Kayla Dianne Hardy and Colby Tyler Martin were united in marriage on May 30, 2015. The 5 p.m. double ring ceremony was held at First Baptist Church in Minden under the direction of the Sara Chreene. The Rev. Leland Crawford officiated. The bride was given in marriage by her parents and her father acted as her escort.
Kayla, of Minden, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James P. and Geri Lynn Hardy. She is the granddaughter the late Pat and Bonnie Hardy and Evelyn K. Hardy of Magnolia; the late James and Dianne Branum; and her “adopted grandparents” the late David and Becky Thomas of Minden.
Colby, also of Minden, is the son of David and Donya Martin of Minden. He is the grandson of the late Arthur D. and Charlotte Martin of Minden; Charles Pate of Minden and the late Jackie Pate.
The bride chose to wear an elegant trumpet style Stella York gown featuring ivory floral lace over blush bridal satin, a rhinestone-adorned sash at the natural waistline, sweetheart neckline and traditional chapel-length train. Kayla wore a fingertip length veil edged in rhinestones. The bride carried a hand-tied nosegay of white hydrangea, free spirit roses, white stock, bupleurum and solidaga tied with burlap and lace ribbons. Flowers were provided by Fanette Hodges of Fanette’s Flower House.
Friend of the bride Heather Harmon, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids included cousins of the bride, Sarah Dodd and Lauren Thompson, friends of the bride Johnna Traylor, Sharity Brent and Mary-Holland Floyd. Serving as flower girls were cousin of the bride Sydney Lea and niece of the bride Paisley Martin.
Serving as best man was Michael Martin, the groom’s twin brother. Groomsmen were brother of the groom, Dave Martin, friends of the groom Dalton Herrington, Cameron O’Reilly and Will Holomon, and cousin of the groom, Quinton Martin.
Serving as ushers were Ryan Harmon, a friend of the couple, and the bride’s brother, Walker Hardy.
Attending the guest book were Ella and Caroline Floyd.
Providing music were musicians Rachel Chapman on piano, Nathan Jump on violin, and the bride’s brother, Philip Hardy, on guitar.
The reception was held at The Farm of Cultural Crossroads in Minden. Catering was provided by Jimmy Hall of Party Express Catering. Cakes were provided by Charlotte Martin, grandmother of the groom. They included an Italian cream cake, strawberry cake, lemon blueberry and a traditional wedding cake. Cakes were served by Emily Hanish and Kristyn Hardy, cousins of the bride. Music was provided by Mark Chreene.
Kayla is a 2014 graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with a concentration in Biology. She is employed by Webster Parish Schools as a 7th grade science teacher.
Colby is a 2014 graduate of Grambling State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice as well as a certification for middle school and high school math education. Colby was a pitcher for the Grambling State Tigers Baseball team and is currently employed by Webster Parish Schools as a 9th grade algebra teacher and assistant baseball coach.
After a honeymoon to Disney’s Aulani on Oahu, Hawaii, the couple is residing in Minden.