Miss Betty Marianne Wise and Mr. Clark Caffery Fletchinger, both of New Orleans, Louisiana, were united in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony, Friday evening, October 6, 2017, at 7 O’clock in the evening, at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans.
The bride is the daughter of Ms. Cynthia Lynn Kilgus of Bamberg, S.C. and Mr. and Mrs. Brent Anson Wise of Little River, S.C. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Betty Scott Kilgus and the late Carl L. Kilgus, Sr. of Bamberg, S.C. and Mrs. Elizabeth Grimes Wise, and the late Doris Jones Wise and Harold Lloyd Wise of Andalusia, Alabama.
The groom is the son of Ms. Catherine Rodgers Fletchinger and Mr. Daryl Caffery Fletchinger, both of New Orleans. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Lacey (Jeanne) of Miami, Florida; and the late Mr. and Mrs. Milton Lawrence Fletchinger (Rose) of New Orleans.
Father Frank Reale, SJ officiated at the Nuptial Mass.
Music for the Nuptials was furnished by Mr. Jesse Reeks, Organist, and Mr. Jim Kilgus, uncle of the bride, Trumpeter.
The First and Second Readings were presented by Stacy Fletchinger, cousin of the groom, and Emily Jane Mishalanie. Cantor Eric Anderson sang “Panis Angelicus” during Communion. Soloist Frank Michael Maselli sang “Ave Maria” during the dedication to the Blessed Mother.
The bride was escorted by her father and was attired in her mother’s wedding gown.
Mrs. Amanda Wise Reed, served as her sister’s Matron of Honor. Mr. Daryl Caffery Fletchinger was his son’s Best Man.
Bridesmaids were Ella Grace Cagle - niece of the bride, Alyssa Fletchinger Higgins - sister of the groom, Stephanie Ann Tuffs, Hannah Charlene Davis, Jennifer Ann O’Connell, Maggie Erin Seigler, Kathryn Lauren Padgett, Rose Ann Cutropia, Kathleen Rebekah Padgett, Erin Shambaugh Dolan, Anne Louise Baldwin, and Elizabeth Lauren Young.
Groomsmen were Hudson Andrew Higgins, brother-in-law of the groom, William Lee Jones - brother of the bride, Kingsley Austen Hansen - cousin of the groom, Kyle Patrick Salzer, Christopher John Collins, David Sheldon Dietz, Benjamin Worth Cozad, Shane Andrew Simoneaux, Gregory Stephen Pellerin, John Eisenhaler Ryan, Joseph Seaborn Ryan, and Matthew Alexander Willard.
Ushers were Spencer James Prechter, Patrick Coogan Ryan, and Terry Ralph Bean.
Miss Avery Grace Mogabgab - cousin of the groom, was the Flower Girl; and Ring Bearers were Anson Jeffery Cagle - nephew of the bride, and Preston Michael Hickman – cousin of the groom.
Following the ceremony, a traditional New Orleans brass band led the bride and groom, the wedding party, and the entire congregation through the French Quarter in a “second line” to the reception at The Jaxson.
The couple honeymooned in Greece and Italy and will reside in New Orleans.
The bride is a graduate of Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School, Clemson University, and received her law degree from Louisiana State University School of Law. She is an attorney with Deutsch Kerrigan, LLP in New Orleans.
The groom attended Jesuit High School and Loyola University in New Orleans. He is the Production Manager of Plush Appeal and The Mardi Gras Spot in New Orleans.