Samantha and Nate met while pursuing their master’s in vocal performance from the University of Memphis. Having both performed throughout their lives, they wanted to bring a them of performance to their wedding. This was traced in the playbill style programs, bridal party bows, and even a custom built theatre marquee. The reception kept the theme alive with a theatre inspired concession stand. It was the performance of a lifetime for the couple to share the spotlight as husband and wife.
Samantha Lee Hammond and Nathanael Curtis Hicks were married August 14, 2020 in a 7:00 evening ceremony at The Anderson Center in Anderson with Ali Chambers, Pastor of Mosaic Church in Memphis, Tenn., officiating. The reception followed at The Anderson Center.
The bride is the daughter of Sherry Hammond and the late Steve Hammond of Lexington. She is the granddaughter of Sandra Faires of Lexington, David Cox of Tampa, Fla., and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Hammond of Lexington.
The groom is the son of Richard and Jane Hicks of Winter Garden, Fla. He is the grandson of Sue Sanger and the late Bill Sanger of Fargo, N.D., and the late Forrest and Amy Thompson of Orlando, Fla.
Maid of honor was Maeleigh Caroline Hammond and matron of honor was Madeline Hammond Fowler, sisters of the bride. Bridesmaids were Jordan Ellis Crow, Elizabeth Brock, Brooke Jacobsen Funk, all friends of the bride; Amy Hicks and Sarah Hicks, sisters-in-law of the bride. Flower girl was Sadie Fowler, niece of the bride.
Best man was the groom’s brother, Richie Hicks. Groomsmen were Matt Henson, Justin Kessler, Kendon Hughes, Aaron Redburn, Bryce Funk, all friends of the groom, and Evan Hammond, brother-in-law of the groom. Ring bearer was Trip Fowler, nephew of the bride.
Wedding director and floral designer was Mickey Beavers. Music coordinated by Evan Hammond and performed by Will Carpenter. The wedding cake and the groom’s cake were made by Ginger Head Cake Pops. The couple sang themselves for their “first song”. Guestbook attendant was Maymie Fowler, niece of the bride. Makeup artist was Madeline Hammond Fowler. Photographer was Amanda Chapman Photography and videographer was Al Hammond with Awaken Films.
The couple is now residing in Madison.
Photos by Amanda Chapman Photography