Amanda Michelle Crane and Gerrit Wade Simmons of Bossier City were united in marriage on December 13, 2014. The four o’clock ceremony was held at Wishes Boutique in Shreveport, followed by a reception for family and friends in honor of the couple.
Pastor Matt Lewis of Lifewater Church officiated the double ring ceremony. The couple’s daughter, Kayleigh, served as the flower girl.
The wedding was coordinated and designed by Julie Martin. Wedding vendors included photographers ShaRelle Gutierrez and Amanda Veuleman with ShaRelle Studios Photography; floral arrangements for the bridal party by Bittersweet Flowers and Gifts; cake and personalized cookies by Southern Charm Cakery; hair and makeup by Christy Cosby.
Amanda is the daughter of Don L. Crane, Jr. and the late Janet W. Crane of Waskom, TX. She is the granddaughter of Ruby J. Westcott and the late Robert E. Westcott of Waskom, TX and Shirley M. Crane and the late Don L. Crane, Sr. of Chandler, TX.
The bride is a graduate of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, where she received her Bachelors Degree in journalism and photography. She is currently employed with the Bossier Press-Tribune.
Gerrit is the son of John Carlin of Ragley and Charlotte Simmons of Sulphur. He is the grandson of Ruth Simmons and the late Ronald Simmons of Sulphur.
The groom is a graduate of the Northwest Louisiana Technical College in Shreveport, where he received an HACR technical degree. He is currently employed with Fibrebond in Minden.
The couple will reside in Bossier City.