Balken-Starling weddingPublished 10:59am Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Kaleigh J. Balken and Matthew E. Starling were married June 17, 2013, on the Royal Caribbean Cruise ship “Enchantment of the Seas.”
Kaleigh is the daughter of Mr. John Balken of Hendersonville, N.C. and Leigh Anne Worley (Ricky) of Leicester, N.C. Matthew is the son of Eugene Starling of Landrum, S.C. and Dr. Wanda Starling (Paul Forster) of Landrum, S.C. Grandparents of the bride are Jennie McCoullough and Barbara and John Balken of Hendersonville, N.C. Grandparents of the groom are Jessie Jennings of Landrum, S.C., and Eunice Cater of Chesapeake, Va.
The wedding party for the bride and groom were as follows: Sarah and Danny Morgan (sister and brother-in-law of the groom) of Landrum, S.C., Alexi Balken (sister of the bride) of Hendersonville, N.C., Laura Hoyle (friend of the bride) of Charlotte, N.C., Garrison McDowell (friend of the groom) of Charlotte, N.C., Eugene Starling (father of the groom) of Landrum, S.C., and Daniel Hemrick (friend of the groom) of Asheville, N.C.
Kaleigh is a 2013 graduate of Mars Hill College with a bachelor of arts in elementary education. She is a kindergarten teacher, employed at Immaculata Catholic School in Hendersonville, N.C. Matthew is a 2012 graduate from Mars Hill College with a bachelor of arts in physcology. He is a head sales associate at Verizon Wireless in Hendersonville, N.C.
Kaleigh and Matthew were accompanied by the wedding party, as well as other friends and relatives on their cruise to the Bahamas.
The bride and groom reside with their English bulldog, Hamilton, in Asheville, N.C.
- article submitted by Paul Forster