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Puckett, Adams wed in fall ceremony

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Joshua is the son of Dr. and Mrs. John Adams of Ruston. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Manuel of Ruston, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Adams of Angie.

Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory satin dress with a triple bustle in the back. She carried a bouquet of cream and plum rose buds, plum peonies, green hydrangea and green ranunculus with plum highlights.
Sister of the bride, Kelly Kontor of Omaha, Neb., served as the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Jonna Puckett and Lachelle Rankins of Omaha, Neb., and Tamara Campbell of Starkville, Miss.
Sister of the groom, Mallary Adams of Ruston, was the junior bridesmaid.
The bridesmaids wore knee-length lapis gowns in various styles. They carried bouquets of cream roses.
Cousin of the groom, Matthew Manuel of Ruston, served as the best man. Groomsmen were James Puckett of Omaha, Neb., Lee Cline of Shreveport, and David Wilkinson of Starkville, Miss.

Cousin of the groom, Carey Michael Cox of Ft. Worth, Texas, was the junior groomsman.
Ushers were Brandon Kontor of Omaha, Neb., and Jared Allen of Covington. Hostesses were Kim Allen of Washington, D.C., and Bridget Smith of Covington.

Music for the ceremony was provided by Michael Battalio of Starkville, Miss., and Elaine Suever of Huntsville, Ala.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall.
The following celebrations were held in honor of the couple:

A bridal shower was held on Aug. 21 at Two Rivers State Park in Waterloo, Neb. Hostesses were Kelly Kontor and Jonna Puckett.

A bridal tea shower was held on Sept. 25 at the home of Mrs. Patsy Bourgeois in Ruston. Hostesses were Linda Archer, Tyrette Cowen, Liz Dickson, Marty Gallagher, Becky Gleason, Cathy Judd, Donna Serio, Wanda Shelby, Mariam Stone, Kay Lynn Tettleton, Kay Thiels, Ginger Walpole and Betty Williamson.

The groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner on Oct. 15 at Dorman Lake Lodge in Starkville, Miss. The wedding party and out of town guests were in attendance.

Following the wedding, a reception was held at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall. Those assisting with the reception were Margie Allen, Kim Allen, Johnnie Hogan, Cathy Judd, Ginger Manuel, Sue Moreland, Kay Lynn Tettleton and Wanda Shelby.

Following a honeymoon in New Orleans, the couple will reside in Starkville, Miss.

The bride and groom are completing their doctoral programs at Mississippi State University.

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