Rachael Emily Royston and Benjamin Seth Edwards were married Sunday, June 5, 2011, at Agota Springs, Kingsport.
Dr. Jim Royston officiated the 4 p.m. exchange of vows. Music was provided by Alanna Jones, vocalist.
The bride is a daughter of Don and Vicki Royston, Kingsport. She is a granddaughter of Dotty Royston, Bristol, and the late Paul Royston, and the late Raymond and Inez Sipe.
The groom is a son of Darrell and Donna Edwards, Erwin. He is a grandson of JE “Baldy” and Beverly Bennett, Erwin, and Ernest and Margret Richardson, Erwin.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father.
Matron of honor was Audrey Hein, sister of the bride.
Bridesmaids were Brittany Salyers, Jacqueline Crockett, Lindsay Spires, Candace Allen and Brianna Edwards, sister of the groom.
Flower girl was Molly Hein, niece of the bride.
Ring bearer was Malachi Hein, nephew of the bride.
Cameron Edwards, brother of the groom, served as best man.
Groomsmen were Stephen Thomas, Corey Schwenke, Andrew Yost, Grant Allen and Joshua French.
Ushers were Jeremiah Hein, brother-in-law of the bride; Blake Allen; and Gavin Lankford.
Dr. and Mrs. John Lowell Holbrook, 3 Llewellyn Wood, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Elizabeth Holbrook, to Stephen Edward Turk, son of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Gordon Turk, 111 Field Springs Court, Macon, Ga.
The bride-elect is a 2004 honors graduate of Science Hill High School and was presented by the Mountain Empire Chapter of the National League of Debutante Cotillions in 2004. She is a 2008 summa cum laude graduate of Wake Forest University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in communication and was an active member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority; and a 2010 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where she received a master’s degree in teaching. She is employed by the Aiken County School District, South Carolina.
She is a granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Francis Scott, Huntington, W.Va.; the late Madge Lewis Scott; and the late Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Holbrook.
Her fiancé is a 2004 high honors graduate of Stratford Academy, Macon, Ga.; a 2008 graduate of Wake Forest University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in biology and was an active member of Sigma Chi Fraternity; and is a student at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, where he will complete a doctor of medicine degree in May.
He is a grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Leroy Taylor; and the late Mr. and Mrs. Dilmas Edward Turk.
The couple plan a private wedding for 6 p.m., Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Bogden
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bogden, 200 Wiltshire Drive, Gray, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Feb. 10, 2012.
The couple were married on Feb. 10, 1962, at the military chapel in Fort Hood, Texas, by Army Chaplain Rev. D’Arcy.
Mr. Bogden is a former U.S. Army officer and retired after 25 years in engineering and business management.
Mrs. Bogden is the former Eleanor Marie Johnson, Terrell, Texas. She is a homemaker and former medical assistant.
The couple have two children, James T. Bogden of Baltimore, Md., and John M. Bogden and wife Michelle of Neenah, Wis.; and two grandchildren, Timothy and Krista.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Kenneth Gross, Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mollie Elaine, to Andrew Cooper Warren, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Andrew Warren, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of University School and was presented by the Mountain Empire Chapter of the National League of Debutante Cotillions in 2004 and by the board of the East Tennessee Presentation Society Dogwood Ball in 2006.
She is a 2008 honors graduate of Wellesley College, where she was the recipient of the Paul R. Barstow Award. She served as president of the Phi Sigma Society of Wellesley and was a member of the Wellesley College Dancers.
She is a third-year student at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis.
She is a granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Taylor Hendrix, Johnson City; Kenneth Ernst Gross, Melbourne, Fla.; and the late Mrs. Kenneth Ernst Gross.
Her fiancé is a 1999 graduate of Rift Valley Academy, Kijabe, Kenya; and a 2003 graduate of Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, Ga. He served in the Peace Corps in Morocco.
He is a fourth-year student at James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University.
He is a grandson of the Rev. and Mrs. John Arch Warren, Nashville; and the late Mr. and Mrs. Claud W. Cooper.
The couple plan a private wedding for Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Johnson City.
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Alexander Taylor, Davidson, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Brewer, to Willis Wolfe Chapman, son of Betsy Brandon Boyd, Charlotte, N.C.; and Dr. and Mrs. Todd Masters Chapman, Cornelius, N.C.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Science Hill High School and was presented by the Mountain Empire Chapter of the National League of Debutante Cotillions in 2001. She is a 2005 graduate of Davidson College, where she received a bachelor’s degree in history; and a 2009 graduate of the University of Texas Law School, where she received a Juris Doctorate.
She is employed by Moore & Van Allen, PLLC, as an attorney in the Financial Services group, Charlotte, N.C.
She is a granddaughter of Mr. Jene Clinton Bumgarner, Millers Creek, N.C.; the late Mrs. Bumgarner; Mr. John Ashby Taylor, Decatur, Ga.; and the late Mrs. Taylor.
Her fiancé is a 2001 graduate of Charlotte Latin School; and a 2005 graduate of Davidson College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in economics and was a member of the Kappa Alpha order.
He is employed by Crescent Resources LLC, Charlotte, in commercial real estate.
He is a grandson of Mrs. Basil Manly Boyd Jr., Charlotte, and the late Dr. Boyd; and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Willis Chapman, Charlotte.
The couple plan a private wedding for Saturday, April 28, 2012, in Charleston, S.C.