United During New Year's Day Wedding Ceremony

A New Year’s Day wedding ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church united in marriage Elise Helene Peltier of Rayne and Jonathan Lloyd Boutin, a native of Astoria, Oregon. The one o’clock nuptials were celebrated by Fr. William Ruskowski, pastor, and Deacon Tim Ledet.

The bride is the daughter of Chuck and Sylvia Peltier of Rayne. Her grandparents are Robert and Mary Ann Prejean of Rayne and the late Al and Claudia Peltier. She is a graduate of Rayne High School and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and is presently employed by the Diocese of Lafayette as a fifth grade teacher at Our Mother of Peace Elementary School in Church Point.

The groom is the son of Curtis Boutin of Portland, OR and Susan Slape-Hoysagk of Astoria, OR. His grandparents are Marie Abbott of Lafayette, the late Yongue Boutin, and the late Lloyd and Gloria Slape of Oregon. He is a graduate of Astoria High School and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Against a musical background provided by Amy Whatley, guests were ushered to their seats by Rory Marcotte and Jordan Barousse, brothers-in-law of the bride.

For the ceremony, Scriptures were recited by Terry Lormand, Kerri Hammond-Boutin, Cindy Boutin and Jarret Peltier. Gifts were offered by Todd Prejean and Donnie Boutin.

Traditional items selected by the bride for her wedding day incuded her great-grandmother’s engagement ring and a pearl necklace of the groom’s grandmother as something old. Her dress was something new and her godmother’s pearl earrings was something borrowed. Something blue were blue blooms in her bouquet, along with her cowboy boots.

Escorted by her parents, the bride wore a stylish wedding gown of ivory satin designed with an empire collar and low V-neckline detailed with a pearl and rhinestone broach. Self-fabric buttons accentuated the mermaid-style fit from the neckline to the flowing train.

Borrowed from a high school friend, her headpiece was comprised of a birdcage-style design enhanced with a single, white flower on the right side of her tucked bangs.

She carried a gathered bouquet of blue and ivory roses with pearl accents. Noted in the arrangement was her paternal great-grandmother’s crystal and silver rosary, a special family heirloom, along with a Baptismal hanky which held the floral stems.

Attending the bride as maid of honor was a college friend, Ashley Roussel.

Bridesmaids were her sisters, Meggan Peltier-Marcotte, Jordan Peltier-Barousse and Caitlyn Peltier.

Junior bridesmaids were Malorie Fontenot, godchild of the bride, and Katie Boutin, the groom’s niece.

Bridal attendants each wore a latté, halter-style, tea-length, cocktail dress completed with silver shoes and pearl earrings and bracelet. Each carried rustic roses.

Serving as flower girls were Ellah Barousse and Catherine Marcotte, nieces of the bride. Each wore an ivory dress. Catherine wore ballerina slippers and Ellah wore boots.

Attending the groom as best man was a friend, Andy Patching.

Groomsmen were his brothers, Jeremy Boutin, Nick Boutin and Aaron Boutin.

Junior groomsman was Colin Boutin, nephew of the groom.

Male attendants wore a selection of military attire or a formal black tuxedo with latté accents.

Serving as ring bearer was the bride’s cousin, Gunner Fontenot. He wore a formal black tuxedo with latté accents.

Immediately following the wedding ceremony, the newlyweds were honored during a reception held at The Warehouse Restaurant and Events Center in Rayne.

Amid accents of blue and silver accents was the bride’s cake, a buttercream, ivory confection detailed with hand-crafted ivory flowers and topped with a restored bride and groom topper from her paternal grandparents’ wedding. The cake was served by the bride’s godmother, Terry Lormand.

The groom’s cake was a traditional chocolate confection topped with chocolate-covered strawberries. The cake was served by Kerri Boutin and Petria Boutin, sisters-in-law of the groom.

In addition to the family and friends attending the wedding from the Acadiana area, guests also registered from points of Texas, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, New York, Oregon, California and Singapore.

Following a wedding trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas, the couple will make their home in Rayne.

Prior to the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was held New Year’s Eve of 2010 at Chef Roy’s Frog City Café. The evening social was hosted by the groom’s father, with guests served their selection of chicken Isabel, fried shrimp and steak, along with sides and dessert.

(Rayne Acadian-Tribune)

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