First Christian Church in Mount Sterling was the setting for the May 17 wedding of Miss Melissa "Missy" Carter and William "Bill" Newton.
The bride is a daughter of Richard and Dee Carter of 1919 Ohio. The bridegroom is a son of Lyle and Margo Newton of Mount Sterling.
Laura Simmons conducted the 4 p.m. ceremony; the bride was given in marriage by her father. Debbie Church was organist. Also participating in the ceremony were Brenda Holman, scripture reader; Wayne Spindler, opening prayer; and Jacob Church, candlelighter.
The bride was attended by her sister, Lisa Jones of Mount Sterling. Bridesmaid was Emily Jones of Mount Sterling, niece of the bride.
Best man was Brian Roberts of Mount Sterling. Groomsman was Andy Newton of Mount Sterling, cousin of the bridegroom.
Ushers were Gregory Jones of Mount Sterling, nephew of the bride, and Benjamin Church of Quincy, nephew of the bridegroom.
Flower girls were Breanna and Abigail Holman, nieces of the bridegroom, and honorary ring bearer was Aaron Holman, nephew of the bridegroom, all of Colona.
A rehearsal dinner was held May 16 at the home of Lisa and Greg Jones, sister and brother-in-law of the bride. A reception was held from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Hall in Mount Sterling.
The newlyweds are at home in Timewell after honeymooning in Branson, Mo.
The bride is a 1989 graduate of Quincy High School and is a special pricing specialist at Dot Foods in Mount Sterling.
The bridegroom is a 1983 graduate of Brown County High School and a 1984 graduate of Quincy Technical Schools for auto-diesel mechanics. He is a tire shop technician at Dot Foods.