Evening ceremony unites Rebecca Guidry, Cody Vidrine
Mrs. Cody Dwight Vidrine
LAFAYETTE - Our Lady of Wisdom Catholic Church on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette was the setting on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, for a Nuptial Mass uniting in marriage Rebecca (Becca) Anne Guidry and Cody Dwight Vidrine, both of Lafayette.
The bride is the daughter of Bill and Cheryl Guidry of Rayne. Her grandparents are Eugene and Letrice Guidry, the late Winnie Prejean and LeRoy Prejean, all of Rayne.
Becca is a 2009 graduate of Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish in Crowley and a 2013 graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She was previously employed with CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocate, and is currently a full-time graduate student at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge majoring in social work where she plans to complete a two-year program in May.
The groom is the son of Donna Vidrine of Lafayette and Dwight Vidrine of Opelousas. His grandparents are Jacquline Watson and the late Fred Watson of Church Point, and Trudy and Patrick Vidrine of Bunkie.
Cody is a 2007 graduate of Opelousas Catholic High School, a 2012 graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and is employed by Northwestern Mutual Life.
The seven o’clock double-ring ceremony was officiated by Fr. Howard Blessing. Scriptures were recited by Stacey Chamberlain and Carl Pettit, and gifts were offered by Heidi Pettit and Elizabeth Fruge. Eucharistic ministers were June Cooper and Mike Prejean, the bride’s godparents.
Escorted by her father, the bride entered to musical selections provided by Mark and Kristen Dunbar, vocals and guitar; Melissa LaCour, pianist; and Sarah Clement, violin.
For her wedding day, Becca was radiant in a designer wedding gown in an ivory tone featuring a fitted bodice with a sweetheart neckline and elegant lace details. The flowing full ballgown skirt and train was of soft ivory organza featuring self-fabric buttons which lined the low back of the dress which extended down the full length of the cathedral-length train. The sweetheart neckline was elegantly accentuated by an ivory finger-tip veil of sheer illusion edged with a soutache hem. She carried an elegant bouquet of ivory roses, astilbe, seeded eucalyptus, cedar, dusty miller and stock.
Traditional items selected by the bride for her wedding day included her mother’s vintage handkerchief carried in her bouquet as something old, borrowed and blue, a family tradition which began with her parent’s wedding 40 years ago and carried out with each of their three daughters for their weddings. Something new were her wedding day earrings, a gift from he bride’s parents.
Attending their sister as matrons of honor were Ali Cantrell and Jenny Prevost.
Bridesmaids were Brittany David, Alysse Callier, Melanie Gaines and Suzanne Johnson, high school and college friends of the bride. Junior bridesmaid was Ella Cantrell, niece of the bride.
Bridal attendants each wore a soft and silky, sandy-blush hue gown featuring an elegant chiffon ruffled overlay bodice and wrap-style floor-length skirt. Each carried a floral bouquet of ivory majolika roses and antique hydrangeas along with astilbe, cedar and dusty miller.
Serving as flower girl was Caroline Prevost, niece and godchild of the bride. She wore a dainty ballgown designed with a sweetheart neckline, full skirt and pearl-accented waist.
Attending his brother as best man was Kyle Vidrine.
Groomsmen were Matt Soileau, Tommy Hebert, Lance Dupre, Seth Dupre, Tim Taylor and Jack Ryan, high school and college friends of the groom.
Junior groomsman was Charlie Cantrell, nephew and godchild of the bride, while ring bearer was Jake Cantrell, nephew of the bride.
Male attendants were handsome in navy blue taylored suits with bowties and a boutonniere of majolika rose accented with eucalyptus and dusty miller.
Ushering guests were Terral Prevost and Charlie Cantrell, brothers-in-law of the bride, and Dylan Lavergne, friend of the groom.
Following the wedding ceremony, the newlyweds were honored during a reception held at the Petroleum Club of Lafayette.
Among the refreshments provided for guests was the bride’s cake, a three-tier butter pecan confection designed with an elegant ridged edging of butter cream icing and accentuated with winter greenery on each layer.
The groom’s cake was a festive king cake in traditional Mardi Gras colors.
Guests attended the wedding from many cities in the Acadiana area, along with Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and points of Mississippi, Texas, California and Arizona.
The couple will make their home in Lafayette.
Prior to the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was held Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at the Espirit de Coeur, an historic event venue in downtown Lafayette. The 7 p.m. social was hosted by Donna Vidrine, Dwight and Christine Vidrine who provided appetizers, cocktails and a full dinner menu for guests.