Sainte Terre in Benton, LA, was the setting for the Wedding Ceremony to join Miss Sierra Lynn Smith and Mr. Joshua Allen McRae on May 2, 2015. Pastor Jeff Warren was the officiant of the six-thirty event. Music was provided by the bride’s Uncle, Wayne Armer. Scripture readings were by the Bride’s Godmother, Sharon Mahler, and the Groom’s Father, John Richard McRae. Gayla LaRue creatively designed all flower arrangements for the evening. Musical entertainment was provided by DJ Love and Sweetie Cakes Bakery crafted the fabulous wedding cakes.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Scott Smith of Benton. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Barbara Smith and the late Mr. Buddy Smith of Benton and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wayne Armer of Gassville, AR. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Richard McRae of Shreveport. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John McRae and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lewis both of Shreveport.
Presented in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride chose an elegant gown designed by Allure Bridals. The fit-to-flare silhouette featured a keyhole cut out on the back surrounded by Swarovski crystals. To complete her look, she wore a cathedral length veil and handmade baby blue heels covered in antique lace with pearl and rhinestone accents.
Adriann Pollitt of Oceanside, CA, served as Matron of Honor and Roslin Smith of Shreveport served as Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids included: Elizabeth Cockerham, Holly Johnston, and Bobbie McGuire. Honorary Bridesmaids included the Bride’s cousins: Devin Armer, Kaylee Winders, Karis Winders, Katelyn Winders, and Karson Winders. Jacob McRae, the Groom’s brother, served as Best Man. Groomsmen included: Ryan Shewmake, Dustin McBride, Spencer and Sidney Smith, brothers of the bride. Sawyer Smith, brother of the bride, attended as ring bearer. Sierra was honored to have her grandmothers, Janet Armer and Barbara Smith, serve as flower girls.
Sierra is a graduate of Benton High School and Louisiana State University of Shreveport with a Bachelor’s Degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology. She is currently attending graduate school at LSU Health in Shreveport where she is studying Occupational Therapy. Josh is a graduate of Calvary Baptist Christian Academy and Bossier Parish Community College with an Associates Degree in Applied Science. He is currently a Shreveport Firefighter.
Following a honeymoon in St. Lucia, the couple will make their home in Shreveport.