Published 4:42 pm Sunday, August 4, 2013

Tara and John Hammonds, of Ironton, were married at 4:30 p.m. July 4, 2013, at Isaak Walton Lake.

HAMMONDSMaid of honor was Katelyn Ferguson, daughter of the bride. Bridesmaid was Brittany Hammonds, daughter of the groom. Junior bridesmaids were Courtney and Cameron Hammonds, daughters of the groom. Flower girl was Beth Ann Brown, niece.

Best man was Austin Hammonds, son of the groom. Groomsmen were Luke and Clay Ferguson, sons of the bride.

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The bride carried orange and ivory lilies. The bouquet stem was wrapped in the bride’s grandmother’s scarf and was pinned with a brooch that belonged to the groom’s grandmother. The bride wore a spaghetti strap knee length ivory dress with a pearled and beaded waistline.

The bride was given in marriage by her sons, Luke and Clay Ferguson. As the bride descended down the aisle her daughter and maid of honor sung “A Thousand Years.” The bride and groom had their first dance to “Two is Better than One” sang by Katelyn Ferguson, daughter of the bride; Luke Ferguson, son of the bride; and Brittany Hammonds, daughter of the groom.

The bride is the daughter of Judy and Ralph Waddle of South Point and Norma and Rick Martin of Ironton. She is the granddaughter of the late Robert and Bessie White-Brammer and Gerry Mowery-Martin and the late Ed Martin. She is a graduate of Ohio University with at bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s in educational leadership. The bride is a third grade teacher at Cannonsburg Elementary School.

The groom is the son of Barb and Charlie Hammonds. He is the grandson of Shirley and the late Walter Eaton and the late Juanita Hammonds. He is a graduate of the OPTA Police Academy at Collins Career Center and is employed as an Ironton Police Officer.

The couple will reside in Ironton with their seven children.