Miss Lindsay O’Neal Prothro and Mr. Peter James Kaple were united in marriage Saturday, March 9, 2019, at half past four o’clock in the afternoon in the Oakland and Magnolia Rooms of the Natchitoches Events Center. The ceremony was officiated by a friend of the bride and groom, Mr. Brandon Conroy, and readings were recited by Miss Megan Kaple, sister of the groom, and Mr. Raif Maddox Cobb, nephew of the bride. Another nephew of the bride, Mr. Liam Asher Cobb, served as program master. Music for the ceremony and the cocktail/hors d’oeuvres hour was performed by the NSU String Quartet. The couple’s signature drinks, Moscow Mule and Kentucky Mule, were mixed and served by the bartenders of Maggio’s Package Liquor. The newlyweds and bridal party entered the reception, hosted by the bride’s parents, with a New Orleans style Second Line accompanied by the horn section of Johnny Earthquake and the Moon Dogs Band. The band continued entertaining the guests during the evening which included a buffet dinner catered by Lasyone’s Meat Pie Kitchen, the cutting and serving of wedding cakes made by Emelda Odom and Judy Moore, and congratulatory toasts made by the bride’s father, the maid of honor and the best man. Both the ceremony and reception embraced the charming atmosphere of the Louisiana plantation with a brick accent wall behind the couple’s Aspen wedding arch and the bride’s cake table. Four stately brick columns topped with lighted Bevolo lanterns were created to accent the dance floor, the focal point of the room. Sandy Davis of Jeanne’s Country Garden created flower arrangements that were placed atop gold metal risers and in white rectangular vases. In addition to the flower varieties used in the bride’s bouquet, bells of Ireland, snap dragons, white hydrangeas and curly willow were used to create the centerpieces. Gold metal accents, glass cylinders, hurricane vases and votives adorned the tables. Over 160 candles and uplighting by John Wells illuminated the fabric-draped room. Thad and Caitlin Billiot of September Company captured the perfect evening with their photography by encapsulating all the love that Lindsay and Peter share for each other. Tina Ragan of Styles by Ragan, Inc. coordinated and uniquely designed the event. On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a fun, lively rehearsal dinner at Merci Beaucoup in Natchitoches, Louisiana.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael O’Neal Prothro of Natchitoches. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Martin Gerber and Mrs. Mary Louise Wagley Prothro of Natchitoches and the late Mr. Jackie O. Prothro. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Aubrey Kaple of Hilton Head Island, S.C. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Roger Brunelli and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Walter Kaple of St. Matthews, S.C.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a gown from Amsale’s New York City boutique. The ivory gown featured a delicate bodice encircled by a hand-embroidered design embellished with sparkling crystals and secured with dainty, covered rouleau buttons down the back and sheer, off-the-shoulder lace sleeves. The sleek organza skirt floated down to a short, chapel-length train and was complemented by a fingertip veil handmade by the groom’s grandmother, Mrs. Edie Kaple. Made of illusion tulle and bordered by beading and sequins, it attached to the hair in a spray of crystals. The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of White Anemones with navy centers, Cream Stock, Brunia, Blue Thistle, Silver Dollar Eucalyptus, White Garden Roses and Dusty Miller. Incorporated into the bouquet were lace and satin taken from the bride’s mother’s wedding gown and a string of pearls that belonged to the bride’s grandmother, the late Mrs. Ann Gerber. The bride wore a unique white and blue lace garter hand-tatted by the groom’s aunt, Ms. Kristi Kaple, and in her shoe carried a sixpence sent from England by a friend of the family, Michelle Clifford, in honor of her father and the father of the bride’s long-time friend, the late Mick Clifford.
Miss Megan Arias of Denver, N.C., served as Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids included Mrs. Lauren Simkins of Charlottesville, Va., Miss Stacy Dwyer of Lakewood, Co., and Miss Amanda Rachal of Garland, Texas. The Maid of Honor and bridesmaids wore Sofia Blue chiffon floor-length gowns. Each carried a hand-tied bouquet of flowers similar to the bride’s bouquet.
Mr. Kaleb Smith of Palm Bay, Fla., served as Best Man. Groomsmen included Mr. Casey Herbig of Hilton Head Island, S.C., Mr. Michael Nerbun of Grove, Texas, and Mr. Michael Antonelli of Shippensburg, Penn.
The bride graduated valedictorian of Natchitoches Central High School in Natchitoches. She graduated magna cum laude from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Geology and later earned her doctorate in Earth Science from Rice University. She works at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. The groom is a graduate of Cardinal Newman High School in Columbia, S.C. He graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Maritime Operations and Technology and now works for Edison Chouest Offshore as Chief Mate of an Antarctic research vessel.
Following their honeymoon in Costa Rica, Lindsay and Peter will reside in Charlottesville, Va.