Monceaux, Sobolic joined in Holy Matrimony

CROWLEY - Jana Lynn Monceaux and James Stephen Sobolic were united in Holy Matrimony at 1 o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, Aug. 10, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Father Gary Schexnayder officiated at the double ring ceremony.

Connor Monceaux, nephew of the bride served as altar server.

Jana is the daughter of Randy and Natalie Monceaux of Rayne. Paternal grandparents are the late Percy Lee Monceaux and Gertrude Broussard Monceaux of Crowley. Maternal grandparents are the late Clement O. Lejeune Sr. and Dorothy Natali Lejeune of Oberlin.

James is the son of Frantisek and Mary Anne Sobolic of Macomb, Mich. Paternal grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Stefan Sobolic of Slovakia, Europe. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rosochac of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Jana is a 2003 graduate of Notre Dame High School and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration in December 2009 from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. She was recently employed at Marcellos Wine Market Cafe in Lafayette.

James graduated in 2000 from Eisenhower High School in Shelby Township, Mich., and obtained a Master of Science in mechanical engineering in 2006 from Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. He is currently employed by Continental Motors, Inc., in Mobile, Ala.

Escorted by her father, Jana wore an elegant ivory mermaid gown which featured a sweetheart neckline with a pleated and fitted ruched bodice accented with a delicate crystal and pearl beaded belt. The gown was completed with a chapel-length train. She wore an ivory fingertip-length veil trimmed with small crystal and pearl beads, and carried a free form bouquet of chocolate and cream garden roses, with a soft lisianthus hydrangea, and completed with “attitude and leopard” ribbon.

In keeping with tradition, the bride chose items to represent something old, a handed-down rosary from her maternal great-grandmother and grandmother, wedding rings of her maternal grandmother, her paternal grandfather and grandmother. Something new was her wedding gown; something borrowed was the rosary and the wedding rings; and something blue was a Miraculous Medal given to her by her mother and twin sister.

Serving as her matron of honor was her twin sister, Jada Anderson. Bridesmaids included Jessica Courville and Candace Paschall, cousins of the bride; Sarah Peltier, friend of the bride; and Elena Sobolic, sister of the groom. The bridesmaids wore high-low coral chiffon dresses with gold shoes. The matron of honor carried a soft clutch of “New Love” Gypsophila and hints of coral tied with rustic burlap and coral ribbon. The bridesmaids carried “New Love” Gypsophila tied with rustic burlap and coral ribbon.

Serving as junior bridesmaids were Caroline Monceaux, godchild of the bride, and Kendyll Monceaux, niece of the bride. Caroline and Kendyll wore high-low coral chiffon dresses and gold shoes and carried matching “New Love” Gypsophila bouquets hand-tied with rustic burlap and coral ribbon. Natali Anderson, godchild of the bride, served as flower girl. Natali wore a floor-length ivory organza dress, with a beaded bodice and ruffled skirt, with gold shoes. She carried a matching bouquet of “New Love” Gypsophila hand-tied with rustic burlap and coral ribbon.

Best man chosen for the occasion was Adam Sobolic, brother of the groom. Other groomsmen included Frant Sobolic, brother of the groom; Robert Manoni and Dennis Cooper, friends of the groom; and Marek Sobolic, cousin of the groom. Hudson Monceaux, nephew of the bride, served as ringbearer and carried a sign, “Here Comes the Bride.” Jamey Monceaux and Jared Monceaux, brothers of the bride, ushered the guests to their seats.

Proclaiming the Word of God was Jeanne Fontenot, aunt of the bride, and Michael Sobolic, cousin of the groom. Giftbearers were William Joseph Monceaux and Jack Thomas Monceaux, nephews of the bride.

Serving as Eucharistic Ministers were Arlene Albarado, godmother of the bride, and Beverly Maloz, friend of the bride.

Musical selections were performed by Jodi Bollich, vocalist; Yang Yang Li, violinist; Will Green, trumpeter; and Alberta Lyons, organist.

For her daughter’s special day, the mother of the bride wore a navy blue floor-length chiffon dress with a ruched bodice with lace appliques and a slight train. A corsage of garden roses tied with ivory ribbon completed her ensemble.

For her son’s special day, the groom’s mother wore a floor-length embellished mock two-piece navy blue chiffon gown and was presented with a corsage of garden roses tied with ivory ribbon.

After the ceremony, the wedding guests enjoyed refreshments at the The Warehouse. The bride’s cake was a three-tiered buttercream confection with ruffles and trimmed with garden roses and topped with the same Christogram which topped her parents’ wedding cake.

The groom’s table was laden with a variety of confections, including chocolate-covered strawberries, bonbons of red velvet, wedding cake and chocolate, cake pops of assorted flavors, dipped pretzel rods and dipped oreos. The table also had coral and gold candy assortments.

After a honeymoon in Mexico, the couple will reside in Spanish Fort, Ala.

The night before the wedding, the parents of the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner at Michael and Arlene Albarados’ lovely “Pond” in Crowley. They are godparents of the bride.

Out-of-town guests traveled from Canada, Michigan, Arizona, Illinois, Alabama and Texas.

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