Mire, Broussard exchange wedding vows

IOTA - Ariel Michelle Mire and Ryan James Broussard, both of Scott, were wed on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the beautiful Point-aux-Loups Springs Ballroom in Iota. Family friend Dustin Blanchard officiated the 6 p.m. double ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Corwin M. Mire of Rayne. Her maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Glen Kibodeaux of Rayne. Her paternal grandparents are Milton Mire and the late Ora Mire, also of Rayne.

Ariel graduated from Rayne High School in 2005 before attending South Louisiana Community College in Lafayette, where she earned an associate’s degree in general studies in 2012.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Broussard of Youngsville. He is the grandson of Joyce Stelly of Duson, and Bonnie Broussard of Abbeville and the late Everett Broussard.

Ryan is a 2002 graduate of Erath High School and is currently employed with Exterran in Broussard.

For the ceremony, the altar area was decorated with white linen drapery, white, champagne and ivory flowers and a crystal hanging chandelier. The aisle was lined with a special white runner embellished with a large script initial “B” with the couple’s names and wedding date along the sides.

Guests were escorted to their seats by Nick Stelly, uncle of the groom, and Arlin Mire, brother of the bride.

Escorted by her father, the bride was absolutely gorgeous in a stunning strapless gown in champagne satin. The sleek Casablanca dress featured a soft sweetheart neckline combined with a fit and flare silhouette. The ornately embroidered bodice sparkled with rhinestones, Swarovski crystals, silver sequins and silver bead work. Crystal-covered beaded buttons ran the length of the gown’s back from the top of the bodice to the embellishment on the train.

For her headpiece, Ariel selected a shoulder-length champagne tulle veil trimmed with rhinestones and held in place with a rhinestone hair comb.

The bride carried a mixture of white, champagne and ivory peonies with rhinestone and pearl brooches at their centers. A cross pendant that had belonged to the bride’s late grandmother was tucked into the bouquet, and the stems were wrapped with white and champagne satin ribbon accented with a rhinestone brooch.

The cross pendant represented the traditional “something old,” while the bride selected her wedding dress to represent “something new.” Her rhinestone bracelet was “something borrowed,” and her lace garter with a rhinestone brooch was “something blue.”

Victoria LaCroix, friend of the bride, served as maid of honor. Serving as bridesmaids were Jennifer Tate, Ashley Prejean, Brooke Thibodeaux, Hannah Hebert and Paige Broussard, all friends of the bride, and Sarah Lawlis, the bride’s future sister-in-law.

The attendants were clad in one-shoulder, knee-length Bari Jay dresses in flowing eggplant purple chiffon over satin.

They carried round bouquets of hot pink and bright coral roses interspersed with green hydrangeas. The silk-wrapped stems were accented with rhinestone brooches.

Jake Broussard, brother of the groom’s late best friend, Colby Broussard, stood as best man. Standing as groomsmen were Jarod Moore, Brett Delcambre, Kodi Istre, Blake Foreman, Dustin Dugas and Dane Thibodeaux, friends of the groom, and Arlin Mire, brother of the bride.

The groomsmen, along with the father of the bride and the father of the groom, wore fitted Vera Wang tuxedoes with lavender vests and boutonnieres of lime green orchids.

Madison Broussard, daughter of attendant Paige Broussard, served as flower girl. She was lovely in a custom one-shoulder dress with a white satin bodice and a full white tulle skirt with a long tulle train. Her outfit was completed with a white headband accented with a white satin flower, and a pomander ball of white, ivory and champagne flowers hung from her wrist.

Keagan Prejean, son of attendant Ashley Prejean, served as ring bearer. Like the groomsmen, he was clad in a Vera Wang tuxedo with a lavender vest.

Madison and Keagan escorted Libby Paige, the couple’s nine-year-old Yorkshire terrier, leading her up the aisle with a rhinestone leash.

Scriptures selected for the service were read by the bride’s cousin, Patrick Cormier.

For her daughter’s wedding day, the mother of the bride, the former Pebbles Kibodeaux, selected a sleeveless, fitted knee-length dress with a wide neckline and square pleating in jewel-tone purple satin.

The mother of the groom, the former Roxanne Stelly, chose a lavender and black dress featuring a V-neck lace top and tiered knee-length skirt.

Both mothers carried round bouquets of hot pink and bright coral roses intermingled with lime green hydrangeas.

Following the ceremony, family and friends celebrated the couple’s union with an on-site reception.

The rhinestone-accented guest registry and pen were displayed on an entrance table draped with beautiful bronze/copper-colored linen fabric with rhinestone accents, along with rhinestone-embellished frames containing pictures of the bride and groom and a crystal jewelry box. A portrait of the bride in her wedding dress was displayed on a nearby easel.

Guest tables were covered with purple linen table cloths, ivory pintuck table runners and 12-inch round mirrors. They were decorated in varying fashion, including 22-inch martini glass vases filled with hot pink roses, bright coral roses and lime green hydrangeas; tall chrome-and-crystal globes of varying heights, holding lit candles, in pairs of three; and round chrome candle holders with hanging crystal drops. The chairs were covered with ivory sheer organza tied vertically and accented with rhinestone bands.

The reception menu included pork egg rolls, spanakopita, crawfish Mornay in tart shells, baked brisket and pork and sausage jambalaya.

In keeping with the Cajun tradition that an unmarried older sibling dance with a broom or mop at the wedding of a younger sibling married first, the brother of the bride took the floor to “Super Freak” by Rick James with a mop specially designed by his maternal grandmother, Lucy Kibodeaux, and her friend Barbara Savant.

Guests also enjoyed a photo booth and a slide show of family photos created by the groom.

The bride’s cake was displayed on a table decorated with an ivory pintuck floor-length cloth with a champagne-colored, scallop-edged Italian fabric table topper accented with rhinestone brooches.

Each tier of the three-tiered cake was filled and decorated differently. The bottom tier, which contained chocolate filling, was covered with champagne, white and ivory fondant with scalloped rhinestone trim. The middle tier was filled with Bavarian cream and decorated with champagne and white fondant trimmed with a white fondant ribbon embellished with a rhinestone brooch. Filled with chocolate cream, the top tier was decorated with elegant quilted champagne fondant with rhinestone accents.

The confection was topped with a seven-inch rhinestone-embellished script initial “B” and set atop two rhinestone-wrapped cake plateaus. It was served by the bride’s godmother, Michelle Koury.

The groom’s cake was a round, two-tiered milk chocolate confection filled with peanut butter and chocolate and covered with dripping dark chocolate fondant. It was topped with crumbled milk and dark chocolate Reese’s peanut butter cups and displayed on a round engraved silver plateau. The groom’s cake was served by his mother.

Out-of-town guests traveled from Texas and various points throughout Louisiana.

Following a wedding trip to Puerta Vallarta, Mexico, the couple will reside in Scott.

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