Morgan, Ashby united in holy matrimony
Wedding vows uniting Jacy Nicole Morgan of Rayne and Scott David Ashby of Crowley were exchanged during a 7 p.m. ceremony on Friday, July 10, 2009.
The couple was married surrounded by family and friends at Ebenezer Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Joe Talhelm officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Lindsey and Eric Rabalais and Clint and Mary Morgan, all of Rayne. She is the granddaughter of Janette Lachey of Rayne, Charles and Madeline Morgan of Iota and Francis and Allen Bertrand of Jennings.
Jacy is a graduate of North Vermilion High School. She is in her second semester at South Louisiana Community College and will begin classes at University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the fall of this year.
The groom is the son of David Ashby, Jr. and Cindy Ashby of Crowley. He is the grandson of Opal and David Ashby, Sr. and the late Walterene Ashby and E.H. and Jeanette Sarver.
Scott is a graduate of Crowley High School.
Providing appropriate musical selections were Becky Talhelm and Nick Bertrand.
Appointed scriptures were read by Travis Bertrand.
Jacy entered the church on the arm of her father wearing a strapless gown of white satin featuring a sweetheart neckline. The lovely creation was adorned with beautiful bead-work that flowed gracefully down the corset back and sweep-train. For her headpiece, she wore a traditional-style veil, belonging to her sister, which also stood for her traditional item of something borrowed. She carried a bouquet of cream and red roses with accents of blue ribbon. Nestled within her arrangement was an earring from her great-aunt Iva Meaux that also served as her traditional item of something old.
Continuing with her traditional items, the bride chose her dress as something new and as something blue was the accented ribbon found in her bouquet and her garter.
Attending the bride as maid of honor was her best friend, Stephanie Sarver. Bridesmaids were Allison Ashby, sister of the groom, and Christian Viator, cousin of the bride. Allie Kidder, also a cousin of the bride, served as junior bridesmaid.
Chosen to stand as best man was David Ashby, Jr., father of the groom. Groomsmen were David Ashby, Sr., grandfather of the groom, and Cody Ashby, cousin of the groom.
Once arriving at the church, guests were shown to their seats by ushers Travis Bertrand and Casey Ashby, cousins of the groom.
Ella Buettner, niece of the bride, was adorable as she proceeded down the aisle as flower girl, while Joseph Benoit, nephew of the groom, performed the duties of ring bearer.
On her daughter’s special day, the mother of the bride, the former Lindsey Bertrand, was radiant in a sparkling black and white two-piece dress and jacket set.
The mother of the groom, the former Cindy Sarver, was ravishing in her attire of choice. She chose a two-piece champagne pink outfit with a button-up jacket. Both mothers were presented with a corsage of cream roses and lilies accentuated with blue ribbon and baby’s breath.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the United Methodist Church Hall in Indian Bayou.
Among the many refreshments served was the bridal cake consisting of four magnificent tiers. The bottom of each cake was embellished with coordinating ribbon.
The groom was honored with a red velvet confection decorated as a football field. Centering the delicacy was a football helmet depicting the groom’s favorite team, the New Orleans Saints.
Upon returning from a wedding trip to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, the newlyweds will reside in Crowley.
On the night prior to the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was held at the Ebenezer Church of the Nazarene Hall.
Hosted by the groom’s parents, guests were treated to a delicious meal of pork jambalaya, green bean casserole, corn and bread. For dessert, banana pudding and “Death by Chocolate” cake was enjoyed by all.