Rabalais-Lewis exchange vows at St. Joseph Church
Aimee Elizabeth Rabalais and Jay Andrew Lewis Jr. exchanged wedding vows April 19 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Patterson. The Rev. Donovan Labbe officiated the 6 p.m. double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Robert and Alecia Rabalais of Patterson. The groom is the son of Jay and Teri Lewis of New Orleans.
For the occasion, the sanctuary was enhanced with green hydrangeas, white roses and purple calla lilies.
Music was by Glynn Dagenhard, and Michael Swiber, trumpet; Merita Theriot, flute; Charles Whitten, guitar; Ben Templet, tuba; and Bart Romero, French horn.
Readings were by the groom’s father, and Amanda Rabalais and Stephanie Blanchard, cousins of the bride. Offertory gifts were presented by Sarah Langlois and Taylor Blanchard, cousins of the bride. Eucharistic ministers were Nathalie Weber and Colleen Rabalais, aunts of the bride, and Steve Rabalais, uncle of the bride.
Escorted in marriage by her father, the bride was attired in a white satin dress designed with a strapless sweetheart neckline and semi-cathedral train. Embellishing the gown was re-embroidered lace, crystal beading and cloth-constructed flowers that gathered at the waist and along the train.
Her fingertip-length veil was fashioned with a blusher and small cloth floral accents.
She carried a bouquet of a dozen white roses, green hydrangeas and dark purple calla lilies.
Amy Lewis and Amanda Lewis, sisters of the groom, were maids of honor. Bridesmaids were Amanda Gibson, Lauren Rabalais, Lindsay Rabalais, Kristen Thibodeaux and Megan Walton.
Bridal attendants each wore an eggplant, floor-length gown featuring a sweetheart neckline and small cloth floral accents at the waist.
Flower girls were Stella Pourciau and Cille Pourciau.
Landon Underwood was ringbearer.
Serving as best man was Marc Rabalais, brother of the bride. Groomsmen were Michael Burgard, David Cooley, Cody Gibson, Allen Hoffman and Alex Lacour.
Ushers were George Underwood III and Damon Pourciau.
A reception followed at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City. Decorations included birdcages, flowers and pictures of the bride and groom.
The wedding cake was a five-tiered confection with buttercream frosting and lavender roses cascading down the right side. Topping the confection was the initial “L” and two clay love birds.
An array of chocolate chip cookies served as the groom’s cake.
Prior to the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Café JoJo’s in Morgan City.
The bride graduated Patterson High School in 2005 and Louisiana State University in 2009 with a degree in mass communication. She graduated in 2012 from Loyola New Orleans College of Law with a juris doctor in civil and common law. In October 2012, she was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar Association. She is an attorney in the New Orleans area.
The groom graduated Mandeville High School in 2005 and earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from LSU in 2009. He graduated in 2012 from Loyola New Orleans College of Law with a juris doctor in civil law. In October 2012, he was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar Association. He is an attorney in the New Orleans area.
They honeymooned in Jamaica and reside in New Orleans.