The bride is the daughter of Larry and Marilyn Lawson of Crowley. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Lawson of Crowley and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Rodgers of Glasgow, Scotland.
Elizabeth is a 1997 graduate of Crowley High School. She is also a graduate of Louisiana State University where she earned both a bachelor of science and a master’s degree in accounting. Miss Lawson is an alumni of the Pi Beta Phi sorority, treasurer of the Crowley Professional Women’s Club and a member of the Krewe of Victoria. She is currently employed as a financial analyst at Petroquest Energy.
The groom is the son of W.D. and Sandra Monk of Robert’s Cove. He is the grandson of Horace and Amy Hanks of Robert’s Cove and David and the late Dorothy Monk of Oakdale.
Jason is a 1996 graduate of Crowley High School and is employed as the manager of Bronco Oilfield Services.
Appropriate musical selections were provided by Kelly Lawson and Christina Austin.
Scriptures were read by Carey Lawson and Kasey Guchereau.
Elizabeth entered the chapel, radiant, on the arm of her father wearing a satin gown in white featuring a strapless neckline. The bodice was decorated with beading applied delicately to embroidered motifs. Beaded trim accented the neckline and dropped waistline. Pleats on the sides and back gave fullness to the A-line skirt. Complementing beadwork adorned the hemline, as well as the semi-cathedral train. Her headpiece consisted of a cathedral length-veil. The bride carried a beautiful arrangement of white roses inset within greenery.
In keeping with tradition, the bride chose her maternal grandmother’s handkerchief as something old, her dress as something new, her veil as something borrowed and as something blue was a set of blue beads belonging to her paternal grandmother.
Attending the bride as matron of honor was her sister, Christine Gill. Bridesmaids were Amanda Benoit and Amy Monk, sisters of he groom; Kelly Lawson, cousin of the bride; Renee Monk, sister-in-law of the groom; Susan Istre, Kimberly Diebel, Wendy Lafosse, Jennifer Mixon and April Cardinale, all friends of the bride.
The attendants were attired in formal gowns of periwinkle chiffon. The strapless bodice featured ruching above the empire waist. Gathering at the waistline created a full A-line skirt. They each carried a bright arrangement of spring flowers.
Chosen to stand as best man was friend of the groom, Jarrod Schendel. Groomsmen were Jared Monk and Justin Monk, brothers of the groom; Alan Lawson, brother of the bride; and Brenden Gill, brother-in-law of the bride; Trent Trahan, Scott Carboni, Brent LeBoeuf, Ryan Simon and Jesse Regan, all friends of the groom.
As guests arrived, they were escorted to their seats by ushers Casey Clark and Craig Gonzales, friends of the groom.
Bethany Benoit, niece of the groom, served as flower girl, while, nephew of the bride, Colin Lawson, performed the duties of ring bearer.
On her daughter’s special day, the mother of the bride, the former Marilyn Rodgers, was lovely in a two-piece ensemble of silk shantung in a tint of sage. The sheath gown featured encrusted beading at the neckline and was topped with a tailored jacket which was beaded on the notched collar and hemline, as well as the cuffs of the three-quarter-length sleeves.
The mother of the groom, the former Sandra Hanks, was ravishing in a two-piece silk dupioni in Ice blue. Her look was completed with an imported beaded chantilly lace bodice overlay.
Both mothers were presented with corsages of spring-like flowers.
A reception immediately followed at The Ballroom of Crowley. Among the many refreshments served was the bridal cake. The magnificent five-tiered confection consisted of a one of a kind decor of fresh cut flowers.
The groom was honored with a cake made to resemble a truck and sporting LSU graphics.
Out of town guests traveled from Glasgow, Scotland; Ontario, Canada; Manchester, England; Texas, Alabama, Florida and Georgia.
Upon returning from a wedding trip to Nassau, Bahamas, the newlyweds will reside in Crowley.
On the night prior to the wedding a 7 p.m. rehearsal dinner was held at Forest Park Church of Christ. Hosted by the groom’s parents, guests were treated to a delicious meal of different style gumbos cooked with various ingredients including duck and andouille, chicken and sausage, seafood, and okra and shrimp. Also served with the meal was potato salad and a variety of desserts and fresh fruits.