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Hardy-Charlton vows exchanged

On Sunday, September 13, Julianna Marsh Hardy, daughter of the late John (“Jack”) Arthur Hardy III and the late Fraunces McCurley Hardy, was married to Royce Elmo Charlton III, son of Royce E. (“R.E.”) Charlton Jr. and Barbara Callison Charlton, of Dillwyn.

The formal evening wedding took place at The Dominion Club, Glen Allen, with Minister Josh Smith, of Richmond, officiating the lakeside ceremony.

Matrons of honor were Cora Andrews Cluver, of Nashville, Tenn., and Fran Redman Reese, of Powhatan. Best man was Timothy C. Charlton, brother of the groom, of Houston, Texas. Groomsmen was John F. Hardy, of Farmville. Alistair C. Barrier, nephew of the groom, of Durham, N.C., was ring bearer. Readers were Patricia Taylor Marais, of Chesterfield, and Stacey Just Sengewalt, of Charlotte, N.C.

The bride was escorted by her brother, John F. Hardy; first cousins Graham P. Kilpatrick of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., and Laurence K. Hammack, of Roanoke; cousins of the bride R. Willson Hardy, of York, Pa., and Otis W. Douglas III, of Charlottesville; and Maurice (“Mike”) C. Andrews, of Chapel Hill, N.C. The entire congregation shouted in unison, “We do!” when the minister asked who was giving away the bride. 

The rehearsal dinner was hosted by parents of the groom at Maggiano’s Italian Restaurant in Glen Allen. 

The bride is a graduate of Longwood with a degree in psychology and has been employed in business administration in the healthcare field. The groom also attended Longwood and is presently employed as manager of Charlton Farms, LLC of Dillwyn.
Following a honeymoon trip to Europe, the couple resides in Dillwyn.