Wedding vows blessed during elegant reception
Chef Roy’s Restaurant in Rayne was the setting on May 24, 2008 for an elegant reception celebrating the marriage of the former Stephanie L. Andrus and Criss T. Jackson.
The guest list consisted of immediate family and close friends to share in the blessing of their vows and rings. The blessing were performed by Reverends George and Norma Cretian.
The couple was married in a small ceremony in Dallas on March 14.
The bride is the daughter of Jesse and Ruth Andrus Wilson and the late Joshua Andrus, of Crowley.
The groom is the son of Ms. Catherine Jackson and the late Charles Jackson of Dallas.
The reception area was magnificent. The tables were covered with white linens topped with tall centerpieces featuring calla lilies and iridescent stones which were encircled with ribbons of brown and light blue.
Greeting guests was family friend, Joycie Green, beautifully attired in an evening suit of cream with blue accents.
During the ceremony, the bride chose an exquisite empire waist gown in shades of blue and brown. The bodice was embellished with a border of iridescent stones.
The bride escorted by her mother and stepfather, carried a bouquet of miniature calla lilies.
The bride’s mother, Ruth Andrus-Wilson was radiantly attired in a suit of bronze shantung silk and wearing a corsage of calla lilies. To escort her son, Ms. Jackson, mother of the groom; chose a striking jacket and skirt ensemble in a shimmering shade of gold.
Attending the bride was her sister Melanie Andrus who chose a strapless dress complimentary of the chosen wedding colors, blue and brown and Sheila Jackson, sister-in-law of the groom who wore a brown halter-top dress. Both attendants wore corsages of calla lilies.
Grandmother of the bride, Lena M. Beyers was radiant in a cropped jacket of teal blue and a coordinating skirt and blouse. Evelyn Newell, great-aunt of the groom was lovely in a champagne colored suit.
Solos were performed by Angelena Brooks and Thaddeus Nolan. Followed by speeches of congratulations made by members of the wedding party which included the bride’s brother Master Sergeant Jeffery Andrus, USAF, of Sacramento, California and the groom’s brother, Keith Jackson of Dallas, Texas.
Out of town guest traveling from Crowley, Monroe and Houston, Beaumont and Dallas, Texas, enjoyed a delicious seafood buffet and an evening of dancing.