Christina Taylor and Braden McMahon, both of Belpre, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Anthony (Pamela) Leak, of Parkersburg, and Amy (David) Ball of Strange Creek, W.Va. She is the granddaughter of the late Gary Leak, Jeanette (Lloyd) Border, and Howard and Betty Taylor.

She is a 2008 graduate of Parkersburg High School and is a certified Phlebotomist. She is currently an employee at Interim Health Care as a home health aide.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Jay McMahon of Marietta, and Denise (Brian) Ward of Belpre. He is the grandson of the late Ervin and Opal McMahon, Sonny (Kate) Sturm and the late Cheryl Sturm.

He is a 2008 graduate of Marietta High School and Washington County Career Center. He is currently employed at Thermo Fisher Scientific as a fabricator.

Their “country” ceremony will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.