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Story Archives: Bruce-Haydel united
Millicent Renee Bruce of Winnsboro and James Augustin Haydel, IV of Ponchatoula, were united in marriage on October 27, 2007, at six o'clock in the evening at Woodland Baptist Church in Springfield, La. Minister Tim Lambert officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Pam Collins Bruce of Winnsboro and the late Frank "Bubba" Bruce. She is the granddaughter of Leo "Bub" Jewel Bruce of Winnsboro and the late Marcus and Bernice Collins of Gilbert. The groom is the son of James and Janet Haydel of Ponchatoula.
The church was decorated with leaf garland in fall colors and hurricane lamps containing candles of red, yellow, and orange. The table in the foyer of the church held the guest book, photos of the bride and groom and a fall floral arrangement.
The bride, given in marriage by her mother, wore a white satin A-line gown adorned with a pearl and beaded lace appliqué and chapel train. She chose a white tear drop veil with scalloped edging trimmed in seed pearls. A blue angel pin was worn on the bodice of the gown in remembrance of the bride's father. The bride's bouquet was an arrangement of red and orange open roses.
Kristy Bruce Hammack of Baton Rouge, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Wendy Hanna of Orlando, Fla., sister of the groom, Jena Nichols of Tickfaw, La., and Melissa Bell of Springfield.
Attendants wore satin truffle-colored A-line dresses with beaded bodices and cascade fronts. Each carried a bouquet of red and orange roses like that of the bride.
Sophie Hanna of Orlando, Fla., niece of the groom, served as flower girl. She wore a tea length beige dress with a white lace overlay and a bow accent on the back. She carried a basket of fall colored flower petals.
Morris Felder, Jr. of Ponchatoula served as best man. Groomsmen were Neil Delatte of Ponchatoula, Scott Nichols of Tickfaw, and Scott Price of Ponchatoula.
Mason Perret of Albany, godson of the groom, served as ring bearer.
A candlelight reception followed the ceremony at The Ponchatoula Lions Club. The wedding cake was a four tiered confection with strawberry and cream cheese pecan filling. The cake was decorated with truffle-colored ribbons and fall flowers.
The groom's cake was a yellow sheet cake with a four-wheeler theme.
The reception was catered by Maurpas Catering and music provided by a D.J.
The bride is a graduate of Winnsboro High School and attended Louisiana Tech University. She is currently employed by Dr. Stephen Antrobus in Baton Rouge as a histology tech and lab manager.
The groom is a graduate of Ponchatoula High School. He is employed by Estes Express Lines as a P & D driver.
The couple will make their home in Ponchatoula.