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Coates, Haddox join in holy matrimony

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Kennedy Marie Coates and Jeremy Douglas Haddox, both of Ruston, joined in holy matrimony during a 6 p.m. ceremony Saturday at First Baptist Church in Ruston. The ceremony was officiated by Dr. Robert Chris Craig.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Scott Coates, of Ruston. She is the granddaughter of Sybil Farmer Leachman, of Ruston, the late Billy Edward Leachman and the late John Leroy and Maydell Coates.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Byron Haddox, of Ruston. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Haddox and the late Mr. and Mrs. Carroll G. Jones.

The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore an ivory mermaid gown made of French lace. The sweetheart neckline with cap sleeves emphasizes the bride’s décolletage. The gown was adorned with abstract hand-beaded lace and a keyhole back. The gown was highlighted by a matching ivory French lace veil.

Serving the bride as matron of honor was Katherine Coates Plummer, of Dallas, Texas. Bridesmaids were Hannah Pixley Alexander, of Shreveport; Mollie Catherine Blunt, of Shreveport; Holly Haddox Coyle, of Ruston; Morgan Crume Fuller, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Christina Gamboa Read, of McKinney, Texas; Emily Cappello Smith, of Ruston; and Rebecca Leigh Tilley, of LaJolla, California. Camille Francis Smith, of Ruston, and Katherine Elizabeth Worthey, of Choudrant, served as flower girls.

The bridesmaids wore floor-length noir luminescent chiffon A-line gowns with a draped one-shoulder neckline in navy.

Serving the groom as best man was Douglas Byron Haddox, of Ruston. Groomsmen were Gill J. Bryant, of Ruston; Chase Weston Coyle, of Ruston; Gregory Lamar Haddox, of Ruston; Lee Jay Haddox, of Arcadia; Michael Benjamin Haddox, of Ruston; Robert Barry Owens, of Ruston; and Robert Casey Plummer, of Dallas, Texas.

Pianist and soloist Chris Hanchey and organist Stacy Bridges provided music.

After the wedding, a reception was held at Squire Creek Country Club.

Prior to the ceremony, a rehearsal dinner was held on Friday at Beau Vines Steakhouse, hosted by the groom’s parents.

Before the wedding, several celebrations were held in the couple’s honor.

An engagement party was held on Sept. 27 at the Ruston Country Club. The party was hosted by John and Jan Albritton, Candee and Joe Anderson, Jennifer and Kerry Banks, Sue and Russell Barfield, Melinda and Keith Brasuell, Alice and Tim Clark, Gina and Tony Clark, Jenny and Kevin Crume, Rachel and Thomas Davison, Renee and Todd Davison, Louise and Rob Feron, Pam Garbarino, Sally and Randy Graham, Diana Grigsby, Susan and Randall Hermes, Donna and David Hipp, Elaine and Carl Johnson, Melanie and Jedd Lewis, Tisdale and Kyle McDonald, Ann Marie and Drake Mills, Sherri and Jim Pearce, Carla and Bill Roundtree, Helene Shaw, Jane and Danny Tatum and Kelli and Jim Worthey.

First Baptist Church was the location of an Oct. 4 bridal shower hosted by Mollie Catherine Blunt, Lori Braddock, Kelli Colvin, Kim Cool, Pam Franklin, DeAndrea Johnson, Mallory Montgomery, Linda Oakley, Tammy Patterson, Kate Perot, Kellye Ratcliff, Susan Richardson, Jeanetta Roberson, Cherry Shaw and LeighAnn Williams.

A couple’s shower was held Oct. 17 at the home of Phillip and Alnita Carroll, who hosted the shower along with Nancy and Jimmy Knox, Becky and Danny Crawford, Melinda Maxwell, Vickie and Kenny Neal, Pam and Tom Loe, Rita and Scott Thompson, Pam and Mike Jones, Ellen and Matt Massey, Lynne and Dan O’Neal and Sally Grigsby.

The West Manor Tea Room in Arcadia was the location for a bridesmaids luncheon on Friday. Hostesses for the luncheon were Robin Davidson, Cheryl Leachman and Sally Leachman.

After a honeymoon to the Turks and Caicos Islands, the couple will make their home in Ruston.

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