Rachel Stinson and Matthew Nigh were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony Sept. 23 at Excellence Playa Los Mujeres in Cancun, Mexico.
The bride is the daughter of Dr. Russell and Laura Stinson of Batesville. The groom’s parents are William Nigh and Elizabeth Nigh, both of Nashville, Tenn.
Vows were exchanged in a stone gazebo surrounded by cascading water and palm trees, overlooking the ocean at sunset. The aisle leading up to the gazebo was lined with seashells, starfish and tropical flowers.
PENCIL BLUFF — Jeff Ford of Pencil Bluff and Julie Carmack of Oden have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennica Ford, to Jared Bridgman, son of Fred and Kim Bridgman of Floral.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Burton and Gayle Ford of Pencil Bluff and the late Monroe and Dorothy Carmack of Oden.
She is a 2008 graduate of Oden High School. She is in her senior year at the University of Central Arkansas and expects to graduate in May 2012 with a bachelor of arts in sociology with a minor in art photography.
JONESBORO — Mr. and Mrs. John Strode of Jonesboro have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Carrie Lynn Strode, to Joshua Ryan Swinea of Batesville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Swinea of Clinton.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Beavers and Juanita Strode, all of Little Rock, and the late Thomas Strode of Englewood, Fla.
She is a 2007 graduate of Arkansas State University. She is employed by the Department of Human Services in Batesville.
Kate Stewart and Micah Milligan have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Fonda Williams of Bunch, Okla., and the late Cecil Williams.
She is pursuing a registered nurse degree. She is a licensed practical nurse at a gastroenterology clinic in northwest Arkansas.
The prospective groom is the son of Tommy and Mary Beth Milligan of Batesville. He is the grandson of Pauletta Milligan of Batesville and the late Billy Joe Milligan and the late Margie and Virgil Johnson, all of Cave City.
Kristi Moffitt and Trent Morgan were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony Sept. 10 at Memphis Botanic Gardens.
The Rev. Jimmy Leek officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mitchell and Sharon Moffitt of Batesville. The groom is the son of Candice Galloway of Rosman, N.C., and Tim Morgan of Quincy, Fla.
The ceremony was held outdoors in the Japanese Garden of Tranquility, home to Canada geese, turtles, koi fish and a wide variety of bamboo.
John T. Parks of Batesville played songs on the acoustic guitar.
SIDNEY — Justin and Tammy Davis of Sidney and Brian and Beth Gregory of Nevada, Mo., have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristen Brooke Gregory, to John David Smart, son of Harold and Ann Smart of Evening Shade.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dowel and Vicki Sauvage and the late Eugene and Donna Gregory, all of Batesville.
CAVE CITY — Dennis and Hana Smith of Cave City have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Suzanne Smith, to Tyler Parsley, son of Travis Parsley and Robin Milligan, both of Cave City.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ed and Jane Gunther, Jane Smith and Gene Smith, all of Cave City, and the late K.A. Korkis.
She is a 2009 graduate of Cave City High School and is majoring in dietetics at Black River Technical College. She is employed at Hometown Market.
PEARCY — Von Pate of Pearcy and Janet and Terry Terrill of Royal have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Sarah Michelle Pate, to Jimmy Craig Rose, son of Patricia and Calvin Meek and Mike Rose, all of Batesville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Orville and Wynell Miller of Umpire and Nora Faye Pate of New Hope.
Kristi Nicole Neal and Christopher Seth Henderson were united in marriage Sept. 10 in an outdoor porch wedding at Chimney Rock Cattle Co.
David Stewart officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mike and Jennifer Neal of Batesville. The groom is the son of Johnny and Cindy Henderson of Newport and Robert and Gaye Hall of Newark.
The altar was an iron garden trellis with curly willow branches and orange roses.
Daniel Green played acoustic guitar. The couple chose “What You Give” by Tesla.
EL PASO, Texas — Miguel and Socorro Reyes of El Paso, Texas, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Judy Reyes, to Justin Jett, son of Dr. William J. Shipley and Dena Shipley.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Guadalupe and Margarita Palacios of El Paso.
She is a graduate of Old Dominion University. She is a recruiter for PTS of Baton Rouge, La.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mary Harmon of Bethesda and the late Leon Harmon.
Jerry and Pam Buie of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Courtney Buie, to Kenneth Christy, son of Ken Christy of Omaha and Penny Goodman of Harrison.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Cora Lou Davis of Evening Shade and Jesse and Carolyn Buie of Sulphur Rock.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Roger Christy of Hannibal, Mo., and Harry and Mary Miller of Branson, Mo.
The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. Saturday at Central Avenue United Methodist Church in Batesville. A reception will follow.
Doc and Connie Spurlin of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristi Michelle Spurlin, to Eric Chad Fuller, son of Vivian Fuller of Mount Pleasant and the late Dennis Fuller.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Forrest and Marie Priest of Batesville and Bob and Betty Spurlin of Jonesboro.