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Crawford, Smith unite in matrimony

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Kathleen Marie Crawford of Ruston and Jeremy DeLaine Smith of The Woodlands, Texas, were married at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Trinity United Methodist Church of Ruston. The Rev. Brian Mercer officiated the ceremony.

Katie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Glenn Crawford of Ruston. She is the granddaughter of Mr. Bill Rogers of Ruston and the late Mrs. Kathleen Rogers, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Crawford.

Jeremy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Gregory Smith. He is the grandson of Dr. Earl D. Bellamy of Paris, Texas, and the late Patricia Bellamy, Mrs. Eudora Faye Smith of Shreveport and the late Felix Lawrence Smith.

Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory satin gown featuring a Queen Anne neckline and alencon lace bodice accented with Swarovski crystals. The keyhole-back bodice was accented with covered buttons, and the split-back skirt, embellished with matching beaded lace, extended into a chapel length train.

The bride carried a bouquet of white calla lilies accented with seeded eucalyptus and tied with ivory satin ribbon.

Anna Katherine Coates, of Dallas, served as the maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Courtney Lynn Avery of Bossier City, Michelle Rene Bell of Pineville, Mary Lauren Eaton of Ruston, Colleen Ann Hannon of Shreveport, Lindsey Alayne McDaniel of Little Rock, Ark., Kelly Elizabeth McNeer of Ruston, Madeline Claire Roberts of Shreveport and Paige Stinson Smith of Jackson, Miss.

Justin Daniel Smith of Shreveport served as best man.

Groomsmen were Jared Michael Bassett of Bossier City, Christopher Michael Graham of Bossier City, Bailey David Griffith of Shreveport, Bennett Charles Montz of New Orleans, Matthew Dalton O’Neal of Haughton, Mark Gregory Smith of Shreveport, James Benjamin Strain of Shreveport and Ross-Garrett Biedenharn Walker of Benton.

Ushers were Zackary Scott Crawford of Youngsville, Brett Randall Draper of Haughton, John Thomas Gibson of McKinney, Texas, Clifton Garrett Gray of Bossier City, Tucker Lee Kifer of Shreveport, Kyle Jeffrey Lechman of Shreveport, Colby Hollis Lorant of Shreveport and Kevin Taylor Schuldt of Bossier City.

Merritt Michelle Gibson of McKinney, Texas, was the flower girl, and the ring bearer was Thomas Bergin Rogers of Ruston.

Program attendants were Laura Michelle Colvin of Bernice, Kadie Bimle Frost of Shreveport, Anna Margaret Melancon of Benton and Taylor Haas Richardson of Ruston.

Trumpeter Randall Sorenson, violinist Idilko Lusk, pianist and organist Mickey Cloud and soloist Rachel Elaine Madigan provided music.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Ruston Civic Center.
The following celebrations were held in honor of the couple:

An engagement party was held on Sept. 11 at the Ropp House. Hosts were Mr. and Mrs. Keith Brasuell, Dr. and Mrs. D.M. Griffin, Mr. and Mrs. Randy Graham, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Guillot, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hogan, Mr. and Mrs. Jedd Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Kyle McDonald, Mr. and Mrs. Bill McIntyre, Mr. and Mrs. Randall Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Oakes, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Richardson and Mr. and Mrs. Skip Stinson.

A coffee was held Oct. 9 at the home of Kate Graham. Hostesses were Lisa Barnes, Linda Causey, Kate Graham and Helene Shaw.

A miscellaneous shower was held Oct.10 at the home of Angela Pfanner. Hosts were Jennifer Nawas, Debbie Opperman, Angela Pfanner and Lesa Warren.

A bridal brunch was held Oct. 12 at the home of Ann Carter. Hostesses were Ann Carter, Ena Martin, Cynthia Murray, Sara Napper, Betty Lou Robertson and Mary Ann Woods.

A bridal shower was held Oct. 16 at the home of Nancy Knox. Hostesses were Susie Ambrose, Alnita Carroll, Debbie Haddox, Pam Jones, Nancy Knox, Pam Loe, Melinda Maxwell, Vickie Neal and Rita Thompson.

A holiday shower was held Nov. 4 at the home of Margaret Nolen. Hostesses were Pat Gillum, Julie Mays, Kim McCormack, Catherine McVea, Margaret Nolen, Julie Rogers, Virginia Rainwater and Kathy Warren.

A lingerie shower was held Nov. 18 at the home of Caty Jones. Hostesses were Vanna Hood, Caty Jones, Samantha Lantrip, Lindsey McDaniel and Paige Smith.

A bridal luncheon was held Nov. 19 at Squire Creek Country Club. Hostesses were Beth Rogers, Jennifer Rogers and Karen Rogers.

A rehearsal dinner hosted by the groom’s parents was held Nov. 19 at the Historic Ruston Fire Station.

Following a honeymoon to Antigua, the couple will reside in The Woodlands, Texas.

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