Malise Elizabeth Gardiner weds Andrew Jacob Gary
Mrs. Andrew Jacob Gary
CROWLEY - A seven o’clock evening Nuptial Mass on Friday, June 10, 2016, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church united in marriage Malise Elizabeth Gardiner of Mire and Andrew Jacob Gary of Iowa.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jarrod J. Gardiner of Mire. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Cecil J. Cart of Crowley and Ms. Norma Gardiner of Rayne.
Malise is a 2011 graduate of Teurlings Catholic High School in Lafayette, a 2015 graduate of McNeese State University in Lake Charles with a degree in public relations, and is self employed as a photographer.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Gary of Iowa. His grandparents are Ms. Jackie Abraham of Sulphur, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gary of Lake Charles.
Andrew is a 2011 graduate of St. Louis High School in Lake Charles, 2015 graduate of McNeese State University in Lake Charles with a degree in civil engineering, and is employed by M&C Oilfield Services.
The candlelight ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Billy Massie. Scriptures were recited by Amber Robertson, sister of the groom, and Leah Thibodeaux, cousin of the bride. Gifts were offered by Braxton Hammes and Arielle Buteau, cousins of the bride.
Ushering guests to their seats prior to the start of the ceremony were Pete Petitjean and Forrest Garner, friends of the couple.
Musical selections were provided by vocalists Malarie and Caroline Zaunbrecher, cousins of the bride; and instrumentals/vocalist Karl Venable, friend of the bride; and instrumentals by Dr. Gary Granger along with members of the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra.
On the arm of her father, the bride entered the church in an original Essence of Australia designer wedding gown. The strapless creation of ivory pearl Mikado silk featured a sweetheart neckline and a free-flowing skirt with minimal pleating that flowed into a traditional train accentuated with self-covered silk buttons. The natural waist was highlighted with a Gigi grosgrain blossom sash, all while wearing a handmade cathedral-length veil featuring delicate French alencon lace edging. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of soft coral and pink garden roses, Akito roses, touches of silver dollar eucalyptus and honey bracelet sprays.
Traditional items selected by the bride for her wedding day was a sixpense in her shoe and a dime printed during the year of her birth sewn into her hemline as something old. Pearl earrings presented to by her parents and brother was something new. She borrowed her mother’s pearl bracelet and wore a blue stone antique ring to complete her ensemble.
Attending the bride as maids of honor were Jacqueline Elliot and Selina Hebert, friends.
Bridesmaids were Kallan Mudd, Jeane Angelle, Marlie Henry, Courtney Lea and Chandler Falcon, friends.
Bridal attendants each wore a full-length dress of pearl pink dupioni silk featuring side-seam pockets, inset belt at the natural waist, and pleated skirt while holding a garden clutch of white stock blooms wrapped in maiden hair fern, along with touches of honey bracelet, all tied with white satin ribbon.
Serving as flower girls were Cheyene Robertson, niece/godchild of the groom, and Camille Klein, godchild of the groom. Each wore a dress of ivory chiffon designed with a beaded yoke while carrying a flower basket filled with a variety of delicate flowers and greenery.
Attending the groom as his best men were Ty Griffin and Collin Todd, friends of the groom.
Groomsmen were Jarrod Jude Gardiner, brother of the bride; Kule Kinney, cousin of the groom; Jade Miller, Quinton Tremmel and Christopher Stout, friends of the groom.
Serving as ring bearer was Landen Zaunbrecher, godchild of the bride.
Male attendants each wore traditional, classic black tuxedo with the lapel noted with a white Akito rose boutonniere.
For her daughter’s wedding, Kecia Cart Gardiner wore a vintage-styled evening dress of dusty rose tulle featuring a high neckline, fitted bodice, and tiered beadwork complimented with an elegant sparkle. She was presented a leaf-wrapped wristlet designed with clusters of white stock blooms.
The groom’s mother, Donna Kinney Gary selected an evening dress of lavendar chiffon designed with three-quarter-length sleeves and accented with pearls and sequins on the bodice. She was also presented a leaf-wrapped wristlet designed with clusters of white stock blooms.
Immediately following the wedding ceremony, the newlyweds were honored during a reception held at The Crossing at Mervine Kahn in Rayne. The reception area was elegantly designed and decorated by the bride and her family. For the botanical-theme reception focal pieces of handwoven, open-sided spheres hung above the dance floor each of cascading white flowers and greenery. Each candlelit table was adorned with a circle of loose greenery and centered with a white floral centerpiece. The bride’s mother hand-painted miniature floral canvas pictures which were placed throughout the reception area. In keeping with the botanical theme, guests were treated to a wedding favor of a flowering Kalanchoe, miniature succulents especially grown for the couple’s wedding day.
Among the refreshments was the bride’s cake, a three-tiered white buttercream confection loosely draped with Italian Ruscus. The unique cake topper were Polaroids of the bride and groom in keeping with the bride’s profession. Serving the cake was Kerensa Zaunbrecher, the bride’s godmother.
The groom’s cake was a two-layered red velvet confection topped with cream cheese icing drizzled with chocolate and topped with chocolate-covered strawberries. The cake was served by Tressie Kinney, godmother of the groom.
Following a wedding trip to The Dominican Republic, the couple will reside in Lake Charles.
Prior to the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was held Thursday, June 9, at The Bank at Mervine Kahn’s in Rayne. The special evening event was hosted by the groom’s parents.