Hebert, Benoit exchange vows at St. Leo IV

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Mrs. Zachary Lawrence Benoit


Adrienne Elise Hebert of Rayne and Zachary Lawrence Benoit of Roberts Cove were joined as husband and wife during a lovely winter evening ceremony on Friday, Jan. 3.

Fr. Paul Broussard officiated the 7 p.m. nuptial ceremony at St. Leo IV Catholic Church in Roberts Cove.

The bride is the daughter of Aimee Gaspard Stelly and Allen and Crystal Hebert, all of Rayne. She is the granddaughter of Jean Gaspard and Robert and Bonnie Gaspard, all of Crowley; Leland Hebert of Rayne and the late Alberta Hebert; and Darrell and Marguerite Roy of Texas and the late Cynthia Menard Roy.

Adrienne graduated from Northside Christian in Crowley in 2011 and is presently employed at St. Francis Veterinary Hospital in Lafayette.

The groom is the son of Claire and Tommy Benoit of Roberts Cove. He is the grandson of Mary and Lawrence Cramer of Roberts Cove and Alice and Lawrence Benoit of Youngsville.

Zachary graduated from Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish in 2008 before attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental science in 2012. He is currently employed by Crowley Grain in Crowley.

The church was still decorated for Christmas, with white-lit trees and deep red poinsettias gracing the entryway and the altar. Winter greenery and red candles decorated the window sills, and burlap bows served as aisle markers.

Guests were ushered to their seats by Tim Vondenstein and Ted Gall.

Music for the ceremony was played by organist Alberta Lyons.

Escorted to the altar by her father, the bride was stunning in a vintage gown of ivory lace over champagne satin featuring a classic A-line silhouette and three quarter sleeves. The gown’s V-neckline  was adorned with a brooch that highlighted the delicate cut of the dress.

For her headpiece, Adrienne selected a cathedral-length ivory veil trimmed with delicate bead work.

She carried a formal cascading bouquet of white and ivory roses.

In keeping with tradition, Adrienne carried the groom’s great-great grandmother’s handkerchief as “something old.” Her wedding dress was “something new,” a red rosary loaned to her by the groom’s mother was “something borrowed” and a fun Superman garter was “something blue.”

Alexa Hebert, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Caitlin Lafosse, friend of the bride, served as matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Kristen Meche, Tori Latiolais and Adrienne Comeaux. 

Asia Stelly, Alayna Hebert and Alyson Hebert served as junior bridesmaids.

The attendants were clad in elegant champagne-colored A-line dresses featuring quarter length sleeves and rounded necklines.

The maid and matron of honor carried bouquets of mixed ivory and red roses, the bridesmaids carried bouquets of red roses and the junior bridesmaids carried pomander ball bouquets of red roses.

Bailey Breaux, daughter of Alexa Hebert and Wesley Breaux, served as flower girl. She wore a white, long-sleeved floor-length cupcake-style dress embellished with beading and lace work. She carried a pomander ball bouquet of white roses.

Jacob Cramer, cousin of the groom, served as best man. 

Standing as groomsmen were Steffan Savoy, Seth Cormier, Stephen Benoit and Nicholas Benoit.

Jack Cramer, son of Jacob and Meagan Cramer, served as ring bearer.

Following the ceremony, the newlywed couple celebrated with family and friends at a reception held at La Belle Venue in Eunice.

The tables were adorned with gorgeous winter white flower arrangements atop deep red runners. 

The bride’s cake was a three-tiered confection decorated with intricate lace detailing and red roses and topped with a porcelain cross.

It was displayed before a backdrop of old white doors strung with twinkling white lights and hung with holly branches and winter greenery wreaths.

The groom’s cake was made in the shape of a German beer stein in red, yellow and black.

On the Monday evening prior to the wedding, Dec. 30, the groom’s parents held a rehearsal dinner at the St. Leo IV Church Hall.

Following a wedding trip to Branson, Mo., the couple will reside in Rayne.

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