The bride is the daughter ofTony and Stephanie Douget of Crowley and John and Jan Carboni of Houston, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Lonie and Mary Douget of Crowley and Cleo Norris of Oil City and the late Clara Norris.
Katy is a 2000 graduate of Iota High School. She also attended Louisiana State University at Eunice where she earned a degree in radiologic technology in 2005 and proceed with a degree in diagnostic medical sonography in 2006. She is currently employed in the radiology department at American Legion Hospital in Jennings.
The groom is the son of Darrell and Kim Fruge of Tee Manou. He is the grandson of Wallace and Jeanette Firmin of Iota and the late Lester Klumpp and Roonie and Nell Fruge of Tee Mamou.
Trent is a 2001 graduate of Iota High School. He is currently employed with Garber Farms.
The church was beautifully decorated with the double entrance doors adorned with large wreaths of deep crimson fall flowers accented with glittering ivory hydrangea blooms and gilded leaves. Guests were greeted by Macey Vidrine , cousin of the groom, of Tee Mamou, who served as program attendant. Jennifer Mills, friend of the bride, of Lakeland, Florida, served as wedding planner/bridal attendant.
Pew markers made from glittering royal red hydrangeas, gilded leaves, berry sprays and latte tulle ribbon lined the aisle. The pearlized unity candles, decorated by the bride with a cross of deep red and gold gemstones, were displayed on lead crystal pedestals.
Reflecting their Cajun heritage, the couple chose a fleur-de-lis symbol which was used throughout the wedding. The fleur-de-lis graced the wedding invitations, the programs and the stand holding the memorial candle. The lighting of the memorial candle took place during the marriage ceremony in honor of deceased family members of the couple.
Musical selections were performed by the St. Michael’s Men’s Choir under the direction of Mr. Lee Seilhan. The choir members have know the bride since she was a small child. Susan Comeaux, the bride’s former piano teacher, was the organist. Other vocalist included Ellan Kay Baggett, friend of the bride’s family; Suzette Leonards, friend of the couple and their families; Dwayne Dietz, friend of the bride’s family; and Jan Carboni, the bride’s mother. The violinist, Tommy Benoit, elegantly accompanied musical selections before and during the ceremony and Joseph Stemplewski, friend of the bride’s family, enhanced the nuptial musical with his performance on the trumpet.
Offertory gifts were presented to the couple by Suzanne Myers, godmother of the groom; and Regina and Selina Myers, cousins of the groom.
Escorted by her father down the beautifully decorated aisles, Katy was radiant in an ivory satin and organza gown from the Mori Lee designer collection. The lovely creation featured a scalloped bodice adorned with delicate lace and gold accents. The lace draped asymmetrically over the organza to accent the waist and flowed into an A-line skirt, which was embellished with beaded lace appliqués. The hem was finished with an intricate scalloped edge that mirrored the bodice. The corset back was followed by a chapel-length train and complemented with a matching refined lace and exquisite bead work. Her headpiece was configured of an off-white, two-layered fingertip veil of French illusion with crystal and pearl accents. A tiara encrusted with pearls and jewels completed it’s look. The bride carried a classic hand-tied arm bouquet of long-stemmed deep crimson tea roses accented with springs of ivory hydrangea and glittering deep red wooden spirals. Sheer ivory ribbon formed a bow and cascaded from the bouquet in long streamers.
In keeping with tradition the bride chose to wear a pair of pearl earrings from her late maternal grandmother as something old and her dress as something new. Several items were worn as something borrowed to include the bride’s veil and tiara from her friends Maile and Jenna and a pearl and diamond combination necklace belonging to her mother and as something blue was a gemstone adornment found on the garter. A sixpence, given to the bride by her godchild, was carried for good luck.
Serving as matrons of honor were Dana Douget Ries, sister of the bride; and Maile Zaunbrecher, best friend of the bride. Attending as bridesmaids were Kristina Sloone Smith and Kelli Trohan, friends of the bride; Kendall Fruge LaCombe and Kourtney Fruge Andrepont, sisters of the groom; and Anna Katheryn Fruge, sister-in-law of the groom.
Each attendant was elegant in a strapless, floor-length black gown that featured a sweetheart neckline, pick-up skirt and a latte satin sash. Their ensembles were completed with matching necklaces, earrings and bracelets, gifts from the bride, that were worn over elbow-length black gloves. They carried traditional nosegays of varied crimson fall flowers accented with glittering ivory hydrangea blossoms, dark red wooden spirals, dark gold gilded leaves and sheer latte ribbon.
Standing as best man was brother of the groom, Ashley Fruge. Groomsmen were David Douget, brother of the bride; Nick LaHaye, friend of the groom; Harvey Ries, brother-in-law of the bride; Garrett Andrepont and Wade LeCombe, brother-in-laws of the groom; and Todd Fruge, cousin of groom.
The groomsmen were attired in classic black tuxedos featuring black vest, ivory shirts and traditional ivory neckties. The groom was similarly attired in a black tuxedo with an ivory vest, shirt and necktie.
Zoie Claire Zaunbrecher, godchild of the bride; served as flower girl dressed very similar to her godmother in an ivory, floor-length dress with a scooped neckline and pick-up skirt. She carried an ivory satin basket adorned with simple knots of ribbon containing deep crimson tea roses, glittering ivory hydrangea, deep gold leaves and dark red wooden spiral accents. Caroline Rose Fruge, infant godchild of the groom; was honorary flower girl.
Performing the duties of ring bearer was Gavin Vidrine, godchild of the groom. Gavin was dressed identically to his godfather wearing an ivory vest, shirt and tie complementing his classic black tuxedo. He carried an ivory sating ring pillow with simply knotted ribbon which matched Zoie’s basket.
On her daughter’s special day the mother of the bride, the former Janice Norris, was ravishing in a deep red, heavily beaded sleeveless top with double V-necklines. Her ensemble was complemented with a floor-length black taffeta A-line skirt.
The mother of the groom, the former Kimberly Klumpp, was stunning in her attire of choice. She wore a floor-length gown of taupe shantung featuring a bolero style jacket accented with embroidery and soutache braid.
Both mother’s were presented with corsages fashioned from tea roses in a deep rose hue with ivory hydrangea blossoms and gilded golden accents.
Following the wedding a reception was held at the New Life Center in Evangeline.
The reception area included ivory covered round tables holding fall flower arrangements and a multitude of twinkling lights and lighted candles. The table arrangements were complemented by sheer table scarves in rich fall colors.
The bride’s cake was centered on a long glass table anchored with ivory Grecian columns. A sheer scarf matching the bride’s dress was beneath the four-tiered octagon-shaped confection which was created by the groom’s aunt, Debra Hebert. The layers were of varying flavors, one of which was rainbow chip, the bride’s favorite.
Several fillings were used between the layers including pecan praline, strawberry and cream cheese and pineapple. The off-white buttercream icing featured a scrolled design embellished with matching scroll-imprinted ribbon. Finishing the look of this magnificent creation was a gold and mother of pearl cross accented with a bow made from the same scrolled ribbon mentioned previously.
The backdrop for the bridal cake area featured elegant white columns between ivory and white sheer draping. Atop the columns were candles in glass cylinders with dangling fleur-de-lis ornamentation.
The groom was honored with a chocolate delicacy designed by the groom and his godmother, Suzanne Myers, and created by Ms. Myers. Incorporating a farming theme, the cake depicted sweet potato farming and was enhanced by John Deere farming implements hand-made and modified by the groom when he was a boy. Dark and light chocolate icing added to the farming motif details of the groom’s cake.
The groom’s table area featured a weathered barn door back-drop and bales of hay which were used to display farming equipment models as well as various items from the Iota/Tee Mamou Mardi Gras. Bridal portraits of Katy, portraying a Mardi Gras theme were incorporated into the backdrop as a surprise for the groom.
Out of town guests traveled from Texas, Florida, Arkansas and Massachusetts.
Upon returning from a weeding trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the couple will reside in Tee Mamou.
On October 22, 2008 a rehearsal dinner was held at the Tee Mamou Knights of Columbus Hall. Guests were treated to a meal of beef brisket, pork jambalaya, green beans, cole slaw and followed by a variety of desserts to include bread pudding with rum sauce, brownies and ice cream. The 7 p.m. social was hosted by the parents of the groom.