Laura Lea Peters and Matthew Edward Baird were married Saturday, June 2, 2012, at an outdoor ceremony at the home of the bride’s parents in Shady Valley.
Pastor Jack Stevens officiated the 6 p.m. exchange of vows. Music was provided by Stephen Long and Lindsay Gilbert, vocalists; and Logan Gillen, pianist.
The bride is a daughter of Jeff and Kitty Peters, Shady Valley.
She is a granddaughter of Junior and Elsie Gentry, Shady Valley; Jerry Peters, Elizabethton; and Wilma Hoffman, Hampton.
The groom is a son of Eddie Baird and Lisa Estep, Elizabethton.
He is a grandson of Robert and Marie Blevins, Elizabethton; Geraldine Baird, Elizabethton, and the late Sterling Baird.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a white vintage dress covered with lace featuring a sweetheart neckline, keyhole back, lace cap sleeves, a beaded satin sash and a skirt that extended into a chapel-length train.
Matron of honor was Erin Ragan.
Bridesmaids were Rebecca Reece, Ashley King and Amie Brown.
Junior bridesmaids were Kylah Rogers and Taylor Baird.
Flower girls were Hailie Reece and Brooke Stevens.
Ring bearers were Hunter Franklin and Ethan Reece.
Robert Blevins served as best man.
Groomsmen were Jon Bowers, Shawn Malone and Matthew Peters.
Junior groomsmen were Caleb Greer and Keaton Rogers.
Aisle attendants were Lorianne and Karrie English. Wish tree attendants were Joy Henry and Mindy Harold.
Following a reception at the bride’s grandparents’ barn, the couple took a wedding trip to Grand Cayman.
The couple reside in Elizabethton.
Brittani Head and Samuel Simon were married Saturday, June 9, 2012, at the University of Virginia chapel, Charlottes- ville, Va.
The Rev. Matthew Warren and Dr. Charlie Clements officiated the 2 p.m. exchange of vows. Music accompaniment was provided by Shusaku Harada.
The bride is a daughter of Terry and Teresa Head, Gray.
She is a granddaughter of Sue Hackler, Gate City, Va., and the late Leo Hackler; and the late Ulyss and Jean Head.
The groom is a son of Morton Simon and Carol Oppenheimer, Santa Fe, N.M.
He is a grandson of the late Mike and Sylvia Chase; and the late Henry and Amy Simon.
Escorted by her parents, the bride wore a Suzanne Neville gown of silk taffeta featuring a swirled rosette, and a fitted, ruched bodice with a corset back.
Matron of honor was Jessica Serpas Head.
Maid of honor was Georgia Leigh Hearn.
Bridesmaids were Catherine Scott and Jacqueline Lowe.
Flower girls were Emily, Ella and Eleah Head.
Theodore Ashley served as best man.
Groom’s attendants were Joshua Oppenheimer, Sarah Oppenheimer and Brandon Head.
Junior groom attendant was Ethan Head.
Guestbook attendants was Amanda Head.
Readings were given by Noga Shalev, William Porteous and Randy Benjenk.
Following a reception at Ash Lawn-Highland, home of President James Monroe, the couple took a wedding trip to France.
Mr. and Mrs. Proffitt
Frank and Polly Sartain Proffitt, 197 Ward Road, Jonesborough, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, with family and friends.
The couple were married on Aug. 13, 1952, in Washington County by the Rev. Emmett Sawyer.
Mr. Proffitt retired after serving 50 years as pastor, director of missions and interim pastor. He was director of missions for Lawrence and Sevier counties for 15 years.
Mrs. Proffitt is the former Polly Sartain. She was a seamstress for many years and has also worked in the churches and communities in which she and her husband have served.
The couple have two children, Joan Payne and Emmett Proffitt, both of Jonesborough; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Announcement is made of the engagement of Melissa Dawn Higgins and David Anthony Sears.
The bride-elect is a daughter of Dean and Melony Surrett, Johnson City; and Dennis Higgins, Johnson City.
She is a student at East Tennessee State University. She is employed by Johnson City Schools.
She is a granddaughter of Virgil and Juanita Hughes, Johnson City; and Fannie Higgins, Johnson City, and the late Rev. George Higgins.
Her fiancé is a son of Ben and Tina Sears, Wallins Creek, Ky.
He is a student at Northeast State Community College. He served with the U.S. Army in Iraq. He is employed by Johnson City Schools.
He is a grandson of Wilma Hensley, Wallins Creek, Ky.; and Vera Arvin, Shelbyville.
The couple plan an open-church wedding for 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at Rose Hill Wedding Chapel, Johnson City.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hensley, 2919 Newbern Drive, Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Carol Michelle, to Cooper Owen Singletary, son of Scott Singletary and Angela Cooper Singletary.
The bride-elect is a 2012 graduate of Tri-Cities Christian School. She is enrolled at Walters State Community College for the fall semester.
She is a granddaughter of Jim Good and the late Becky Good; and Bill Hensley and the late Kate Hensley.
Her fiancé is a 2010 graduate of Tri-Cities Christian School. He attended Middle Tennessee State University and Northeast State Community College.
He is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Singletary; and Mr. and Mrs. George Cooper.
The couple plan an open-church wedding for 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at North Ridge Community Church, Johnson City.