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Loran Marie Roberts, of Ruston, and Jarad Wade Garner, of Dallas, Texas, were married at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at Temple Baptist Church in Ruston. Rick Byargeon officiated the ceremony.

Loran is the daughter of Conroy and Krista Hines, of Corinth, Texas, and Jay Roberts, of Dubach. She is the granddaughter, of Norman and Ruth Ellen Hanna, of Dubach, Ted and Carolyn Roberts, of Dubach and Conroy and Jacque Hines, of Monroe.

Jarad is the son of Troy and Cheryl Acree, of Shreveport and Jeff and Marty Garner, of Roseville, Calif. He is the grandson of Don and Mary Beth McCullen, of Simsboro, Joe and Gloria Garner, of Shreveport, Earl and Elsie Acree, of Shreveport, and John Sutton, of Ponca City, Okla.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a white silk satin strapless crumb-catcher gown by Priscilla of Boston with a pleated skirt and a draped empire band accented with jeweled satin ribbon sash. She wore a cathedral length veil with a crystal tiara also by Priscilla of Boston. The bouquet was made of a mixture of soft, sculpted feathers in white and ivory with platinum hackle feather accents. The bouquet was lavishly embellished with rhinestone and pearl pieces of various shapes and sizes, and the handle was wrapped in platinum satin ribbon. A portion of the bouquet purchase was donated to the American Cancer Society.

Rachel Woodward, of Shreveport, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Caty Jones, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Samantha Roberts, of Dubach, Anna Garner-Alexander, of Ruston, Jenny Garner, of Ruston, and Emily Garner Scruggs, of Shreveport. Junior bridesmaids were Hanna Hines, of Corinth, Texas, and Avery Hanna, of Monroe. Honorary bridesmaids were Brooke Huffman-Benoit, of Centerton, Ark., Michelle Jones, of Addis, and Samantha Sheehan Lantrip, of Ruston.

The bridesmaids wore eggplant satin one-shoulder floor length gowns with draped bodice and skirt by Jim Hjelm. The bridesmaids carried hand-tied bouquets of white hydrangeas, lavender stock, purple lisianthus, white candy tuft, white freesia and lavender roses. Crystal jewels were tucked inside the flowers. The bouquets were tied with platinum organza ribbons.

Chase Crow, of Shreveport, served as best man. Groomsmen were Quinten Austin, of Shreveport, Ben Bagley, of Converse, Justin Ivey, of Keithville, Dusty Ray, of Lafayette, and Trent Rogers, of Bella Vista, Ark. Junior groomsmen were Jack Hines, of Corinth, Texas, and Grant Hanna, of Monroe.

Ushers were Dustin Alexander, of Ruston, Heath Hanna, of Ruston, Landon Parham, of Euless, Texas, Chance Roberts, of Dubach, and Noah Scruggs, of Shreveport.

A special passage was read by Brooke Huffman Benoit. Lauryn Parham and Lindsay Garner officiated over the guest book. Haley Gray and Aubrie Stahl handed out programs.

Music was provided by pianist Margie Hearne and vocalist Jeff Roberts.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Squire Creek Country Club, in Choudrant. Music was provided by the band, LC Smoove. The cakes were provided by Debbie Griffin, of Minden. The florist was Jennifer Nixon.

The photographer for the event was Aimee Howell of Aimee Howell Photography.

A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents on Dec. 30 at the Historic Fire Station in Ruston. The wedding party and their guests were in attendance.
The following showers were held in the couple’s honor:

A His and Her Shower was held Oct. 22 at the Summer Grove Baptist Church, of Shreveport, Manna House. The shower was hosted by Anna and Dustin Alexander, Jenny Garner, Ryan Haight, Garrett Haight and Emily and Noah Scruggs.

A Miscellaneous Shower was held Nov. 12 at Temple Baptist Church in Ruston. The shower was hosted by Faith Alexander, Shirley Crump, Margaret Davison, Donna Haight, Mary Beth McCullen, Tammy Oakes and Karen Taylor.

A Miscellaneous Shower was held Nov. 19 at Pine Grove Baptist Church, in Bernice. The shower was hosted by Shonda Gray, Patsy Fowler, Susan Roberts and Devonne Walker.

A Miscellaneous Shower was held Dec. 2 at The Lincoln Agency, in Ruston. It was hosted by the bride’s co-workers.

A Holiday Shower was held Dec. 14 at the home of Pam Jones. The shower was hosted by Pam Jones, Dev Altic, Samantha Lantrip, Kate Perot and D’eane Sheehan.

A Lingerie Shower was held Dec. 16 at the home of Anna Alexander. The shower was hosted by the bridesmaids.

A Bachelorette Party was held Dec. 17 in New Orleans. The party was hosted by Rachel Woodward.

A Bridal Luncheon was held Dec. 30 at 102 A Bistro in Ruston. It was hosted by Omega Brown, Ruth Ellen Hanna, Jacque Hines and Connie Huffman.

Following their honeymoon in Jamaica, the couple now resides in Dallas, Texas.

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