Rayne Ceremony Unites Couple

A one o’clock afternoon wedding ceremony on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church united Ashley Marie Taylor and John Pergy Schexnayder, Jr. in marriage. The candlelight ceremony was celebrated by Fr. William Ruskoski, pastor.

The bride is the daughter of Deborah R. Broussard of Weatherford, Texas. Her grandparents are David and Dianne Broussard of Rayne. She is a 2006 graduate of Azle High School in Azle, Texas and is employed locally as an accounting clerk at Rayne State Bank.

The groom is the son of John Pergy and Keri Schexnayder, Sr. and Lynette and Chris Plattsmier of Rayne. His grandparents are Ravan and Velma Schexnayder of Rayne, Hilda Gandy Floyd of Rayne, and the late James Gandy. He is a 2004 graduate of Acadiana High School in Lafayette and employed by Aerion as a field superintendent.

Against a musical background provided by Barbara Marshall, guests were ushered to their seats by Stephen Roy, friend of the couple, and R.J. Quibodeaux, cousin of the bride.

Scriptures were recited by Laurie Quibodeaux, aunt of the bride, and Velma Schexnayder, groom’s paternal grandmother.

Escorted by her grandfather, David L. Broussard, the bride was radiant in a tank-style faille A-line wedding gown embellished with exquisite beading at the figure-flattering waistband. Unique design details included a gathered a surplice neckline and structured faille fabric forming a deep-V, completed with a chapel-length train. A hair comb of freshwater pearls and swarovski crystals held a cathedral-length veil of sheer illusion finished with a rolled hemline. She carried a nosegay bouquet of intuition roses in shades of red intermingled with baby’s breath and greenery.

Traditional items selected by the bride for her wedding day included a broach of her grandmother as something old, her wedding dress was something new, borrowed pearl earrings from her mother, and a sapphire ring was something blue.

Attending the bride as maid of honor was her cousin, Alison Kay Kostic. Bridal attendants were Kim Kostic and Ariel Anna-Shae Quibodeaux, cousins of the bride; Blakely Schexnayder and Meagan Schexnayder, sisters of the groom; and Mitzi Barouse, friend of the bride.

Bridal attendants each wore a knee-length dress of silver cotton featuring a unique sleeveless Y-neckline, cummerbund-style waistline and slight A-lined pleated skirt. Each carried a smaller version of the bride’s bouquet.

Junior bridesmaid was Kristen Broussard, cousin of the bride. Flower girl was Gabby M. Plattsmier, sister of the groom. Each wore a tank-strap cotton sateen dress in a soft pink hue. The tea-length skirt also featured a selk-tie bow to the backside. Each carried a miniature version of the bride’s.

Attending the groom as best man was a friend, Jared Hernandez. Groomsmen were Matt Guillett, Matt Horton, Kirk Matthews, Kyle Champagne and Cody Colvin, friends of the groom.

Junior groosman was Zachary Quibodeaux, godson of the bride, who escorted the junior bridesmaid and flower girl for the ceremony.

Male attendants each wore a formal black tuxedo with coordinating black shirt, silver tie, and a small rose boutonniere for the lapel.

Immediately following the wedding ceremony, the newlyweds were honored during a reception held at the American Legion Home, Post 77, Rayne.

Among the refreshments provided for the guests was the bride’s cake, a square three-layered white confection perched atop a square antique silver pedestal. Each corner was noted with pink and red roses, in addition to a cluster on the top layer topped with a silver “S” initial. The cake was served by the bride’s godmother, Bonnie Sparks.

The groom’s cake was a creative confection molded as an eight-point buck. The cake was served by the groom’s godmother, Nita Schexnayder.

Following a week-long Carribean cruise, the couple will reside in Branch.

Prior to the wedding, the couple hosted a rehearsal dinner on Friday, March 4, at the American Legion Home, Post 77, Rayne.

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