Evening Nuptial Mass unites Jones, LaFosse
Brittney Layne Jones of Baton Rouge and Derek Mitchell LaFosse of Gonzales were united in holy matrimony on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 6, surrounded by the beautiful stained glass windows of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Scott.
Rev. Fr. Mark Derise celebrated the 6:30 p.m. Nuptial Mass.
The bride is the daughter of Steve and Margaret Jones of Rayne. She is the granddaughter of the late Edgar and Ethel Alleman Stelly of Jennings and the late Thomas and Verdie Morgan Jones of Crowley.
Brittney is a 2005 graduate of Iota High School, a 2009 graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science, and a 2011 graduate of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, where she earned a Master of Science degree in occupational therapy. She is presently employed at The Therapy Center of Jeff Davis Parish as an occupational therapist in skilled nursing facilities.
The groom is the son of Vanessa Boudreaux of Gonzales and the late Daniel Brian Boudreaux. His grandparents are Wallace and Rita LaFargue of Reeves and Tommy and Diana Boudreaux of Baton Rouge.
Derek is a 2006 graduate of East Ascension High School and is presently a student at Baton Rouge Community College, where he is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. He is currently working for Louisiana State University athletic facilities.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an elegant strapless Alfred Angelo signature princess cut, A-line frame wedding gown. The gown, made of luxurious white satin, featured a fitted bodice with lace-up back, a dramatic white inset at the sweetheart neckline and a semi-cathedral length train adorned with crystal beading, sequins, pearls and a beaded lace applique.
The bride’s dress was complemented with a two-tier mid-length imported veil adorned with gorgeous beaded pearls along its classic edge and embellished with an elegant pearl cluster bridal comb to complete the bride’s wedding at tire.
Brittney carried a round bridal bouquet of floribunda/hybrid tea golden wedding roses surrounded by purple lisianthus blooms and embellished with pearls, chiffon tulle netting, purple satin surrounding the stems and her grandmother’s rosary handcrafted with shimmering silver filigree beads encasing dried pink roses that family members had given to the bride’s grandmother. Dangling from the bouquet and serving as centerpieces were the rosary’s artfully designed crucifix, a photo charm with her grandmother’s picture and a pearl and Swarovski aqua blue crystal heart set in sterling silver tied neatly with white organdy ribbon given to her by her mother.
In keeping with tradition, the bride carried her grandmother’s rosary as “something old,” while her bridal gown served as “something new.” A pearl from her mother was “something borrowed,” and a heart patch with blue monogrammed initials of the bride and groom served as “something blue.”
Jerrilynn Primeaux, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor, and Caitlyn Primeaux, godchild and niece of the bride served as maid of honor.
Bridesmaids were Sadie French and Katie Harris, cousins of the bride; Ashley Knight, Megan Hill, Casey Scarborough, Ashley Bertrand and Ashley Seneca, friends of the bride; and Lori Ward, sister of the groom.
The bridal attendants were attired in floor length versa convertible mesh gowns in plum color. The neckline of each gown featured a fabric tie that the attendants were able to arrange for a personalized, unique look.
The attendants carried bouquets of floribunda/hybrid tea golden wedding roses and purple pansies adorned with pearls throughout the bouquets and trimmed with purple satin surrounding the stems.
Cory Hutchinson, friend of the groom, served as best man. Standing as groomsmen were Taylor Boudreaux, brother of the groom; Ethan Ward, brother-in-law of the groom; Chase Ruiz, Daniel Tullier, Jeremy Lanclos and Zachary Melancon, friends of the groom; and Aaron Mire, cousin of the bride.
Serenity Ward, godchild and niece of the groom, and Gabriella Butts, godchild and cousin of the groom, served as flower girls.
Ring bearers were Collin Primeaux, godchild and nephew of the bride, and Liam Ward, godchild and nephew of the groom.
Serving as escorts for the flower girls and ring bearers were Katie Ruiz and Shea Papania, friends of the bride and groom.
Music for the ceremony was provided by organist Connie Beaux; Ellan Kay Baggett, friend of the bride and her family; and trumpeters Aaron Mire, cousin of the bride, and Joe Stemplewski, friend of the bride and her family.
Selected scriptures were read by Monica Mire, godmother of the bride, and Roxanne Butts, great-aunt of the groom.
Offertory gifts were presented by Dempsey, Francine and Abigail Butts, cousins of the groom.
Craig Mire, cousin-in-law of the bride, served as Eucharistic minister, and altar servers were Wesley Mire and Ethan Mire, cousins of the bride.
Program attendants were Tiara Doucet, cousin of the bride, and Mark Caswell, friend of the bride and groom and the bride’s family.
Following the wedding, family and friends joined the newlywed couple for a reception at The Crossing at Mervine Kahn in Rayne.
The bride’s cake was a white four-tiered quilted pattern creation with alternating fleur de lis accents. Each layer was patterned with purple and gold tiger stripes and infused with a different filling of strawberry, chocolate and praline. The cake was embellished with a purple fleur de lis personalized cake topper accented with the initials of the bride and groom. It was served by Darlene Cryer, aunt of the bride.
The groom’s cake was a margarita-flavored confection designed as a miniature replica of the traditional LSU ice chest. The groom’s cake was served by Kolinda Butts, cousin of the groom.
Out-of-town guests traveled from Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and various points throughout Louisiana.
On the evening prior to the wedding, the mother of the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Holiday Inn Express in Scott. Guests enjoyed a menu of jambalaya, seafood pasta, meatballs, boudin links, green salad, brownies and a variety of cookies.
Following a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple will reside in Baton Rouge.