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Gabrielle Lee Ingram Roberts

Gabrielle Lee Ingram and Logan Taylor Roberts were married Dec. 18, 2021, at 6 p.m. at the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Father Scott Chemino officiated the Nuptial Mass.
Gabrielle is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Christopher Lee Ingram of Natchitoches. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cherry Ingram Jr., of Natchitoches and Mr. Robert Chotto and the late Mrs. Robert Chotto of Belle Chasse, La.
Logan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Roberts of Watson, La. He is the grandson of Mr. Edward Roberts and the late Mrs. Edward Roberts and Mrs. Freda McMullen McDonald of Watson.
The bride was escorted by her father and wore a beautiful gown by Essence of Australia. Designed in the most elegant pearl Mikado, the ballgown has a banded, off-the-shoulder regal neckline. From the waist, the gown extends into a full skirt complete with box pleats. A slight train extends from the skirt. The gown has off-the-shoulder straps and zips up beneath fabric-covered buttons down the back length of the dress. She wore a two-tier ivory cathedral veil with a satin ribbon edge by Bel Aire Bridal. Her pearl crown accented with crystals is a handmade replica of the one worn by her grandmother, Lucile Williams Ingram, in 1963.
She carried a beautiful nosegay of white assorted roses, hydrangeas, ranunculus, peonies and lisianthus accented with dark winter greens. In her hands she held a silver and pearl rosary which belonged to her great-great-grandmother, Eliza Payne Williams. Her Natchitoches grandmother gave her a six-pence for her shoe. The lace garter she wore was interlaced with blue ribbon. Her outfit was adorned by the same pearl earrings her mother wore on her wedding day 30 years earlier and her sister wore on her wedding day a year ago.
Sister of the bride, Caitlin Ingram Florez of Houston, Texas, served as Matron of Honor. Maid of Honor was her sister, Ellen Elizabeth Ingram, of New Orleans. Her bridesmaids included friends Caelin Lyddy of Dallas, Avory Roberts of Monroe, Sydney Hill of Franklin, Tenn., Callie Teekell of Monroe and Alexandra Berthelot of New Orleans. They all wore beautiful wine-colored, one-shoulder, choker collar dresses by Bari Jay with princess seams and a side slit. Bridesmaids carried lovely nosegays of white tulips, roses and ranunculus accented with winter greens.
The groom was attended by his brother, Landon Roberts of Baton Rouge, as his Best Man. His groomsmen included Marcus Florez of Houston, Taylor Hubert of Watson, Dean Roberts of Monroe, Cody Hill of Franklin, Tenn., and Chance Diez of Austin.
Attending the bride as flower girl was the bride’s niece, Adayln Mitchell of Tomball, Texas. Silas Williamson, nephew of the bride, of Beaumont, Texas, was the ring bearer. Ushers were cousins of the bride, Stephen Mayeux of Natchitoches and Timothy and Daniel Ingram of Beaumont, Texas.
Scripture readers were cousins of the bride, Elizabeth Long of New Orleans and Emily Horton of Shreveport and friend of the bride, Jacquelyn Clark of Washington, D.C. Cousins of the groom Ava Veillon, McKenzie McLeod and London Dees presented the gifts.
Roxanne Lane served as organist and was accompanied by trumpeter Juan Arrieta and cantor Douglas Florez.
Following the ceremony, fireworks illuminated the sky as guests made their way to the reception at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. Chef Angela Lasyone catered many Louisiana cuisine favorites including chicken and andouille gumbo, southern fried catfish, crab and shrimp pasta, meat pies, boudin balls, crawfish étouffée with cornbread dressing and homemade bread pudding with rum sauce. The wedding cake, created by Emelda Odum was a four-tiered vanilla cake with buttercream icing. Every other layer was covered with sparkling sugar crystals and draped pearl piping. Fresh flowers in Christmas red and green embellished the cake. The groom’s LSU Medical School-themed cake was a two-tiered chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream icing. The top layer had a cookies and cream filling, and the second layer had a peanut butter filling. Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed dancing to the great selection of music provided by Johnny Earthquake and the Moondogs.
Floral, tree and light decor for the church and reception were created by Mandy Cathey Weddings and Events. The evening was photographed by Sarah Declet of White Rabbit Photography.
Following a honeymoon cruise to the Eastern Caribbean the couple is at home in New Orleans.
The new Mrs. Roberts is a 2018 graduate of the University of Louisiana Monroe where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in art. She was a summa cum laude graduate, member of Kappa Delta Sorority and Homecoming Queen her senior year. Ranked number one in her class, she graduates in May 2022 from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans where she was accepted into a two-year orthodontics residency.
Mr. Roberts attended LSU Baton Rouge for his pre-pharmacy curriculum. He received his Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Master of Business Administration and a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Louisiana Monroe School of Pharmacy. He was in Rho Chi, signifying the top ten percent of his class. He is now attending medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

This article published in the April 2, 2022, print edition.
Your local news team, Juanice Gray, Editor; Carolyn Roy, News Editor; and Nathan Wilson, Reporter 352-3618