Roberts Cove vows unite couple

Saint Leo IV Catholic Church in Roberts Cove was the picturesque setting on Friday, May 27, 2011, for a Nuptial Mass uniting Katie Marie Rimmer and Scott Christopher Ronkartz in holy matrimony. The six-thirty ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Kevin Bordelon, pastor.

The bride is the daughter of Matt and Sherry Rimmer of Rayne. Her grandparents are Marguerite Greig of Rayne, the late Leroy Guidry, Sr., Virginia K. Rimmer of Houston, Texas and the late Henry Rimmer, Sr. She is a 2007 graduate of Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish and attained a degree in biology and chemistry in May of 2011 from Louisiana College.

The prospective groom is the son of Gregory and Diana Ronkartz of Mowata. His grandparents are Cristina Hornsby of Roberts Cove, the late Everd Simon Hornsby, and JoAnne and Jerome Ronkartz of Mowata. He is a 2004 graduate of Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish, a graduate of Louisiana Technical College in air conditioning, and is employed by Prevost Electrical Company of Rayne.

Musical selections were provided by Amy Whatley and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Luckey.

Scriptures were recited by Brenda Hornsby, the groom’s godmother, and gifts were offered by Marlene Venable, bride’s godmother, and Greg Hornsby, groom’s uncle.

Escorted by her parents, the bride wore an elegant wedding gown of Lamour satin featuring an illusion halter styling over a sweetheart neckline. The bodice was fashioned with intricate beadwork throughout, all leading towards a detachable cathedral-length train that fell from a Basque waistline. The complete trim featured cascading beads throughout the skirt and train. A hair comb of beadwork held a blusher and finger-tip veil of sheer illusion, each edged with matching details. She carried a gathered bouquet of hydrangea and gardenias which also held a hand-made, tatted pearl rosary created by the groom’s great-aunt, in addition to an antique blue cameo.

Traditional items selected by the bride on her wedding day included her grandmother’s watch as something old, a pearl bracelet was something new, her grandmother’s earrings was something borrowed, and something blue was a special cameo.

Attending the bride as maid of honor was a friend, Ashley Duplantis. Bridesmaids were Colleen Rimmer, sister-in-law of the bride; Allison Arceneaux, sister of the groom; and Ashley Piearce, friend of the bride.

Bridal attendants each wore a floor-length, A-lined dress of Tiffany chiffon designed with a unique off-the-shoulder neckline and a V-back while carrying a hydrangea bouquet noted with a cameo attached to the stem.

Junior bridesmaid was Ava Arceneaux, niece of the groom. She wore a sleeveless, A-lined dress of vanilla chiffon designed with a scooped neckline accentuated with a ruched collar and a ruched waistband.

Serving as flower girl was Analise Arceneaux, niece of the groom. She wore an ivory dress of Dupioni silk with a feathering Peter Pan collar and capped sleeves. The waist was fitted and held a full, floor-length gathered skirt featuring three pin tucks just above the hemline. She carried a basket of hydrangea.

Attending the groom as best man was his brother, Michael Ronkartz. Groomsmen were Brandon Meche, friend of the groom; Jason Rimmer, brother of the bride; and Garrick Ronkartz, brother of the groom.

Serving as junior groomsman was Garrick Paul Ronkartz, nephew of the groom.

Ring bearers were Nathan Rimmer, nephew of the bride, and Luke Ronkartz, nephew of the groom.

Ushering guests were Ron Simon, uncle of the bride, and Adam Menard, friend of the groom.

For her daughter’s wedding, the mother of the bride, Sherry Guidry Rimmer wore a unique floor-length design of aqua taffeta featuring a sweetheart neckline and noted with thick straps and shawl collor look. A wide, ruched belt accented with a rectangle buckle held a modified mermaid fit-to-flare skirt. She was presented a hydrangea and gardenia corsage.

The groom’s mother, Diana Hornsby Ronkartz selected a ruched gown of chocolate taffeta featuring three-quarter cuffed sleeved bolero jacket. The grown embodied a square neckline and a natural waist with asymmetrical pleats throughout the bodice while the trumpet-style skirt was floor-length. She was also presented a hydrangea and gardenia corsage.

Immediately following the wedding ceremony, a reception was held in honor of the newlyweds at The Crossing at Mervine Kahn in Rayne. The hall carried a Victorian theme highlighted by hydrangea and cameos.

Among the refreshments was the bride’s cake, a four-tier, round confection encased in fondant and decorated with a draping effect and cameos. The cake was served by the bride’s godmother, Marlene Venable.

The groom’s cake carried a swamp/hunting theme with a variety of flavored cupcakes. The cake was served by the groom’s godmother, Brenda Hornsby.

Guests were in attendance from Rayne, Crowley, Roberts Cove, Mowata, Hathaway, Lake Arthur, and points of Texas and Mississippi.

Following a wedding trip to Dandridge, Tenn., the couple is residing in Rayne.

Prior to the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was held Wednesday, May 25, at the Ronkartz Camp hosted by the groom’s parents. Guests were treated to roast with all the trimmings, in addition to beverages and desserts.

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