Mandi Amber Bogan of Shreveport and Gregory Nathan Jones of Minden were united in marriage at 6:30 in the evening on May 4, 2013 at Dixie Gin in Dixie.
Mandi is the daughter of Karen Bogan, as well as Randy and Kim Bogan, all of Shreveport. She is the granddaughter Albert and Christine Bogan and the late Lawrence "Larry" Hendricks and Emma Beth Hendricks, all of Shreveport.
The bride is a 2004 graduate of C.E. Byrd. She is a 2008 graduate of LSUS, having received a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. In 2011 she graduated from Northwestern State University with an associate of science in nursing. She is employed as a Labor/Delivery RN at Minden Medical Center. She is also a member of the Minden Junior Service League.
Gregory is the son of the late Rhonda Valentine, as well as Greg and Charlotte Jones, all of Minden. He is the grandson of the late Loye Jones and Peggy Jones, as well as the late Albert and Eugene Valentine.
Gregory is a 2001 graduate of Glenbrook. He attended LSUS and BPCC, graduating from BPCC with a business degree in 2007. He is currently employed at both Loye's Pharmacy and Nathan's PC Repair.
Mandi was given in marriage by her father, Randy Bogan. Her gown is from the Jasmine Couture Collection, an Ivory Taffeta bridal gown with Romantic sweetheart strapless neckline, with asymmetrical Mermaid bodice on a skirt full of beautiful Rosette's, each embellished with Swarvoski crystals and beadwork. Her veil is an ivory silk organza flowers with Swarovski crystals and beading and peacock feather attached to a Russian netting birdcage veil.
Her bouquet is a brooch bouquet. It has a base of blush hydrangeas adorned with over 70 different broaches, earrings, rings and varying stones. Many special and sentimental pieces came from the groom's mother, grandmother and the Bride's mother, sister, the Bride herself and even her much loved Yorkie.
While pink was the predominate color, sprinkles of teal, lilac and butter yellow were included for added beauty. A lace-wrapped stem with a jute Banding and teardrop - shaped pearls and punk crystals completed the vintage keepsake - which was lovingly made for the bride by her mother.
The bride's sister, Melanie Gates, served as Matron of Honor. The bridesmaids were the bride's cousins, Brittany Lewis, Mallory Bogan, Jordan Bogan; friends, Ashley Tiner, Michelle Bond, Cathy Herndon and sister of the groom, Piper Malone.
They wore Bari Jay Bella Chiffon dresses in Petal Pink with shirred sweetheart, strapless neckline, overlapping shirred waist with floral detail and side ruffle on skirt.
They carried bouquets of handmade pink and ream fabric roses interlaced with pearls and glass beading cradled in a lace-trimmed holder, finished off with a jute-wrapped stem and monogram letter of each chosen bridesmaid.
Serving as flower girls were nieces of the bride, Landy Gate, Lola Gates, Lucy Kate Gates, and niece of the groom, Peyton Malone.
Best friend of the groom, Michael Dobbins, will served as Best Man. Serving as groomsmen and ushers are Gregory's father, Greg Jones, and good friends Kyle Robertson, Nick Cox, Chris McClaran, Nick Wise, Josh Malone, and Shuyler Collier.
Jack Gates, nephew of the bride, and Ryder Malone, nephew of the Groom, served as ring bearers.
Verse was read by Landry Gates, niece of the bride. Music was provided by Kelly and Jeff Simons. Rachel Smith, friend of the bride, and Whitney Bogan, cousin of the bride, attended the bride's book.
The newlyweds will spend their honeymoon in Maui, Hawaii and will reside in Minden.