Galler-Thibodeaux marry at Sacred Heart Church
Sacred Heart Catholic Church was the setting April 6 for the 11 a.m. double-ring ceremony uniting Kristen Ann Galler and Christopher Adney Thibodeaux in holy matrimony. The Revs. Gregory P. Fratt and Clyde Mahler officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Tina B. and Michael E. Galler III of Morgan City. She is the granddaughter of Maxine O. Galler of Morgan City and the late Michael E. Galler Jr., and Carol S. Bergeron of Morgan City and the late Robert “Bob” Bergeron.
The groom is the son of Roxanne H. and Stephen J. Thibodeaux of Houma. He is the grandson of Shirley Thibodeaux of Houma and the late Joseph L. Thibodeaux, and Harris Henry of Houma and the late Judith Henry.
For the occasion, reserved pews were adorned with gold-encrusted markers.
Music was by organist Lee LeBlanc, trumpeter Glynn Dagenhardt, pianist Paula Aucoin, guitarist Jody Aucoin and vocalist Laura Gaudet.
Eucharistic ministers were Willie St. Pierre and Barton Blanco. Offertory presenters were Carla Faulk, godmother of the bride; Jody Thibodeaux, godmother of the groom and Donna Henry, aunt of the groom. Lectors were Neal Hahn, godfather of the bride, and Susan Ruffin. Psalm reading and Prayers of the Faithful were presented by Jennifer Adams, cousin of the groom, and Maureen Alfred.
Escorted in marriage by her father, the bride was attired in a white and ivory satin gown with long lace sleeves and lace appliques throughout the bodice, skirt and underskirt. The long full skirt featured a back bustle and pleats which unfolded to the floor and was finished with a chapel-length train.
Her double veil matched the dress.
She carried a bouquet of white orchids encircled by white roses entwined with baby’s breath. An heirloom pearl and pendant rosary completed the nosegay.
Alyssa Kay Galler was her sister’s maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Cherie Hahn Latiolais, Katelyn Hahn and Amy Faulk, cousins of the bride, Amy Rabalais, Megan Crochet and Erin White.
Flower girls were Kara Arceneaux and Sydney Thibodeaux, cousins of the groom.
Peyton Thibodeaux, cousin of the groom, was ringbearer.
John Thibodeaux was his brother’s best man. Groomsmen were Rodney Griffin, Philip Thibodeaux II, Ken Arceneaux, Aaron Henry, Paul George, Gilbert Marcel Jr. and Roch Gernon.
Ushers were Ross Thibodeaux, Dale Zeringue, Peyton Thibodeaux and Christopher Avet.
A reception followed at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City.
The wedding cake was a four-tiered confection with butter cream icing and fillings of lemon, strawberry, chocolate and pecan praline. Fleurs-de-lis encircled each layer. The confection held a whimsical cake topper portraying the couple at their favorite pastime “fishing.”
A German chocolate cake shaped as a fleur-de-lis and a cake trimmed in purple and gold depicting the Louisiana State University’s “eye of the tiger” served as groom cakes.
On April 4, a rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents at the Latin Corner in Morgan City.
The bride graduated Morgan City High School in 2005 and Nicholls State University. She is a marine biologist with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Department in Bourg.
The groom graduated Terrebonne High School in Houma in 2003 and Nicholls State University. He is a manufacturing engineer with Oil States in Houma.
They took a five-day honeymoon cruise to the Bahamas and reside in Gray.