The bride is the daughter of Michael and Deborah Henry of Rayne. Her grandparents are Hilda Floyd of Rayne, the late James Gandy, Janell Henry of Rayne, and the late Eugene Henry. She is a 2002 graduate of Rayne High School, 2006 graduate of The University of Louisiana at Lafayette in public relations, and is employed by Jordan’s Crossing Hospice, LLC in Shreveport.
The prospective groom is the son of Steve and Cindy Rinaudo of Shreveport. He is the grandson of Bill and Betty Lee of Shreveport, the late Morris McInnis, and the late Sam and Marjorie Rinaudo. Anthony is a 2003 graduate of Southwood High School in Shreveport, and a 2008 graduate of Louisiana State University at Shreveport in general studies and is employed by Calumet Lubricants in Shreveport.
Providing musical selections for the ceremony was guitarist Jordan Earls of Baton Rouge, including “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz; “Let It Be Me” by Ray Lamontagne; and “Marry Me” by Train.
Following the entrance of the family members and the wedding party, Dylan Broussard, page to the bride, entered the room holding a “Here comes the bride” sign.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless, ivory, trumpet-styled wedding gown by San Patrick. The alencon lace gown was designed with a sweetheart neckline and embellished with Swarovski crystals and rhinestones. The creation featured a dramatic sheer overlay edged with alencon lace. A cathedral-length train and satin/lace covered buttons complimented the back of the gown.
To complete her ensemble, the bride wore two combs of rhinestones and Swarovski crystals that held a cathedral-length veil of ivory illusion edged with scalloped alencon lace and adorned with scattered Swarovski crystals and rhinestones.
She held a hand-tied bouquet of white peonies and garden roses with tufts of feathers for accents. The stems were wrapped in ivory satin and hand-tied with ivory lace and pearls and complimented with a rhinestone broach. A sentimental picture charm of the bride’s sister completed the bouquet to honor her memory.
Traditional items selected by the bride included her great-grandmother’s crystal broach incorporated in her garter as something old, her wedding dress and jewelry were something new, a crystal guardian angel pin was borrowed, and something blue were Steve Madden blue satin pumps detailed with iridescent crystals on the heels.
The room was elegantly decorated with black and white drapes, tall white columns accented with crystals and hanging lights, in addition to two beautiful white flower arrangements flanking the couple. The room was completed with a white aisle runner containing an elegant “R” in the center, with the edge lined with pink and white rose petals.
Attending as the bride’s matron of honor was a friend, Tiffany W. Pedigo.
Bridesmaids were K’Rees W. Broussard, Jena R. Guidry, Jennifer J. Autin and Charmaine L. Anderson, friends of the bride, and Jaimee L. Gandy, cousin of the bride. Junior bridesmaid was Payton Broussard, friend of the bride.
Bridal attendants wore strapless, knee-length Mori Lee dresses in pink satin. The tulip-hemmed dresses featured sweetheart necklines and a black, satin belt accented with a rhinestone broach at the waist. The broach and earrings were gifts from the bride. Each held a hand-tied bouquet of white and pink roses completed with feather accents and ivory satin wrapping.
Serving as flower girl was Gabrielle Plattsmier, cousin of the bride. She wore a tea-length dress of ivory satin and sequins gathered at the waist with a satin sash and pink rosette. She carried a pomander of pink roses.
Attending as the groom’s best man was his twin brother, Stephen Rinaudo.
Groomsmen were Shawn Rinaudo and Adam Rinaudo, cousins of the groom, and Roderick Youngblood, Jon Deramus and David Deramus, friends of the groom.
Ring bearers were Jacob Birdsong and Colton Birdsong, nephews of the groom.
Ushers were John Christopher “Buddy” Petitjean and John Schexnayder, cousins of the bride.
Male attendants wore Calvin Klein formal black tuxedos with ivory shirts, along with silver vests and ties. The lapel was noted with a white, sweetheart rose boutonniere.
Immediately following the wedding ceremony, the newlyweds were honored during a beautiful reception on site. The reception room was filled with romance as the white lights took over the dance floor and wrapped around the wooden beams, accompanied by crystal-enhanced white chandeliers. Guest tables were alternated between crystal candelabras adorned with center pomanders of pink and white garden roses and hydrangeas, and crystal vases with a pomander of pink and white garden roses and hydrangeas illuminated by a lit vase.
The bride’s cake was a four-tier ivory confection of alternating shapes and fillings. In addition to rhinestone banding, scrollwork and fleur-de-lis, pink and ivory peonies provided a punch of color, while the top tier was noted with a rhinestone “R” for the topper. The cake was served by Lynette Plattsmier, the bride’s godmother.
The groom’s cake, a two-layer chocolate confection with chocolate mousse and caramel filling, was adorned with a leaping giant bass fish. The cake was surrounded by cattails with a fishing pole in one corner. Kelly Birdsong, the groom’s sister, was the server.
Centering the hors d’oeuvres room was a beautiful Fleur-de-lis ice sculpture surrounded by white and pink peonies which captured the eye of guests as they made their way to the photo booth to capture memories for the couple.
In addition to all of the traditional buffet style food, there was a New Orleans-style dessert table featuring pralines, fudge, bourbon balls, miniature pecan pies and miniature beignets.
Guests attended the wedding from Rayne, Lafayette, Lake Charles, DeRidder, Abbeville, Gueydan, Eunice, Crowley, New Iberia, Church Point, Shreveport, Port Alleman, and points of Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Florida.
At the end of the reception, friends and family showered the couple with white eco-friendly confetti and streamers as they exited The Crossing at Mervine Kahn for their trip to the Island of Moorea, Tahiti. Upon returning, the couple will reside in Shreveport.