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Hartwell, Case wed at Historic Ruston Firehouse

Abigail Elaine Hartwell, of Dubach, and Coleman Arthur Case, of Benton, were united in holy matrimony at 3 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Historic Ruston Firehouse.

The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Bro. Connie Smith.

The bride is the daughter of David and JoAnn Hartwell, of Dubach; and granddaughter of Carol Hartwell, of Dubach, and the late Alan Hartwell; and JoAnn Castine, of Dubach, and the late Rene Castine Sr.

The groom is the son of Justi Appel, of Lanark, Illinois and Randy Case of Arlington, Tennessee. He is the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. Gordon Appel, of Lanark, Illinois; and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Case, of Adamsville, Tennessee.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride was a vision in her Essence of Australia gown as she entered the Historic Ruston Firehouse courtyard to “Oh, How He Loves Me and You.” The gown featured a bateau lace neckline that sweeps into a slight off the shoulder sleeve. The lace is adorned with sequins that delicately shimmer, adding a touch a romance. Ivory lace scrolls over the bodice and just below the natural waistline into an A-line full of tulle layers. A horsehair band at the hem of the dress adds a subtle change in texture and dimension.
Shimmering lace along the back of the gown, enclosed by pearl buttons, gives way to a dramatic train with lace appliques.

She wore a simple, waist length, comb veil. Her bouquet was a mixture of deep purple peonies and burnt orange mums, and paper flowers made by the bride’s aunt Sunny Castine.
Matron of Honor was Martha Tate, sister of the bride, of Ruston.

Bridesmaids were Faith Cooper, of Dubach; Melody Rivette, of Houma; and Lindsey Castine, of Ruston.

They wore floor length, chiffon dresses in the deepest of purples. Each was permitted to choose a style of their own liking. They carried smaller bouquets of dahlias and paper flowers. All dresses were purchased at Happily Ever After Boutique in Shreveport.

Best men were Matt Howard, of Bossier City; Alex Chauncy, of Bossier City; and Eric Gates, of Bossier City; and Daniel Cornett, of Bossier City.

Ushers were Tony Castine, uncle of the bride, of Ruston; Jon Hartwell, brother of the bride, of Dubach; and Sam Vickry, brother of the groom, of Benton.

Cullen Ward, of Windermere, Florida, was the ring bearer.

Other participants included MacKenzie Gibson, book attendant, of Dubach; Erin Ward, event coordinator, aunt of the bride, of Windermere, Florida; and Sue Barfield, wedding director, aunt of the bride, of Dubach.

Music was provided for the ceremony and reception by Chris Matranga, of Dallas, Texas.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Historic Ruston Firehouse with L and L Catering, with Linda Peevy, serving.

Before the ceremony, a rehearsal dinner was hosted by the parents of the bride and groom.
The couple were given several showers and parties before the ceremony.

On Sept. 9, a bridal shower was held by the Ruston Visitors Bureau and Convention Center hosted by Angela Manning, Sunny Castine, Erin Ward, Melissa Hartwell and many family and friends.

A lingerie shower was held Oct. 7 at the First National Bank Event Room hosted by Faith Cooper.

On Oct. 23, a miscellaneous shower was hosted by Monster Moto, the bride’s place of employment, hosted by Janis Hudson, the bride’s coworker.

A “Bachelorette Gettaway” to New Orleans was held from July 28-31, hosted by Martha Tate and Erin Ward.

From Oct. 6 to 8, a “Bachelor Weekend” was hosted in Dallas by the groom’s best men.

After a honeymoon to Walt Disney World in Florida, the couple will make their home in Greenville, Texas.

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