Together with their families and friends, Heather Marie Cortright and Captain Matthew Stephen Sinda were wed in a military ceremony on November 7th, 2015 in the Smoky Mountains of Laurel Ridge Country Club, Waynesville, NC. Chaplain (Captain) Chris Weinrich officiated. A reception immediately followed at the country club.
Heather is the daughter of Devon and Ellen Cortright of Simpsonville, SC. She is a 2011 Visual Communications graduate from the University of South Carolina. She graduated from Hillcrest High School in SC in 2007. Her grandparents are Delbert and Dorothy Cortright and the late Edward and Debbye Andersen.
Matt is the son of Gene and Denise Sinda of Allenton, MI. He is a 2008 Computer Science graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He graduated from Capac High School in 2004. His grandparents are the late Stephen and Harriet Sinda and the late Norbert and Jeanie Smith.
Maid of honor was the sister of the bride, Ashley Cortright. Bridesmaids were Captain Beka Vaughan and Noelle Wiehe.
Best Man was the brother of the groom, Captain (Ret.) Shane Sinda. Groomsmen were Captain Scott Tyson and Petty Officer Second Class Kasey Cornwell.
Heather and Matt are living temporarily in Michigan where Matt is on assignment pursuing his master's degree. A honeymoon cruise to the Caribbean is planned for the summer.