The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willie P. Arceneaux Jr. of Duson. Her grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Hanks of Rayne, the late Mrs. Ethel B. Arceneaux of Rayne, Mrs. Yvonne C. Arceneaux and the late Mr. Willie P. Arceneaux Sr. of Kaplan. Jeanne is a 2001 graduate of Notre Dame High School and earned her Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from Louisiana Tech University. She obtained her Masters degree in Environmental and Hydraulic Engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Jeanne is a licensed professional engineer and is currently employed as a water resources engineer at C.H. Fenstermaker and Associates.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hornsby of Duson. His grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Ophe Broussard of Rayne, Mrs. Christina B. Hornsby and the late Mr. Simon Hornsby of Roberts Cove. Chad is a 2000 graduate of Acadiana High School and is currently employed as a measurement supervisor at Southern Flow- Zedi.
For the ceremony, scriptures were read by Tammy Hornsby, aunt of the groom, and Marianne Dupuis, wife of the bride’s godfather.
Gifts were offered by Jude Hornsby, godfather of the groom, and Scott Dupuis, godfather of the bride.
Ushering guests to their seats for the ceremony were Justin Schexnider, cousin of the groom, and Kade Smith, nephew of the bride.
Musical selections were provided by vocalist Valerie Andrus, violinist Esther Tyree and pianist Kurt Boudreaux.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory wedding gown of beaded lace sewn onto point d’esprit over silky satin. It featured a soft sweetheart neckline with beaded trim. The delicate lace continued throughout a full, a-lined skirt and semi-cathedral train. The brides’ gown was made a ‘one of a kind’ by her many unique accessories. A belt accented the brides’ waistline and featured ivory flowers and leaves made of silver embroidery and hand sewn bead work on a wide satin band. An ivory cathedral-length veil was trimmed with rich rhinestone details. A lovely blusher was embroidered with a silver vine detail and bead work that finished the edges. A custom made headpiece was designed in a combination of rhinestones and Russian tulle. She wore a custom pair of dangle earrings made of ivory pearls, swarvoski crystal and rhinestone rhondels. To complete her attire the bride wore a pair of cute white sequin Sperry Caroline loafers.
The bride carried a bouquet wrapped with pearl beaded ribbon and crochet lace ribbon hand made by her maternal great grandmother. The hand-tied creation was of natural stemmed white peonies, white hydrangea, light pink lizzanthus, white renulcus, raspberry roses and green orchids all accented by purple statice, green hypericum berries and heather.
In keeping with tradition, the bride carried a bridal handkerchief of her maternal grandmother and two heart brooch pins of her paternal grandmother, as something old. Jewelry given to her by her mother and father, and her wedding gown were something new. She borrowed her paternal great-grandmother’s silver and amethyst stone. The blue bow on her garter was her something blue, and for good luck, her father gave her a silver sixpence for her left shoe.
Serving as maid of honor was Natalie Arceneaux, sister of the bride. Matron of honor was Jessie McGraw, friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Stacy Miller and Dr. Kabita Deka, friends of the bride.
Bridal attendants were attired in knee-length navy tiered chiffon dresses, with a surplice V-neckline, pleated empire waist and fluttery cap sleeves. Each carried a hand held bouquet of natural stemmed flowers like the brides bouquet. Given as a gift from the bride, each attendant wore a custom designed blue sapphire and grey stone earring and necklace set.
Gracie Hensgens, daughter of Nicholas and Amanda Hensgens served as flower girl. She wore an ivory chiffon floor-length dress, accessorized with a pearl necklace and bracelet. Gracie carried a white silk purse and a kissing ball of pink mini carnations.
Attending the groom as his best man was Matthew Hornsby, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Nicholas Hensgens,III, Russell Todd, III, and Brandon Gautreaux all friends of the groom.
Justin Vienne, son of Kasey and Lezette Vienne served as ring bearer. Justin carried a white crochet pillow accented with pink and navy blue ribbons and two silver rings. The ring pillow was hand made by the grooms’ paternal grandmother.
The groom and other male attendants wore Jean Yves steel gray two button notched lapel Twilight tuxedos with coordinating Aries silver vest and tie. The groomsmen each wore boutonnières made of green berries and greenery. The groom’s boutonnière was made of green berries with greenery and accented with purple statice. Chad also wore a lapel pin inside his jacket, a special gift from Jeanne on their wedding day. The lapel pin held a picture of his late brother, Timothy Hornsby.
For her daughter’s wedding, the mother of the bride, Patricia H. Arceneaux wore a black formal floor-length gown of chiffon with a hand beaded scoop-neck bodice and a long bell sleeve chiffon jacket. She wore pearl and crystal accessories to accent the gown along with a green orchid wristlet.
The mother of the groom, Sandra B. Hornsby wore a luminous champagne formal gown with a matching elbow-sleeve bolero jacket. The gown was accented with a rhinestone brooch and a tiered knee length skirt. She wore a beautiful set of stone jewelry to accent the gown along with a green orchid wristlet.
Immediately following the wedding ceremony, the newlyweds were honored during a reception held at The Crossing at Mervine Kahn in Rayne. The reception hall was decorated with ferns, palms, and handmade and heirloom items from both the bride’s and groom’s family.
The entry table was decorated with a framed crochet “H” which was hand made by the groom’s paternal grandmother, a fresh floral arrangement on an antique silver candelabra with draping crystal beads accented the table. A crystal bowl was filled with heirloom brooches handed down from the brides aunts, grandmothers and great grandmothers was also placed on the table. A picture of the couple was displayed in an etched mirrored frame and accompanied by two silver love birds.
As guests entered the hall a framed bridal picture of the bride taken at Rip Van Winkle Gardens was on an antique easel. It was surrounded by lush ferns and an elegant drift wood carved swan accented with a white ribbon and pearls. Pictures taken during the couple’s 10-year relationship were placed throughout the hall. Guests also could view the framed, hand-crocheted work made with love by the paternal grandmother of the groom.
The guest tables were decorated with tall silver wooden holders and wide mercury glass bowls holding fresh floral arrangements. Raspberry rose petals and glass votives also enhanced the beauty of each table.
The bride’s father hand carved a piece of hundred-year-old cypress, which was placed on a table for friends and family to sign their best wishes to the newlyweds. He also made an antique framed chalk board the couple used to write a message of thanks to the guests for sharing this special day.
Among the refreshments was the bride’s cake, a four-tiered vanilla butter crème creation featuring fillings of Bavarian, lemon cream cheese, amaretto and strawberry amaretto. Each tier was creatively embellished with Swiss dots and butter cream scrolling. The top of the cake was adorned with a porcelain coffee cup that was for the brides grandmother and was filled with fresh spring flowers. The bride’s cake was cut by Gloria Domingue, aunt of the bride.
The large rustic wood groom’s table was decorated with a western theme. The groom’s cake was a chocolate butter crème creation trimmed with fondant rope icing and topped with chocolate covered strawberries. Each layer featured either butter pecan or Reese’s Pieces fillings. The groom’s cake was cut by Joanne Hines, godmother of the groom.
At the reception guests enjoyed a delicious menu, prepared by The Crossing at Mervin Kahn. Guests also enjoyed a night filled with dancing and entertainment.
After the reception the couple spent the night at the beautiful Maison Daboval Bed and Breakfast, before leaving for their honeymoon trip to Charleston, SC. Upon returning from their honeymoon the couple will reside in Scott.
Prior to the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was held Wednesday June 13, at the St. Leo Church Hall in Roberts Cove. The social was hosted by the groom’s family. A delicious steak dinner followed by desert was served to all in attendance.