The bride is the daughter of John and Janet Kibodeaux, Jr. of Rayne Her grandparents are John and Janell Kibodeaux, Sr. and Edward & Marlene Habetz, and great-grandparents are Freddie and Lou Miller and the late L A and Annie Habetz, the late Eugene and Gladys Stutes and Ina and Joe Kibodeaux, all of Rayne. She is a 2007 graduate of Rayne High School, attended EMT School of Acadiana, and is currently employed by KCM, LLC while a member of Preceptor Alpha Chi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi.
The groom is the son of Kenneth and Mary Guidry of Rayne. His grandparents are the late Johnny and Bobbie Gatlin and Dennis and Yolande Guidry. He is a 2007 graduate of Rayne High School, is employed as a machinist at Service Machine and Supply, and serves as the owner/operator of Big Dullay’s Lawn Care.
Traditional items selected by the bride for her wedding day were: a handkerchief from her maternal great-grandmother, Lou Miller following a family tradition where all of the female grandchildren carried the same handkerchief that was a graduation gift of Mrs. Miller in 1942 as something old; something new was her wedding ensemble with special emphasis on the pearl jewelry that was a gift from the groom; something borrowed was her parent’s wedding rosary entwined in her bouquet; and accents on her garter were something blue.
The groom was escorted by his parents to the decorated area on the beach to await the bridal party.
Escorted by her mother, the bride wore an original gown of her own design and created as a Marlene Original by her grandmother, Marlene Habetz. The strapless, mermaid-style antique ivory silk gown featured shirred princess lines. The empire bodice was appliquéd in embroidered French Alencon lace that was hand beaded with matching seed and rice pearls, clear and topaz Austrian crystals, Swarovski rhinestones, along with iris sequins, bugle beads and Rochelle beads. The skirt featured a circular antique ivory bridal satin underskirt and an overskirt of satin lined silk that formed a chapel length train and featured an inverted “V” drape from the left knee that was accented with a duplicate appliqué from the bodice design. Her veil was a four tier, fingertip illusion with a satin stitched edging and held by a simple comb. She carried a dozen ivory roses accented with rust alstroemerias, all fastened with a chocolate satin ribbon with pearl accents.
Attending her sister as maid of honor was Emily Claire Kibodeaux. She wore a chocolate silk cocktail dress featuring a strapless bodice and above the knee gathered skirt, accented with a shirred midriff in antique ivory. She also wore deep chocolate jewelry, a gift from the couple, and carried long-stemmed ivory roses gathered with chocolate satin ribbon.
Serving as flower girl was Analiese Claire Guidry, daughter of the couple. She wore a Marlene Original gown in the same antique fabric as the bride, featuring a sleeveless, round neck bodice design of silk overlaid with shirred silk organza. Miniature versions of the hand-beaded embroidered French Alencon lace graced the neckline and accented the cummerbund waist band that tied into a back bow. The gathered silk skirt was overlaid with organza and picked up at the hemline on the left side with a miniature beaded appliqué. Her headpiece was a halo-styled, silk band with satin stitch edged illusion strips that tied into a bow in the back. She carried an antique ivory basket accented in chocolate satin that held ivory rose petals.
Attending the groom as best man was his cousin, Chris Wager. The groom, his father and the best man were similarly attired in oatmeal linen trousers and Caribbean-style shirts and ivory rose boutonnières with chocolate accents.
Ring bearer was Holt Allen Kibodeaux, brother and godchild of the bride. He carried a monogrammed pillow with replicas of the nuptial rings attached.
For her daughter’s wedding, the bride’s mother wore a knee length cocktail dress. The strapless top featured a fitted waistline and a semi-straight skirt that featured a center front inverted pleat in blended bias stripes in shades of grey and chocolate.
The mother of the groom selected a two-piece ensemble featuring a black, chocolate and white accordion pleated designed top accented with Cinderella length evening trousers.
Each mother was presented with long-stemmed ivory roses collected with chocolate satin ribbon to carry.
Following the beachfront ceremony, guests enjoyed an a la carte dinner, cake and champagne at Anglers Restaurant in Florida.
The couple enjoyed the attractions of the Okaloosa Island area including deep sea fishing and a dolphin cruise before returning to make their home in Rayne.
Prior to the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents on October 22, at the Island Echoes Condominium on Okaloosa Island, Fla.
On Saturday, Nov. 7, the newlyweds were honored during a celebration reception at the American Legion Home in Rayne. The principals introduced to those in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Miller, maternal great-grandparents of the bride; Mr. and Mrs. John Kibodeaux, Sr., paternal grandparents of the bride; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Habetz, maternal grandparents of the bride; the groom escorted by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Guidry; the groom’s sister, Ashley Paige Guidry, carrying the flower girl, Analiese Claire Guidry, daughter of the couple; the bride’s mother, Janet Kibodeaux, escorted by the ring bearer, Holt Allen Kibodeaux, the bride’s godchild; the bride’s sister, Emily Kibodeaux, escorted by the groom’s brother, Travis Guidry; the bride, Ashley Nicole Kibodeaux Guidry, escorted by her father, John Kibodeaux, Jr.
Among the refreshments served was the bride’s cake, a four-tier ivory round confection accented with the couple’s initials as the topper. The cake was adorned with fresh flowers and intricate ivory scalloped piping. The delicacy was served by the bride’s godmother, Jeanne Peltier.
The chocolate groom’s cake resembled camouflage and was accented with a replica of a lake centered with a “G” in hunter orange atop the lake. The groom’s cake was served by the groom’s godmothers Claire Broussard and Mona Lopez.
Guests attended the celebration from Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, and Alabama.
Of special interest during the reception was a five-generation photo of the bride’s family including Freddie and Lou (Thibodeaux) Miller; Edward and Marlene (Miller) Habetz; John and Janet (Habetz) Kibodeaux; Wesley and Ashley (Kibodeaux) Guidry; and Analiese Claire Guidry.