Blanco-Adams married in double-ring ceremony
Jessica Renee Blanco and Jared Van Charles Adams were married June 25 in a 3 p.m. double-ring ceremony at The Lighthouse Community Church in Berwick.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pernell Blanco of Morgan City. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Pontiff, and Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Adams of Franklin.
The Rev. Brad Bullock officiated. The Rev. Ron Morein, godfather of the bride, prayed a blessing over the couple.
For the wedding, the sanctuary platform was adorned with fresh Boston ferns and greenery. The entrance, pews and unity candle table were decorated with magnolias and peach dogwood.
Music for the ceremony was by the Rev. Bryon Beesley, and Tori Morein and Crissy Morein, cousins of the bride.
During the ceremony, the mothers of the wedding couple were presented a red rose.
Escorted in marriage by her father, the bride wore a mermaid-style dress of lace appliqué on soft net. The sculpted neckline featured scalloped straps and a V-shaped back. A Swarovski crystal brooch accented the empire waist.
She completed her look with gold, diamond and teardrop-pearl earrings, a gift from the groom, and a pearl bracelet and diamond and pearl-drop necklace, gifts from her parents.
Gracing her head was a tradition veil, that belongs to her sister Natalie Adams, and a blusher trimmed with Swarovski crystals.
She carried a hand-tied bouquet of ivory magnolias and peach dogwood tied with a gold ribbon.
Natalie Adams was matron of honor. Samantha Blanco, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Jessica Hebert, sister of the groom, Caitlyn Turner Guiffreda and Amanda Rhodes.
They each wore a floor-length dress in peach chiffon with a satin ribbon at the waist.
Attendants carried hand-tied bouquets of magnolias and dogwood.
Junior bridesmaids Kaleigh and Katie Navarro wore floor-length dresses of champagne chiffon.
They carried smaller versions of the bridesmaids’ bouquets.
Grace Hidalgo was flower girl. She wore a floor-length ivory ball gown.
Her white wicker basket was filled with peach dogwood.
Layne Hebert, nephew and godson of the groom, served as ringbearer. He carried an ivory pillow.
Best men were Jeremy Adams, brother of the groom, and Jake Darden.
Groomsmen were Jason Hebert, brother-in-law of the groom, Colby Dickerson and Dustin Dupuis.
Ushers were Lance Beneditto, Ben Darden and Lucas Hidalgo.
A reception followed at the Berwick Civic Complex.
Decorations featured an outdoor-garden party theme. Every table had arrangements of roses and a large mixture of spring flowers. The ceiling was decorated to give a gazebo look.
Four, 15-foot oak trees were placed at the four corners of the dance floor. Other trees were placed around the room.
Alicia Souza, godmother of the bride, and Deri Terry cut and served the wedding cake.
The groom’s chocolate cake with a fresh strawberry filling was decorated with a camouflage motif including deer antlers.
Family and friends helping with hospitalities were Derald Hardaway and Connie Hardaway, aunt and uncle of the bride; Drake Stansbury; Carrie Stansbury; Tom Souza Jr., uncle of the bride; Deri Terry; Craig Terry; and Linda Souza, grandmother of the bride.
For her going-away attire, the bride wore Linda Souza’s 1965 A-line wedding dress of knee-length ivory satin.
In recognition of the bride’s grandparents, Linda and Tom Souza Sr.’s 46th wedding anniversary, the wedding couple’s last dance was shared with all of their grandparents.
The bride is a 2006 graduate of Morgan City High School. She attends Nicholls State University in Thibodaux majoring in art.
The groom is a 2005 graduate of West St. Mary High School in Baldwin and he earned a degree in Safety Technology from NSU. He is employed at Dynamic Production.
Prior to the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Atchafalaya Golf Course at Idlewild Club House.
They took a honeymoon cruise to Key West, Fla., and the Bahamas and reside in Berwick.