Hannah Cottrell and William Hayes were married May 23, 2020 at 6:00 in the evening at Toner Farm in Lexington with Ben Hayes, uncle of the groom, officiating. The bride, groom, and their son Brody did a ceremonial rope tie during the ceremony to represent the joining of their three lives. A backyard reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents following the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Keith and Lisa Cottrell of Lexington. She is the granddaughter of Joan Allen and the late James Allen of Lexington, and Royce and Sarah Cottrell of Athens.
The groom is the son of Dale and Tammy Hayes and Jennifer and Shane Swann. He is the grandson of Ronald and Nadine Hayes of Florence and John and Elba Lue Blackwell of Tuscumbia.
The bride chose her gown from the Something Blue Shoppe and wore a necklace borrowed from her grandmother, that was a gift from the bride’s grandfather.
Maid of honor was Sydney Corum, friend of the bride, and matron of honor was Shea Eubank, cousin of the bride. Bridesmaids were Brooke DeMoss, Bretta Cagle, Skylar Hammond, Mattie Hammond, Mattie Poss, Sarah Weems, Hannah Reese, Molly Hayes, and Madeline Hayes. Flower girl was Mckenna Toner, cousin of the bride.
Best man was the groom’s brother, Tyler Hayes. Groomsmen were Brody Shirley, Alex Cottrell, Kade Cottrell, Ben Beasley, Thomas Hester, Jacob Patterson, John-David Mitchell, Casey Jones, Whitt Wilkerson, and Clint Lewis. Ring bearer was Elijah Eubank, cousin of the bride.
Wedding director was Renita Toner. Floral designer was Mary Allison Lamb and Lori Goff of Any Blooming Thing. Caterer was Rick’s BBQ. The wedding cake was made by Grace Pate, aunt of the groom, and the groom’s cake was made by the groom’s step-father, Shane Swann. Reception entertainment was provided by the band Garrett Browning and Flatland Revival. Hair stylist was Hunter Fielder of Society Salon and makeup artist was Corey Nichols. Photographer was Jenna Perry of Love + Bloom Photography and videographer was Al Hammond of Awaken Films. Special thanks to Ron and Renita Toner, Keith and Lisa Cottrell, Jamey and Melissa Hammond, and Kim Lamb.
For their honeymoon, the couple took a two week road trip out West, traveling to Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and Colorado. They are now residing in Killen.
Photos by Love + Bloom Photography