McMahan and Buchanan are married

Emma Jane McMahan and Ray Edward Buchanan, both of Black Mountain, were married June 20 at 5 p.m. at Mount Moriah Outdoor Chapel in Laurel Ridge here in Black Mountain. The Rev. Stacey Harris, cousin of the bride, officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Jack and Rachel McMahan of Black Mountain. The groom is the son of Eddie and Deanna Buchanan, and Sandy Trull, all of Black Mountain.

Maid of honor was Rebecca Clark of Arden, cousin of the bride.

Bridesmaids were Heather Dillingham; Heather Martin, cousin of the groom; Hannah McMahan, sister–in-law of the bride (all of Black Mountain); Maggie Bailey of Asheville; Hillary Gills of Valdese; and Dr. Carrie Atcheson, cousin of the bride from Vancouver, Washington.

Honorary bridesmaids were Jeri Trull, Kelsey Buchanan, Josie Ballew, sisters of the groom; and Taylor Buchanan, cousin of the groom. All live in Black Mountain.

Joshua Flynn of Black Mountain served as best man. Other groomsmen were Kristofer Rumfelt, Christopher Wheeler, Straton Tedesco, Jeffery Hutchins, and Bradley McMahan, brother of the bride, all of Black Mountain.

Flower girl was Madison Buchanan, sister of the groom. A reception followed at the Lodge at Laurel Ridge.

The bride is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She is a fourth-grade teacher at Fairview Elementary School.

The groom serves as a firefighter with both the Black Mountain and Swannanoa Fire Departments.