Dru Nicole Haertling and Dr. Jacob Bradley Leet of Jackson, exchanged wedding vows March 14, 2020, at Knollcrest Chapel in Burfordville. Dr. Greg Leet, father of the groom, officiated at the double ring ceremony.
Given in marriage by her father, Brad Haertling, the bride chose Montana Adams of Jackson as maid of honor; Madison Leet of Cape Girardeau, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Kelsey Haertling of Denton, TX, Chloe Griffin of Bentonville, AR, Jenna Leet Bailey of Jackson, MS; Kaylene Knepp of St. Louis, Christen Edmonds of Cape Girardeau, Paden Wachter Wright, Lacey Gendron and Brittany Gilman, all of Jackson; and Brianna Lueders of Knoxville, TN.
Best man was Ryan Leet, brother of the groom, of Jackson. Groomsmen were Josh Gwin, Kyle Taylor, Jeff Womack, Jamie Schumacher, Cody Randen and Curtis Sturms, all of Jackson; Marcus Harris and Kyle Schutte, both of Denver, CO; Kieran Griffin of Cape Girardeau, and Cody Bailey of Jackson, MS.
Flower girls were Virginia Bailey and Francis Bailey of Jackson, MS, and Nora Leet and Ruby Leet of Cape Girardeau, all carried rose petals.
Ring bearer was Carroll Bailey of Jackson, MS.
Grandparents attending the wedding were Mary Ann Leet and Nancy Haertling, both of Jackson, Linda DuPerier Hollis and Barbara and Larry Haertling, both of Cape Girardeau. Great-grandmother Mary Margaret Abernathy could not attend due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Other close family members attendng the wedding and dinner and dance reception were Dillon Schermer, Lori DuPerier Haertling, Sydnee Griffin, all of Cape Girardeau; Shelia Midgett Haertling of Sandestin, FL, Tiffany and Greg Haertling of Denton, TX, Michelle and Mike Griffin of Bentonville, AR, Jennifer and David West of Burbank, CA, Penny DuPerier of Jackson, Carla and Bo Bradley of Memphis, TN, and Judy and Randy Leet of Eureka.
On March 13, 2020, Vicki Leet, mother of the groom, was hostess for a bridal luncheon at 36 Restaurant in Cape Girardeau for Dru and her friends.
A rehearsal dinner was hosted March 13, 2020, by Dr. Greg and Mrs. Vicki Leet, parents of the groom, at Celebrations in downtown Cape Girardeau. The Leet family tartan plaid was featured on the tablescapes.
A brunch was held on the morning of the wedding hosted by Barbara and Larry Haertling at their home in Cape Girardeau for Dru and her bridesmaids.
The bride received a bachelor of health science degree from Missouri University in Columbia. She is employed at Deloitte Consulting International as a business technology consultant.
Leet received a bachelor of biomedical science degree from Southeast Missouri State University and a Doctor of Optometry degree from University of Missouri-St. Louis. Dr. Leet is a partner with Leet Eye Care in Cape Girardeau and Jackson.
The couple is residing in Jackson.