacket sported a front ruffle enhanced with a sequin trim.
Both mothers were presented with yellow roses accented with aubergine and gold ribbons.
At the wedding ceremony the couple presented roses to both mothers, followed by a sand ceremony performed by the bride, groom and his daughter, whereby each poured different colored sand into a vase. This action was meant to represent the joining of the three of them as a family.
The couple was introduced as Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Boudreaux, Jr. just as the afternoon darkened and the garden lights began to twinkle.
The spectacular Point Aux Loups Ballroom also served as the reception area for the newly wedded couple and their guests. Each table was decorated with purple and gold flower arrangements and tea lights. The ballroom was accented with beautifully decorated refreshment tables in each of the rooms. Included in the tables’ decor were two fountains with one flowing chocolate and the other consisting of wine.
Among the many delicious refreshments served was the bride’s cake. The elegant three-tiered white confection was the centerpiece of the bridal table. A gold sheer backing with two pedestals of deep purple mums placed on each side provided for the perfect backdrop. The cake featured embellishments of lace appliqués, pearls and crystals, sprinkled with gold dust. The intricate design was completed with a crystal and pearl tiara. Serving the bride’s cake was her godmother, Charlotte Foreman.
The groom’s cake was a fishing scene depicting his favorite pastime, fishing with his best man and best friend, Bud. The decor of the cake signifies an attempt to seize the catch of the day, the groom is falling into the water while his best friend is looking on laughing, rather than offering his assistance. Serving the groom’s cake was his Aunt Shelia Boudreaux.
As a gift to the bride and groom, the bride’s godfather, Lee Courville owner of Images de Vie Studio, provided the wedding photography.
Out of town guest traveled from Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and North Carolina.
Upon returning from a wedding trip to Beaver Creek, Colorado, the couple will reside in Lake Charles.
On the night prior to the wedding a rehearsal dinner was held at Walker’s Restaurant in Jennings hosted by the groom’s parents. Guests enjoyed a delicious backyard barbecue buffet.