Katherine Barrett Mosely, daughter of Ms. Rita Katherine “Kay” Long of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Mr. Dean Meredith Mosely of Jena, Louisiana, was married to Mr. Gary Lyn Smith, junior, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lyn Smith of Norco, Louisiana, in a 6 p.m. ceremony March 14, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge.
The Reverend Christopher Andrews, the Reverend Doctor Donald Charles Cottrill and Deacon Kevin Michael Steel officiated.
The bride is a graduate of Berkshire Academy in Sheffield, Massachusetts, and Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. She is a Governmental Relations Executive for Entergy and a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion Foundation, the Association of Louisiana Lobbyists and Louisiana Association of Business and Industry.
Katherine is the granddaughter of the late, former U.S. Senator Russell Billiu Long, the late Katherine Hattic Long, the late Dr. Charles Hodge Mosely, junior, and the late Florence Morley Mosely Williams, all of Baton Rouge. She is the great-granddaughter of the late, former Governor and U.S. Senator Huey Pierce Long and the late Rose McConnell Long (Mrs. Huey Pierce Long), who was also a former elected U.S. Senator.
The groom, an attorney and businessman, is the State Representative for District 56. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lyn Smith of Norco. He is the grandson of Betty Mahoney Wilson of Dothan, Alabama, and the late George Edgar Wilson, and Henry Alfred Smith of Norco, and the late Donyce Jackson Smith.
He is a graduate of Destrehan High School and Louisiana State University. He received a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University College of Law and a Masters in Admiralty Law from Tulane School of Law. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Norco, the Norco Lions Club, the Louisiana State and St. Charles Parish Bar Associations, the American Council of Young Political Leaders and the River Region Chamber of Commerce.
Claire Morris Spaht of San Francisco, California, served as her matron of honor. She and the bridesmaids wore floor length, Midori green silk shantung dresses by Watters.
Bridesmaids included Erika Elizabeth Goold of St. Louis, Missouri, Curry Marie Johnson, Erin Saporito Mosely, Amanda Lynn Newman, Natalie Ogden Raymond, Sarah Lea Rodrigue, all of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Rebecca Smith Tassin of Norco and Michelle Pearson Whaley of Alexandria, Louisiana. Flower girls were Madison Elizabeth Smith, Ashlyn Jane Tassin, and Lynnlee Elizabeth Walsh.
The groom was attended by best man, George Edgar Wilson III of Dothan, Alabama, and groomsmen Christopher Batman of Corpus Christi, Texas, Seth Alan Evens of Richfield, Connecticut, John Bartholomew Kelly III of New Orleans, John Michael Morrow of Opelousas, Russell Long Mosely of Baton Rouge, Gary Lyn Smith and Justin Edward Tassin both of Norco and George Peter Vourvoulias of New Orleans.
Jack Merrigan Mosely served as the ring bearer and carried a pillow made of lace from the bride’s mother’s wedding gown. Dwight Sterling Danburg II and Jay Wilson Danburg of Panama City, Florida, served as ushers along with Richard Charles Ely of Mandeville, Brian Benton Waldrep of Denham Springs, Brad Alleman Wilson of Birmingham, Alabama, and Joshua David Wilson of Vestavia Hills, Alabama.
Readers were John Bartholomew Kelly III, Jennifer Rose Sierra McDaniel of Westminster, Colorado, Veronica Frances Mosgrove of New Orleans, Louisiana, and Berry Burnside Trascher of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The ceremonial music was provided by cellist Daniel Cassin, trumpeter Craig Heinzen, vocalist and guitarist Christopher Polk, tenor Dr. Donald Cottrill, flutist Jill Swetnam, violinist Kelly Smith Toney, organist Dr. Richard Webb and pianist Gwen Rae Redding. Lance Hayes Florist created the floral arrangements.
The bride wore an A-line, fitted, strapless multi-layered Alençon lace gown designed by Rivini. The delicately embroidered waistband of the dress was adorned with Swarovski crystals. Her veil was trimmed with lace. She carried an airy cluster of loose stem flowers. The flowers were peonies, lilies of the valley, ranunculus and roses in shades of blush, peach and white.
In the bride’s shoe was a sixpence that was a gift to her mother from the bride’s great grandmother, Mrs. Huey P. Long. She also wore a blue-monogrammed garter trimmed with candlelight lace from a handkerchief belonging to her maternal grandmother, Katherine Hattic Long, and she carried a lace handkerchief that was also a special family gift.
A reception followed the ceremony at the Baton Rouge Country Club where guests enjoyed dinner and dancing. Atlanta Rhythm & Groove provided the music. Cakes from Sweet Impressions were also enjoyed.
The bride’s cake reflected the lace design of her wedding dress. The groom’s cake was a four dimensional replica to scale of the new Louisiana State Capitol, complete with “landscaped grounds,” where the bride and groom met and were engaged.
Following a wedding trip, the couple will reside in Montz, Louisiana.