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Story Archives: Evans-Hitt wedding
Jana Lauren Evans and Joshua Hitt were united in marriage on the evening of June 26, 2009, at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Winnsboro. The Rev. Doyle Adams officiated the double-ring ceremony.
Parents of the bride are Sue and Carl Evans of Winnsboro. Josh is the son of Stacie Austin and Rob Austin, both of Winnsboro.
The couple exchanged vows beneath lighted columns topped with fresh white roses and blue hydrangeas, draped with ivory cloth. Boston ferns flanked each side of the altar, accenting smaller columns in the altar area.
Escorted by her father, the bride chose a beautifully designed trumpet-style gown of ivory satin accented with a champagne bow. The empire waist featured beaded metallic lace and the corset back extending into a chapel-length train. Her fingertip veil of ivory illusion was trimmed with champagne ribbon and accented with intricate embroidery, beading and lace appliqués. The bride carried a fresh bouquet of white roses and blue hydrangeas gathered and wrapped with blue satin ribbon.
Musical selections for the ceremony included "You Are," "Never Going to be Alone," "From This Moment," and "Living Our Love Song." "You Are" was selected for the signing of the marriage license and lighting of the unity candle.
Heather Daniels, of Winnsboro, served as maid of honor while Landy Evans, sister-in-law of the bride, served as matron of honor. Each wore matching ice blue gowns with an empire waist accented with an ivory sash. Their bouquets were a smaller version of the bride's bouquet.
Kaitlyn Evans, wearing a tea-length dress of ice blue satin, dropped blue flower petals for the bride's entrance. Haley Reynolds strolled one-year-old Brooklyn Evans down the aisle in an antique carriage and both served as ring bearers. They each wore dresses matching that of the flower girl. Ashlyn Evans, miniature bride, wore a miniature version of the bride's gown and carried a small nosegay of roses. Logan Ezell served as miniature groom.
Attending the groom as best man was Rob Wall, cousin of the groom. Jarred Evans, brother of the bride, served as groomsman.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held for the couple in the fellowship hall of the church.
The wedding cake was a three-tiered confection topped with roses and a brushed silver script "H" embellished with rhinestone crystal accents. The groom's table featured an LSU cake and theme.
Tables and chairs were covered with white linen clothes. White candles and blue rose petals decorated each table along with heart and mint-filled candy boxes featuring images of the bride and groom.
The couple will reside in Winnsboro.