Bud and Dawn Welch of Bokeelia are proud to announce the engagement of their grandson, Matthew Welch of Ashville, N.Y., to Haley Kibbe of Findley Lake, N.Y. They will be married April 4, 2012, in Pine Island and the wedding will be hosted by Matthew's Uncle and Aunt Steve and Jenifer Welch of Bokeelia, Jenifer will officiate and Steve, chef of Cabbage Key, will host the reception.
Matthew and Haley will travel to Florida to be married prior to his deployment to Afghanistan in June. A second wedding will be hosted in their hometown in New York after he returns from Afghanistan.
Matthew is a 12B Combat Engineer in the US Army Reserve.
Matthew Welch and Haley Kibbe
Haley's parents, Mike and Kelly Kibbe, will be traveling to Pine Island for the ceremony along with Matthews's mother, Joanna Saxton, and his father, Scott Welch.
Haley and Matthew will spend time in Daytona Beach after the wedding.
We would like to thank the friends and families that have come forward to help with this wedding Island friends are wonderful!
- Bud, Dawn, Steve and Jenifer Welch