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Ashley Renee Friend and Nathan Scott Colegrove were married on the afternoon of June 2, 2012. The ceremony took place at Bill and Brenda Cade’s farm in Waterloo.

The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Roger Friend, uncle of the bride. The bride was given in marriage by her father.

The bride is the daughter of Charles Allen and Tammy Friend of Coal Grove. She is the granddaughter of Kenneth and Helen Morrison and Mildred Friend, all of Ironton, and the late Charles Friend. The groom is the son of Steve and Jami Colegrove of Wilgus. He is the grandson of Dennis and Charlotte Miller of Wilgus, and Betty Colegrove of Deering and the late Daren “Scottie” Colegrove.

The bride is a 2006 graduate of Dawson-Bryant High School and a 2010 graduate of Ohio University with a degree in elementary education. She is employed as a teacher at NEECO. The groom is a 2006 graduate of Symmes Valley High School and is employed as the warehouse manager at MSSI in Raceland, Ky.

The bride wore an organza A-line dress with satin ribbon detail and brown cowboy boots accented in white. The wedding was a country theme with yellow and blue as the wedding colors. The bride’s bouquet included sunflowers, daisies and blue accent flowers wrapped in twine. Decorations included mason jars, sunflowers, daisies and lemons.

The maid of honor was Megan Friend, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Rose Francis and Elizabeth White, aunts of the bride, and Briana McWhorter, friend of the bride.

The best man was James Wilson, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Seth Colegrove, brother of the groom, Travis Neal and Derek Carpenter, friends of the groom.

Enola Rose Cade, friend of the bride and groom, and Maggie Mae Tatum, cousin of the groom, were junior flower girls and presented the grandmothers with flowers. KayLee Belle Cade, friend of the bride and groom, and Logan Friend, cousin of the bride, were the flower girl and the ring bearer. Brice Sexton, cousin of the groom, served as usher. Amy Wagner cousin of the groom, registered the guest as they signed in on a piece of wood that would be used as an end table at the couples new home. Music was provided by the groom’s cousins, Mary and Julie Wagner.

The reception was held at the farm with Brent Dickess, Tommy Cade and C and C Grocery catering the food. Pie was served instead of cake, provided by friends and family members. Photography was done by Brenda and Everett Jenkins.

After a honeymoon to Gatlinburg, Tenn., the couple resides in South Point.