The bride is the daughter of Patrick and Theresa Prather of Richard. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Henry Prather of Richard and the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph “Yuse” Matte. She is a 2003 graduate of St. Edmund Catholic High School in Eunice, 2010 graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and is employed by Medical Resources and Guidance as a support coordinator.
The groom is the son of Nick and Deanna Treadway of Crowley. His grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Taylor of Iowa and the late Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Treadway, Sr. He is a 2004 graduate of Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish in Crowley and is presently attending Bristow Academy with plans to graduate in 2012 as a commercial helicopter pilot. He is also employed by Francis Drilling Fluids in Morgan City as an assistant plant manager.
Against a background of music provided by David and Joni Hamilton, guests entered the church on the arm of the ushers, Jacob and Braylin Daigle, cousins of the bride.
The church altar was was flanked at either side with arrangements of ivory hydrangeas, lilies, roses and blue delphiniums in ivory vases, Pews were marked with bows of ivory tulle. At the left of the altar was a small table covered in ivory Battenburg lace which held a framed picture of the bride’s brother, Mitchell, along with a vase of ivory lilies and an ivory candle in a royal blue vase. A clear vase of ivory hydrangeas, lilies and roses was located at the Blessed Virgin Mother statue.
The double-ring ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Wayne Duet. Altar server was Kelly Boone, friend of the family. Eucharistic minister was Stephanie Boone, another family friend.
Readers were Yvette Prather, aunt of the bride, and Monique Rayon, godmother of the bride. Gift bearers were Debbie Prather, aunt of the bride, and the groom’s godmother, Tammy Arcement.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a Marlene original gown created with imported candlelight French re-embroidered Alencon lace over matte slipper satin. The sweetheart neckline featured scalloped lace edging over satin band with wide lace straps continuing to form capped sleeves creating a keyhole opening in the bodice back. The all-over lace-over-satin design was featured throughout the slim fitting gown and trumpet-style skirt. Scalloped lace accented the hemline and finished the cathedral-length train. Her ensemble was completed with a fingertip-length veil of candlelight silk illusion with satin stitching edging. She carried a bouquet of ivory hydrangeas, lilies, calla lilies and roses.
Traditional items selected by the bride for her wedding day included her earrings as something old, wedding gown was something new, a veil borrowed from Ashley Guidry, and her maternal grandmother’s blue rosary for her bouquet.
Attending as maid of honor was a friend, Celeste Bergeron, with bridesmaids including Sara Treadway, sister of the groom; Wendy Prather, bride’s sister-in-law; and Lanie Daigle and Rachel Pope, friends. Junior bridesmaid was Lindsey Ortego, the bride’s niece.
Each attendant wore a below-the-knee cocktail dress of royal blue slipper satin featuring a fitted bodice with a scooped neckline, wide shoulder straps and a semi-circular skirt. The fitted inset midriff was overlaid with black re-embroidered lace. Each wore onyx and crystal earrings and matching bangle bracelets, a gift from the couple, while carrying a replica of the bride’s bouquet.
Serving as flower girl was Audrey Morgan, godchild of the couple. She wore a Marlene original design constructed in the same formal fabrics as the bride’s gown. The dress featured a lace-over-satin sleeveless, scoop neck, empire waist bodice. The Cinderella-length gathered skirt was sheer-over-satin and edged at the hemline with sclloped lace. Long sheer over satin tails were tied into a back bow to complete the design.
Her escort was Zachary Prather, godchild of the bride, who served as ring bearer.
Attending the groom as best man was a friend, Michael Lapointe. Groomsmen were Marcus Taylor, cousin of the groom; Blaise Prather, brother of the bride; and Seth Gardner and David Melancon, friends.
For her daughter’s wedding, the bride’s mother wore a formal-length sheath dress of navy silk accented with petite accordion pleats on the bodice that fanned from a beaded medallion at the midriff. The matching bolero jacket featured facing angled lapels and a stand-up collar with three-quarter-length sleeves
The groom’s mother selected a street-length straight dress with a self-ruffle-down the bodice from a scoop neckline. A contrasting cardigan completed her attire.
Immediately following the wedding, the newlyweds were honored during a reception held at the church hall. The guests registry table in the entrance foyer was covered in ivory topped with a silver framed engagement picture of the couple, along with the registry book covered in ivory lace appliques matching the bride’s wedding dress. The table also held a vase of fresh calla lilies next to an easel which held a bridal portrait. Guest tables and chairs were covered in ivory and held clear vases with fresh ivory hydrangeas accented with royal blue tulle.
Among the refreshments provided for the guests was the wedding cake, a four-layer butter cream confection with strawberry, butter pecan and Bavarian cream fillings. Decorated with fresh hydrangeas, lilies, calla lilies and blue delphiniums, the cake sat atop a silver base and was served by the bride’s godmother.
The groom’s cake was a two-layer rectangular yellow cake with an added round layer and Marine Corps emblem, including a raised round helicopter pad depicting the groom’s profession.
Guests attended the wedding from Rayne, Crowley, Lafayette, Iowa, Sulphur, Lake Charles and Houston.
The couple will reside in their new home located in the Richard community.