Richey, Spell united in holy matrimony
Mrs. Josh Spell
Katelyn Richey and Josh Spell, both of Crowley, were joyously united in holy matrimony on the evening of Friday, May 20.
Fr. Matthew Higginbotham officiated the 6:30 p.m. nuptials at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Crowley.
The bride is the daughter of Karla and Curt Richey of Crowley. Her grandparents are Judy and Donnie Perry of Crowley and the late Joanne and C.L. Richey.
She graduated from Crowley High School in 2014 before enrolling at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she is majoring in early childhood education. She is presently employed with the Lafayette law firm of Durio, McGoffin, Stagg and Ackermann.
The groom is the son of Bonnie Spell of Rayne and Randy Spell of Crowley. He is the grandson of Rodney Comeaux of Rayne and the late Olivia “Sis” Comeaux, and Lucille Spell of Crowley and the late Clorist “Chip” Spell.
He is a 2011 graduate of Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish and is currently a student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette majoring in petroleum engineering. He is employed with Trahan’s Grocery in Rayne.
The bride was gorgeous in a romantic lace sheath dress of ivory royal satin with a lace overlay. The beautiful gown featured a sweetheart neckline and delicate cap sleeves, and was finished in the back with a row of cloth-covered buttons. The skirt was trimmed with a scalloped lace hemline and flowed into chic sweep train.
Katelyn paired her dress with a sheer white shoulder length veil with Alençon lace trim made from her mother’s wedding gown.
She carried a lovely spring floral mix bouquet.
To serve as her maid of honor, the bride selected her sister, Jackie Richey. Bridesmaids were Brittany Morgan and Marianne Bischoff, friends of the bride, and Danielle Hebert, cousin of the bride.
They were clad in floor length light pink chiffon dresses featuring A-line silhouettes and V-necklines with fine lace centers.
London Trahan, daughter of Jessica and Damon Trahan, served as flower girl.
Mark Spell, brother of the groom, served as best man. Standing as groomsmen were Cody Hayes, Adam Reggie and Peyton Roteff, all friends of the groom.
Keagen Dionne, son of Stacie Breaux and Robert Dionne, was ring bearer.
Keith Guillotte, godfather of the groom, and Orry Hebert, cousin of the bride, served as ushers.
Music for the ceremony was provided by vocalist Tina Reaux, vocalist and pianist Alyssa McMurray and violinst Tommy Benoit.
Following the wedding, family and friends joined the newlywed couple for a reception held at the International Rice Festival Building in Crowley.
The bride’s cake was a three-tiered ivory confection adorned with magnolias.
The groom’s cake was decorated with a Boston Red Sox theme and displayed on a similarly decorated table.
Prior to the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was held at Chef Roy’s restaurant in Rayne.
Following a wedding trip to Panama City, Florida, the couple will reside in Crowley.