Wedding Ceremony Unites Couple
A seven-thirty evening nuptial Mass on Saturday, January 14, 2012, at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Rayne united Kristina Marie Stelly and Lance Bartholomew Bearb in marriage.
The bride is the daughter of Timmy and Dayna Stelly of Rayne.Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Callan LeJeune of Rayne, Verna Mae Stelly and the late Edmond Stelly of Rayne, and Mr. and Mrs. Wade Delahoussaye of Church Point. She is a 2007 graduate of Notre Dame High School and attended UL-Lafayette.
The groom is the son of Ronald and Laura Bearb of Church Point. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hidalgo, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald James Bearb, Sr., and the late Geraldine Bearb, all of Church Point. He is a 2007 graduate of Church Point High School and is presently a senior at Texas A&M and while employed by MTJF Ranch.
Officiating the double-ring ceremony was Fr. Kendal Faulk, with Scriptures recited by Marie Gilbert, godmother of the bride, and Tiffany Hidalgo, godmother of the groom.
Greeters were Kamryn Stelly and Mayci Gonzales, cousins of the bride.
Musical selections were provided by pianist Karyn Laing and violinist Loren Laing.
Gifts were offered by Lisa Cline, aunt of the bride, Sarah Domingue, friend of the groom, and Michael Lejeune, cousin of the bride.
Ushering guests to their seats for the ceremony were Kasey Stelly, cousin of the bride, and Ben Manuel, Trae Opry and Kevin Gleason, friends of the couple.
As guests arrived to the church, beautiful door decorations of a golden “S” and “B” initials were hanging from charming bows of burlap with amethyst ribbon overlay adorned with ivory wisteria blossoms. The church altar was decorated with two deep mahogany footed urns of curly willow tips, white hydrangeas, deep purple stock and white alstromeria.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an elegant ivory fitted lace wedding gown. The creation featured a delicate scalloped V-shaped neckline and V-shaped back and a chapel length train. The waist was defined by a taffeta sash and floral accent of crystals. Her headpiece consisted of a waist-length veil of ivory tulle edged with ivory piping. She carried a bridal bouquet of Patience garden roses featuring Lida cymbidum orchids, mini calla lilies, Allure alstromeria and Queen Anne’s Lace with accents of ginastra and monkey tail, tied and finished with ivory satin ribbon and pearl medallions.
The bride’s sister, Hillary Stelly attended the wedding as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Chelsea and Meghan Bearb, sisters of the groom, Malorie Meche, Joelynn Donough, Valerie Keaton, Andrea Doucet and Lindsey Leger, friends of the bride and groom.
Bridal attendants each wore a sleeveless floor-length column gown of amethyst-toned crinkle chiffon. The dress had a sheer v-neck overlay and draped skirt for an artfully flattering design. Each carried a bouquet of baby’s breath wrapped with ivory ribbon.
The bride’s cousin, Eleni Kartsimas, was the junior bridesmaid. She wore a satin amethyst tea length dress featuring a square neckline and A-line silhouette.
The bride’s cousin, Kali Kartsimas, was the flower girl. She wore a Cinderella-inspired white tank dress with a full tulle skirt and a ribbon around the waist for a perfect finishing touch.
Both the junior bridesmaid and flower girl carried a pomander of Stephanotis flowers with shimmering pearl centers accented with occasional amethyst flowers with sparkling diamond rhinestones in the center.
Attending the groom as his best man was Riggin Barham, friend of the couple. Groomsmen were Bart Hidalgo, uncle of the groom; Hunter Stelly, brother of the bride; Dustin Valusek, Joseph Rathman, Cassidy Hayes, Lane Matous and Jonathan McAnulty, friends of the couple, and Layne Gonzales, cousin of the bride. Ring bearer was Caleb Gonzales, cousin of the bride.
The groom and the ring bearer wore a formal black two-button notch tuxedo with an ivory vest and tie. The groom wore a boutonniere of mini calla lilies in deep purple with white ginastra and monkey tails tied with black satin ribbon.
The groomsmen wore a formal black two-button notch tuxedo with an antique gold vest and tie. Groomsmen, ushers and ring bearer wore boutonnieres of Allure alstromeria finished with New Love gypsophila.
For her daughter’s wedding, the mother of the bride wore a sleeveless, plantinum-colored, floor-length, A-line dress by “Jade.” The creation featured an asymmetrically pleated bodice with a beaded sweetheart neckline and a matching bolero with three-quarter length sleeves.
The groom’s mother wore a pumice-colored formal by designer BCBG in Barbara styling. The one-shoulder, floor-length gown was of luxe satin with an asymmetrical neckline and a ruched empire waist with a mid-rise front slit.
Immediately following the wedding ceremony, the newlyweds were honored during a reception held at The Crossing at Mervine Kahn in Rayne.
Tables were decorated with ivory tablecloths and mossy green table runners. Centerpieces consisted of arrangements of ivory hydrangeas accented with wheat and lavender flowers, glass votives with lit ivory candles and an occasional mason jar containing pictures of the couple.
Among the refreshments was the bride’s cake, a three-tier butter cream confection embellished with six Patience garden roses and silver edible pearls. Each tier contained different flavored fillings of banana mousse, butter pecan and strawberry cream cheese.
The groom’s cake was a traditional chocolate confection filled with chocolate mousse and toped with chocolate fudge icing. The cake included the design of a black steer finished with the Texas A&M logo.
Following their wedding trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn., the couple will reside in College Station, Texas.
Prior to the wedding, a rehearsal supper was held Friday, Jan. 13, at Indian Hills Country Club in Opelousas hosted by the groom’s parents. A delicious chicken and sausage gumbo was served at the 8 p.m. social. A continuous slide show of the bride and groom was enjoyed by all.