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Mr. Charlie, Miss Reed united in holy matrimony

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Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Washington provided the setting for a lovely 7 p.m. ceremony Friday, July 20, 2013, uniting Miss Emily Elisabeth Reed and Mr. Jarod Daniel Charlie in holy matrimony, with Father Jared Suire officiating.

The bride is the daughter of James A. Reed Jr. and Michelle T. Reed of Ville Platte. The groom is the son of Jackie and Ash Cassidy and Danny Charlie of Ville Platte.

The church was beautifully decorated with ivory-colored rose balls accented with burlap bows on the pews and doors of the church. A large floral arrangement of coral and ivory-colored roses, hydrangeas and gladiolas accented with greenery adorned the altar.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride was radiant in her magnificent, ivory-colored, strapless, mermaid-style gown of satin. The gown featured a luxurious satin bodice and intricately beaded illusion removable pop-over bolero jacket. The gown was embellished with covered button detailing for added accents and a no-waist seam with a sweep train. The gown’s waistline was accented with an ivory-colored satin ribbon embellished with an elongated diamond-shaped Swarovski crystal slider. The cathedral-length veil featured intricate beading along the edges.

She wore ivory-colored, pleated peep-toe shoes of charmeuse accented with crystal embellishment. She also wore pearl accessories to complete her attire.

The bride carried a loose nosegay of coral-colored roses, seeded eucalyptus, hydrangeas and pink wax flowers. Entwined into the bouquet was “something old,” a pearl-colored rosary belonging to her late great-aunt, Margaret Fontenot.

Ashley Perkins of Eunice served as matron of honor for the special occasion. She wore a champagne-colored, strapless gown featuring a sweetheart neckline and intricate beading around the waistline. She wore pearl accessories and carried a bouquet of coral-colored roses to complete her look.

Bridesmaids were Gretchen Deitz of Eunice; Kathryn Ramey Reed of Coralville, Iowa, sister-in-law of the bride; and Victoria Charlie of Ville Platte, sister of the groom. They were attired identically to the matron of honor.

The groom wore a black tuxedo with ivory-colored vest and tie.

The bride’s father wore a black tuxedo with charcoal vest and tie.

Jacob Fontenot of Ville Platte served as best man for the evening ceremony.

Groomsmen were Dylan Charlie, brother of the groom; Spencer Lejeune, Ben Dupre, and Adam Roberie, all of Ville Platte. They wore black tuxedos with bisque-colored vests and ties.

Ushers were Stefan Reed of New Orleans, Michael Reed of Coralville, Iowa, and Kyle Reed of Baton Rouge, all brothers of the bride. They wore black tuxedos with champagne-colored vests and ties.

Flower girl was Isabelle Reed, niece of the bride; and junior flower girl was Amelia Tate, cousin of the bride. They each wore an ivory-colored, sleeveless gown of satin with tulle overlay. The gown featured a satin bow and buttons down the back of the dress. They each carried an ivory-colored rose ball.

Ring bearer was Luke Legendre. He wore a black tuxedo with champagne-colored vest and tie.

For her daughter’s special day, the bride’s mother selected a taupe-colored, knee-length gown featuring a portrait collar and crystal accents.

The groom’s mother selected a rose-colored, knee-length gown featuring soft layers, crystal accents and matching bolero jacket.

A reception followed at the Wolff Banquet and Reception Hall in Washington. The entrance table was adorned with a rustic birdcage, burlap runner covered with coral-colored rose petals and baby pictures of the couple. The sign-in table featured a burlap runner and ivory and pearl sign-in book and pen. The table also was decorated with antique lanterns, birdcages and candelabras. The food table was adorned with a large flower arrangement and candles. Guest tables were decorated with white linens and crystal centerpieces with candles and coral-colored rose petals and burlap. The bridal table was highlighted by the beautiful wedding cake, engraved flutes with ornate cutouts and brilliant detailing and ivory-colored, hand-applied enameling with matching cake knife and server.

The groom’s table was decorated in a hunting theme with salt grass, moss and two antique doors accenting the backdrop for the groom’s chocolate cake.

Following a wedding trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the couple has made their home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

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