Sunny Meade site of Guidry, Scheufens nuptials
The Historic Courtyard of Sunny Meade in Scott was the intimate setting for the double ring ceremony of Jennifer Lee Guidry and David Ward Scheufens, both of Crowley.
The bride is the daughter of Kenneth Lee Guidry and Sandra Menard Guidry of Crowley. She is the granddaughter of the late Whitney and Joyce Reese Menard and the late Geneus and Leah Guidry. Jennifer is a graduate of Notre Dame High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She is currently employed at American Legion Hospital of Crowley as a Laboratory Scientist.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Scheufens of Crowley. David is the grandson of Estelle Boudreaux Scheufens and the late Theodore Scheufens and the late C.W. Guthrey and Lavonne Humble Guthrey. He is a graduate of Crowley High School and the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He is currently employed by Louisiana Farm Bureau Insurance.
The couple exchanged vows at 7 p.m. on July 17, 2009 with services being officiated by Rt. Rev. Jimmy Broussard. Musical selections were provided by violinist Michael Kennedy.
Jennifer was escorted by her parents. She wore a strapless gown of white silken satin. The A-line gown was adorned with Italian crystals and sequins. Attached form the bodice was a layer of silk organza. Completing the beautiful silhouette was a flowing chapel train. She also wore a tiara of crystals and rhinestones attached to silk illusion with a hand sewn embroidered beaded edge. The bride carried a European hand tied bouquet with two dozen vogue roses and pink mini calla lilies accented with green hypericum berries.
Traditional items adorning the bride were something old, her grandmother’s handkerchief held in the bridal bouquet. Her wedding ensemble was something new. She held her mother and father’s rosaries within her bridal bouquet as something borrowed and as something blue she wore her garter.
Attending the bride as matron of honor was her sister Jessica Habetz. Bridal attendants were Kristi Miller, friend of the bride; Kay Burgin, sister of the groom. Attendants of the bride wore gowns of clover organza, featuring a halter neckline and a fitted pleated bodice. They carried a dozen vogue roses accented with green hypericum berries.
Serving as Junior Bridesmaid was Mackenzie Habetz, godchild and niece of the bride. The flower girl was Claire Scheufens, daughter of the groom. Both girls wore identical dresses of white satin with a rounded neckline. The waistline was enhanced with a clover satin sash. The dresses were detailed with scrolled soutache embroidered lace.
The groom’s best man was his son, Luke Scheufens. His groomsmen included Homer Scheufens, father of the groom; Mike Burgin, brother-in-law of the groom; and the groom’s son, Noah Scheufens, served as Junior groomsman. Serving as ring bearer was nephew of the bride, Zen Habetz.
The mother of the bride, Sandra Menard Guidry, were an A-line gown with sheered chiffon that draped her shoulders. Her scoop neckline was edged with embroidery and beading. She carried a small clutch of vogue roses.
The groom’s mother, Sallye Guthrey Scheufens, wore an ecre floral chiffon gown featuring a rounded neckline that flowed to a handkerchief skirt. She also carried a small clutch of vogue roses.
Immediately following the vow exchange, a reception was held at Sunny Meade Bed and Breakfast. The guest tables were topped with tea candles suspended in crystal vases accented with fresh pink rose petals. The wedding cake was a three tiered round cake of white butter cream icing contained multi fillings. It was adorned with Mediterranean scrolling and edible pearls. The top tier was crowned with the couples initials and fresh vogue roses were placed on each layer.
The groom’s cake was decorated to display his favorite past time of hunting. The cake was a replica of a mallard and hen duck roosting in a grassy mossy base. The male was filled with German chocolate and the female was filled with red velvet cake.
Guests traveled from Maryland, Texas, and various locations throughout Louisiana to attend the services.
The couple departed from the services to a honey moon in Orange Beach, Alabama. They plan to reside in Crowley after the wedding.
A rehearsal dinner was held July 16, 2009 at 7 p.m.. It was located at Chef Roy’s Restaurant in Rayne. The dinner was hosted by the parent’s of the groom. The menu included choice of a Ribeye or seafood platter, with a desert of bread pudding being served.