Kristen Tate, Derek McKey Wed August 26 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church

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      Kristen Rose Tate and Derek Scot McKey were married in an evening ceremony August 26, 2011 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church.  Fr. Mike Moroney officiated.

     The bride is the daughter of Jim and Kathy Tate of Central.    She is the granddaughter of James and Pauline Tate of Baker and the late Howard and Rose Broussard of Pride.

     The bridegroom is the son of Todd and Karen McKey of Zachary.  He is the grandson of Joyce and Larry Bellard of Zachary and Faye and Jack McKey of Gloster, MS.

     Escorted by her father, the bride wore a Casa Blanca strapless gown with crystal taffeta pleats, a ruched bodice and a layered skirt accented with crystal and rhinestone trim. She was attended by her maid of honor, Lauren Speeg.  Bridesmaids were Beth Boyd, Molly DeJean, Sunni Riggleman, Amanda Speeg, and Kristin Tate.  Flower girl was bride’s niece, Reagan Tate.

     The bridegroom was attended by his best man, Todd McKey, Jr.   Groomsmen were Michael Jarreau,  Wil McKowen, Ryan Moore, Matthew Tate, and Lucien Weiss.  Ushers were Robert Morris and Nathan Boone.  Ring bearer was Paxton Quebedeaux.

      Readers were Claire Speeg and Monika Weiss.  Vocalist was David Aguillard, and organist was Sarah Love.

     A reception took place at Stage One.   Following a honeymoon trip to St. Lucia, the couple will reside in Watson.

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