Monica Kay Boudreaux weds Kenneth Wayner Serrette
The majestic Rip Van Winkle Gardens in New Iberia was the serene setting on Saturday, June 6, 2009 for an outdoor garden wedding ceremony uniting Monica Kay Boudreaux and Kenneth Wayner Serrette.
The lakeside 7 p.m. nuptials were celebrated by Barbara Broussard, Justice of the Peace.
The bride is the daughter of Glen Boudreaux of Rayne and the late Nellie Boudreaux. Her grandparents are Edward and Bernice Boudreaux of Rayne, Leora LeJeune of Rayne and the late Elton LeJeune. She is a 2002 graduate of Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish and is a UL-Lafayette student majoring in accounting and finance expecting to graduate in 2010. She is employed by Climate Control and Mini Storage in Youngsville.
The groom is the son of Billy and Paula Serrette of St. Martinville. His grandparents are Lorraine Serrette of Breaux Bridge, the late Anatole Serrette, and the late Paul and Bertha Citty of St. Martinville. He is a 2000 graduate of St. Martinville High School, is a 2004 veteran of Iraq, and is currently serving with the 256th Brigade of the Army National Guard while employed as a COA.
Providing musical selections for the ceremony was harpist Bette Vidrine.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless, A-lined wedding gown of ivory satin featuring a chapel-length train of chiffone layers edged with a scalloped hemline, and finished with embroidery and pearlized beadwork throughout. A simple hair style was held by a band of miniature white hydrangeas, while she carried a large nosegay of white hydrangeas.
Traditional items selected by the bride for her wedding day included her mother’s original wedding ring as something old, a string of pearls as something new, an antique lace handkerchief as something borrowed, and a ribbon tied to her garter as something blue.
Attending the bride as matron of honor was a friend, Daisy Fackler, with bridesmaids including Crystal Gauthier, sister of the groom, and Erika Delaney and Laura Engoavil, friends.
Bridal attendants each wore a navy blue gown in varied styles while carrying a nosegay of green hydrangeas.
Attending the groom as best man was a friend, Danna Doré, with groomsmen including Brent Boudreaux, brother of the bride; Calvin Serrette, brother of the groom; and Beau Hebert, cousin of the groom.
Ushering guests were Adam Meche, cousin of the bride, and Shane Wilson, friend.
Male attendants each wore a formal black tuxedo with silk black tie and vest over an ivory shirt.
Immediately following the wedding ceremony, a reception was held in honor of the newlyweds on site.
Among the refreshments provided was the wedding cake provided by Daisy Cakes of Rayne. The three-tier buttercream confection was adorned with hydrangeas and filled with chocolate, strawberry and pineapple. The bride’s godmother, Linda Braus attended the table.
The groom’s table held assorted candies and was served by Phyllis Papillon, the groom’s godmother.
The couple plans to make their home in St. Martinville.
Prior to the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was held June 5 at 7 p.m. at the home of the groom’s parents, who served as hosts. Guests were treated to brisket and various side dishes.