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Binns, McCandless wed in Ruston

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Ashley Harper Binns, of Ruston, and David Winfield McCandless, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, were united in holy matrimony at 2 p.m. Dec. 31 at The Bridge Community Church.
The double ring ceremony was officiated by Kevin Johnson.

The bride is the daughter of Steve and Janet Wilson, of Ruston; and Robert Binns, of Little Rock, Arkansas. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Harper, of Farmerville; and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Binns Sr.

The groom is the son of Michael and Mary McCandless, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gieser, of Clemmons, North Carolina; Reverend Patricia Kessel, of Portland, Oregon; and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry McCandless, of Campbellsburg, Kentucky.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an Allure ivory slim A-line dress with a romantic sweetheart neckline. The gown was full lace with a chapel length train. The Justin Alexander jacket featured 3/4 length sleeves of embroidered lace with a delicate bateau neckline in the front with a V-back detailing.

The bride also wore a lace cathedral veil and gold glitter flats.

She carried a hand-tied, garden style bouquet of deep marsala and red garden roses, ranunculus, champagne roses, burgundy scabiosa, pepper and privet berries, gunni eucalyptus, magnolia foliage and finished with fine gold ribbon. The bridal bouquet and all of the flowers were designed and arranged by florist Meagan McMahone Jenkins who is a bridesmaid and best friend of the bride.

The Matrons of Honor were Melanie Stone Binns, sister-in-law of the bride, of Frisco, Texas; and Meghan Goering, sister of the groom, of Slinger, Wisconsin.

Bridesmaids were Jackie Guzman, of Kuwait; Eva Bull, of Austin, Texas; Allison Turner, of Plano, Texas; Ashley Gallifant, of Louisville, Kentucky; Mary Lindsay Jackson, of Frederick, Colorado; Brooke Hanes Vincent, of Littleton, Colorado; Lindsay Boyd, of Waco, Texas; Amanda Frusha, of Jackson, Mississippi; Tara Hoffman, of Denver, Colorado; Hannah Whitman, of Dallas, Texas; Meagan McMahone Jenkins, of Lexington, South Carolina; Abigail Willson Anderson, of Littleton, Colorado; and Caitlyn Mobley, of Waco, Texas.

Matrons of Honor wore floor length Marsala scooped neck dresses. Bridesmaids wore a variety of gold dresses of their choosing.

The Best Man was Michael McCandless, father of the groom; and groomsman was Zach Binns, brother of the bride, of Frisco, Texas.

Ushers were Carter Ellis, of Raleigh, North Carolina; Joe Goering, of Slinger, Wisconsin; Walker Ranson, of New York City, New York; and Peter Schulte, of Atlanta, Georgia.
Flower girls were Caroline Mobley, of Waco, Texas; and Mary Grace Goering, niece of the groom, of Slinger, Wisconsin.

Ring bearers were Preston Binns, nephew of the bride, of Frisco, Texas; and Rowan Mobley, of Waco, Texas.

Music was provided by Jeremy and Dana Lowe; Peter Schulte; Josh and Jackie Gurman; and Josh Mobley.

After the ceremony, a reception was held at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center.
On Dec. 30, the parents of the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner at Squire Creek.

The couple was honored with several showers.

On Oct. 22, a Couple’s Shower was held in Kuwait, hosted by Jackie and Josh Guzman and Caitlyn and Josh Mobley.

A Bridal Shower was held Nov. 13 at The Bridge Community Church, hosted by Donna Bernard, Connie Bradford, Jeanne Burns, Gwen Dingler, Linda Dwyer, Connie Franks, Dell Jones, Carol Kirby, Kim Love, Tisdale McDonald, Leigh McGehee, Melinda McIntire, Melinda Moore, Sharon Pettijohn, Stacy Prescott, Jean Ann Price, Suzanne Rome, Ammi Schillinger, Pamela Siegmund and Polly Smith.

On Oct. 29, a Bridal Shower was hosted in Waco, Texas, by Jennifer Kellner, Mary Cashrin Smith, Lindsay Boyd, Susan Brouchle and Rachel Florence.

A Lingerie Shower was held Dec. 3 in Denver, Colorado, hosted by Abigail Anderson, Melanie Binns, Meghan Goering, Tara Hoffmann and Mary Lindsay Jackson.

On Dec. 30, a Bridesmaid Luncheon was held at The Dove House in Arcadia, hosted by Martha Frusha, Melinda McMahone, Mariam Stone, Molly Stone, Sandy Whitman and K.K. Willson.

After a honeymoon in Cancun, Mexico, the couple will reside in Atlanta, Georgia.

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