The Grand Affairs Chapel and Ballroom of Virginia Beach, Va., was the setting for the March 24, 2018, wedding of Kara Ekaterina Emelyn Hardy to Jeremy Michael Cole.

Hardy is the daughter of David and Lucy Webb Hardy of Wells and the granddaughter of the late Raymond and Lurline Webb of Prospect. Cole is the son of (Michael) Kelly and Laura Cole of Fayetteville, N.C.

Bridesmaids were college friend Gabrielle Davis of Cape May, N.J.; childhood friend Sarah White of Wells; and Rachel Cole, sister of the groom. Groomsmen were brother of the groom Jacob Cole, and friends Michael Mooney, Tyler Bass, and Hayden Heard of Virgina Beach. The groom's childhood minister, Pastor Russell Honeycutt of Whiteville, N.C., officiated. A buffet dinner followed by an evening of dancing to DJ Trae were enjoyed by the guests.

The bride is a graduate of Regent University in Virginia Beach and is employed as a behavioral health technician by Autism Therapeutic Services of Fayetteville, N.C. The groom is graduate of Norfolk State University and is an ensign with the U.S. Navy.

The couple will reside in Fayetteville after a honeymoon to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.