Cathy is the daughter of Geraldine Hanks and the late Charles Hanks of Crowley. She is the granddaughter of the late Amos and Evelyn Pilcher and the late Oural and Olite Hanks, all of Crowley.
She is a 1988 graduate of Crowley High School and has been employed at Movie World in Crowley for 16 years.
The groom is the son of Donna Fuselier and Brett Baird of DeRidder. Blake is the grandson of the late Dorothy Fuselier and James Fuselier of Oberlin and Richard and Betty Baird of DeRidder.
He graduated from Fairview High School and works for Crown Drilling of Breaux Bridge.
The bride was escorted down the aisle by Thomas Daly, friend and boss of the bride. She wore a white strapless A-line dress with rouching and beading on the bodice and bead work all down the back and train. She wore a crystal tiara as a headpiece. The bride carried a bouquet of white roses with pearl accents wrapped with a sheer navy blue ribbon.
For her traditional items, she carried a picture of her father in her bouquet as her something old. Her wedding dress served as her something new. Her jewelry, a necklace and bracelet, was her something borrowed. And her garter, made by Lannette Daly, was her something blue.
Serving as her matron of honor was her sister-in-law, Mechelle Hanks. Her friends Liz Kibodeaux and Marisa Sonnier served as her bridal attendants. They wore a navy blue strapless chiffon dress with rouching on top. The bridal attendants’ bouquets were made up of three off-white flowers with navy toulle and ribbon.
Gerami Hanks, best friend of the groom, served as the best man; Tim Bethard, friend, and Aryn Deleon, friend, served as groomsmen.
Serving as flower girl was Samantha Hanks, niece. She wore a navy blue dress with a white lace ribbon. The ring bearer was Benny Hanks, nephew. He wore a black tuxedo with a navy tie and vest.
The mother of the bride, Geraldine Pilcher Hanks, wore a black chiffon pant suit with a black sequined jacket. As she made her way down the aisle, she held a silver rose with navy blue and white accents and ribbon.
The mother of the groom, Donna Fuselier, walked down the aisle in a white, beaded bodice and black, fitted chiffon skirt and held a silver rose with navy blue and white accents and ribbon.
Jonathan Hanks and Amber Hanks sang two song, “Love Moves in Mysterious Ways” and “When God Made You.”
Following the wedding a reception was held at the Knights of Columbus-South Hall in Crowley. Tables were decorated with white linens and blue runners. Centerpieces were vases with sand art and flower centerpieces.
D.J. Damon Broussard provided the music at reception.
The bride’s cake, served by Betty Dupre, was a four-layer square cake with butter cream icing. The white cake was decorated with navy blue scrolling.
The groom’s cake, served also by Betty Dupre, was a red velvet cake with the scene of a man fishing in a pond while sitting on a log.
Out of town guests traveled from Atlanta, Ga.; Houston, Texas; Port Arthur, Texas; Sulphur; DeRidder and Lake Charles.
The couple took a trip to Panama City, Fla. following their wedding.
They will reside in Crowley.
On July 30, at 6:30 p.m., a rehearsal dinner was held at Parkerson Ave. Baptist Church Reception Hall. Donna Fuselier and David and Derrick Scott, mother and brothers of the groom, served as hosts for the dinner. Guests enjoyed a menu of fried catfish, chicken strips, hushpuppies, fries and garden salad, as well as brownies for dessert.