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Betsy Lauren Keyes and Carey Trenton "Trent" McCoy exchanged Covenant marriage vows on July 18, 2009 at six o'clock in the evening at River of Life Church in Winnsboro.
Betsy is the daughter of Susan and Mike Durham of Winnsboro and Craig and Melanie Keyes of Newellton. Trent is the son of Brenda and Carey B. McCoy of Chase. Grandparents of the bride are Mary Black of West Monroe and the late Larry L. Black, Junior and Betty Rawls of West Monroe and Martha and Delton Keyes of Newellton. Grandparents of the groom are Georgia and Melvin Montgomery and Frances McCoy of Winnsboro and the late W.G. "Billy" McCoy.
Rev. David Phillips and Steve Bryan of Winnsboro performed the double-ring ceremony. The couple exchanged vows beneath a large Grecian arch decorated with ferns and a large arrangement of summer flowers.
The bride, given in marriage by her parents, wore a diamond white Sottero and Midgley original gown with an oyster sash and pearl beading. Her strapless gown featured a corset back and a pick-up skirt that dramatically revealed a lace hemline. Betsy wore a finger-tip veil trimmed in seed pearls and carried a hand-tied bouquet of fresh summer flowers in various shades of pink and green. She completed her bridal ensemble with Manolo Blahnik "Something Blue" shoes, and a pearl necklace that was a gift from her father on her first birthday.
Jon Michael Baccarini was the organist. Soloists were Melanie Keyes and Mike Durham.
Lindsay Martin Spillers attended the bride as her matron of honor. Maids of honor were Madison Keyes, Bailey Keyes and Mabry Keyes, sisters of the bride. Bridesmaids were Lindsey Ferrington, Sandy Carroll Graham, Tori Guyton Guillot and Melissa Roberson. Attendants wore fern green halter crinkle chiffon gowns. The gowns featured a rusched bodice and cascade front. Each carried a hand-tied bouquet similar to that of the bride.
Serving as flower girls were, Payton Black, Le'nai Branch and Valarie Fuller. They each wore a white heirloom gown with hand smocking and organza overlay.
Ring Bearer was Hunter Biddy.
Serving his brother as best man was Jake McCoy. Groomsmen were Jacob Haring, Kyle Kelly, Blaise Sims, Hunter White and Drew Wiggers. Ushers were Michael Durham and the groomsmen.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at River of Life Church. Hostesses were Gayla Stevens, Donna Remides and Lee Ann Walley. Tea girls were, Anna and Hayley Black, Abigail McManus, Macy Williamson and Shelby Riley. Serving cake were Brittany Hankins, Joann Southern and Eula Coleman. Punch, tea and water were served by Cynthia Roberson. Sunny Wiggers attended the guest book.
Entertainment for the reception was provided by the St. Joseph String Quartet.
The bride is a graduate of Franklin Academy. She attended ULM and is a graduate of Delta Community College with a degree in early childhood development. She is employed as a school teacher in Lake Charles. Trent is a graduate of Franklin Academy and Louisiana Tech University with a bachelor of science degree in Ag Business. He is employed as a soil conservationist for USDA / NRCS in Lake Charles.
Following their honeymoon to Eureka Springs Ark, the couple is residing in Lake Charles.