Miss Ditto to marry Matthews on Oct. 29

Published 1:22 am Sunday, October 2, 2011

The engagement of Ashley Elizabeth Ditto to David Batte Matthews is announced today. Vows will be exchanged Oct. 29, 2011, at St. Michael Catholic Church. A reception will follow at Wilsonwood Lodge.

Miss Ditto is the daughter of Susan Kolb Ditto and Clifford Anthony Ditto, both of Vicksburg. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. John Francis Kolb Sr. and the late Mr. Kolb and the late Mr. and Mrs. Francis Ditto Sr., all of Vicksburg.

Mr. Matthews is the son of Shellie and Keith Matthews of Vicksburg. He is the grandson of Mrs. Oliver King Batte of Ridgeland and the late Mr. Batte and Mrs. Cornileus Dulaney Matthews of Brandon and the late Mr. Matthews.

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The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Vicksburg High School. She graduated in 2010 from the University of Southern Mississippi, where she received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and was a dean’s list scholar.

Miss Ditto is a kindergarten teacher at McWillie Elementary star school in the Jackson Public School District.

The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Vicksburg High School. He graduated in 2006 from the University of Southern Mississippi, where he received a bachelor’s degree in film production. He received the RUMA award for Most Promising Mississippi Filmmaker.

Mr. Matthews is a cinematographer at Mad Genius film production/advertising agency in Ridgeland.