Jarrod Granville Haymond and Kara Nicole Phillips were married June 26 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The ceremony took place at The Old Mill Wedding Chapel, with a reception directly following on the property. Brother Fred Reddoch of Briarwood Baptist located in Cabot, Arkansas, performed the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Kevin and Kim Phillips of Cabot, Arkansas. She graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in early childhood education. She is employed by the Lower Yukon School District and teaches at Hooper Bay School located in Hooper Bay, Alaska.
The bridegroom is the middle son of John and Penny Haymond of Buckhannon. He is a 2003 graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in elementary education from West Virginia University. He is employed by the Lower Yukon School District and teaches at Hooper Bay School in Hooper Bay, Alaska.
MR. AND MRS. JARROD HAYMOND
bride is the former Kara Phillips
The couple met while attending a teacher in-service in Hooper Bay, Alaska, in October 2008 while the bride was teaching in Hooper Bay and the bridegroom was teaching in Nunam Iqua, Alaska. They were engaged on Dec. 29, 2009, during a Christmas ski vacation to Alyeska Resort, at the bottom of the mountain.
The members of the bride's wedding party were maid of honor Faye Smith of Lexington, Kentucky; bridesmaid Bethany Haymond of Kingwood; bridesmaid Jessica Phillips of Lonoke, Arkansas; bridesmaid Vanda Stone of Kotlik, Alaska; and bridesmaid Brittany Williams of Scott, Arkansas. The bride was escorted by her father, Kevin Phillips. Her brother, Kirk Phillips, was in attendance as an usher.
Members of the bridegroom's wedding party were best man Nick Kraynok of San Angelo, Texas; and groomsmen Justin Haymond of Kingwood, Abraham Jordan of Lewisburg, Ashby Ruddle of Franklin and Blake Davis of Columbus, Mississippi. His youngest brother was in attendance as an usher.
After a honeymoon to Aruba, the couple will spend the summer traveling around visiting family and will return to Hooper Bay, Alaska, for the upcoming school year.