October 14, 2011
Kathryn Anne Ferguson and Aaron Michael Murphy, both of Louisville, Ky., were married July 10, 2011, at 7 p.m. on the Towery Plaza at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, with Dr. Russell D. Moore officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Richard Ferguson of Columbus. She is the granddaughter of Mr. Charles Ferguson of Columbus and the late Mrs. Annie Pearl Ferguson, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Grady N. Wallace of Columbus. The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a gown of soft shimmer satin in pearl with pewter accents. Beaded embroidery embellished the strapless fitted bodice with a pleated sash at the dropped waistline, and bustles cascaded throughout the A-line skirt and chapel-length train. Claire Keen Young of Birmingham, Ala., served as matron of honor. Elizabeth Anne White of Louisville served as maid of honor. Serving as bridesmaids were Melanie Creekmore Adkison of Hattiesburg; Callie Ryan Dunaway of Birmingham; Lindsay Harper Finnegan of Raleigh, N.C.; Laura Anne Hankins of Jackson; Meagan Margaret Moody of Memphis, Tenn.; Linda-Lee Murphy of Kenmore, Wash., sister of the groom; and Kathryn Ross Spencer of Nashville, Tenn. The bridesmaids wore clover green satin ball gowns with a ruche to the side, accented with a crystal brooch. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael John Murphy of Huntsville, Ala. He is the grandson of Mr. Donald William Murphy of Virginia Beach, Va., and the late Mrs. Jean Murphy, Ms. Mildred Marie Wickert of Cunningham, Ky., and the late Mr. Fredrick Calvin Pickett Todd Yoshio Morikawa of Kailua, Hawaii, served as best man. David Joseph Blair of Louisville; Thomas Richard Ferguson Jr. of Columbus, brother of the bride; Rocky Gene Komatsu of Kahului, Hawaii; James Paul Murphy of Indianapolis, brother of the groom; Peter Daniel Murphy of Kandahar, Afghanistan, brother of the groom; David Ross Murphy of Huntsville, brother of the groom; Andrew Caleb Murphy of Huntsville, brother of the groom; and Clayton Tyler Wesley of Louisville served as groomsmen. Following a wedding trip to Carmel, Calif., the couple resides in Louisville, where the groom is an attorney with Gruner and Simms, and the bride is an administrative secretary to the dean at Southern Seminary.
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