Mr. and Mrs. Robert Anthony Walton
Miller, Walton joined in holy matrimony
Madison Paige Miller of Crowley and Robert Anthony Walton of Lafayette were united in holy matrimony at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Crowley.
The 6:30 p.m. Nuptial Mass was celebrated by Fr. Mikel Polson on Friday, April 26, 2019.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Miller of Crowley. She is the granddaughter of Florence Russell of Crowley and the late Paul Russell and Ella Miller of Iota and the late J.D. Miller.
She graduated from Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish in 2013 before attending Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University in Baton Rouge (formerly known as Our Lady of the Lake), where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in 2017. She is presently employed as a Registered Nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Lafayette General Hospital.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Walton of Crowley. His maternal grandparents are the late Rose and J.G. Trouille, and his paternal grandparents are the late Sylvia Walton Lamm and the late William Thomas Walton.
He is a 2012 graduate of Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish; a 2016 graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biological engineering; and a 2019 graduate of Mississippi College, where he earned a Master of Science degree in biology medical science. He is currently a student at the LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine.
Musical selections for the prelude and ceremony were provided by vocalist Vanessa Benoit and organist Alberta Lyons accompanied by a member of the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra.
Escorted to the altar by her father, the bride was beautiful in an elegant ivory gown of silk duchess satin with a classic A-line silhouette. The fitted bodice featured a bateau neckline, while the full, gathered skirt flowed into a cathedral length train. The gown’s plunging back could be seen through the bride’s cathedral length veil, which was edged all around with Alençon lace.
Madison carried a hand-tied bouquet of blush peonies, cream garden roses, ruscus, silver dollar eucalyptus and lamb’s ear.
In keeping with tradition, she wore a pearl necklace and bracelet worn by her mother on her wedding day as “something old” and carried a handkerchief embroidered with her new monogram and wedding date, a gift of the groom, as “something new.” “Something borrowed” was her veil, which had been worn by other brides in the groom’s family, and “something blue” were her blue suede high-heel sandals.
Peyton Miller, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Anna Walton, sister of the groom, and Andria Taylor, Logan Thomas, Meghan Chiasson Guidry and Ashley Goss, all friends of the bride.
The bridal attendants were clad in floor length A-line gowns of mauve crepe featuring V-necklines and complimentary V-backs, and they carried hand-tied bouquets of cream garden roses and lamb’s ear.
The duties of best man were fulfilled by William Mahaffey, friend of the groom. Standing as groomsmen were Hunter Miller, brother of the bride, and Alex Holston, B.J. Vidrine and Connor Goss, all friends of the groom.
Guests were greeted by Jacob Arceneaux and Chad Gibson, friends of the groom, and ushered to their seats by Blaine Walton and Henry Walton, brothers of the groom, and Seth Richard, friend of the groom.
The men were attired in slate blue tuxedos, with the groom wearing an ivory tie and the remainder of his party in greige ties.
Mae Frances Walton, niece of the groom, served as flower girl.
Ring bearers were Nathaniel Walton, nephew and godchild of the groom, and Drake Langley, nephew of the bride.
The mother of the bride the former Debbie Russell, was escorted by her son, Hunter. For her daughter’s wedding, she selected a column gown with an embellished lace overlay in hues of blush. The dress featured a ruffled jewel neckline and layered bell sleeves of blush chiffon and was accentuated at the waistline with asymmetrical pleated peplum.
The mother of the groom, the former Bonnie Trouille, was escorted by her sons, Blaine and Henry. She chose a floor-length midnight blue satin gown with a round neckline. The bodice featured a lace overlay echoed by lace embellishments on the 3/4 length sleeves.
Both mothers wore delicate corsages of miniature blush and ivory roses and lamb’s ear.
Selected scriptures were read by Cindy Abshire, aunt and godmother of the bride, and Rude Fogleman, uncle and godfather of the groom.
Offertory gifts were presented by Brittany Langley, sister of the bride, and Sarah Walton, sister-in-law of the groom.
The reception for the newly married Mr. and Mrs. Walton was held at the Grand Opera House, the doors of which were marked with magnolia wreaths.
The historic venue set the stage for a beautiful candlelight gathering. The ambience was enhanced by dimly lit Edison-style bulbs gracing the exposed brick wall behind the bride’s cake.
The tables in the hall were draped in floor length ivory linens, and the guest tables were topped with fresh magnolia branches and leaves encircling glass globes with floating candles.
A vintage hutch was decorated with ferns, votives and pictures of the newlywed couple. A large framed bridal portrait was placed on an antique buffet adorned by ferns, candles and large corbels.
The bride’s table and reception table were adorned with ivory brocade overlays, each monogrammed with a large antique-style gold “W.”
An American flag honoring the groom’s late grandfather was hung on the wall behind the groom’s table.
The bride’s three-tiered cake was iced in white buttercream embellished with pearl beading and filled with amaretto, strawberry and white chocolate. The confection was topped with a miniature bride and groom that had graced the top of the groom’s grandparents’ cake on their wedding day and surrounded at its base by the bridal attendants’ flowers. It was served by Cindy Abshire, godmother and aunt of the bride.
The groom’s vanilla sponge cake with lemon curd filling was shaped like the state of Louisiana and adorned with an image of the Acadian flag. Upon being cut, the cake was revealed to be purple and gold to represent the colors of LSU. It was served by Toni Fogleman, godmother of the groom.
Prior to the wedding a rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents at the Lyon’s Point home of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Mahaffey, friends of the groom’s family. Guests enjoyed boiled crawfish, pasta and a variety of desserts.
Having enjoyed an overseas wedding trip to England and Scotland in the United Kingdom, the newlywed couple is making their home in Shreveport.