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"a:5, Colona red in double-ring rites Natalie Reree Colona became the bride of Toxie H. Robbins in a recent double-ring ceremony at Trinity Baptist Church in Pumpkin Center. Parents of the couple are Mr. ahd Mrs. Nat J. Colona, Hammond. and Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Robbins. Hammond. Church decorations included a brass heart candelabra holding white tapers Flowing through the candelabra, creating the effect of a cupid's arrow. was a bouquet of fresh pink gladiolus, mauve carnations, and heather. To each side of the brass pradeu, brass spiral candelabras were placed holding white tapers. Large Roosevelt Boston ferns accented the background The ceremony was performed by Rev. Carl Rushing. Mrs. Chris Bacon. pianist, played The Wedding Song, Sunrise Sunset. Nobody Loves Me Like You Do. The Lord's Prayer. and Whither Thou Goest. Mrs. Dee Nelson was vocalist and organist. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an elegant gown of white tissue taffeta. [t featured a Victorian neckline trimmed in Alencon lace and featured designs of Chantilly lace highlighted by a sheer yoke. The bodice Was beautifully covered in Chantilly lace Sprinkled with seed pearls. The cathedral train was trimmed in Alencon lace and featured designs of Chantilly lace. Complimenting the gown was leg- O-mutton sleeves with cuffs of Alencon lace with highlights of Schiffili lace. To COmplete her look the bride chose an Alencon band highlighted by, hanging Pear] brances and white silk flowers. The bride's accessories included pear] and diamond earrings, a gift from the groom. Borrowed from her aunt. Marie Vutera. was a pearl and diamond cluster necklace, pearl and diamond bracelet and pearl cluster ring. She also Wore a sixpence in her shoe. Her bouquet was an European-style heart-shaped cascade made of white silk freesia, stephanotis. French roses. and baby breath accented with Swedish and English ivy. Her bouquet and all flowers were made by Mrs. Frances Lavine who also COordinated the wedding. ,'iki Lipps served as maid-of-honor. hidesmaids were: Yvette Gregoire. iandra Miche]li. Susan Monistere. and )anette Robbins. the groom's sister rein Weisbaden. Germany. The bridal attendants wore elegant ]Owns of mauve satin The gown ,tured puff sleeves and a sweetheart neckline. Emphasizing the waistline was a bow of matching mauve satin. The SUrplice bodice continued into a beautiful crisscross skirt. They carried lace sweetheart bouquets made of mauve silk and pink French roses, lilies, forget-me-nots, baby breath and airplane plant. The groom wore a white Dorchester tuxedo, white winged pleated shirt wlth all white accessories The groom's bou- tonniere was a white silk rose and stephanotis. Alan Stevens served as best man Groomsmen were: Todd Bacon. Frank Colona. Claud Phelps Jr., and Boo Sanders Ushers wereClaudPhelpsSr. and Todd Bacon Flower girl was Julia Pierson. the bride's cousin, She was dressed similarly to the bridesmaids and carried a wicker basket of pink and mauve silk flowers Ring-bearer was Michael Piazza. the bride's cousin He was dressed identically to the groomsmen and also wore a mauve silk rose boutonniere Miniature bride was Mindy Colona, the bride's niece She was dressed identical to the bride and carried a replica of the bride's bouquet. Miniature groom was Dermic Colona, the bride's nephew. He was dressed identical to the groom, The bride's mother wore a beautiful floor length gown of mint crepe. The bodice featured buttons on the back and was highlighted with sprinkles of glitter The waist of the gown was emphasized by a peplum and the gown was complimented with cap sleeves. She chose a shoulder corsage of lavender silk cymbidium orchids with a mint green ribbon. The groom's mother wore an elegant floor length gown of dusty-rose silk accented with lace on the bodice She chose a shoulder corsage of pink silk vanda orchids with complimenting pink ribbon The reception was held at Ramada Inn. Hammond. Centering the table was a three tiered cake trimmed in confection mauve roses and hearts over a fountain. Two- tiered heart shaped satellite cakes came out from the sides and were connected with a stairway with miniature bridesmaids and groomsmen. The groom's cake was chocolate with a hunting scene. Michelle Albin and Kim White presided at the guest registry. Hostesses were Carmela Piazza and Cathy Gatlin, the bride's aunts. Rice bags were distributed by Robin Colona, the bride's niece. For her going away outfit the bride chose a red silk dress and a corsage of white silk china roses and forget-me nots The groom wore a gre, tailored suit with a while rose boutonniere. % employee 0000PONCHATOULATIMES, ....... F G B ,o,,,,.,,,, " PAGE SEVEN artists for July : Artists displaying in the Guaranty First Guaranty's Financial Information : Gallery during the month of July will be Center, Violet Stone from Hammond . the staff members of First Guaranty Square Mall, and Dayna Bennett of Bank. The Gallery, located on the Guaranty West. Representing the Main second floor of the Main Office of First Office in Hammond are Diane Patterson, Guaranty Bank at 400 East Thomas Andy Wheat, Karin Harper, wife of Street in historic downtown Hammond, Reggie Harper, Debbie Wiggins, Irma is open to the public during regular Whiting and Suzan Bosarge. .. banking hours from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 First Guaranty salutes the talents of its p rn on Friday. employees, whose media range from Exhibitors and the offices they repre- calligraphy and pen and ink floral sent are Wilma Smith. Peggy Simmons, arranging. You are invited to attend a Mary Smith. Tarnmy Cutrer and era reception to meet our artists on Tuesday, Lee Wilson from Kentwood: Yvonne July 16, 1985 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. ,f Pecoraro. Independence: Patncia Soape, in the Guaranty Gallery. Come by and Ponchatoula: and Pearl Howes of the see their work then or anytime during , Berryland office in Ponchatoula. Also the month of July. /j. showinq will be Linda Coumes from "" t. t oare"e'e'r-'- Thursday, July 4th Ponchatoula " Beach Fi ks Sho o rewor w Mr. and Mrs. Toxic Robbins " ,*,,., . . Library has new manager p.m.a on Frark Ka'prwicz" Directr f wrked in the Clerk f Curt's Office in I.  7p dmcJ';Im. T ang*pahoa Parish Libraries, East Baton Rouge Parish. Miss Na- ,., $ 1  announces that Ramona Navarra has varra's hobbies include trav'l, reading, been appointed Branch Manager of doing counted cross stitch and spend- m. - Ponchatoula Branch Library. ing time with her niece aqe 2 i i Althou h she now resides in Ham Mi '  " g - ss Navarra has assumed mend. Miss Navarra is a native of management of Ponchatoula Branch Amite, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Library during one of the busiest periods Nick Navarra. of the year--the Summer Reading , Draft from As a high school student she worked Program. Events are scheduled every ,'.,- I "''--" part-time at Amite Branch Library. After day, Monday through Friday, for [[il" "T graduation from SLU with a major in children who are participating in the speech and a minor in library science, 1985 Summer Reading Program At "7'., she taught speech and geography the same time regular library services .,; .p. rn. courses at Oak Forest Academy in continue for patrons of all ages. Amite While there she also set up the Miss Ramona said "I hope every-  .fp, school library and served as school one in Ponchatoula, adults and children ii U librarian. She continued her education, alike, will come into the library this Hwy. 22 East at the Tangipahoo River earning a Masters in Education summer. ] have enjoyed meeting ' 386 6844 guidance and counseling. Until her people here in the library and hope to ," recem ,_:ppomnent as manager o see many more." Ponchatoula Branch Library, she , ...... --,-.:, ,,,,, Mental health or emotional problems do :. :,--.,.- not always present thenmelves dm-ing business hours. What do you do when a crisis occurs at 2:00 a.m. or over a weekend? CDJI DePaul Northshore Hospital In Covington- 8SSSZO0. Trained professionals are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you deal with problems or situations that have gotten out of control. When you need assistance, Call! DePaul Northshore cares for your mental health. 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