Jenny Claire Summers met Gavin Hodges Guillot because a mutual friend of their mothers’ suggested that Gavin give Jenny a call and take her on a date. On February 27, 2010, Gavin crossed the Causeway to pick Jenny up in Mandeville, and by the time he dropped her off the two had enjoyed a full day of delicious lunch, riding streetcars and seeing the French Quarter; Jenny had even had her first raw oyster. The date was going so well that the two even had a spontaneous romantic dinner. This was the first time Gavin drove over the Causeway four times in one day and it was well worth it.
The following May, Jenny and Gavin had plans to meet the Guillots for a long Sunday lunch at Galatoire’s. Feeling a bit under the weather, Jenny put on a smile and jumped on Streetcar 907 with Gavin. While it was passing Harmony Street, Gavin got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. The entire streetcar erupted in applause and both of their parents boarded the streetcar to join the celebration. While the family was at lunch, their closest friends were preparing Gavin’s house for another surprise celebration.
The day after the wedding, Gavin and Jenny boarded a flight to Paris, where they traveled to Venice by train and went on a cruise through the Adriatic and Aegean Seas. Jenny and Gavin currently reside in New Orleans, where Jenny is a first grade teacher at St. Dominic School and Gavin is a maritime defense attorney.
Bride: Jenny Claire Summers
Groom: Gavin Hodges Guillot
Bride’s Parents: William Ryland and. Lisa Colomb Summers
Groom’s Parents: Edward Carlton and Carlys Hodges Guillot III
Date of Wedding: June 16, 2012
Ceremony Location: St. Patrick’s Church
Reception Location: Orléans Club
Celebrants: Rev. Frank Hampton Davis III (cousin of the groom); Rev. Thomas Edward Chambers, C.S.C.; Rev. Joseph Fazio, L.C.; Rev. Joseph John Gillespie, L.C.; and Rev. Stanley Peter Klores, S.T.D.
Ceremony Music: Kitty Cleveland, Andrew Mills and Matt Rhody
Wedding Gown: Anjolique
Matron of Honor: Kathryn Summers Casares
Bridesmaids: Anne Marie Lynn Saab, Amy Elizabeth Drivon, Jessica Leigh Foreman, Laura Tobin Mansfield, Elizabeth Plaisance Kneier, Audrey Seghers Huck and Grace McKnight Frank
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: D’Zage
Groom’s Attire: Summer tuxedo with personalized cufflinks and studs of Streetcar 907 designed by India Stewart
Best Man: Edward Carlton Guillot III
Groomsmen: Whitney Evans Gomila, James Henry Kepper, IV, Kevin Nicholas Dietz, Jordan Matthew Farley, Stephen McKell Kepper, Harlan Michael Schwartz and Thomas Semmes Walmsley
Ushers: Christopher Michael Carron, Michael Joseph Palestina, Benjamin West Janke and Donald Robert Casares Jr.
Groomsmen’s and Ushers’ Attire: Summer tuxedo with personalized cufflinks of Streetcar 907 designed by India Stewart
Rings: Beje Designs, Inc.
Florist: Meade Wenzel
Favor: Personalized sunglasses
Wedding Cake: Maurice French Pastries
Groom’s Cake: Bittersweet Confections
Photographer: Will H. Jacks
Hair: Chris Kijko of Keith Noonan Salon