Miss Richards and Bridges to exchange wedding vows October 27 in Hattiesburg

Mr. and Mrs. James Philip Richards of Ridgeland announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Richards, to Joseph Jordan Bridges, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Donald Bridges of Pearl.

Miss Richards is a 2007 graduate of Ridgeland High School. She was graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She was in the Hall of Fame and the president of Kappa Delta sorority. In 2014 she was graduated from Florida State University with a master’s in higher education. Miss Richards is the assistant director of transition programs in the office of New Student and Retention Programs at Southern Miss and is a 2016 graduate of Leadership Pinebelt.

Bridges is a 2006 graduate of Pearl High School. He was graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiotherapy and was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He was graduated from Pearl River Community College in 2014 with an associates in applied sciences degree. He is a physical therapist assistant at CARE Physical Therapy in Hattiesburg.

The couple will exchange vows October 27 at Dogwood Venue in Hattiesburg.

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