Viator, Lormand united in holy matrimony

Regan Alexandra Viator of New Iberia became the bride of Blaine Anthony Lormand during an evening ceremony officiated by Fr. Mark Derise, Msgr. Robert Angelle, and Fr. Gary Schexnayder on Saturday, January 9 at St. Michael Church in Crowley.

Regan is the daughter of Durwood “Durk” and Heidi Gielen Viator of New Iberia. She is the granddaughter of John Dan and Peggy Gielen of Crowley, and Malcolm and Linda Viator of New Iberia.

Regan is a 2004 graduate of Catholic High School and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

She is employed as the district manager of The Money Spot.

Blaine is the son of Todd and Gayle Millet Lormand of Crowley. He is the grandson of Loyce and Eula Mae Lormand, and Rose Millet and the late Warren Thomas Millet, all of Crowley.

Blaine is a 2002 graduate of Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish, and attended the Louisiana State University at Eunice. He is the business owner of L & L Lawn Care Services.

Musical selections during the ceremony were provided by Tim and Holli Comeaux, Melody Thibodeaux, Trumpeter Neil Simon, Organist Alberta Lyons, and Violinist Tommy Benoit. Various instrumental selections included “I Believe,” “O Holy Night,” and “Ave Maria.”

Scripture readings were by Todd Viator, godfather of the bride, and Lynne Broussard, godmother of the groom. Offertory gifts were brought to the altar by Chelsea Millet and Jordan Broussard.

The bride, escorted by her father, was elegant in a spun gold gown featuring a scalloped, strapless neckline and a dipped back bodice. Swarovski crystals over delicate lace appliques decorated the satin bodice. From the Basque waist flowed an A-line skirt of organza. A band of satin, trimmed with beaded appliques, bordered the hemline and chapel-length train. To complete her ensemble, the bride wore a single layer of spun gold illusion, trimmed with a ribbon edge.

She carried an elegant bouquet made of hydrangeas, stephanotis, Anna roses and miniature calla lilies. Intertwined in the bouquet was her maternal great-great grandmother’s rosary.

Traditional items the bride wore as something old was a rosary belonging to her maternal great-great grandmother, something new was her wedding ensemble, something borrowed was an Italian handkerchief belonging to her mother, and something blue was her garter.

Attending her sister as maid of honor was Katherine Elizabeth Viator. Bridal attendants were Anne-Claire Viator, sister of the bride; Carlie Elizabeth Lormand, sister of the groom; Lauren Elizabeth Gardiner, cousin of the bride; Madeline Noel Gardiner, cousin of the bride; Emily Katherine Terrell, friend of the bride; Jenna Leigh Estis, friend of the bride; Marion Ashley Gross, friend of the bride, and Shanie Elizabeth Dancause, friend of the bride.

Attendants wore formal gowns of teal tiffany chiffon. The gowns featured a strappy closed halter neckline with double spaghetti straps creating a dramatic back interest. Under shirred chiffon, placed horizontally at the natural waist, a soft gathering of chiffon draped softly at the front of the A-line skirt.

Their bouquets consisted of Anna roses and stephanotis.

Attending as best man was Blake Christopher Marceaux, cousin of the groom. Groomsmen were Gerard Joseph Saul Meyer, friend of the groom; Jordan Anthony Viator, brother of the bride; Christian Gerard Viator, brother of the bride; Zachary Dean Lacaze, friend of the groom; Benjamin Lawrence Leonards, friend of the groom; Jacob Paul Broussard, friend of the groom; Nicholas Charles Francois, friend of the groom, and Brandon Lawrence Leger, friend of the groom.

Flower girls were Amalie Bryan, daughter of the bride, Juliette Viator, sister of the bride, and Mary Grace Viator, sister of the bride. Ring bearer was Jacob Viator, brother and godchild of the bride. Junior groomsmen was Joshua Viator, brother of the bride.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at The Ballroom in Crowley.

Floral decor was carried from the church including antique hydrangeas, stephanotis, Anna roses and calla lilies.

The bride’s cake was a four-layered confection that was accented with fresh flowers, Sea Pearls and Fleur De Lis. Fillings included Amaretto and banana and chocolate mousse. Serving the cake was Shawne Gardiner, godmother of the bride.

The groom’s cake was a life-like replica of his hunting dog “Buck,” with a filling of Snicker’s. It was served by his godmother, Lynne Broussard.

Out of town guests attending registered from Mississippi, Kentucky, and various parts of Texas and Louisiana.

A rehearsal dinner hosted by the groom’s parents was held on the eve of the wedding at the First Presbyterian Church in Crowley. The menu included brisket, rice dressing, beans followed by a cheesecake dessert.

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