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Hammett, Broda Exchange Wedding Vows


Mr. and Mrs. Corey Simpson Broda

Janette Lea Hammett and Corey Simpson Broda, of Whittier, N.C ., were united in marriage Oct. 12, 2013, at Fontana Community Church Chapel, in Fontana Dam, N.C. The officiating minister was Rev. Gloria Hardy. The musicians were The Ian Moore Appalachian String Band

The bride's family heritage is well grounded in The City of Waterfalls as a proud great-granddaughter and granddaughter of many Transylvania County natives. She is the granddaughter of Larry M. Patterson, and the late Nancy Whitmire Patterson, and the great-granddaughter of the late Melrose Tinsley Kilpatrick, and the late Elizabeth Sitton Whitmire. She is the daughter of Ronnie Gene Hammett, and the late Stacy Patterson Hammett, of Spartanburg County, S.C.

A 2012 summa cum laude graduate of the Master's School of Health Sciences at Western Carolina University, in Cullowhee, N.C ., she is currently employed as director of Child Nutritional Services at Cherokee Central Schools, in Cherokee, N.C.

The groom's heritage is well grounded in the eastern part of our great state of North Carolina. Growing up riding his bike across the Duke University campus between his home and his dad's office, he is the proud son of Dr. Kenneth Broda, and Martha Simpson Broda, of Durham, N.C.

He attended Appalachian State University and is currently managing-partner with Bogart's Family Restaurants, of the Western North Carolina Region.

Londa Sue Patterson Bohl, the bride's maternal aunt, was lovingly touched and honored to serve as matron of honor. William F. Bohl IV, the bride's uncle, escorted the bride down the aisle and was honored to give her hand in marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Bohl are residents of Bryson City, N.C.

In order to pay tribute to the bride's maternal grandmother and Transylvania County native, the late Nancy Carolyn Whitmire Patterson, the bride's third cousins, eight-year-old Samuel Whitmire, and 10 year old Daniel Whitmire, sons of David and Carol Whitmire, of Raleigh, N.C ., served as chapel bell ringer, and scripture reader, respectively, in order to begin the wedding ceremony.

Elizabeth Locke, of Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada), and Rebecca Stissell Moon, of Hendersonville, both childhood friends and classmates of the bride, were lovely, loyal and dutiful bridesmaids.

Dr. Kenneth R. Broda, father of the groom, of Durham, NC, served as a distinguished and proud best man.

Matthew Broda, brother of the groom, of Wake Forest, N.C ., and Jarrod Edens, business partner of the groom, of Waynesville, N.C ., were both supportive and jovial groomsmen.

Nieces of the groom, Meryl Broda and Claire Collins, were charming and delightful flower girls, adding an old world charm to the rustic wedding ceremony. Nephew of the groom, Emmett Broda was a proud and serious ring bearer.

The full dinner reception was held under changing fall colors on the Mountain View Deck at Fontana Village Resort. The Ian Moore Appalachian String band played authentic music for the rustic-chic theme during dinner, and the My Highway Band performed for the dance party reception that followed dinner.

The Sunday morning send-off brunch was held in the Carolina Room of Fontana Village Resort Lodge. After the brunch, the newlyweds jetted-off to honeymoon in Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Mexico.

Although the newlyweds currently reside in Whittier, N.C ., they are shopping for a family home in the Western North Carolina area, in close proximity to their jobs.

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