The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Susan Williamson Ray of Jennings, and Mr. Richard W. Hensgens of Lake Arthur. She is the granddaughter of the Mrs. Cora LeDoux Williamson and the late Coolidge Williamson of Eunice and the late Nicholas L. and Doris Landry Hensgens of Crowley.
The bride is a graduate of St. Edmund High School in Eunice and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications, with a concentration in Public Relations, from McNeese State University in Lake Charles.
The groom is the son of Mr. John B. “Barney” and Mrs. Deanie Belaire Stewart of Rayne. He is the grandson of the late Clevence and Sylvia Belaire of Loreauville, and Milton and Freida Breaux Stewart of Lake Charles.
The groom is a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Crowley, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an elegant strapless mermaid-style gown completely overlaid in antique ivory lace. The beautiful silhouette featured a soft sweetheart neckline and runching at the bodice. The bride wore a double-layered fingertip veil trimmed in ivory satin ribbon.
The bride carried a bouquet of hand-sewn flowers constructed of vintage linens in shades of ivory. An heirloom linen and lace handkerchief, once belonging to her late grandmother, was tucked into the lovely bouquet.
Claire Frederick served as maid of honor and Brooke Howard served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Caroline Stewart, Lauren Fontenot, Juliee Feucht, Kayla Anderson, Mandy LeJeune and Kaydee’ Jo Hensgens. Caroline Hensgens and Gretchen Guinn served as flowergirls.
Joshua Istre served as best man. Groomsmen were Andrew McFarlain, Luke Hensgens, Kevin Jones, Travis Webb, Adam Regan, Patrick Arnold, Paige Hodges and Jake Borill. Ryan Miller, Jake Fontenot, David Berken and Matt Vonderstein served as ushers. Andrew Fontenot, Jr. served as the ring bearer.
A reception was held at The Grand Opera House in Crowley.
Following a honeymoon trip to the Hawaiian Islands of Oahu and Maui, the newlyweds will reside in Lafayette.