Rhonda Lynn Alleman weds Barry Reed LeMaire, III

A seven-thirty evening Nuptial Mass on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church united in marriage Rhonda Lynn Alleman of Rayne and Barry Reed LeMaire, II of Gueydan. The double-ring ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Kendal Faulk, pastor.

The bride is the daughter of Ricky and Brenda Alleman of Rayne. Her grandparents are Francis and Leona Pellissier of Rayne, Clifton Alleman of Rayne, and the late Margaret Alleman. She is a 2002 graduate of Rayne High School, 2005 graduate of LSU-Eunice, and is employed at American Legion Hospital.

The groom is the son of Barry and Donna LeMaire of Gueydan. His grandparents are Wally Harding of Gueydan, the late Curtis Abshire, and the late Percy and Hazel LeMaire. He is a 2007 graduate of Gueydan High School, 2013 graduate of SLCC, and is employed at American Legion Hospital.

Ushering guests to their seats were Donald LeMaire, godfather of the groom, and David Hardee, friend of the groom.

On the arm of her father against a background of musical selections provided by Judy Miller, the bride entered the church wearing a strapless wedding gown featuring a soft sweetheart neckline atop an asymmetrical pleated bodice. The dropped waist silhouette flowered into an organza skirt decorated in a rosette pattern. Her look was completed with a corset encloser and semi-cathedral train. Completing her ensemble was a silver tiara adorned with pearls held a blusher and veil of sheer illusion edged with a rolled hemline. She carried a gathered bridal bouquet of a dozen mini calla lilies and six mini Picasso lillies hand-tied with bridal ribbon with rhinestone accents and picture charms of deceased grandparents and a rosary from her great-grandmother.

Traditional items selected by the bride for her wedding day included her great-grandmother’s rosary as something old, her wedding dress was something new, a tiara for her veil as something borrowed, and her shoes were something blue.

Attending the bride as her matron of honor was her aunt, Kristin Navarre.

Bridesmaids were Connie Meyers, cousin of the bride; Heather Babineaux and Emily Fontenot, friends of the bride; and Andrea Bourque, cousin of the groom.

Bridal attendants each wore a strapless, floor-length dress of purple taffeta designed with a sweetheart neckline, a ruched-designed bodice, and flattering A-lined skirt. Each carried a bouquet of 10 mini Picasso lilies wrapped in bridal ribbon.

Junior bridesmaids were Jada Meyers, cousin of the bride, and Addison Meaux, godchild of the groom. Each wore a tea-length tank dress of pewter taffeta designed with a purple ribbon at the waistline. Each carried a bouquet of eight mini Picasso lilies wrapped in bridal ribbon.

Serving as flower girl was Madison Racca, godchild of the bride. Madison wore a tea-length dress of white chiffon featuring spaghetti straps and a baby doll empire waist with pleated details and beaded embellishments. She carried a sign of “Here Comes The Bride.”

Attending his brother as best man was Jamin Meaux.

Groomsmen were Donald LeMaire II, cousin of the groom; Blaine Alleman, brother of the bride; Jules LeMaire, brother of the groom; and Justin Shook, friend of the groom.

Male attendants wore dark gray tuxedoes with ivory shirts, gray ties and vests, and purple pocket silks. The groom was attired in white details.

For her daughter’s wedding, the mother of the bride, Brenda Pellissier Alleman wore an elegant, one-shoulder, A-lined, silver charmeuse designed with a side-wrap bodice noted with a jeweled detail that led to the front cascade of pearls, rhinestones, beads and sequins. The design was paired with a matching silver jacket, along with a corsage of ivory calla lily and rose corsage.

The groom’s mother, Donna Abshire LeMaire selected a taupe lace dress featuring capped sleeves, sequin details and tiered skirt. She was also presented a corsage of ivory calla lilies and roses.

Immediately following the wedding ceremony, the newlyweds were honored during a reception held at the Civic Center Ballroom. Decor complimented the purple and silver wedding colors throughout the reception area.

Among the refreshments was the bride’s cake, a three-tier ivory confection designed with a fleur de lis decor. Serving the cake was Louis Pellissier, the bride’s godfather.

The groom’s cake was a traditional chocolate confection designed to resemble three ducks. The cake was served by the groom’s godmother, Denise Bedwell.

Following a wedding trip to Cozumel, Mexico, the couple is now residing in Rayne.

Prior to the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was held May 10, at the Civic Center Ballroom. The 8 p.m. social was hosted by the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Barry LeMaire.

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