It was pretty much love at first sight for Glenn Gill Goodier and Nicette Louise Gensler, but it took five-and-a-half years before they were married. Glenn met Nicette at a Jesuit dance when she was a junior in high school. They were both dating other people when Glenn heard that Nicette had broken up with her boyfriend. He asked her best friend, Peggy McCausland, if Nicette would go out with him and the rest is history!
Nicette went to Newcomb and Glenn to Loyola and then to Loyola Law School, where he had top honors including Law Review, president of Alpha Sigma Nu national Jesuit honor society and more. They dated on and off and Glenn asked her to marry him on Christmas Eve 1969 at Holy Name’s midnight Mass! Of course, he asked her parents first. Glenn tied the engagement ring to a rose and proposed right before midnight Mass so she could let all of their friends and family know that she said yes!
Glenn had just been offered a position at Jones Walker and Nicette was going to take a job with Delta Airlines right after graduation, so everything was perfect for a November wedding. Nicette’s mom’s friends had the engagement party and the showers, bridesmaid’s luncheon, dinners and cocktail parties followed. Glenn’s mother hosted the rehearsal dinner at Etienne’s Restaurant.
They were married at a noon Mass at Holy Name with Nicette’s brother, George, as the officiant.
Nicette’s mom planned the decorations in the church and at the reception at the Orleans Club with Rohm’s Florist, and the cake was from Gambino’s. (Her mom was good friends with Mr. Gambino, so the cake was extra special!) Leon Trice took all of the photos. The dresses were from Town & Country.
After changing into their going away outfits they were off to St. Thomas for their honeymoon.
Glenn and Nicette have just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They have four children and five grandchildren.