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Jones, Simmons wed at Nottoway Plantation

Catherine Lee Jones and Jacob Tyler Simmons, both of Nashville, Tenn., were united in marriage in a 7:30 p.m. ceremony June 8 at Nottoway Planation in White Castle. The uncle of the bride, the Reverend Ronald Cathey, performed the ceremony.

Caty is the daughter or Mr. and Mrs. Michael Aubrey Jones, of Ruston. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Jones, of Ruston, and Mrs. Malcolm Cathey and the late Mr. Malcolm Cathey, of Simsboro.

Jacob is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Simmons, of Choudrant. He is the grandson of Mrs. J. B. Simmons and the late Mr. J. B. Simmons, of Choudrant, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Baker, of Choudrant, and Great Grandmother Mrs. Davis Baker, of Choudrant.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a strapless crystal taffeta gown by Casablanca Bridal.The pleated and ruched bodice featured crystal and rhinestone beading continuing on to the back with a ruffled layered skirt. Matching crystal taffeta buttons lined the entire back bodice. Her cathedral length veil featured an elbow length blucher, accented with a crystal broach. She carried a bouquet of peonies and English tea roses in varying shades of coral.

Serving her sister as matron of honor was Michelle Jones Landry, of Addis. Bridesmaids were Shelley Kristen Simmons, of Choudrant, sister of the groom, Samantha Sheehan Lantrip, of Ruston, Lindsey Graham Avinger, of Dallas, Texas, Loran Roberts Garner of Dallas, Texas, Angie Gleason Smith, of Tyler, Texas, Jordan Dauzat Hughes, of Shreveport, Aaron Adkisson Peggram, of Nashville, and Kimberly Ashy Swart, of Alexandria. Mackenzie Grace Simmons, of Choudrant, sister of the groom, served as Junior Bridesmaid. Members of the house party were Marisol Yumet, Sadie Watts, Lindsay Kennedy and Rebecca Ryan, all of Ruston. The attendants wore floor length navy chiffon dresses by Love Lane and carried bouquets of coral peonies.

Serving as best man was Adam Aubrey Rogers, of Shreveport. Groomsmen were Joseph Benjamin Simmons, of Ruston, cousin of the groom, Randall Paden Aaron, of Shreveport, cousin of the groom, Christopher Stephen Baker of Choudrant, cousin of the groom, Jacob Daniel Landry, of Addis, brother-in-law of the bride, William Michael Jones, of Nashville, brother of the bride, Clint Wayne Driskill, Thomas James Brister and Jamey Benjamin Bradshaw, all of Ruston.

Ava Caroline Lantrip, of Ruston, served as the flower girl accompanied by Tobey Allen Cooper, of Dubach, cousin of the groom, serving as the ring bearer.

Music was provided by the Band Rewind.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Nottoway in the Grande Pavilion.

Following a honeymoon in Barbados, the couple will make their home in Nashville.
The groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner on June 7 at Orleans on the Avenue in Plaquemine. Attending were members of the wedding party, parents and grandparents of the couple.

A Christmas shower was held at the home of Samantha Lantrip on Nov. 10. Jordan Hughes, D’eane Sheehan and Kim Swart were co-hostesses.

The home of Ann Marie Mills in Choudrant, was the setting for a miscellaneous shower the morning of March 17. Other hostesses included, Sheryl Durrett, Faith Arrant, Cathy Cristelous, Olivia Gordon, Sally Graham, Sue Gullatt, Sherri Pearce, Salli Alexander, Liz Hood, Jerri Abernathy, Angel May, Kathy Nelson, Helen Thornton and Mariam Stone.

A St. Patrick’s Day themed couples shower was held at the home of Pam and Mike Jones on the evening of March 17. Hostesses also included Michelle and Jacob Landry, Angie and Robert Smith, Briley and Matt Cotton, Mandy and Adam Rogers, Lindsey and Patrick Avinger, Erin Negron, Paden Aaron, and Becca Ryan.

On April 6, a miscellaneous shower was held in the home of Linda Dwyer. Co-hostesses were Tejo Avery, Mary Elizabeth Halbrook, Jenny Cole, Michele Sills and Becky Holtzclaw.

Michelle Jones Landry hosted a bachelorette party in Las Vegas, Nev., the weekend of May 24.

A wedding day bridesmaids’ luncheon was held at Nottoway Plantation. Hosting the event was Melinda Maxwell, Tejo Avery, Alnita Carroll, Beck Crawford, Debbie Haddox, Nancy Knox, Pam Loe, Jan Murphy, Vickie Neal and Rita Thompson.

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