Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Allen Gress, Peachtree City, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Kathleen, to Brandon Robert Taylor, son of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Alexander Taylor, Davidson, N.C.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Starr’s Mill High School, Peachtree City; and a 2011 graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology, where she received a bachelor’s degree in management with a certificate in finance, was a varsity cheerleader and a member of Phi Mu sorority. She is employed by Bank of America, Charlotte, N.C., as a derivatives documentation analyst.
She is a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Martin Gallagher, Medina, Ohio; and Mrs. Leonard Thomas Gress, Cambridge, Ohio, and the late Mr. Gress.
Her fiancé is a 2005 graduate of Science Hill High School; and a 2009 graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology, where he received a degree in management with a certificate in finance and was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He is employed by Bank of America, Charlotte, as an operations consultant.
He is a grandson of Mr. Jene Clinton Bumgarner, Millers Creek, N.C., and the late Mrs. Bumgarner; and Mr. John Ashby Taylor, Decatur, Ga., and the late Mrs. Taylor.
The couple plan a private wedding for Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Peachtree City.
Jim and Melissa Dahlman, Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Rachael, to Corey Jackson Warf, son of Crystal Hill, Corbin, Ky., and Robert Warf, Cumberland, Ky.
The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Science Hill High School; and a 2009 graduated from Centre College, Kentucky, where she received a bachelor’s degree in government and international studies. She is a student at the University of Kentucky Law School. She is employed by Bunch and Brock Law Firm, Lexington.
She is a granddaughter of the late Amanda Bell, the late Louis Dahlman, and the late Darwin and Mildred Roy.
Her fiancé is a 2004 graduate of South Laurel High School in London, Ky.; and a 2008 graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he received a bachelor’s degree in biology. He is a student at the University of Kentucky Medical School.
He is a grandson of Mary Creech, Cumberland, Ky., and the late John Creech, and Mildred Warf, Cumberland, Ky., and the late C.J. Warf.
The couple plan a private wedding for Saturday, June 23, 2012, in Lexington, Ky.
The Rev. and Mrs. Tydings
The Rev. and Mrs. David Tydings, 1905 Knob Creek Road, Unit 7, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday, May 24, 2012.
The couple were married on May 24, 1952, at Ninth & O Baptist Church, Louisville, Ky., by pastor Dr. Roy C. McClung.
The Rev. Tydings pastored churches in Kentucky and the Holston Baptist Association. He retired from Grainger Baptist Association, Rutledge, as director of missions, and was later employed for five years with Amedysis, Elizabethton, as hospice chaplain. He also has served churches in the area as interim and supply pastor.
Mrs. Tydings is the former Sarah Gash. She has served as secretary to the president of Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, and was a receptionist in the office of the Holston Baptist Association. She retired from Grainger Baptist Association as an administrative assistant.
The couple have one child, Brenda Peterson and husband Steve, Kingsport; and one grandchild, Breanna Peterson.
Hillary Claire Davis and Matthew Shane Lambert were married Friday, May 27, 2011, at The Charles, Johnson City. Curtis Booher, minister, officiated the 6:45 p.m. exchange of vows.
The bride is a daughter of Jay and Kathy Davis, Gray.
She is a granddaughter of the late H.M. Owen Jr. and the late Evelyn Claire Owen; and Lillian Davis, Gray, and the late Chester Davis.
The groom is a son of Charles and Theresa Lambert, Gray.
He is a grandson of Walter and Ann Maupin of Gray; and Geneva Lambert of Bloomingdale, and the late Calvin Lambert.
Given in marriage and escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless floor-length Roman A-line ball gown of ivory tulle featuring an empire waist, lace appliqués and a skirt that extended into a chapel-length train.
Matron of honor was Jordan Childers.
Bridesmaids were Tessa Smith, Paige Childers, Mackenzie Buttrey and Corintha Lambe.
Flower girl was Mallory Muse. Ring bearer was Colin Lambert.
Chris Lambert, brother of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Kyle Norris, cousin of the bride; Marc Buttrey; Corey Lamson; and Seth Righi.
Usher was Gary Owen, uncle of the bride.
Following a reception at The Charles, the couple took a wedding trip to Sandals La Toc, St. Lucia.
Jacqueline Ann Hughes and Joseph Daniel Montileone were married Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, Johnson City.
The Rev. Doug Grove-DeJarnett officiated the 6:30 p.m. exchange of vows. Music was provided by Trisha Taylor, vocalist; Jane LaPella, organist; and Olivia Anderson, flautist.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Hughes, 1506 Woodland Ave., Johnson City.
She is a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willis E. Hawkins, Johnson City; and Mrs. Sarah W. Hughes, Johnson City.
The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Montileone, 9314 Chesapeake Drive, Brentwood.
He is a grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Glennon D. Geile; and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Montileone.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a formal gown of ivory Lovelle taffeta trimmed with handmade organza rosettes beaded with miniature seed pearls and Swarovski crystals, featuring an asymmetrical bodice with a sweetheart neckline and an A-line ball gown skirt that draped into a full train.
Matron of honor was Whitney Hughes Ricker, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Ann Louise Ellis, cousin of the bride; Haley Ellis, cousin of the bride; McKenzie Calhoun; Amy Holbrook Turk; Leslie Lahti Thompson and Holly Clark.
Anthony Michael Montileone, brother of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Andrew Stone, Andrew Whittenburg, Eric Smetana, David Scarpace, Stewart Easter and Kyle Lovell.
Ushers were Heath Fagan, Robbie Pritchet, Brandon Stooksberry, Brad Williams and Tim Wilhoit. Bride’s book attendants were Amanda Hawkins and Anna Grace Hawkins, cousins of the bride.
Following a reception at the Johnson City Country Club, the couple took a wedding trip to St. Lucia, Virgin Islands.