Ashby Elizabeth Geary and Alexander Charles Navarro were originally introduced over 15 years ago through Scott Geary, Ashby’s cousin and one of Alexander’s best friends. It wasn’t until Labor Day 2008, when Ashby was living in Washington, D.C., and Alexander came to visit, that sparks began to fly. A few weeks later, Alexander asked Ashby to be his date to a mutual friend’s wedding, and the rest was history.
The day before Thanksgiving 2011, Alexander was taking Ashby to Mr. B’s for her birthday dinner. He asked her to come to his house before leaving for dinner where she was greeted by flowers. Alexander then told her that he wanted to give her a birthday present – then he got down on one knee and proposed. The couple spent the rest of the evening celebrating Ashby’s birthday and the couple’s engagement.
Immediately after the wedding, Ashby and Alexander went to Anguilla for a week-long honeymoon. The couple currently resides in Metairie. Ashby is a pre-school teacher at Louise S. McGehee School and Alexander is a field project manager for Boh Bros. Construction Co., LLC.
Bride: Ashby Elizabeth Geary
Groom: Alexander Charles Navarro
Bride’s Parents: Mr. and Mrs. James Favrot Geary
Groom’s Parents: Ms. Alexis O’Dwyer Navarro and Mr. Rex Navarro
Date of Wedding: June 30, 2012
Ceremony Location: Academy of the Sacred Heart Chapel
Reception Location: Antoine’s Restaurant
Coordinator: Michele Caswell-Adams with Unique Weddings in New Orleans
Celebrant: Reverend Clayton Joseph Charbonnet III
Ceremony Music: Kay Higginbotham, vocalist; Frank Maselli, vocalist; Randy Higginbotham, organist; and Nick Volz, trumpeter
Wedding Gown: Custom-made gown by Augusta Jones of London, purchased at Bustle in Baton Rouge
Maid of Honor: Emily Adele Uline
Bridesmaids: Lindsey Sidney Sullivan, Meredith Brooke Emory, Brooke Hastings Parker, Sarah Polk Lapeyre, Allison Marie LeBlanc, Catherine Strudwick Cordes, Laura Bensabat Baños, Lauren Susan Wegmann, Cecile Carriere Stumm, Anne Elizabeth Carriere, Ashley Nicole Geary and Kelly Elizabeth Geary
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Peacock blue Lula Kate dresses purchased from Bella Bridesmaid in Baton Rouge
Groom’s Attire: Blue seersucker suit from Perlis with tie from Nola Couture
Best Man: Clifford Villere Brown
Groomsmen: Jeffrey Scott Geary Sr., James Favrot Geary Jr., Lee Williams Erickson, Thomas Gerard Diano Jr., Hilaire Dubertrand Lanaux III, Ashton Paul Laborde and Richard Henry Marshall Jr.
Groomsmen’s Attire: Blue seersucker suits from Perlis with ties from NOLA Couture
Ushers: Tyson Lykes Geary and Wynn Long Radford IV
Ushers’ attire: Blue seersucker suits from Perlis with ties from Nola Couture
Flower Girls: Margaret Elizabeth Geary and Virginia Lykes Geary
Ring Bearers: Thomas Gerard Diano III and Jeffrey Scott Geary Jr.
Rings: Custom-design by the groom and Jeff Kaston of Beje Designs
Florist: Dunn & Sonnier Flowers
Caterer: Antoine’s Restaurant
Wedding Cake: Royal Cakery
Groom’s Cake: Royal Cakery
Photographer: Celeste Marshall Photography
Videographer: Bob Eutsler
Hair: Marcia Gauthreaux
Music: The Tip Tops from Mobile, Ala.