Kayla G. Mahan of Knoxville, Tenn., and Aaron Babcock of Knoxville, were married Sept. 8, 2013, at the home of the bride’s parents. Brandon Cole performed the 6:30 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Larry and Sandy Mahan of Blountville, Tenn., and the granddaughter of Mrs. Thelma Kimberling of Kingsport, Tenn., the late Emmett Kimberling Jr., Iona Mahan of Kingsport and the late Bill Mahan. The bridegroom is the son of Randy and Sherry Taylor of Blountville, and Rick and Sheila Babcock of Bristol, Va. He is the grandson of Arlene Babcock of Machias, N.Y., the late Kenneth Babcock, and the late Everett and Jean Mead, formerly of Coeburn, Va.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father. Her strapless gown was accented by a gold metallic floral sash. She carried a bouquet of white hydrangeas and pink calla lilies.
Emily McBride of Piney Flats, Tenn., was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Rebecca West of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Jodi Bigham of Johnson City, Tenn.; April Burger of Knoxville, and Julia Ford of Knoxville. Lyla Pennington, niece of the bridegroom, of Bristol, Va., was flower girl.
Groomsmen were Justin Worley of Knoxville; Matt Cole of Bristol, Tenn.; Matt Isbell of Knoxville; Johnny Ketron of Bristol, Tenn., and Thomas Brantley of Knoxville. Beau Mahan, nephew of the bride, of Chapin, S.C., was ring bearer.
A reception was held immediately following the ceremony.
The bride graduated from Sullivan Central High School, and is employed at Employee Bridge of Knoxville.
The bridegroom graduated from Tennessee High School and is employed at Guitar Center, Knoxville.
The couple resides in Knoxville.