Exchange vows Nicole Lynn Richardson and James Ronald Allen were married on July 4. The ceremony took place beachfront on the island of Ambergris Caye, Belize. Reverend William M. Leslie officiated.
The couple will reside in Santa Maria, CA. The bride is a California State University master's program graduate. She is employed by Lompoc Unified School District and will teach fourth grade on Vandenberg Airforce Base. The groom is employed as a technician/driver for Coca-Cola in Santa Maria, CA.
Parents of the bride are Jim and Linda Richardson of Vermillion. The groom's parents are Jim and Martha Allen of Shreveport, LA. Grandparents are Irene Richardson of Parker and the late Ronald Richardson, Phyllis and Gerhardt Schmeichel of Sioux Falls, and Ebie Ayers of Memphis, TN.