Sunset ceremony unites Harmon, Sonnier in holy matrimony
During a magnificent sunset on Saturday, November 7, 2009 the sacrament of holy matrimony uniting Lindsey Michelle Harmon and Eric Troy Sonnier as husband and wife was performed among family and friends.
The breathtaking scenery of the Point-Aux-Loups Springs Ballroom on the Bayou Des Cannes in Iota provided the perfect setting for guest to witness the exchanging of the couple’s wedding vows. Brother Randy Trahan of Northside Assembly of God in Crowley officiated the Christian candlelight ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Troy Harmon of Crowley and Felisha Myers of Midland. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Harmon of Rayne and Elda Rene Myers and the late Walter Myers of Midland.
Lindsey is a 2003 valedictorian graduate of Northside Christian School and a 2007 graduate of Louisiana State University earning a degree in Accounting. She is also a 2008 graduate of Louisiana State University earning a Masters degree in Accounting. She is currently employed with American Legion Hospital in Crowley as a staff accountant.
The groom is the son of Elizabeth Cormier and the late Lawrence Sonnier, Jr. of Crowley. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Reese Borill, Sr. of Crowley and Mable Sonnier and the late Lawrence Sonnier, Sr. of Crowley.
Eric is a 2001 graduate of Crowley High School. He is currently employed with Expro Group International in Broussard.
Lindsey and Eric’s guest entered the Point-Aux-Loups Springs Ballroom through a wrought-iron gate then proceeded down a winding gravel road. The beautiful outdoor courtyard of the Springs Ballroom provided the setting for the ceremony. The guests were ushered down the beautiful aisle by Treg Myers, godfather and uncle of the bride, and Reese Borill, Jr., godfather and uncle of the groom. Two wrought-iron pedestals holding two large Boston ferns flanked the entrance to the aisle. Accompanying the décor were the chairs adorned with champagne satin backs with individual asparagus fern and white Fuji mums attached to the back of the chairs that carried the colors of Lindsey’s wedding attire.
Vocalist Zac Vacek, cousin of the bride, and saxophonists T.J. Gautreaux, provided appropriate musical selections.
Kelli Zaunbrecher, godmother and aunt of the bride, and Julie Borill, aunt of the groom, read Scriptures chosen by the bride and groom to represent their love for one another during their special day.
The aisle was trimmed with authentic red, pink, and white rose petals and clusters of ivory floating candles as the bride proceeded down the aisle on the arms of her father and grandfather. Lindsey was absolutely gorgeous in a two-toned ivory and champagne French silk taffeta dress. The understated elegance of the dress was achieved by using interesting cuts along with just the right amount of beadwork at the empire waist. An unadorned a-line skirt with side and back pleats contrasted the champagne ruched bodice and ivory sweetheart neckline. Hand beaded buttons down the back and a chapel train completed the look. Her headpiece consisted of a full gathered tulle fingertip length veil adorned with tiny pearls and crystals.
In keeping with tradition the bride chose as something old, her great-grandmother Ollie Harmon’s mothers ring, which was secured deep within her bridal bouquet. She chose her wedding dress as something new, a diamond tennis bracelet from her mother-in-law as something borrowed, and as something blue a sweet sixteen diamond and sapphire ring given to her by her grandmother Margie Harmon.
Attending the bride as maid of honor was her cousin Heidi Myers. Bridal attendants included Catherine Zaunbrecher, cousin of the bride, Rachel Meaux, friend of the bride, and Brooke Klumpp, sister of the bride.
The bridal party was each attired in an elegant chocolate strapless floor-length taffeta dress with a twisted ruched bodice. They each carried a hand-tied bouquet of Alaskan white roses accented with feathers and handmade silk roses.
Standing as best man was Jeremy Richard, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Brett Gauthreaux, brother of the groom, Christopher Klumpp, brother of the bride, and Jason Carrier, friend of the groom.
On her daughter’s special day, the mother of the bride, Felisha Myers, was radiant in a long flowing one-piece copper satin gown accented with jewels and sequins along the bodice.
The mother of the groom, the former Elizabeth Borill Sonnier, was ravishing in a dark brown tea length dress accented with seeded beads. Both mothers were presented with posies of green cymbidium orchids and white sweetheart roses.
The spectacular Point-Aux-Loups Springs Ballroom also served as the reception area for the newly wedded couple and their guests where everyone was invited following the ceremony. Upon entering the Ballroom for the reception, the huge wooden double doors were adorned with two matching arrangements of calla lilies, peonies, ivory roses, and asparagus ferns tied with silk ivory ribbon. The guest’s sign in table, which featured a cake made of chocolate boxes topped with peonies and roses, was later used as mementoes for the guests.
Providing the celebration’s entertainment was the Southern Bliss Band. They gave a spectacular show featuring old and new country, southern rock, swamp pop, and Cajun music.
Inside the Springs Ballroom the food table was situated to the corner and boasted a beautiful crystal vase that held a fruit and fresh flower arrangements, which towered over the many French delicacies served to the guest.
The inside guest tables were draped in lovely champagne linens, layered and garnished with fresh ivory roses and green Fuji mums along with other flowers in shades of ivory and green.
Among the many refreshments served was the bride’s cake baked by the noted Two Sweet Sisters from St. Martinville. The famous “crooked- cake” was featured because of its beautiful ivory confectioned icing in tones of white and ivory accented with delicate confectioned flowers. The cake sat atop a magnificent silver plateau. Serving the brides cake was Kelli Zaunbrecher, godmother of the bride.
The groom’s cake was a chocolate two-layered cake sitting on an antique mahogany table depicting a hunting scene, which is the groom’s favorite pastime. Serving the groom’s cake was Linda Borill Guillory, aunt of the groom.
For the couple’s departure, guest lined the front walkway holding sparklers. Out of town guest traveled from Texas, Lafayette, Gonzales, and Baton Rouge.