Miller, Hebert hold double-ring wedding ceremony with traditional touches

CROWLEY - Katherine Claire Miller, the daughter of Gregory S. Miller and Georgette Guidry Miller, and Marcus John Hebert, the son of Stanley Hebert and Donna Trahan Bertrand, were united in marriage on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at seven o’clock in the evening during a formal wedding ceremony held at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Crowley.

The admired Father Gary Schexnayder performed the double-ring ceremony with scriptures read by Kevin Guidry, godfather of the bride; Nell Faulk, godmother of the bride; and JoAnn Trahan, godmother of the groom. Offertory gifts were presented by Chelsea LaCombe and Brittany Kidder. Musical selections for the wedding ceremony were provided by Tina Reaux, vocalist; Alberta Lyons, organist; and Will Green, trumpeter.

The bride’s maternal grandparents are the late George and Codrey Toups Guidry and her paternal grandparents are the late Jessie and Betty Harris Miller.

Katherine, a former Miss Crowley, is a 2007 graduate of Crowley High School and a 2011 graduate of ULL with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance. She is currently employed with Broussard, Poche’, Lewis and Breaux, L.L.P. as the bookkeeper.

The groom’s maternal grandparents are Adeline Trahan of Estherwood and the late Oscar “Red” Trahan. His paternal grandparents are the late Murphy and Mary Hebert.

Marcus is a 2007 graduate of Crowley High School and a 2009 graduate of Louisiana Technical College with a degree in diesel mechanics.

The procession began with the seating of the grandparents and parents. The bride was then presented by her mother and father. She looked elegant as she made a grand entrance into the church.

Katherine wore a white satin Mori Lee creation with ruching at the bust and waist, sweetheart neckline, beaded detailing on the left side of the waist, corset back and white satin buttons which started from the bottom of the corset to the end of the chapel-length train. Her lovely headpiece was a two-tiered white veil with white satin bordering each tier and adorned with white pearls. It was accompanied by a silver tiara with pearls and rhinestones, which was passed down on the groom’s side of the family. She carried a bouquet of light and dark purple calla lilies and white roses with a bow in front.

In keeping with tradition, the bride wore a sterling silver and mother of pearl rosary given to her by her maternal grandmother, Codrey Toups Guidry, as “something old” intertwined in her bouquet. Her wedding gown represented “something new” to signify hope for the bride’s new life ahead. Katherine “borrowed” the heirloom tiara from her husband’s family, reminding her that she is now part of their family. Representing “something blue” she wore a blue garter.

The mother of the bride, Georgette Guidry Miller of Crowley, wore an iridescent, eggplant colored Dupioni silk jacket accented with rhinestone buttons, a portrait collar and a matching formal length skirt.

The mother of the groom, Donna Trahan Bertrand of Estherwood, wore a sage green formal jacket with a long, black, flowing chiffon skirt.

Both mothers carried a corsage of lavender sweetheart roses accented with pearls and satin flower petals.

Dinah Istre, sister of the groom, served as matron of honor.

Jeanne Miller, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor.

Also attending to the bride were Dixie Gaspard, friend of the bride; Stacey Cagnina, friend of the bride; Holly Cart, cousin of the groom; Jan Duhon, friend of the bride; and Carmen Orozco, cousin of the bride. They were attired in wisteria satin, strapless, sweetheart neckline gowns featuring a hi-low hem with beading at the middle of the bust. They each carried a smaller version of the bride’s bouquet.

The groom chose his friend, Brett Primeaux, as best man. Groomsmen were Clayton Istre, brother-in-law of the groom; Cameron Faulk, cousin of the bride; Kenry Mire, friend of the groom; Ellis Cart, cousin of the groom; Brett Prejean, friend of the groom; and Blaine Hebert, brother of the groom.

The flower girls were Jaeclie Pierre, godchild of the bride, and Savannah Hebert, niece of the groom. Ring bearer was Carter Istre, godchild of the groom. Other members of the wedding party included ushers, Wendell Guidry, uncle of the bride, and Kerry Kidder, cousin of the groom.

After the exchange of the wedding vows, blessing and exchange of rings the nuptial Mass was held.

Lively and enchanted with romance, the Knights of Columbus Hall on Elm Street in Crowley was reserved for the couple’s wedding reception.

Out of town guest traveled from Texas, Georgia, Florida, Arkansas and various points throughout Louisiana to socialize, dance and dine on white linen table cloths and chair covers with dark purple sashes. The centerpieces, bouquets of an array of light purple and dark purple flowers and ferns, highlighted tea light candles, light and dark purple scarves and various pictures of the bride and groom.

The bride’s cake was a four-tier, square almond cake with almond creme filling. Every other tier was decorated with scroll work, while the other two layers had white pearls made of icing. Each layer had a lavender ribbon at the bottom, bordered with a line of pearls in front of each layer. The second layer from the top had a cursive “H” in front, standing for the bride and groom’s last name. Inside of the cake was tinted a light shade of purple. The cake topper was a traditional bride and groom. Serving the confection was Nell Faulk, godmother of the bride.

The groom’s cake was a fishing theme, red velvet cake with cream cheese icing and filling. It was served by JoAnn Trahan, godmother of the groom.

A rehearsal dinner for the two families and wedding party was held after the wedding rehearsal, the night before the wedding ceremony, at G&H Seed Kitchen in Crowley.

After a honeymoon Caribbean cruise, the couple will reside in Estherwood.

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