Heather Denise Riter and Jed William Ballard of Anchorage will be married in a ceremony planned for noon Saturday, July 24, 2004, at Alaska Botanical Gardens in Anchorage. A reception will follow at 2 p.m. at the Kincaid Park Chalet.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Michael and Kimberly Riter. She is a graduate of Dimond High School and the University of Alaska Anchorage, and is employed as a fourth grade teacher at Ursa Major Elementary in Anchorage.
The groom-elect is the son of William and Marcia Ballard. He is a graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School and the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He is employed as an accountant for KPMG and has accepted a two-year rotation with the company in Bratislava, Slovakia.
The maid of honor will be the bride-elect's sister, Melanie Riter. Bridesmaids will be the groom-elect's sisters, Amy and Sarah Ballard. The flower girl will be Anessa Feero, the groom-elect's cousin.
The best man will be Joe Kemp. The groomsmen will be Shaun O'Shea and Tony Kanouse. The groom's cousin, Christopher Feero, will be the ring bearer.
The couple plan to honeymoon in Greece and will make their home in Bratislava.