Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Marlin Hebert
Noon Nuptial Mass unites Hayes, Hebert
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Crowley was the setting for a recent wedding ceremony uniting Amanda Kay Hayes of Rayne and Stephen Marlin Hebert of New Iberia.
Fr. Patrick Broussard, cousin of the groom, officiated the Dec. 1, 2018, noon Nuptial Mass.
The bride is the daughter of Valerie and Amelia Hayes Jr. of Rayne. Her maternal grandparents are the late Octave and Lena Leger of Crowley, and her paternal grandparents are the late Valerie Hayes Sr. of Crowley and the late Genevieve Cormier of Lake Arthur.
Amanda graduated from Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish in 2005 before attending Louisiana State University Eunice, where she earned a degree in radiologic technology in 2013. She is presently employed at Jeff Davis Family Medicine as an X-ray technologist.
The groom is the son of Lynn and Anita Hebert of New Iberia. He is the grandson of Roselyn “Butsy” Boudreaux of Jeanerette and the late Dr. Nelson Boudreaux, and of the late Leodias “L.J.” and Pearl Hebert of Patoutville.
A 2005 graduate of Catholic High School of New Iberia, Stephen is currently employed as a heavy equipment operator at Primoris Services Corp.
Escorted to the altar by her father, the bride was beautiful in a diamond white silk dupioni gown made by her mother. The bodice of the dress featured a sweetheart neckline with a short-sleeved fully-beaded re-embroidered lace boatneck top with a V-back. A sash defined the gown at its natural waist, and the full skirt with pockets flowed into a chapel length train topped with a lace overlay.
The bride paired her gown with a scalloped finger tip length veil edged with lace and beadwork.
She carried a bouquet of deep pink ranunculus, pale pink hydrangeas and full ivory roses highlighted by sage green leaves and tied with an ivory ribbon.
In keeping with tradition, Amanda wore her maternal grandmother’s wedding ring and carried on her bouquet a cameo brooch worn by the groom’s mother on her wedding day as “something old.” Her gown and veil served as “something new,” while her aunt’s rosary, carried in her bouquet, and her godmother’s pearls, worn as a bracelet, were “something borrowed.” Her crushed velvet ballet slippers were “something blue.”
Wendy Lafosse, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Nancy Quebedeaux, sister of the bride; Kirsten Hebert, niece of the groom; and Stephanie Hayes, niece and godchild of the bride.
The bridal attendants were clad in floor length royal blue sleeveless A-line dresses with short-sleeved eyelash lace boleros. They carried bouquets of ranunculus and hydrangeas in shades of pink with sage green leaves.
Serving as best man was Lynn Hebert, father of the groom. Standing as groomsmen were Jeff Hebert and Matthew Hebert, brothers of the groom, and Brennan Credeur, nephew and godchild of the bride.
Jack Hebert, nephew of the groom, and Zander Quebedeaux, nephew and godchild of the bride, served as ushers.
The flower girl was Mary Ellen Menard, godchild of the bride, and Myles LaFosse, nephew and godchild of the bride, was the ring bearer.
For her daughter’s wedding, the mother of the bride, the former Amelia Ann Leger, selected a deep periwinkle blue three-piece pant suit with a lace jacket.
The mother of the groom, the former Anita Marie Boudreaux, chose a forest green knee-length velvet dress featuring bell sleeves.
Both mothers wore pearl wrist corsages of light pink ranunculus and sage green leaves.
Music for the ceremony was provided by saxophonist Trey Hayes, vocalist Dr. Michael Benoit, organist Esther Trahan and trumpeter Jason Hayes.
Selections included “Arioso,” “Wedding Nuptiale,” “Wherever You Go,” “The Prayer,” “Ave Maria” and “Trumpet Voluntary.”
Scriptures were read by Annette Milligan, godmother of the groom, and Dawn Beigel, godmother of the bride.
Offertory gifts were presented by Laura Mills, aunt of the bride, and Chelsea Hayes, niece of the bride.
Following the wedding, a reception was held at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall in Crowley.
The tables were topped with royal blue chiffon runners, hurricane glasses with fairy lights and wreaths of greenery and pink and ivory flowers. The bride’s cake was displayed before a sheer lighted backdrop surrounded by a garland of pink and ivory flowers and greenery. An antique gold wreath with pink flowers and greenery included the newlyweds’ initial.
Guests at the event enjoyed a buffet-style meal including pork jambalaya, chicken fettuccine and brisket with various sides, as well as a hot chocolate bar.
The bride’s four-tiered hexagonal cake, decorated in pure white buttercream with scroll detailing, was made by her mother. The confection featured white cake layered with Bavarian and strawberry cream fillings and was topped and accented with ranunculus and hydrangeas in shades of pink and sage green leaves. It was served by the bride’s godmother, Dawn Beigel.
The groom’s cake was a yellow cake with caramel pecan filling depicting a construction site, PlayStation and controller and the groom’s favorite bands. It was displayed on a table accompanied by candy accents and photographs of the bride and groom. The cake was made by the bride’s sister, Wendy LaFosse, and served by the groom’s godmother, Annette Milligan.
Out-of-town guests at the event traveled from Ohio, Texas, Washington and various points throughout Louisiana.
On the evening prior to the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Chef Roy’s in Rayne.
Following a wedding trip to Molokai, Hawaii, the couple will reside in Rayne.