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Anna Elizabeth Garner of Ruston and Dustin Wayne Alexander of Ruston were married at 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at Temple Baptist Church. Pastor Rick Byargeon officiated the ceremony.

Anna is the daughter of Cheryl and Troy Acree and Marty and Jeff Garner. She is the granddaughter of Mary Beth and Don McCullen, Joe and Gloria Garner, Elsie and Earl Acree and John Sutton. She is the great granddaughter of Mary Elizabeth Byrd and the late Rev. Jack Byrd.

Dustin is the son of Greg and Faith Alexander. He is the grandson of Kenny and Shirley Crump and Bud and Louise Alexander. He is the great grandson of Doris Alexander and the late J.C. Alexander.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a strapless sweetheart gown designed by Mori Lee. A full, A-line ballroom skirt and chapel-length train flowed from the pleated waistband. Michael Summerfield of Miosa Couture of Sacramento, Calif., designed the bride’s shoulder-length veil. The bride carried a bouquet of white hydrangeas, ivory roses and peonies accented with white feathers and snowberries wrapped in champagne silk ribbon.

Emily Scruggs of Shreveport and Jenny Garner of Ruston served as maids of honor.
Bridesmaids were Mallory Cox of Ruston, Loran Roberts of Ruston, Courtney Smith of DeRidder, Brittany Batten of Slidell and Laura Murphy of Ruston.

The bridesmaids wore tea-length black dresses made of tissue taffeta by Bill Levkoff. Gathers accented the straps and bodice. The bridesmaids carried bouquets of magnolia, ivory roses, hydrangea, snowberries and pheasant feathers wrapped in champagne silk ribbon.

Father of the groom Greg Alexander of Ruston served as best man. Groomsmen were Daniel Alexander of Ruston, Jarad Garner of Ruston, Ryan Haight of Simsboro, Justin Post of Ruston, Jake Watts of Choudrant, Michael Davis of Ruston and Bobby Chandler of Grapevine, Texas.
Ushers were Garrett Haight of Simsboro, Brent Causey, Brandon Sutherland of Ruston Scott Smith, C.J. Tricola of Slidell and Michael Cantwell.

Shayla Blake and Stefanus Kembaren provided music.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Temple Baptist Church’s reception hall. Mike Brister, caterer, and Nancy Whittenburg, who provided cake, served.

The following ceremonies were held in honor of the couple:

An engagement party was held Aug. 27 at the home of hosts Kenny and Denise Cox. Other hosts were Shayla and Mack Blake and Lori and Randy Braddock.

A linen shower was held Sept. 4 at the home of Allen and Sue Lee. Hostesses were Sue Lee and Caryl Scriber.

A pampered chef party was held Sept. 27 at the home of Warren and Julie Post. Hostesses were Julie Post, Christy Duncan and Chelse Dilmore.

A miscellaneous bridal shower was held Oct. 2 at the home of Ed and Margaret Aston. Hostesses were Margaret Aston, Pat Dickson, Vickie Benefield and Carolyn Estes.

A miscellaneous bridal shower was held Oct. 9 at the home of Danny and Jane Tatum. Hostesses were Kay Bradford, Jesse Bryan, Rachel Gray, Kim McCormack, Wanda Mitchell, Faith Moss, Virginia Rainwater, Kellye Ratcliff and Jane Tatum.

A “honey-do” couple’s shower was held Oct. 9 at the home of Milt and Angel May. Hosts were Chris and Lisa Barr, Robert and Ellen Davis, John and Liz Hood, David and Kayla Johnson, Stanton and Jan Martin, Milt and Angel May, George and Cindy Murphy, Dan and Edna Smith and Skip and Denis Stinson.

A bridesmaid luncheon was held Oct. 23 at the home of Earl and Elsie Acree in Shreveport. Hostesses were Elsie Acree, Lisa Prothro and Leslie Acree.

A miscellaneous bridal shower was held Oct. 24 at Temple Baptist Church. Hostesses were Babs Barham, Brenda Brister, Betty Chandler, Carla Colvin, Sheryl Durrett, Betty Hinton, Lou McWhorter, Vivian Miller, Sherri Pearce, Laurie Ann Scott, Mariam Stone, Becky Sutherland, Karen Taylor, Ginger Walpole and Cindy Wilday.

A home décor and Christmas decoration party was held Oct. 30 at Summer Grove Baptist Church in Shreveport. Hostesses were Donna Haight and Mary Beth McCullen.

A lingerie shower was held Nov. 12. Hostesses were Emily Scruggs, Loran Roberts and Jenny Garner.

A rehearsal dinner hosted by the groom’s parents was held Nov. 19 at Temple Baptist Church’s reception hall.

Following a honeymoon to Whistler, Canada, the couple will reside in Ruston.

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