Evening wedding unites Mire, Kebodeaux
Mallory Jane Mire and Ethan Corey Kebodeaux, both of Crowley, were joyfully united in marriage on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 10, at Sunny Meade in Scott.
Rev. David Broussard officiated the 6 p.m. double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Ann and Steve Mire of Crowley. She is the granddaughter of Melba and Larry Broussard of Crowley, and of Delores Mire of Crowley and the late Homer Mire.
Mallory graduated from Agape Christian Academy in 2011 before attending McNeese State University. She is presently self-employed.
The groom is the son of Kay and Larry Kebodeaux of Morse. His grandparents are Agnes and Charles Collins and Lydia and Lawrence Kebodeaux, all of Crowley.
He is a 2010 graduate of Midland High School and a veteran of the United States Army. He attended McNeese State University and is currently a machine tool technician student at South Louisiana Community College.
Guests at the wedding were ushered to their seats by Justin Mire and Matt Mire, brothers of the bride.
Entering on the arm of her father to Brian Crain’s arrangement of “Canon in D,” the bride was beautiful in a strapless gown of ivory lace tulle. The gown featured a sweetheart neckline and a classic fit and flare silhouette. The bodice was embellished with intricate crystal bead work, and a crystal belt defined the gown at its natural waistline. A row of covered buttons extended down the length of the back of the dress, which was finished with a chapel length train.
The bride paired her gown with a hip length tulle veil fastened in place with a crystal and pearl comb.
She carried a mixed bouquet of dark purple hydrangeas, ivory hydrangeas and roses in shades of ivory, lavender and plum, with the stems tied with ivory ribbon and a strip of burlap, lace and pearls.
Following tradition, the bride carried her maternal grandmother’s lace handkerchief monogrammed with the letter “M” as “something old.” Her wedding dress was “something new” and a silver anklet with pale blue jewels was “something blue.”
The bridal party entered to David Nevue’s arrangement of “It is Well with My Soul.”
Kat Granneman and Natalie Mire, sisters of the bride, served as matron and maid of honor, respectively. Martha Mire, sister-in-law of the bride, and Naomi Dufrene, friend of the bride, served as bridesmaids.
The attendants wore deep plum chiffon knee-length dresses featuring strapless sweetheart necklines. They carried bouquets of light purple hydrangeas, ivory hydrangeas and lavender roses with the stems wrapped in ivory ribbons with strips of burlap, lace and pearls.
The groom selected his friend Gaston Myers to serve as best man. Groomsmen were Joshua Kebodeaux, brother of the groom, and Roger Lejeune and Aaron Thibodeaux, friends of the groom.
Alyssa Mire, niece and goddaughter of the bride, served as flower girl, and Carter Denais, godson of the groom, served as ring bearer. William Granneman, the bride’s nephew and godson, carried a sign that read, “Here comes your bride.”
Scripture readings were given by Ashley Theriot, sister of the groom, and David Mire, brother of the bride.
For her daughter’s wedding, the mother of the bride, the former Ann Broussard, selected a floor length black dress featuring a scoop neck, lace keyhole back and cap sleeves embellished with rhinestones.
The mother of the groom, the former Kay Collins, chose an ankle length navy dress with sheer lace three quarter length sleeves and a scoop neckline.
Both mothers wore wristlets of plum tulle flowers adorned with crystals and pearls.
Immediately following the wedding, guests enjoyed an on-site reception.
As a special part of their nuptials, the bride and groom participated in a sand ceremony, each pouring a different colored sand into one vessel to symbolize their union.
The guest tables at the reception were topped with white cloths and Mason jars containing tea lights that provided a soft, romantic glow. The jars were wrapped with burlap and lace and surrounded by lavender rose petals. The chairs were tied with matching gray sashes.
The sign-in table was graced by a rustic lantern, a burlap covered initial “K” and photographs of the bride and groom as children. Bunches of assorted sizes of white paper flowers provided a soft backdrop for the table.
The bride’s three-tiered hexagonal white cake was filled with cream cheese, strawberry and lemon. The top and bottom tiers featured quilted icing with pearls and the middle tier was decorated with intricate scrollwork, while the bottoms of all three tiers were trimmed with frosting beads.
The groom’s peanut-butter-filled chocolate cake was iced with light chocolate and topped with a dark chocolate Louisiana Sporstman fleur de lis. It was trimmed around the base with chocolate-covered strawberries alternated with bullets.
On the Thursday prior to the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Forest Park Church of Christ in Crowley. Guests enjoyed spaghetti and meatballs, salad, homemade rolls, a variety of Italian desserts and sweet tea.
The couple, who took a brief trip to New Orleans after the wedding and will take a delayed honeymoon trip to the Bahamas, is residing in Crowley.