The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Austin and Daphna Bland of Randolph and Derrel and Syble Holley of Pontotoc. She is a 2007 honors graduate of Pontotoc High School and a 2011 graduate of the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree from Delta State University. She is employed as a teacher by Pontotoc City School District.
The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Lonnie and Frances Franks of Pontotoc and Laura Peden and the late Jemison Peden of Houlka. He is a 2005 Salutatorian graduate of Houston High School and a graduate of Itawamba Community College with Associate of Arts and Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy Assistant Technology. He is employed as a physical therapist assistant by Gentiva Home Health.
The couple will exchange vows at 6:30 p.m., May 31, 2014, at The Ecru House in Ecru, Mississippi, with reception immediately following the ceremony.