Amber Nicole Huddle and Joseph Frances Martin met at Tennessee Tech University and were married on Aug. 10, 2013 at The Mustard Seed Ranch in Cookeville, Tenn.
The bride is the daughter of Wendell and Cindy Huddle, and the granddaughter of Doug Huddle, Sandra Huddle Crowder, Bill Poister and the late Evelyn Poister, all of Kingsport. She graduated in 2008 from Sullivan Central High School and in May 2013 from Tennessee Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She works for Putman County.
The bridegroom is the son of Rodney and Melanie Martin of Jefferson City, Tenn., and the grandson of Carol and the late Frank Holland, and Robert and Barbara Martin. He is a 2008 graduate of Gateway Christian School and received a bachelor’s degree in agriculture in 2012 from Tennessee Tech University. He will complete his master’s degree in environmental informatics in May 2013. He is employed by the City of Sparta.
Amber wore a special dress, the same dress her mom wore at her wedding 30 years ago. It was specially altered personally for Amber by PJ Edwards of Kingsport. She also wore a long flowing veil made by her mother.
The flower girl was Grace Martin, niece of the bridegroom. She wore a special dress handmade 21 years ago by the bride's grandma Evelyn Poister. It was the same dress Amber wore as flower girl in her aunt's wedding. It was accented with Amber’s wedding color of coral and worn in memory of Grandma Evelyn.
Associate Pastor Shane Bowling was the officiate of the beautiful outside ceremony. The pianist was Naomi Martin, sister of the bridegroom, and the violinist was Jonathan Martin, brother of the bridegroom. The guitarist and worship leader was Holly Strebel. Scripture readers were Hannah Martin, sister of the bridegroom, and Nikki Taylor.
Ben Drane was best man. Groomsmen were Andrew Martin, Elias Martin, Nathanael Martin, all brothers of the bridegroom; Ben Rosenbaum and TJ Wilson. Ushers were Will Peterman and Curtis Huddle, brother of the bride. Curtis Huddle also was master of ceremonies for the reception.
Corri Richardson was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Anna Metzger, Allison Lynch, Emily Case, Kayla Ross and LK Murphy. Miranda Huddle, sister-in-law of the bride, was in charge of the guest book, which was hand-painted by her sister Rachel Kirk.
After the wedding, all enjoyed a barbecue dinner and dancing, followed by a sparkler and fireworks sendoff. The couple honeymooned in the Bahamas and now reside in Cookeville.