Mrs. Aaron B. Courvelle III
Leah Nicole Guillot and Marc Anthony Turner were united in marriage during an outdoor ceremony at Rip Van Winkle Gardens on Saturday, November 22nd at 4:15 in the evening. Reverend Floyd Joseph Turner, the groom’s father, along with Pastor Aldon Baudoin, officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Charles Guillot of Lafayette. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Guillot of Crowley and the late Mr. and Mrs. Willie Tiller of Texas. Leah is a graduate of Acadiana High School and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. She is also a graduate of McNeese State University, where she received her Masters Degree in Educational Leadership. Leah teaches third grade for the Vermilion Parish School Board.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Joseph Turner of Youngsville. He is the grandson of Mrs. Elmae Knighten and the late Clarivelle Turner of Abbeville and Mr. Reno Dugas and the late Wilda B. Dugas of Erath.
He is a graduate of Erath High School, the University Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, and McNeese State University where he received his Masters Degree in Educational Leadership. He also served in the United States Marine Corps for four years and is now serving as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army. Marc has served one tour of duty defending our country in Iraq. He is currently attending Officer Candidate School, where he will become a second Lieutenant. Marc currently teaches the fourth grade for Vermilion Parish School Board.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a designer gown of ivory satin. The bodice was embellished with intricate silver thread embroidery and beading. Beaded appliques of delicate lace lined with the same intricate silver threading accentuated the skirt and the chapel length train. She wore an ivory tulle chapel and finger-tip length veil embellished with small swirls of crystals lining the edges. Leah carried a bouquet of fire calla lilies, purple irises, chocolate roses, lime chrysanthemums, and hyperacem berries provided by Brent Lavergne with E’loquence.
Rachel Ann LaValley, friend of the bride, served as the maid of honor. Amber Comeaux Guillot, sister-in-law of the bride, and Andrea Turner Ford, sister of the groom, served as matrons of honor. Bridesmaids were Natalie Guillot Hebert, cousin of the bride; Amy Marie Toups, cousin of the groom; Madeline Marie McBride, cousin of the bride; Heather Ann Arrueberrena and Shenee Bergeron Broussard, both friends of the bride.
The bridesmaids wore strapless, cinnamon A-line gowns adorned with a chocolate cummerbund sash that gathered and trailed to the floor. They carried bouquets similar to the one carried by the bride.
Matthew Turner, brother of the groom, served as Best Man. Groomsmen were Ryan Guillot, brother of the bride; Brian Ford, brother-in-law of the groom; Jared Hebert, cousin of the bride; Kevin Toups, cousin of the groom; Curri Loupe, Ike Galyean, and David Hebert, all friends of the groom. The groomsmen wore chocolate colored tuxedos.
Ushers were Shawn Etie, friend of the bride and groom; Matthew McBride, cousin of the bride and Cale LeMaire, cousin of the groom. Flower girls were Grace Alexandra Hebert and Mary Elizabeth Fletcher, both godchildren of the bride. Readers for the ceremony included Barbara Toups, godmother of the groom, and Stella Fletcher, friend of the bride. Shevon McBride, the bride’s godmother, and Kim Etie, friend of the bride and groom, served as her attendants.
After the ceremony, a reception was held at Rip Van Winkle’s Bayless Center. Following a honeymoon cruise to the Southern Caribbean, the couple plans to reside in Lafayette.