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|Boone, Bridges exchange vows in Sept. 12 ceremony|
Evening vows at North Monroe Baptist Church united in marriage Miss Adrienne Blanks Boone and Mr. Matthew William Bridges, both of Monroe.
The double ring ceremony was performed on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. with Rev. Gary Traylor officiating. Miss Hannah Doles, cousin of the bride, read Bible scripture for the ceremony.
Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. David Ronald Boone of Jones and Ms. Sharon Hamner Bridges and Mr. Danny Bridges of Monroe.
Grandparents of the bride are Mr. David Boone and the late Mrs. Bettie Jo Blanks Boone of Bastrop and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fort Doles of Jones.
Grandparents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. Lory W. Hamner, Jr. of Dubach and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bridges of Monroe. Great grandparents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Harrell of Dubach, Mrs. Marie Hamner and the late Mr. Lory W. Hamner, Sr. of Ruston.
Upon arrival of the church, one could see banisters adorned with cascading asparagus fern, green hydrangeas and amethyst organza ribbon. Lush green ferns sat atop brick columns of the church entrance.
Kathryn Boone sat at the guest book while Avery Grace Files; both cousins of the bride, greeted guests and provided programs. A massive arrangement of mixed flowers, resting on a large white column, adorned the table. The wedding invitation, etched in stone, was displayed along with a picture of the couple. Inside the sanctuary, at the altar, were large white columns topped with lush ferns, twisted wrought iron candelabras adorned with white and ivory roses, white caspia, stock, greenery and white burning candles. A separate wrought iron unity candelabra was placed at the base of the steps along with an antique oak table holding the marriage license and couples family Bible; a gift from the bride's parents.
Adrienne, who was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, wore an Ivory taffeta gown designed by Madeline Gardner. The strapless bodice was embellished with delicate hand beaded embroidery forming a rouched waist. The cross-over rouching at the waist created an asymmetrically draped A-line skirt of French taffeta which swept into a classic Chapel length train, with crystal beading. Complimenting her gown was a traditional fingertip length veil traced in diamonte beading. She carried a bouquet of green hydrangeas, cream and white roses, white caspia and stock, wrapped in white organza ribbon accented with pearl beads.
Mrs. Sarabeth Parker, of Choudrant, was pianist for the evening playing a selection of classical music. The mother of the bride chose a silver silk shantung dress with delicate lace camisole overlay and matching bolero jacket. The mother of the groom wore a short sleeved lace and sequined navy dress with a floor length full taffeta skirt.
Serving as Matron of Honor was Jenny Sibley Bean; wearing a Vineyard collection smokey amethyst strapless, knee-length, satin dress with a diagonally crossed bodice and full skirt. Other bridesmaids wearing like dresses were Ashley McGee, Mandi Waldron, Lisa Peddy, Ashley Duchesne, Kerri James and Lisa Bridges; sister of the groom. All attendants wore pewter pearls accented with a rhinestone clasp, with matching teardrop earrings; a gift from the bride. Their bouquets were green hydrangeas accented with purple wax flower, white roses and white caspia.
The flower girl, Sarah Margaret Davison, wore an ivory linen tea length dress with a French hand sewn embroidered collar. Wesley James; ring bearer,escorted Miss Davison, carrying his mother's ring pillow.
Serving the groom as his best man was Keith Hunnicutt. Other groomsmen were John Michael Hunter, Ben Perodeau, John Odom, Ryan Faler, Michael Heyward and Jeff King. Nicholas Boone; brother of the bride, Jason Doles; cousin of the bride and Jake Hamner; cousin of the groom served as ushers. All attendants wore matching black tuxedos with pewter vest, like the groom.
After the exchanging of the vows, during the unity candle service, Frank Boone; brother of the bride, sang "Your love is extravagant". The bride's parents and the groom's mother joined the couple for a family prayer at the close of the ceremony.
The guests were welcomed at the reception by burning silver luminaries on the steps of the Ouachita Grand Plaza. The bride's book table held an arrangement of white and cream roses, green hydrangea, white caspia and stock, in crystal compote.
The bride's portrait was displayed on a mahogany easel. A candy table, displayed in cut glass rose bowls, along with martini glasses holding bubbles adorned the side area of the foyer. Antiqued bird baths were filled with amethyst rose petals to throw for the couple to leave.
The Mike McKenzie Band was entertainment for the evening. Guests were seated at round tables, draped in white floor length cloths, holding tall lighted cylinder vases with curly willow, larkspur and hydrangeas. Dinner was served in the center of the room from buffet tables graced with large white columns holding massive mixed flower bouquets.
The bride's table held an ivory four tiered confection adorned with sugar crystal and pearl beads topped with a crystal initial. The table was accented with tiny lights, both above the table and around serving area, along with amethyst rose petals.
The groom's table held a chocolate confection; a replica of a large CAT track bulldozer with every small detail depicted.
Serving as wedding party hostesses were Barbara Doles, Karen Boone, Denise Doles, Nancy Doles, Veda Pruitt, Gloria Abraugh, Linda Frith, Cathy Yeldell and Debbie Polk.
The bride graduated from ULM, with a Bachelors degree in Dental Hygiene, and is now employed with Dr. Vance Costello in Farmerville. The groom graduated from ULM with a Bachelors degree in Construction management and is employed with James Construction Group in Ruston.
After honeymooning in Jamaica, the couple will make their home in Monroe.