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December 8, 2006

Rhonda Rhodarmer Phillips and John K. Yow were married at 3 p.m., Dec. 3 in a ceremony in the upper room chapel of the Shook Museum, Clyde. The Rev. Owen Fulghum officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Wilburn and Reba Brown Rhodarmer of Haywood County. The groom is the son of the late William and Jean Morrow Yow of Cherokee County.

The son of the bride, Ethan Phillips, escorted his mother to the chapel while Jewell Beall played the traditional wedding march on an old pump organ. The bride was attired in a long, champagne-colored silk and satin dress. Jessica Phillips, daughter-in-law of the bride, served as matron of honor and Annalisee Phillips, granddaughter of the bride, was the flower girl.

The best man was Steven Yow, son of the groom.

Jamie Dunlap, niece of the groom, kept the guest register.

A reception catered by Lil’ Harvey’s of Dillsboro was held in the museum dining room. A three-tiered wedding cake baked by Jessica Phillips centered the serving table. The groom’s daughter, Nadia Rose, his sister, Marsha Dunlap and Krista Yow, a niece, helped serve. Nichole Shipley was the wedding photographer. Sara Queen Brown, a docent at the museum, directed the wedding.

The house was decorated throughout with red and green Christmas decorations and greenery.

The bride has an associate’s degree in early childhood education and taught at St. John’s head Start.

The groom has a culinary degree from Asheville-Buncombe Technical College where he was a member of the 1998 Southwestern US Culinary team. He is currently the manager of the Hungry Bear restaurant in Cherokee.

The couple left for Atlanta on their honeymoon. Upon their return, they will reside in Jonathan Creek.