Katharine Rose Simmons and Tony Lambert Abernathy were united in marriage on Sunday, June 5, 2010, in an outdoor ceremony at Sorrell Canyon Ranch in Brownwood, Texas. Pastor Leslie Davidson of Big Lake performed the double ring ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of John Simmons of Tyler and Marga Simmons of Austin, and granddaughter of Margaretta Reeve Bolding of Houston. The groom is the son of Billie Gay Abernathy of Santa Anna and Rickey Abernathy of Whon, grandparents include Lee and Trudy Abernathy of Whon and Claudia Rutherford and the late Jim Rutherford of Rockwood.

    Presented in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by her twin sister Hannah Simmons of Austin as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kami Bailey of San Angelo, Sophie Points Jackson of Ruidoso, N.M., sister of the bride, Nikki Simmons Keegan of Arlington, sister of the bride, Kelly Wagner of Brownwood, Susan Heirs and Brynne Berryman both of Tyler.

    Tim Abernathy of Rockwood and Troy Abernathy of Whon, both served their brother as best men for the occasion. Groomsmen included Michael Kirven of Santa Anna, Wayne Ely of Brownwood, David Coyle of Brownwood and Steven Blanton of Dallas. Houston Simmons of Menard, brother of the bride served as usher and groomsman.

    Dasia Kirven served as flower girl and Joseph Jackson, nephew of bride was the ring bearer.

    The bride and groom exchanged vows before a vine covered gazebo set among an arrangement of white and yellow daises. The wedding concluded with a combination of sand poured into heart shaped vase symbolizing the union of two becoming one.

    A dinner reception and dance was then held at Rosa’s Cantina, located at the Sorrell Canyon Ranch facility.

    The bride is a graduate of University of Texas at Tyler, where she received a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She is employed as an R.N. at East Texas Medical Center in the Orthopedic Trauma Unit.

The groom attended Tarleton State University and is employed by Truimph Structures as a machinist.

    The newlyweds reside in Overton, just outside of Tyler, Texas.