WEDDING - Matsui-Ballinger

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Nora Ayako Matsui and Joseph Allen Ballinger, both of Walla Walla, married Dec. 30, 2010, at the Bayer Estate, Honolulu, Hawaii. The Rev. Mark Yasuhara officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Kenneth and Mary Matsui of Honolulu. She graduated in 1993 from Hawaiian Mission Academy and in 1998 from Walla Walla University. She works at the Washington Odd Fellows Home.

The groom is the son of Steve and Lyn Ballinger of San Antonio. He graduated in 1991 from Vidalia (Ga.) High School and is a nursing student at Washington State University-Tri-Cities, slated to graduate in 2011.

The bride's matron of honor was her friend, Michelle Rai. Carrie Arakaki was her bridesmaid. Sheldon Matsui, the bride's brother, was best man. Kirsten Watson, the groom's niece and Jessica and Sarah Matsuda, the bride's cousins, were flower girls.

A reception followed the ceremony at the Bayer Estate. The couple lives in Walla Walla.

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