The bride is the daughter of Chris and Angie Reese of Gueydan. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Reese of Gueydan and George and Brenda Pousson of Iota.
Christina is a 2003 graduate of Notre Dame High School and a 2008 graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is currently employed with Carmichael’s Cashway Pharmacy.
The groom is the son of Dennis and Cathy Guidry of Estherwood. He is the grandson of the late Laryman Guidry, Sr. and Audrey Guidry of Estherwood and Tony and Ethel Brown of Iota.
Kyle is a 2003 graduate of Notre Dame High School and a 2007 graduate of Louisiana State University. Currently he is completing the Louisiana State University master’s program. Kyle is employed with the Louisiana State University AgCenter.
Appropriate musical selections were provided by Tiffany Thibodeaux, vocals and guitar; Ricky Guidry, vocals; and Joe Stemplewski, piano and trumpet.
Scriptures were read by Ricky Guidry, godfather of the groom; and Alice Pousson, aunt of the bride.
Gifts of offertory were presented by Pam Brown, godmother of the groom; Melanie Taylor, aunt of the bride; and Shelby Pousson, godfather of the bride.
Entering the church on the arm of her father, Christina was radiant in a beautifully designed two-toned silky taffeta gown of the Casablanca collection. The lovely creation featured a sweetheart neckline and ruched bodice adorned with intricate beadwork and embroidered appliques. The skirt consisted of box pleats accented with gorgeous embroidery which flowed down into a cathedral-length train. Her headpiece was of a fingertip-length veil with beaded scallop edging. She carried an exquisite hand-tied bouquet of large white roses set among dusty pink miniature roses. Entwined within her arrangement was her great grandmother’s rosary, which was also her traditional item of something old, and her great great grandmother’s broach of the Blessed Mary symbolizing her traditional item of something blue.
Other traditional items chosen included her wedding gown and a pearl bracelet and earring set, given to her by her bridegroom, as something new; and a lavalier pendant worn by the groom’s great grandmother on her wedding day in 1917, as something borrowed.
Attending the bride as maid of honor was her sister, Cristin Reese. Bridesmaids were Rachel Simoneaux, friend of the bride and groom; Crystal Dickens, Amanda Martin and Monica Benoit, cousins of the bride; and Andrea Poff and Kristie Klumpp, cousins of the groom.
The attendants were stunning in strapless A-line gowns of amethyst taffeta. Their ensembles were constructed of asymmetrical pleating on the bodice and waistband. They each carried a spray of chrysanthemums in shades of pink and burgundy.
Standing as best man was Todd Guidry, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Bennett Guidry, Dale Leblanc, friends of the groom; Ryan Poff, Craig Guidry, cousins of the groom; Christopher Reese, brother of the bride; and Brandon Martin, cousin of the bride.
Upon arriving at the church, guests were ushered to their seats by Thomas Caltabilota, Chris Broussard and Tyler Broussard, friends of the groom.
Audrianne and Andrea Mouton, cousins of the groom; were precious as they served as flower girls, while Cooper Austin Poff, godchild of the groom; performed the duties of ring bearer.
On her daughter’s special day, Mrs. Reese, the former Angelia Faye Pousson, was ravishing in a floor-length taffeta gown in mink pink that featured a wrap bodice and waist with floral details.
The mother of the groom, the former Cathy Brown, was elegant in a two-piece floor-length dress of burgundy satin taffeta. Her attire included a spaghetti strap camisole and jacket with a mandarin neck and soutache detailing.
Following the ceremony a reception honoring the newlyweds was held at the Rayne Civic Center Auditorium.
The bride’s cake consisted of four round tiers enhanced with scrollwork. Topping and encircling the confection was various styles of flowers in hues of burgundy, dusty rose and deep purples. The cake was served by Tammy Clement, godmother of the bride.
The groom was honored with a German chocolate cake in the shape of a fleur-de-lis. The delicacy simulate a LSU theme and was served by Pam Brown, godmother of the groom.
Out of town guests traveled from Texas and various points of Louisiana.
Following the wedding the couple has plans for a wedding trip to Negril, Jamaica.
On Thursday, June 11, a rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom’s parents, was held at the G & H Kitchen. Guests were treated to a delicious meal of crawfish etouffee, fried shrimp, green beans and salad.