Nuptials unite Paige Boullion, Bryant Gossen
Mrs. Bryant Matthew Gossen
RAYNE - Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church was the setting on Saturday, May 28, 2016, for a Nuptial Mass uniting in marriage Paige Elizabeth Boullion of Rayne and Bryant Matthew Gossen of Branch.
The bride is the daughter of David and Bonnie Boullion of Rayne. Her grandparents are Larry and Heather Garrett of Rayne, and Margaret Boullion, also of Rayne.
The groom is the son of Dwayne and Carla Gossen of Rayne. His grandparents are Curtis and Cheryl Clayton of Iota, and Herbert and Elaine Gossen of Rayne.
Celebrating the afternoon ceremony was Fr. Kevin Bordelon, pastor. Extraordinary Ministers of Communion were Randy Judice and Darlene Smith.
Readers were Karie Mire, godmother of the bride, and Chris Folks, godmother of the groom. Gifts were presented by aunts of the bride, Lorie Judice and Sherie Sommer, and aunts of the groom, Saundra Cook and Claire Didier.
Providing musical background for the ceremony were vocalists/guitarist: Kristin and Mark Dunbar, along with violinist Sarah Clement.
The bride, driven by her parents to the church in a 1941 vintage Cadillac, was escorted down the aisle on the arm of her father, David Boullion.
Paige wore an exquisite ivory gown in all-over lace with a sleek silhouette design. The gown displayed a high neckline with sheer lace and enchanting scalloped edging that remained throughout the back. The sophisticated gown was complimented with delicate bridal buttons down the bodice, and an elegant chapel length train.
The bride’s veil, something borrowed, was previously worn by her sister for her wedding. The veil was a traditional pencil-edge veil of sheer illusion
Her bouquet was something old and something blue for her wedding. The bouquet, wrapped in Venician lace, featured an antique diamond broach from the bride’s great-grandmother. Blue and apple green hydrangeas, along with shades of antique creams and peach Ecuadorian roses, accented the bouquet, which was surrounded by porcelain and sweet Ann sweetheart roses.
Attending her sister as matron of honor was Tiffany Boullion Gullett.
Bridesmaids were Jeanne Claire Gossen, sister of the groom; Heather Lee, cousin of the bride; Ellyn Lalande, cousin of the groom; Anna Duplechin, Jeanne Claire Robichaux, Molly Landry and Marloie Love, friends of the bride.
Each bridesmaid wore a dress Bari Jay design of navy blue chiffon featuring a high illusion netting neckline with a fitted bodice, black belt at the waist, and a trumpet silhouette with a small keyhole back.
Bridal attendants each carried a tri-color mixed bouquet of white, blue and apple green hydrangeas and sweet Ann roses, all intertwined with honeysuckle twine.
Serving as flower girl was Anniston Paige Gullett, goddaughter of the bride and daughter of Tiffany & Sam Gullett. She wore a tea-length ensemble designed with capped sleeves, ivory satin bodice, and tulle skirt. Lace and floral appliques decorated with tiny sequins and pearls accentuated a satin sash tied into a large bow in the back. For her headpiece, she wore a delicate wreath of baby breath and miniature flowers intertwined with ivory lace. She carried a miniature replica of the bride’s bouquet featuring blue and green hydrangeas and mini sweet Ann ivory roses.
Attending the groom as best man was his cousin, Blake Foreman. Groomsmen were Nick Gossen and Eric Link, cousins of the groom; Sam Gullett, brother-in-law of the bride; Andrew Wynn, Jack Thomas Hundley, Andrew Gossen and Ryder Love, friends of the groom.
The groom wore a hand-picked boutonniere featuring natural dried rice from Gossen Farms, including the finest stems of porcelana and sweet Ann spray roses intertwined with honeysuckle twine. Groomsmen and ushers wore a blend of the grooms spray roses and rice in its natural state.
Ring bearer was Jacob Curtis Clayton, godson of the groom and son of Molly and Joey Clayton. He carried a sign, “Here Comes the Bride.”
Ushering guests were Ricky Judice, cousin of the bride; Jeffery Burge, Jacob Fontenot, Beau Leger, friends of the groom.
Wedding attendants were Vickie Valencik, aunt of the bride; Laura Lee, cousin of the bride; and Julie Gossen, aunt of the groom.
Immediately following the wedding ceremony, the newlyweds were honored during a reception held at The Crossing at Mervine Kahn.
Centerpieces adorned the reception area of blue, green and white hydrangea, and sweet Ann roses with pearl strands in wooden flower boxes handcrafted by the bride’s father. He branded each with a “G” designed by the bride and groom.
Among the refreshments was the bride’s cake served by her godmother, Karie Mire. The three tier white almond wedding cake was iced in buttercream icing with icing lacework adorning the sides of the top and bottom tiers. An icing initial and sugar pearls were added to the middle tier. Fresh flowers consisting of blue, green and ivory hydrangeas, and miniature Ann roses were used to adorn the cake complimenting the theme throughout the reception.
The groom’s cake was served by his godmother, Chris Folks. The table theme was “God Bless a Farmer” with a custom designed replica of Paige and Bryant’s beloved dog, Mack, accenting the table top decorations. The confection overflowed with a rich, chocolate decadence including two tiers of majestic chocolate bark concealing a creamy fudge filling with chocolate shavings encircling the entire cake.
Besides the traditional wedding dances, a special song was dedicated to the parents and grandparents of the bride and groom as three sets of grandparents celebrated over 50-plus years of marriage.
Following a wedding trip to St. Lucia in the Caribbean, the couple is residing in Branch.
Prior to the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was held Friday, May 27, at Chef Roy’s Frog City Café of Rayne hosted by the groom’s parents.
The bride is a 2009 graduate of Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish in Crowley, and a 2015 graduate of LSU-Euncie where she attained a degree as a registered nurse. She is presently employed by Our Lady of Lourdes Emergency Department.
The groom is a 2009 graduate of Rayne High School and completed studies as a diesel mechanic at Louisiana Technical College, Crowley Campus. He is employed by Gossen Farms.