Natalie Meche weds Brady Lagneaux

An eleven o’clock mid-day Nuptial Mass on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Rayne united Natalie Ann Meche and Brady Scott Lagneaux in holy matrimony.

The bride is the daughter of Raphael Meche of Rayne and the late Ann Molbert Meche. Her grandparents are Clara Ann and the late Glynn Avant of Rayne, Roland and Hilda Molbert of White Castle, John and the late Helen Brasseaux Weber of Rayne, and Emery and Lou Meche of Crowley. She is a graduate of Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish in Crowley, LSU-Eunice, and is currently attending ULL while employed at her family’s business, Meche’s Family Drugs.

The groom is the son of Larry and Delores Lagneaux of Rayne. His grandparents are Eda and the late Garland Daigle of Rayne, the late Aaron and Evelyn Lagneaux of Holly Beach, and the late Ruby Baronet Lagneaux of Rayne. He is a graduate of Rayne High School, LSU-Eunice, and is employed with his family business of Lagneaux Builders, Inc.

Against a musical background provided by Jodi Bollich, Kevin Martin and Scotty Walker, guests were ushered to their seats by John Ezekiel, cousin of the bride, and Luke LeBlanc, cousin of the groom.

Celebrated by Father Clint Trahan, altar servers for the ceremony were Matthew Molbert and Grant LeBlanc.

Paul Molbert, bride’s uncle, was eucharistic minister, and Scripture readers were Kristine LeBlanc, aunt of the groom, and Neil Schexnaider, brother-in-law of the bride.

Gifts were offered by Charlotte and Paul Gauthier, bride’s godparents, and Deborah and Darrel Cormier, groom’s godparents.

On the arm of her father, the bride entered the church wearing an elegant wedding gown of ivory lace with the bodice featuring capped sleeves and v-shaped neckline. The gown was adorned with swavorski crystals accenting an empire waistline as beaded lace continued throughout the fitted bodice and flared skirt. The fully covered back was finished with button enclosures, while the skirt flowed into a semi-cathedral train over white satin embellished heals with matching silver broaches. For her headpiece, delicate ivory tulle fell past the fingers and was richly embellished by a scalloped lave edge and beadwork.

She carried a bridal bouquet filled with an assortment of bright spring blooms with an entwined rosary that was given to the bride by her late mother. The stems were wrapped in a lime ribbon and noted with a picture frame attached that included a picture of her late mother.

Traditional items selected by the bride for her special day included the rosary given to the bride by her late mother woven into her bouquet as something old, and something new were her wedding dress (given to her by her father) and jewelry (given to her by the groom’s parents). A clutch was borrowed from the groom’s mother and something blue was a handmade garter made by Angie’s Alterations.

Attending her sister as matron of honor was Stacy Meche Schexnaider.

Bridesmaids were Tara Comeaux, Amy LeBlanc, Meagan Molbert, Kelly Lagneaux, Peyton Meche and Kim Watson.

Junior bridesmaid was the bride’s niece, Sarah Anne Schexnaider.

Bridal attendants each wore a one shoulder, floor length, watermelon chiffon dress with floral details and silver accessories. In addition, each wore a bright color flower in her hair to match colors from the floral bouquets of assorted spring blooms wrapped in lime green ribbon with white lave with peony flowers.

Flowergirls were Madison Boudreaux, Morgan Boudreaux, Annemarie Schexnaider and Reese Meche. Each wore a spaghetti strap, asymmetrical tiered, organza gown accented with a watermelon satin bow. Also, each flowergirl wore a pink flower in her hair to match the spring color flowerball she carried.

Attending the groom as his best man was David Heath Trahan, best friend of the groom.

Groomsmen were Percy Wingate, Tommy Daigle, Chance Harst, Jason Lagneaux, Barry Meche and Blake Lagneaux.

Junior groomsman was Logan Patrick Schexnaider, nephew of the bride.

Ringbearer was Boyd Boudreaux, who carried a sign embossed with, “Mr. Brady, here comes your Bride.”

Male attendants wore formal black tuxedos with ivory shirts, gray paisley ties, black vests, and a boutonniere of miniature spring-tone roses.

The former Delores Daigle, the groom’s mother wore a stone-colored, floor-length gown with a three-quarter length long jacquard jacket. She was presented a corsage of spring color roses.

Also, at the church a memory table was noted near the altar with photos of the bride’s late mother. During the presentation of the mothers’ roses, the bride and groom placed a single rose on the table and said a silent prayer.

The bride and groom were also presented with a special gift from the Carmelite Nuns, an Apostolic Blessing from Pope Francis.

Immediately following the wedding ceremony, the newlyweds were honored during a reception held at Keith’s Ballroom in Broussard with entertainment provided by Hunter Comeaux.

Against a backdrop of bright, colorful floral bouquets and accents, guests were served an assortment of sandwiches consisting of chicken salad and egg salad, meat pies, a carving station with roast beef and smoked turkey, catfish, fried chicken tenders, crawfish fettucini, jambalaya, trays of fresh vegetable and fruit served with dips, cheeses and bread, and assortment of beverages. In addition, homemade pecan praline favors were provided by the mother of the groom. Other favors were koozies with the bride and groom’s names and their wedding date for guests to remember.

The bride’s cake was a five-tier, buttercream cake with yellow cake, each tier with a different flavor such as pineapple, strawberry, butter pecan, and cookies and cream, and decorated differently, as well. The cake was topped with spring-color flowers to match the bright color theme. The cake was served by Charlotte Gauthier, godmother of the bride.

The groom’s cake was decorated in the shape of Louisiana with the words, “Brady’s & Natalie’s Adventures,” noting special places the bride and groom have traveled throughout their relationship. The chocolate iced chocolate confection was designed and created by Daisy Cakes and served by Deborah Cormier, godmother of the groom.

Guests attended the wedding from numerous Acadiana cities, in addition to Baton Rouge, Opelousas, Holly Beach, Alexandria, White Castle, Madisonville, New Orleans, Dallas and Austin, Texas.

For their wedding trip, the couple traveled to New Orleans for the weekend and reminised of the place where they were engaged.

Prior to the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was held Thursday May 16, at Chef Roy’s Frog City Café in Rayne. The 8 p.m. social was hosted by the groom’s parents, with guests served their choice of steak, pasta, seafood and chicken. Dessert followed, which included a large white confection accented with spring colors to match the theme of the wedding. Guests tables were noted with pictures of the couples engagement photos and vases of spring-colored flowers. Highlighting the night was a special slideshow of the couple provided by Blake Lagneaux, brother of the groom.

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