Amy Dawn Williams became the bride of Martin de Jesus Pena Gutierrez in an evening ceremony Dec. 27, 2008, at Legacy Park Community Center in Lee’s Summit. Pastor Tony Recalde officiated at the double-ring ceremony.

The bride, the daughter of Earl and Dennie Williams, wore an empire waist sheath gown with sheer overlay. The gown featured sheer long bell sleeves with beading and a sheer back, and the gown and chapel-length train were also adorned with crystal beading.

The parents of the bridegroom are Jorge and Leticia Pena from Ocotepeque, Honduras.

Paul Williams, brother of the bride, served as her attendant, with Heather Replogle as her personal attendant.

Jorge Pena, brother of the groom, served as his attendant, with Gary Beeny and Erick Posadas as ushers.

The wedding was a blending of two cultures and that was celebrated in the ceremony. The ceremony was in English and Spanish for the benefit of the two cultures in attendance.

The reception was held at the Community Center.

The bride, a 1995 graduate of Blue Springs South High School, and a 2000 graduate of Missouri State Southern College, Joplin, received her master’s degree from Central Missouri State University in May 2007. Amy is a teacher in the Clinton (Mo.) School District.

The bridegroom, a 1998 graduate of Miguel Angel Chinchilla Solis Secondary School, graduated in 2002 from Galileo University in Guatemala City, Guatemala, with a degree in business information and administration.

After a honeymoon on the Country Club Plaza, Mr. and Mrs. Pena Gutierrez are at home in Clinton. They are planning a trip to Honduras this summer.