Massie-Rizzo vows exchanged

Published 1:42 pm Thursday, November 12, 2015

The marriage of Miss Karmen Renee Rizzo and Stockton Ray Massie took place on Saturday, May 2, at Glencliff Manor in Rustburg. 

Ms. Carla Armistead officiated.

Karmen is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Joseph Rizzo, of Botetourt.  She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Dorothy Hurt Bradley, of Bedford, and the late James Aubrey Bradley and the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rizzo, formerly of Roanoke.

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Stockton is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Edward Massie, of Dillwyn.  He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. James Ray Martin, of Dillwyn, and the late Mrs. Pearl Massie Rosen and the late Mr. Stockton Terry Massie, formerly of Buckingham.

The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. 

Miss Erin Jean Rizzo, of Harrisonburg, served as her sister’s maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Ms. Kristin Michelle Haga, of Roanoke; Ms. Kandace Erin Toney, of Dillwyn; Ms. Lindsay Maureen Nolan, of Sterling; Ms. Chelsea Rayne Sgritta Lisk, of Abingdon; and Ms. Amanda Massie Cox, sister of the groom, of Chase City. Miss Caroline Joyce Martin, cousin of the groom, served as flower girl.

Johnny Edward Massie served as his son’s best man.  Groomsmen were David Mark Asal Jr., of Cumberland; John Anthony Martin, uncle of the groom, of Dillwyn; Andrew Robert Thomas, of Williamstown, W.Va.; Charles Thomas Stinson, of Buckingham and Daron Anthony West, of Waycross, Ga.  Master Emerson Ray Martin, cousin of the groom, served as ring bearer.

A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the parents of the groom on May 1 at The Dish Restaurant in Lynchburg. Following the outdoor wedding ceremony, a reception with dinner and dancing hosted by the parents of the bride was held at Glencliff Manor.

Following a honeymoon in the Bahamas, the couple reside in Dublin, Va.

The bride is a graduate of Lord Botetourt High School. She earned her Bachelor and Master of Psychology degrees from Radford University.  She is employed as an AFS clinician by New River Valley Community Services.

The groom is a graduate of Fuqua School and received a Bachelor of Physics degree from Radford University.  He is employed by CSX Transportation.