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|Daniels, Hunnicutt wed|
Cynthia Alisa Daniels and Jarrett Todd Hunnicutt were united in marriage on Aug. 3, 2013 at First United Presbyterian Church in Monroe. The ceremony was officiated by Reverend Chad Merrell and Reverend David Roberts. The marriage blessing was given by Reverend Connie Smith. Music was provided by Marcie Hall, harpist; Hunt Neely, organist; Stefan Cashwell, vocalist; and Kristen Oden, Vocalist. Scripture readers were Caroline and Caity Brown of Monroe and Christine George Sanders of Baton Rouge
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lajoy Daniels, Jr. of Sterlington. Her godparents are Reverend and Mrs. Connie Smith of Dubach. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Clark of Downsville. Mrs. Vivanae Parnell Daniels of Farmerville, the late Mr. Lajoy Daniels, and the late Mr. Wayne Neal. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Randell Hunnicutt of Monroe. He is the grandson of Mrs. Hazel Bamburg of Monroe and the late I.A. Bamburg; Mrs. Francis Woodard of Monroe and the late Mr. Johnny Woodard of Monroe; Bonnie Hunnicutt and the late Johnny Hunnicutt of Benton, Ark.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, Alisa wore a Mori Lee gown of white bridal satin and organza. The sweetheart neckline and fitted bodice were accented with pewter beaded embroidered lace and a roushed band at the waistline accented with a center applique of beaded lace. Satin covered buttons adorn the zipper. The A-line skirt of organza with appliques of pewter beaded embroidered lace cascading and enhancing the satin hemline border extends to a cathedral length train. The bride wore a cathedral length veil of illusion adorned with scattered pearls and iridescent beads for the wedding ceremony and a double tiered veil of elbow length illusion with a scalloped edge accented with iridescent beads and hanging crystals for the reception. She wore a diamond heart necklace that was a wedding gift from the groom.
Laura Blanchard Tafoya, of Cheyenne, Wyo., served as matron of honor. Maids of honor were Natalia Krier of Rayville and Lauren Wade of Monroe. Bridesmaids were Amy Wilson Wyles of Monroe; Katelin Cox of West Monroe; Allison Moore of Sterlington and Katie Tiner Daniels of Monroe. Savanna Morganthall served as the flower girl. April Parker, of Fort Smith, Ark., was the proxy for the bride.
Keith Hunnicutt of Monroe served as best man. Groomsmen were Garrett Babb of Monroe; Clint Causey of Monroe, Richard Daniels of Monroe; Landon Ledford of Dallas, Texas; Tyler McCoy of Monroe and Seth Thomas of Texarkana, Ark. Ushers were Ross Bamburg of Fort Worth, Texas; Taylor Bounds of Monroe; Matt Fontana of Monroe and Colby Reynolds of Baton Rouge. Charley Ridings of Little Rock, Ark., served as ring bearer.
Program attendants for the wedding were Caroline Brown and Benjamin Ridings, of Little Rock, Ark., Caity Brown served as the bride’s book attendant. Mrs. Shirley Douglas served as wedding coordinator for the ceremony.
The bride carried a lovely cascading bouquet of white roses designed by Alan Futch. The arrangement contained ribbon from her mother’s bouquet from 1979. Mixed white flowers in silver trumpet vases graced the entrance to the church and either side of the alter. White roses and organza ribbon marked the reserved seating for the families.
Following the ceremony, the couple was honored at a reception at the American Legion Hall in Forsythe Park. Wedding planners for the reception were Barbara Ormond, Candy Gough, and Sheryl Patrick Copeland. The floral and reception team also included Leslye Barnes, Martha Colvin, and Janice Kay Dean. The function was catered by Mrs. Barbara Reynolds and The Fish House. The Bride’s cake was made by Mrs. Rebecca Cox of Sterlington, who made most of Alisa’s childhood birthday cakes. It was a four tier almond cake with buttercream icing and adorned by white roses. It was served by “Mrs. Becky” and “Mrs. Barbara.” The groom’s cake was a Saints’ theme. It consisted of layers of chocolate and Italian cream. It was served by cousins of the groom, Abigail and Anna Parkinson of Little Rock, Ark. Iced coffee punch was served by the bride’s aunt, Nancy Gardner of Brandon, Miss. Guests were entertained by the band, Southern Lovin’, from Atlanta, Ga., Jada Gardner; Tara Bamburg; Abigail, Allie, and Anna Parkinson; Juliet Pipes; Allie and Anna Richardson; and Lainey Ridings served as reception attendants. Following the bouquet and garter toss, the couple was showered with white rose petals as they walked down the flag lined sidewalk leading to their limousine.
On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s family hosted a rehearsal dinner at Kayla’s Kitchen in West Monroe. Guests enjoyed dining while viewing pictures of the couple growing up and hearing sentiments from family and friends.
Festivities for the day began with a bride’s brunch in the home of Mrs. Rebecca Cox. Hostesses for the function were Cheryl Spence, Rebecca Cox, Katelin Cox, and Allison Moore. Guests included the mothers of the bride and groom, the bridesmaids, and the bride’s proxy, Mrs. April Parker. The delicious meal included favorite dishes from memorable travels with the bridesmaids throughout the years.
Alisa is a graduate of Ouachita Christian School and attended Louisiana Delta Community College and LTC, where she obtained her certification as a pharmacy technician. She is employed by Medic Pharmacy. Todd is a graduate of Ouachita Parish High School and the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in construction management. He is employed by Union Pacific Railroad.
Following a honeymoon to the Sandal’s Resort in St. Lucia, the couple will make their home in Monroe.