Wedding vows exchanged during nuptial mass
Nuptial vows were exchanged between Malorie Elizabeth Boudreaux and Tyler Earl Meche during an intimate double ring ceremony amid family and friends on August 1, 2008. Concelebrating this sacrament of holy matrimony at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Rayne were the Reverends William Ruskoski and John “Buddy” Breaux.
The bride is the daughter of Richard and Madelene Boudreaux of Rayne. Her grandparents are Joyce Faulk and the late Stanley R. Faulk of Rayne and June Boudreaux and the late George Boudreaux of Crowley.
Malorie is a graduate of Notre Dame High School and Louisiana State University at Eunice, and is now a veterinary technician for Acadia Animal Clinic in Crowley.
The groom is the son of Greg and Mona Meche of Crowley. His grandparents are Betty Melancon, Jimmy Melancon, Juanita Meche and the late Earl Meche of Crowley.
Tyler is a graduate of Notre Dame High School and Louisiana State University at Eunice, and is currently continuing his studies in industrial electricity.
Providing musical selections for the ceremony were Kristin and Mark Dunbar, and trumpeter Joe Stemplewski.
Scriptures were recited by Jimmy “Beany” Melancon, godfather of the groom and Cheryl Guidry, godmother of the bride.
Gifts were offered by Lindsey Romero and Joey Stelly, friends of the couple.
Malorie entered the chapel on the arm of her father, radiant in a strapless Michaelangelo A-line gown of white satin featuring an overlay of white tulle. The fitted bodice was adorned with alencon lace, Swarovski crystals, iridescent bugle beads, and seed pearls, which were repeated in a scattered pattern on the skirt and also encircled the sweep train. She selected a white tulle layered fingertip veil for her headpiece, and carried a gathered bouquet of green and white roses with touches of spider mums and Bells of Ireland.
In keeping with tradition, the bride chose her grandfather’s handkerchief as something old, her wedding dress as something new, her pearl jewelry as something borrowed and a garter as something blue, along with a sixpence in her shoe.
Attending the bride as maid of honor was her friend, Andrea Doucet. Bridesmaids were Blanche Boudreaux and Blair Thibodeaux, sisters of the bride; Allie Perrodin, Shayna Arceneaux and Hanna Legnion, friends of the bride.
Bridal attendants were each attired in a lovely black silk cocktail-length dress with a soft V-neckline and draping capped sleeves that hung off the shoulder.
Standing beside the groom as his best man was his friend, Jarreytt Johnson. Groomsmen were Jeron Abshire, David Hardee, Bryan Leger, Lance Habetz and Doug Keaton, friends of the groom.
Upon entering the church, guests were ushered to their seats by Austin Meche and Hunter Meche, brothers of the groom, and John Ed Hundley, friend of the couple.
Serving as flower girl was Elise Gossen, friend of the bride, with ring bearers including Caleb Henry, friend of the groom, and Brayden Broussard, godson of the bride.
For her daughter’s special day, the mother of the bride wore a “K” design satin A-line dress of charcoal gray. The cocktail-length garment was embossed with black and silver damask flowers topped with a black, capped-sleeve bolero sweater.
The groom’s mother selected a V-neck, sleeveless vintage top of the Joanna Chen collection. Her ecru toned ensemble featured an embossed gold and black thread accent. Completing her look was a matching long-sleeved jacket overlaying an ankle-length black chiffon, crepe lined skirt.
Immediately following the wedding ceremony, a reception for the newlyweds was held at The Ballroom in Crowley. Coordinating with the wedding theme and colors, food tables were adorned with chartreuse green tablecloths with embellishments of black and white damask. Alternating centerpieces of hurricane globes and floral arrangements of white orchids and Bells of Ireland draped with ivy in clear cylinder vases lined with lime slices were the main focal point of each guest table.
Among the refreshments provided for the guests was the bride’s cake, a magnificent confection of white fondant icing accented with a black damask design. Serving the cake was the bride’s godmother, Cheryl Guidry.
The groom’s cake was a coconut delicacy served by Brenda Simon, godmother of the groom.
Guests registered from numerous points of Louisiana, in addition to Houston and San Antonio, Texas.
Following a wedding trip to Tennessee, the couple will reside in Crowley.
On the eve of the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was held in Crowley hosted by the groom’s parents.