Istre, Nelson announce their engagement

A 7:30 p.m. wedding ceremony on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Dallas, Texas will unite in marriage Lesli Ann Istre and Christopher Thomas Nelson. A reception will follow at Westin Park Central in Dallas.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Mike and Brenda Istre of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of the Rayne-Crowley area. Her grandparents are John and Nell Petitjean of Rayne and Mitchell and Helen Istre of Crowley. She is a 2000 graduate of St. Charles Catholic High School in Laplace and a 2004 graduate of LSU in textile merchandising while also a member of Delta Zeta. She is employed by Coca Cola Enterprises as an account manager in Dallas.

The prospective groom is the son of Kay Nelson of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, formerly of Slidell and the late Lewis B. Nelson. His grandparents are the late Earl and Maggie Perez of Biloxi, Mississippi and the late Fred and Maggie Nelson of Bison, South Dakota. He is a 1997 graduate of Slidell High School, 2001 graduate of the University of Alabama with a marketing degree, and is employed as a sales rep for Neurodiagnostic Laboratories.

Following their wedding, the couple plans to reside in Allen, Texas.

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