Manda Kolste, daughter of LaMonte Kolste of Columbia and Susan and Richard Pleinis of Columbia, married Ross Hobbs, son of Charles and Nancy Hobbs of Riverside, Calif., formerly of Glenwood, April 16.
The ceremony took place at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Baltimore and was officiated by the Rev. Thomas Culbertson. A reception followed at the Westminster Preservation Hall in Baltimore.
The maid of honor was Jennifer Eilers. The best man was Charles Hobbs.
The bride, a 1993 graduate of Oakland Mills High School, earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Maryland-Baltimore County in 1997 and her master's degree in physical therapy from Widener University in 2000. She is a physical therapist for CareerStaff Unlimited.
The groom, a 1996 graduate of Glenelg High School, earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Elon College in 2000. He currently works in the sales department for Builder's First Source.
The couple honeymooned in Jamaica and resides in Columbia and will be moving to Raleigh, N.C., in mid-July.
Meg Pettey and Brent McDorman
Meg Pettey, daughter of Louis Pettey of Silver Spring and the late Peggy Pettey, announces her engagement to Brent McDorman, son of Timothy and Patricia McDorman of Crisfield, Md.
The bride-to-be earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland. She lives in Columbia and is an office manager for Heise Jorgensen and Stefanelli P.A.
The future groom earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Delaware. He lives in Columbia and is employed as the president of Channel Microwave East.
A July 24 wedding is planned.
Amanda L. Almon and Kenneth H. Beck IV
Tim and Paula Almon of Columbia announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Lynn Almon, to Kenneth Harold Beck IV, son of Ken and Candy Beck of North Laurel.
The bride-to-be, a 1998 graduate of Hammond High School, earned her bachelor's degree in communications from Salisbury University in 2002. She is currently the director of marketing and public relations for Wicomico County Recreation, Parks and Tourism.
The future groom, also a 1998 graduate of Hammond High School, earned his bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Maryland in 2002. He is currently a news anchor for WMDT-TV in Salisbury.
A summer 2006 wedding is planned.