Mrs. Blake Rogers Duvall
Foreman, Duvall exchange wedding vows
Carly Elizabeth Foreman and Blake Rogers Duvall, both of Durango, Colorado, were joined in holy matrimony during a double ring ceremony on the evening of Saturday, Nov. 19.
Rev. Hannah Henderson officiated the 5 p.m. candlelight nuptials at First United Methodist Church in Crowley.
The bride is the daughter of Charlotte and Roland “Ray” Foreman Jr. of Crowley. She is the granddaughter of Sylvia and James Miller Sr. and Nancy and Roland Foreman Sr.
Carly graduated from Crowley High School in 2006 before attending Louisiana State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication disorders in 2010, and the University of Colorado, where she earned a Doctor of Audiology degree in 2014. She is presently employed as an audiologist at Animas Valley Audiology in Durango.
The groom is the son of Sue and Phillip Pearson of Jacksonville, Alabama, and Trish and Benjie Duvall of Blacksburg, Virginia. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Amos Rogers, the late Mr. and Mrs. Bill Edmiston, Mrs. Faith Pearson of Jacksonville and the late David Pearson and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Marshall of Germantown, Tennessee.
Blake is a 2003 graduate of Jacksonville High School and a 2007 graduate of Auburn University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. He is currently employed as the deputy director of the Colorado Community Action Association.
Musical selections for the service were provided by organist Susan Comeaux, great-aunt of the bride, and piccoloist and trumpeter Adam Foreman, brother of the bride.
Escorted to the altar by her father, the bride was beautiful in a slim A-line gown by Sottero and Midgley. The romantic dress featured an illusion neckline, lace-trimmed three quarter length illusion sleeves and metallic lace overlays. The illusion back was finished with a row of crystal buttons, and the skirt flowed into a lace-trimmed train.
The bride paired her gown with a hip length lace-trimmed veil and carried a bouquet of antique green hydrangeas, mauve roses, seeded eucalyptus and burgundy calla lilies.
In keeping with tradition, Carly carried a handkerchief with lace from her grandmother’s wedding dress as “something old,” while her wedding gown served as “something new.” A gold bracelet belonging to her mother was “something borrowed” and her Auburn University garter was “something blue.”
Maggie Miller, cousin of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Nikki Thomas, Caitlin Hebert, Christi Gagner, Krista Iannuzzi and Jess Goodstein, all friends of the bride.
The bridal attendants were clad in quartz-colored A-line jersey gowns featuring V-necks and cowl backs and carried bouquets of mauve roses, green hydrangeas and seeded eucalyptus.
Allyn Foreman, niece and godchild of the bride, and Abby Morgan, niece of the groom, served as flower girls.
Josiah Masingale, friend of the groom, served as best man. Standing as groomsmen were Jackson Pearson and Forrest Pearson, brothers of the groom; Pete Hudson and Ragan Cole, friends of the groom; and Luke Foreman, brother of the bride.
Kaleb Foreman, nephew of the bride, and Kade Foreman, nephew and godchild of the bride, served as ring bearers.
Justin Foreman, brother of the bride, and Kalan Warrick, friend of the bride and groom, served as ushers.
Scriptures selected for the ceremony were read by Heather Julius, friend of the bride.
For her daughter’s wedding, the mother of the bride, the former Charlotte Miller, selected a beaded and ruched wine-colored floor length gown.
The mother of the groom, the former Sue Rogers, chose a floor length black and white A-line gown.
The stepmother of the groom, Trish Duvall, wore a floor length pewter gown with a beaded bodice and three quarter length sleeves.
All of the mothers wore wristlets of mauve roses.
Following the ceremony, guests joined the newlywed couple for a reception at Le Grand Hall in the Grand Opera House in Crowley.
The bride’s three-and-one-half tiered Amaretto-filled cake was decorated with white and gold buttercream frosting and trimmed with wedding flowers.
A three-tiered carrot cake covered in mountain scenes and topped with a trout jumping out of the top tier was served on behalf of the groom.
Out-of-town guests traveled from Alabama, California, Colorado, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., and various points throughout Louisiana.
On the Thursday evening prior to the wedding, the groom’s parents, Trish and Benjie Duvall, along with the bride’s aunts and uncles, hosted a rehearsal dinner at a friend’s residence in Crowley. Guests at the dinner enjoyed a menu of barbecued chicken, baked potatoes, green beans and bread pudding.
Following a wedding trip to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, the couple is residing in Durango.