Announcement is made today of the engagement and forthcoming marriage of Whitney Shae Lovelace and Ian Jorden Wirth.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Shannan and Samantha Hale and Jeff and Robin Lovelace of Elizabethton. She is the granddaughter of Faye and Thomas Lovelace and Clyde and Eva Moore of Hampton. She is also the granddaughter of the late Thomas Roscoe Loveless.
Whitney is a 2010 high school graduate and a 2012 graduate of Tennessee Technology Center with her Certified Nursing Assistant license.
Her fiancé is the son of Lisa Crume of Mills River, N.C., and Joel Wirth of White Water, Calif. He is the grandson of Mary Hallbrook and Gary Krach of Mills River, N.C. He is also the grandson of the late James Ronald Wirth and Nancy Ellen Ballard.
Ian is a 2007 graduate of Science Hill High School. He is currently employed at the Coca-Cola Company.
The couple will be married during an open invitation ceremony at the Elks Lodge Pavilion on North Sycamore St., Elizabethton, with a reception to follow, on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at 4 p.m. The couple will then reside in Gray.