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Slaughter, Scriber celebrate wedding

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Lauren Elise Slaughter, of Choudrant, and Seth Allen Scriber, of Ruston, were united in holy matrimony during a 6 p.m. ceremony on July 8 at Temple Baptist Church.

The double ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Casey Casady of Ruston.

The scripture was read by Caroline Ray, a family friend, of West Monroe.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Slaughter, of Choudrant.

She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ferraci, of Choudrant, and Mr. and Mrs. Milton Slaughter, of Ruston.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Scriber, of Ruston.

He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Lee and Mr. and Mrs. George Scriber, both of Ruston.

The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father.

Entering the sanctuary, the bride was a picture of radiance wearing a gown with a beautiful sweetheart illusion neckline with unique lace embellished cap sleeves, which highlighted the cotton lace A-line gown. The lace was rich in color and was accented by a detachable tan gorgerin ribbon belt.

The bride’s veil was fingertip length, two-tiered organza flowing from a jewel comb. Covered lace buttons accented the back of the wedding gown, which flowed, gracefully into a chapel length train.

The bride carried a hand-tied bouquet of O’ttara Garden roses, ivory roses, white lisirothus and white spray roses. Silver dollar and seeded eucalyptus were mixed throughout the bouquet.

Ivory satin ribbon, overlaid with lace, wrapped the stems.

Sarah McCorkle, of Chourdrant, and Emma Meek, of Shreveport, served as maids of honor. The bridesmaids were Kelly Caulk, of Alexandria; Claire Causey, of Ruston; Leslie Brister, of Ruston; Morgan McDonald, of Magnolia, Arkansas; Mallory Parks, of Delhi; Courtney Phillips, of West Monroe; and Haley Hock, sister of the groom, from Prairieville.

The bridesmaids wore full length gowns of silver sage accented with a flowing ruffle across the bodice.

The bridesmaids carried simple bouquets of ivory roses mixed with seeded and silver dollar eucalyptus. The stems were wrapped in sage green ribbon.

The flower girl was Shelby Whitlock, of Ruston. The ring bearers were Hudson and Ben Williams, of Ruston.

Andrew Thompson, of Ruston, served the groom as best man.

The groomsmen were Michael Shelton, of Haughton; Matthew Martin, of Shreveport; Dillion Harper, of Shreveport; Brennan Edwards, of Lake Charles; Sterling Balger, of Prairieville; Grant Andries, of Flower Mound, Texas; Jacob Davis, of Ruston; and Jake Slaughter, brother of the bride, of Choudrant. Users were Cole Nelson, of Monroe, and Drew Hock, brother-in-law of the groom, of Prairieville.

Music for the ceremony was provided by pianist Kyle Roberts, of Ruston, and soloist Sidney Claire Slaughter, cousin of the bride, of El Dorado Hills, California. DJ Smooth provided music for the reception.

Presiding at the bride’s registry was Abby Puckett, of Choudrant.

A reception followed at the Norton Building. The bride’s cake was designed, created and served by Nancy Whittenburg.

The bride selected an elegant cake with a textural twist. It was a four tiered rich Italian cake frosted in cream cheese butter frosting, which was horizontally striated in a “Potter’s Wheel” finish.

Fresh garlands of delicate green leaves encircled each tier. A monogram crowned the cake’s top. This confection was presented atop a rough-hewn wooden base.

An unusual creation was chosen to honor the groom.

A three-tiered bread pudding cake made from a recipe of a famous New Orleans chef was heavily drizzled with rum sauce, and studded with sugared pecans. This elegant creation was presented atop a rough-hewn wooden base with a touch of greenery. The groom’s cake was served by Denise Cox and Faith Alexander, both of Ruston.

Events of the evening were recorded by Abigail Berry, of Light and Free Folk Photography, of Monroe.

The decorations for the ceremony, reception and rehearsal dinner were provided by Edna Smith and Barbara Choate of Gracie-Mae’s Florals and Design.

Catering was provided by Mike Brister, of Ruston, for the reception and rehearsal dinner. Wedding coordinator was Connie Eagles.

The couple was honored with a number of parties prior to the wedding. A couple’s shower was held on March 25 at the home of Kenny and Denise Cox.

Assisting them as hostesses were Faith Alexander, Donnie Barmore, Robin and Molly Robbins, Kenny and Michelle Robertson, Galen and Tara Turner, Zach and Susan Williams and Kay and Russell White.

A tea shower was held in the home of Nelda Neal on April 8.

The hostesses were Margaret Alexander, Angel Causey, Laura Davis, Kristie Frasier, Joan Frazier, Sally Graham, Sally Hearn, Liz Hood, Angel May, Jennifer Miller, Nelda Neal and Edna Smith.
On April 29, the bride enjoyed a miscellaneous shower at the home of Laura Scriber.

Hostesses were Julie Tynes, Shari Scriber, Rachel Scriber, M’Kayla Scriber and Laura Scriber, all aunts and cousins of the groom.

On the afternoon of April 29, the Maxwell home was the setting for a bridal shower. Hostesses were Tiphanie Maxwell, Amy Puckett, Jana Graces, Lee Anne McDonald and Lori Ray.

On June 3, a luncheon fish fry and gift card shower was held in Ruston at the home of Glenn Scriber to honor the groom.

The shower was hosted by Mike Scriber, Keith Scriber and Glenn Scriber, uncles of the groom.

On the evening of June 3, a tool shower and cookout was enjoyed at the home of Richard Durrett in Simsboro to honor the groom, their great nephew.

The shower was hosted by Tom Bockting, Richard Durrett, Carlton Johns and Luke Farley.

The bride and her bridesmaids were honored with a lovely luncheon on June 24 at Squire Creek Country Club. The hostesses were Dianne Davison and Patty Slaughter.

At noon on July 8, the bride and her attendants met The Meadows for brunch and to begin preparations for the evening. In the early afternoon, the groom and his attendants joined the group for wedding pictures.

On the evening of July 7, prior to the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted the rehearsal dinner in the Fellowship Hall at Temple Baptist Church.

As the attendees mingled before dinner, all enjoyed an array of pictures portraying the young couple from childhood to present.

Later a video was shown with informal scenes of them on specific occasions with family and friends.

Following the wedding and a honeymoon to Banff, Alberta, Canada, the couple will reside in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

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