Saint Joseph Catholic Church was the setting for the Wedding Ceremony which joined Miss Amy Elizabeth Horne and Mr. Daniel Mayton Williams in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony.
The ceremony began at “high noon” as the church bells chimed with Father Karl Jay Daigle and Reverend Ronnie Whitlock as the celebrants. Vocalist Mrs. Laura Wilhite Gieseke, organist and cantor Mr. Aaron D. Wilson, pianist Mr. Paul Edward Landry, uncle of the bride, violinist Ms. Mary Eileen Grant, and trumpeter Mr. Michael Scarlato provided music.
Mary Ellen Anderson and Michelle May Martin delivered both cousins of the groom and Margaret Becton Cox, friend of the bride Scripture readings.
Debbie Morgan of The Red Geranium provided the floral arrangements of white peonies, white and peach David Austin Roses, white and peach spray roses, and green and white hydrangeas.
A reception followed at Savoie’s Catering, with music provided by Bayou Boogie. Debi Griffin, from Debi Cakes of Minden, created the wedding cake decorated with sugar flowers and topped with a vintage Lladro Bride and Groom and the groom’s cake of stacked books.
The reception floral arrangements were all displayed in family heirloom crystal vases.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert John Horne Sr. of Shreveport. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Usa Louis Landry Sr. of Erath, Louisiana and Mrs. James Lawrence Horne and the late Mr. James Lawrence Horne Sr. of Staten Island, New York. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Gene Williams of Minden, Louisiana. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Edward May of Homer and the late Mr. and Mrs. James A. Williams of Vivian.
Presented in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride chose an elegant gown of lace on English net with sequin enhanced Alencon lace. The Mori Lee dress was accented with a sweetheart neckline adorned with pearls and beading. The fitted bodice of beaded Alencon lace featured covered buttons on the back and a pleated cumber bund with an exquisite medallion of pearls and crystals. The dress was complete with a chapel train. The bride’s veil was accented with pearls and beading. Added to her bouquet were her grandmother’s Italian cameo, which her mother wore in her wedding, her childhood rosary, a handmade handkerchief given to her by her mother, and a strand of pearls and beads presented and prayed upon by family and friends at her bridal brunch. She completed her ensemble with her grandmother’s pearl bracelet.
Lindsey Suzanne Lewis and Catherine Harper Reed, both of Shreveport served as Matrons of Honor. Bridesmaids were Mary Helen Simms, sister of the groom, Emily McElroy Horne, sister-in-law of the bride, Elizabeth Ferlito Fisher, Joanna Ferlito King, Michelle Kathleen Murrell, and Jenny Darlene Paul. The flower girl was Mary Emma Simms, niece of the groom. Mary Catherine Carpenter and Sarah Elizabeth Carpenter, cousins of the bride, Melissa May Robinson, cousin of the groom, Merideth Scott Boyd, Casie Gray Kellogg, Megan DeFatta Quinn, Nikie Lynn Robley , and Jerilyn Rae Standley all served as Honored Attendants.
Doyle Gene Williams served his son as Best Man. Groomsmen were Robert John Horne, Jr. and James David Horne, brothers of the bride, Stephen Blaine Simms, brother-in-law of the groom, William Scott Martin Jr., cousin of the groom, William Christopher Cox, Richard Neil Lewis Jr., and Shaun Allen Lewis.
Amy is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University in Ruston where she was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. She is a fourth grade teacher at Fairfield Elementary. Daniel is also a graduate of Louisiana Tech University. He is employed with Fibrebond in Minden as an engineer.
Following a honeymoon driving the coast of California, the couple will make their home in Shreveport.