Nuptial mass honors Dupont, Thomas marriage

BATON ROUGE - Nikki Dupont and Brett Thomas married on June 17, 2011 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Baton Rouge. Father Gerald Burns and Father Gary Schexnayder co-officiated the 7 p.m. nuptial mass ceremony.

Nikki is the daughter of Darlene and Milton Dupont Jr. of Crowley. Her paternal grandparents are Joyce Dupont and the late Milton Dupont Sr. of Milton. Her maternal grandparents are the late Leola and Hurling Dupre Sr. from Opelousas.

The bride attended Crowley High School and graduated in 2006. She then obtained her Master of Science degree in accounting from LSU. Nikki is currently employed by the accounting firm of Postlethwait and Netterville in Baton Rouge.

The groom is the son of Jan and Dave Thomas Sr. of Prairieville. His paternal grandparents are Mary and Bill Thomas of Metairie. His maternal grandparents are the late Jeanette and Bob Boyer of Algiers.

Brett graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas in Hammond and he earned a Bachelor of Arts in marketing and a master’s degree in education from LSU.

During the double ring ceremony, musical selections were provided by Amber Guillot, cantor, and Ken Tevenet, organist. The scripture was read by Melissa Thomas and Alyson Thomas, both sister-in-laws of the groom. The offertory gifts were brought to the altar by the bride’s godmother, Betty Dupre and her husband, John Dupre Sr.

Escorted by her father, Nikki wore a strapless ivory satin gown enhanced with light gold metallic accents. Embroidered lace was embellished with crystal beading, sequins and rhinestones. The chapel length train was complimented by a champagne colored bow in the rear. Her headpiece was an elbow length veil with Swarovski crystal accents.

The bride carried a simple bouquet of calla lilies with the bride’s maternal grandfather’s rosary intertwined.

Nikki carried the rosary, which was old and her dress was new. She wore a hair clip which she borrowed from the groom’s maternal grandmother and her garter was blue.

Her maid of honor was her sister, Traci Dupuis. Her friends Carly Foreman, Trisha Suire, Jackie Harris and Michelle Meaux served as Nikki’s bridesmaids.

They wore satin halter top, floor length formal dresses in eggplant purple. The carried bouquets of light yellow spray roses and alstroemeria.

Both of the groom’s brothers stood as best men. They are Dave Thomas Jr. and Shane Thomas.

Groomsmen were Brett’s cousins Michael Napolitano and Casey Thomas and his friend, Tyler Nelson.

Kole Dupuis, the bride’s godson and nephew, was ring bearer.

The mother of the bride, the former Darlene Dupre wore a tiered sleeveless dress made of mocha, hammered shimmer fabric. The dress had a beaded empire waist and was complimented with a three quarter sleeved jacket.

The mother of the groom, the former Jan Boyer, wore a midnight blue chiffon dress. Stylishly off the shoulder, the dress was finished with a rhinestone broach at the waist.

Both ladies were adorned with orchids on their wrist.

After the ceremony, a reception was held at The Lakehouse in Baton Rouge. The setting was an old world mansion with crystal chandeliers, fireplaces, oil paintings and a wraparound rotunda porch. The scene was enhanced by a lake with beautifully lit fountains.

The bridal cake was a three-tiered round cake with lemon creme and strawberry fillings. The groom’s cake was a chocolate cake with strawberry filling decorated with a replica of the famous hole #17 at TPC Sawgrass Golf Course.

Out of town guests traveled from Springfield, Mo.; Houston and San Antonio, Texas; Brandon and Apollo Beach, Fla.; Gretna, Metairie, Lafayette, Port Barre and New Iberia.

On June 16, a special rehearsal dinner was held at Ralph and Kacoo’s in Baton Rouge. Hosted by the groom’s parents, guest were offered a choice of catfish and shrimp Atchalafaya, seafood stuffed bell pepper or a specially prepared chicken dish.

After their wedding cruise to Belize City, Cozomel and Roatan Island in Honduras, the newlywed couple will live in Baton Rouge.

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