Brayde Ridenhour and Matthew Willson announce their engagement and plans for a May 2009 wedding.
The bride, daughter of Mark and Chandra Ridenhour of Bellingham, graduated from Western Washington University and Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. She recently returned from a Fulbright Scholarship in China and is now employed at Western Washington University.
The groom, son of Sandra Willson and Mike Rohrich of Yakima, also graduated from Western Washington University and is an engineer at C&D Zodiac in Marysville.
The couple met through a mutual friend. The proposal happened atop the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai, China.