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Coates, Plummer unite in matrimony

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Anna Katherine Coates and Robert Casey Plummer, both of Ruston, recently exchanged wedding vows in a 2 p.m. ceremony on Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Ruston. The double- ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Brian Mercer.

Anna is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Scott Coates, of Ruston. She is the granddaughter of Sybil Leachman, of Ruston, John Leroy Coates, of Sulphur the late Billy Leachman and the late Maydell Coates.

Robert is the son of Pamela McKeithen Plummer, of Monroe, and Charles Richard Plummer, also of Monroe. He is the grandson of Janice Wesson Plummer, of Homer, the late Charles Raymond Plummer, the late Gov. John J. McKeithen and the late Marjorie McKeithen.

The bride, given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, wore an ivory ruched satin gown accented around the front, back and around the waist with Swarovski crystals and pearl beaded appliqués. The back was lined with fabric-covered buttons.

Serving as maid of honor was Kennedy Marie Coates, sister of the bride, of Ruston. Anna Lyons Hitt, of New Orleans, Anna Kathryn Lee, of Dallas, Texas, Jennifer Plummer Lord of Monroe, Rebecca Claire McCormick, of Dallas, Texas, Kelly Elizabeth McNeer, of Little Rock, Ark., Anna Margaret Melancon, of Shreveport, Hillary Claire Miller, of Athens, Ga., Katie Crawford Smith, of Tyler, Texas, Sarah Catherine Taunton, of Dallas, Texas, and Emily Scott Wall of Dallas, Texas, served as bridesmaids.

Each bridesmaid wore a floor length noir luminescent chiffon A-line gown with a draped one-shoulder neckline in a soft, light green.

Serving the groom as best man was his father Charles Richard Plummer. John Hunter Berry, of Jackson, Miss., John Simpson Crisler, of Wynne, Ark., Adam Oliver Ewing, of Ruston, William Hayden Hanna, of Birmingham, Ala., Heath Allen Lord, of Monroe, John Dusty McHale, of Ruston, Timothy David Shaw, of Ruston, Matthew Hedgewood Willoughby, of Jackson, Miss., Thomas Antley Eastland, of Jackson, Miss., and Nathan Alexander Moore, of Starkville, Miss., served as groomsmen.

Serving as flower girls for the ceremony were Abigail Claire Lord, Brooklyn Grace Lord, and Anna Kathleen Plummer, all of Monroe. Charles Michael Plummer, of Monroe, served as the flower girl escort. Kenley Kathy Lan Brasher and Tatum Brooks Lian Brasher, both of Ruston, served as program and guest book attendants.

Music for the ceremony was provided by pianist and soloist, Chris Hanchey, and Stacey Bridges, organist.

Following the wedding ceremony, a reception was held at Squire Creek Country Club.
Prior to the wedding, on April 27, the groom’s parents hosted a wedding rehearsal at 102 A Bistro.

Leading up to the wedding festivities, the couple was honored by various celebrations.

On Nov. 10, an engagement party was held in Dallas, Texas, hosted by Katharine Robb and Claire McCormack.

On Feb. 25, an engagement celebration was held at the home of Candee and Joe Anderson. The party was hosted by the Andersons, Jenny and Wayne Borders, Kim and Barry Brasher, Jenny and Kevin Crume, Melissa and Russell Cummings, Renee and Todd Davison, Louise and Rob Feron, Pam Garbarino, Ella and John Hamilton, Patty and Jeff Harper, Romona Martin, Tammie and Jack McDaniel, Ann Marie and Drake Mills, Tammy and Lance Patterson, Sherry and Jim Pearce, Stephanie and Todd Perry, Julie and Steve Rogers and Marjorie and Scott Schlesinger.

On March 24, a couple’s party was held at the home of Danny and Becky Crawford. The party was hosted by the Crawfords, Keith and Melinda Braswell, Phillip and Alnita Carroll, Randy and Sally Graham, Jedd and Melanie Lewis, Kyle and Tisdale McDonald, Andy and Michelle McIntyre, Jeremy and Katie Smith, Scott and Rita Thompson, Curtis and Janice Melancon, Dan and Lynn O’Neal and Danny and Jane Tatum.

On March 25, a bridal shower was held at First National Bank. The shower was hosted by Marty Alsup, Bobette Banks, Gail Caraway, Sherri Crawford, Robin Davidson, Diana Grigsby, Debi Hauser, Carmen Johnson, Cheryl Leachma, Sally Leachman, Annette McIntosh, Susan Odom, Esther Phillips, Kellye Ratcliff, Kelly Smith, Karen Taylor, Lori Theis and KK Wilson.

On April 27, a bridesmaid luncheon was held at Squire Creek Country Club. The luncheon was hosted by Renee Davison.

After a honeymoon, the couple will make their home in Dallas, Texas.

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