Announcement is being made today of the engagement and upcoming wedding of Nikki Lane Blankenship and Bryant Laughton Collins.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Johnny Blankenship and Cindy Blankenship, both of Elizabethton.
Her grandparents are Larry and Judy Blankenship, Elizabethton, and Ben and Frankie Whitehead, also of Elizabethton.
She is a graduate of Unaka High School. She graduated Tusculum College with a Bachelor or Arts in Elementary Education. She is employed as a teacher with the Carter County School System.
The groom-to-be is the son of Lisa Burrow, Elizabethton, and Bobby and Connie Collins, also of Elizabethton.
He is the grandson of Terry and Geraldine Burrow, Elizabethton; Lucille Ownby, also of Elizabethton, and the late Willard Collins.
He is a graduate of Unaka High School. He completed the electricty and electronics program at the Tennessee Technology Center in Elizabethton. He is employed by T&M Communications in Elizabethton.
The couple will be married in a private ceremony at Roan Mountain State Park at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2012.