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Colvin, Caraway unite in matrimony

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Laura Michelle Colvin, of Bernice, and Jay Harper Caraway, of Bossier City, were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at Asbury United Methodist Church in Bossier City. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Fred Wideman, uncle of the groom.

Laura is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Colvin, of Bernice. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Russell, of Bernice, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Colvin, of Simsboro. Harper is the son of Judge and Mrs. Jay Caraway, of Bossier City. He is the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. James J. Caraway, of Monroe, and Ms. Lillie Harper and the late Floyd G. Harper, of Haynesville.

Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory lace gown featuring a strapless sweetheart neckline, fashioned by LaSposa by Pronovias. The fitted bodice flowed into an ethereal godet skirt, fashioned with tulle illusion. Classic covered buttons adorned the gown and flowed into a full chapel train. To complete her ensemble, the bride wore a crystal beaded sash on ivory satin and fingertip-length veil.

The bride carried a bouquet of white and cream roses, freesia and cream callas with purple center. The bouquet was wrapped with her grandmother’s lace handkerchief.

Colleen Ann Hannon, of Shreveport, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kadie Bimie Frost, of Shreveport, Megan Lee Wells, of Little Rock, Rebeckah Herrington Gwin, of Rayville, Courtney Lynn Avery, of Bossier City, Ashley DeAnn Teat, of Jonesboro, and Erin Elizabeth Jarrell, of Baton Rouge. The bridesmaids wore floor length gowns of eggplant silky taffeta with a sweetheart neckline and an asymmetrical dropped waist. They each carried a mixed bouquet of cream callas with a touch of eggplant.

James Jay Caraway, father of the groom, along with James Jacob Caraway and John Clayton Caraway, brothers of the groom, all of Bossier City, served as best men. Groomsmen were Michael Chase Hartley, of Bossier City, Jay Michael Garcia, of Shreveport, Russell Michael Colvin, of Bernice, brother of the bride, and Matthew Price Caraway, of Bossier City. Spencer Morlton Golden, of Hot Springs, Ark., cousin of the bride, along with the groomsmen served as ushers.

Guest book attendants were Jessica Caraway, sister-in-law of the groom, and Sarah Knowles, of Dubach. Program attendants were Blakelee Soileau, of Lake Charles and Emily Thornhill,, of Winnsboro.

Scripture was read by the Rev. Linn Zink, aunt of the groom, of Fort Collins, Colo.
Music was provided by Pat Evans, pianist, Bryan Bierbaum, organist, and Traci Morris, soloist.
The reception was held at The Petroleum Club of Shreveport. Floral arrangements for the wedding and reception were designed by Jemi Adcock. Wedding photography was provided by Jennifer Robison.

Following a honeymoon in St. Lucia, the couple will make their home in Ruston.

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