Darden, Cassels set to exchange vows in May
Dalton Slade Darden, of Columbia, and Jessica Darlene Cassels, of Columbia, are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Weatherford, of Columbia, and Kodie Hawkes, of Lake Charles. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cassels, of Columbia, and Sheilia Bailey, of Iowa, La.
Jessica is a 2007 alumna of Caldwell Parish High School and will graduate from Louisiana Tech University in May. She is employed as a reporter at the Ruston Daily Leader.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Shannon Franklin, of Columbia, and Mr. and Mrs. Deno Darden, of Columbia. He is the grandson of Gwen Brown and Roger Brown, of Columbia.
Slade is a 2006 graduate of Caldwell Parish High School and was honorably discharged after serving four years in the United States Marine Corps. He is now employed with Ensco Offshore, Co.
The couple will wed in a 2 p.m. ceremony on May 7 in Columbia.