Mike and Debbie Sutherland, Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Michele, to Brett Alan Butler, son of Renee Butler, Mount Pleasant; and Tracy Butler, Athens, Ala.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Daniel Boone High School; a 2009 graduate of Tennessee Technological University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in agriculture; and a 2011 graduate of Tusculum College, where she received a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction.
She is employed by Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, Louisville, Ky., as a recruitment specialist.
She is a granddaughter of Dan and Janice Sutherland, Gray; Lynn Webb, Johnson City; Frank Carr, Johnson City; Vernon Humphreys, Johnson City; and the late Gail Humphreys.
Her fiancé is a 2005 graduate of Mount Pleasant High School; a 2009 summa cum laude graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in agriculture; and a 2012 graduate of Arkansas State University, where he received a master’s degree in education.
He is employed by Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, Shelbyville, Ky., as a financial services officer.
He is a grandson of Bob and Ginger Butler, Harvest, Ala.; Claire and Truman Pledger, Madison, Ala.; Betty Bowles, Cedartown, Ga.; and Jim and Sue Miller, Marietta, Ga.
The couple plan an open-church wedding for 6 p.m., Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Harvest Acres Farm, Limestone.
Amy Elizabeth Holbrook and Stephen Edward Turk were married Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, Johnson City.
The Rev. Brian K. Taylor officiated the 6 p.m. exchange of vows. Music was provided by Jennifer Delaney Darden, vocalist; and Jane Lapella, organist.
The bride is a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John L. Holbrook, Johnson City.
She is a granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Scott, Huntington, W.Va.; the late Mrs. Madge Lewis Scott; and the late Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Holbrook.
The groom is a son of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Gordon Turk, Macon, Ga.
He is a grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Leroy Taylor; and the late Mr. and Mrs. Dilmas Edward Turk.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a designer gown of natural shantung silk featuring a draped sweetheart neckline, a waist embellished with a band and floral accent, covered buttons in the back and a skirt that extended into a chapel-length train.
Maid of honor was Martha Douglas Haas.
Bridesmaids were Mary Charles Coleman, Sarah Marie Howell, Jacqueline Ann Hughes, Bethany Caron Landy, Jessica Elaine Norris, Krista Rae Szaflarski and Katherine Elizabeth Turk.
Paul Gordon Turk, father of the groom, served as best man.
Groomsmen were Zachary Robinson Compton; Gregory Taylor Ellison; Austin Trent Holbrook, brother of the bride; Hayden Scott Holbrook, brother of the bride; William Dillon Asher Koehse, Neil Sanjiwan Tarabadkar and Daniel Clayton Turk, brother of the groom.
Bride’s book and program attendants were Ann Maitland McManus, Diane Elizabeth Storie and Alison Taylor Storie.
Following a reception at the Johnson City Country Club, the couple is taking a wedding trip to St. Lucia, Virgin Islands.
Jennifer Nicole Harris and Christopher Dean Wilson were married Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at the Bristol Train Station, Bristol.
Dr. Alan King officiated the 7:30 p.m. exchange of vows.
The bride is a daughter of Kenny and Linda Harris, 149 Deacon Creek Road, Erwin.
She is a granddaughter of Richard and Shirley Harris, Erwin; Rosa McNalley, Erwin; and the late Stallard “Buck” McNalley.
The groom is a son of Dean and Ginger Wilson, 755 Maple Ave., Erwin.
He is a grandson of Ann Jackson, Erwin; Jim Nelson, Gray; Thelma Wilson, Flag Pond; and the late B.E. “Junior” Wilson.
Given in marriage by her parents and her brother, Issac Harris, and escorted by her father and her brother, the bride wore a Maggie Sotterro “Kendra” A-line strapless gown of soft shimmer white satin featuring a sweetheart neckline, corset closure, beaded motifs at the front right hip and beneath the back closure and a bustled skirt with a balloon hem.
Matrons of honor were Cindy Blevins and Tracy Bailey.
Maid of honor was Carrie Wilson.
Bridesmaids were Ashley Wallace, Teah Sifferd and Lindsay Johnson.
Flower girls were Macie Kay Blevins and Emma Grace Anders.
Ring bearer was Elijah McNalley.
Dean Wilson, father of the groom, served as best man.
Groomsmen were Lucas Anders, Jonathan Grindstaff, Issac Harris, Phillip Johnson and Drew Anders.
Ushers were Tim Blevins, Dylan Frazier, Kolby Wilson and Curtis Crain.
Bride’s book attendants were Makayla Miller, Hali Cox and Alex Lamaa.
The groom sang “Singing Cinderella” by Chuck Wicks during the father-daughter dance.
Following a reception at the Bristol Train Station, the couple took a wedding trip to Key West, Fla.
Meredith Brewer Taylor and Willis Wolfe Chapman were married Saturday, April 28, 2012, at the garden of The Governor Thomas Bennett House, Charleston, S.C.
The Rev. Dr. Millie Snyder officiated the 5 p.m. exchange of vows.
The bride is a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Alexander Taylor, Davidson, N.C.
She is a granddaughter 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 groom is a son of Ms. Betsy Brandon Boyd, Charlotte, N.C.; and Dr. and Mrs. Todd Masters Chapman, Cornelius, N.C.
He is a grandson of Mrs. Basil Manly Boyd Jr., Charlotte, and the late Dr. Boyd; and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Willis Chapman, Charlotte.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a ring once belonging to her maternal grandmother, Mary Brewer Bumgarner, and earrings that had belonged to her paternal grandmother, Martha Boatwright Taylor. he carried a lace handkerchief that was carried by her mother and her paternal grandmother and aunts on their wedding days. An heirloom pearl brooch, worn by her paternal grandmother, was pinned to her bouquet.
Matron of honor was Natalie Bombard Akin.
Maid of honor was Gwendolyn Garrett Heasley.
Bridesmaids were Celeste Allen Chapman, Jennifer Ferland Chapman, Emily Kathleen Gress, Meredith Lorenz Heimburger, Kristen Nicole Higbee, Jessica Leigh Fisher and Charlotte Greer Williams.
Christopher Boyd Chapman and Todd Masters Chapman Jr., brothers of the groom, served as best men.
Groomsmen were Todd Masters Chapman, father of the groom; Brandon Robert Taylor, brother of the bride; Christopher McRae Caison; Andrew Francis Devlin; Scott Vargas Kidd and Richard Lord Offen.
Reader was Jessica Williams Frend.
Following a reception at The Governor Thomas Bennett House, the couple is taking a wedding trip to Anguilla and Nevis.
The couple will reside in Charlotte, N.C.
James and Lynda Coyle, Greenville, S.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Caitlin Elizabeth, to Steven Edward Buckingham, son of Larry and Ellen Buckingham, Gray.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Winthrop University, and is a graduate student at University of South Carolina, where she is pursuing a degree in public administration.
She is a granddaughter of Lorraine Coyle, Turners Falls, Mass.
Her fiancé is a graduate of Daniel Boone High School; a graduate of Furman University; and a graduate of Richmond School of Law, where he served as editor of the Law Review. He interned as a clerk for Chief Judge Spencer of the Eastern District of Virginia.
He is employed by Gallivan, White and Boyd, Greenville, S.C., as an attorney; is an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at Furman University; and is a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.
He is a grandson of Lorene Gresham, Gray, and the late Gordon Gresham; and the late Lawrence and Irene Buckingham.
The couple plan a private wedding for Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Greenville, S.C.