Pratt and Wallis wed in New Orleans service

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Vincent Pratt announce the marriage of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Pratt, to Trenton James Wallis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tobian Kyle Wallis.

The wedding was held December 15 at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor in New Orleans. Father Tony Rigoli of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the granddaughter of Josephine Griefield Pratt of Vicksburg, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Pratt of Ridgeland, Susan Carpenter of Granbury, Texas and the late Dr. T.W. Carpenter Jr. of San Angelo, Texas. The bridegroom is the grandson of Arletta Averette and the late John O. Averette of Baton Rouge, Sharon Gail Dryden of Zachary, La., and the late William Edwin Wallis of Wall.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore an embellished cap sleeved gown with a soft silk designer skirt and a cathedral length veil. Heirloom bridal accessories included a ring belonging to her maternal great-grandmother and antique earrings belonging to her paternal grandmother. Her bouquet included white and pink garden style roses, peonies, dahlias, and ranunculus.

Maid of honor was Margaret Elizabeth Wooten of Vicksburg. Bridesmaids were Ann Marie Oakley Allen of Shreveport, Texas, Ashleigh Nicole Piazza of Vicksburg, Danielle Kayla Gallineau of Lafayette, and Lake Roberson Wesson of Jackson. They wore black gowns with bodices accented with black beading.

Best men were the bridegroom’s brothers Trey Michael Wallis and Tyler Joseph Wallis, both of Baton Rouge. Groomsmen were Jacob Ray Kable of Baton Rouge, William Vincent Pratt of Madison, and William Kearney Travis of Hattiesburg.

Ushers were Alvaro Paul Moreno of Petal, Charles Phillip Rees of Baton Rouge, Chase Glenn Ming of Pearl, and Patrick Thomas Lacombe of Niceville, Fla. Scripture readers were Mallory Grace Pratt, Ashton Lane Pratt, Sean Christopher Averette, and Cole Ward Carpenter. Sara Elizabeth Pratt was the bridal attendant. Nuptial music was provided by Betty Blancq, pianist and organist; and John Noel, violinist.

On the eve the wedding, the bridegroom’s parents hosted a dinner at the Clubhouse Audubon Park. On the morning of the wedding, a bridal brunch was hosted by friends and family at Ralph’s on the Park.

Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at the Elms Mansion on St. Charles Street in New Orleans. Patrick Smith Band of Vicksburg  provided music for the rest of the evening.

The reception ended with guests enjoying a Second Line dance throughout the house and gardens, followed by the couple leaving through a tunnel of sparklers and bubbles to board a New Orleans Streetcar.

Following a wedding trip to Paris, the couple is at home in Houston where the bridegroom is an attorney with Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr, and Smith Law Firm.

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