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Melinda Michele Hawes, who goes by Mindy, and David John Christie exchanged marriage vows at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Moss Mountain Farm in Roland. Marie-Claude de la Villesbret of New Orleans officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Barbara and Howard H. Hawes III, 2 Oakmont Court. Her grandparents are the late Dorothy and George Bristow of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Anchorage, Alaska, and the late Viola and Howard H. Hawes Jr., also of Grand Prairie.

Parents of the groom are Beverly and William Bradford of Fairhope, Ala., and George Christie of Bloomfield, Mich. He is the grandson of the late Krisul and George Christie and Sarah and Charles Magaraci, all of Albany, N.Y.

The ceremony took place on the East Lawn. Soloists were Amy Hawes Spencer, cousin of the bride, and Kira Keating. They were accompanied by guitarist Luke Johnson. Julie Ahrend of New Orleans read a poem, "A Golden Gift" by Margie Lipman, cousin of the bride.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a gown of white silk-shantung. The skirt had a gold and white print with a wide silk belt covered with vintage appliques of gold, white and green flowers and leaves from her late grandmother's shop. She carried a bouquet of brightly colored flowers.

A parade of 28 children waving wands with ribbons preceded the entrance of the bride. The couple was surrounded by a group of 20 loved ones, including the groom's son, John William, who served as attendants.

Following the ceremony, guests were led from the wedding site by New Orleans band James Andrews and the Crescent City All-Stars in a second line parade to a reception under the huge tree in front of the farmhouse. A seated dinner was held under a large tent. Tables were covered with white cloths and burlap runners and assorted flower arrangements.

The bride is a graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio and has a bachelor's degree in communications. She is employed by Whole Foods Market Inc., Rocky Mountain Region.

The groom has a degree in business from Michigan State University in East Lansing. He is a real estate broker and singer/performer.

The couple will live in Morrison, Colo., and will take a honeymoon trip at a later date.

High Profile on 06/15/2014

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