Ann Arthur of Conyers announces the engagement of her daughter, Wendy Leigh Arthur of Asheville, N.C., to Matthew Ballance of Asheville, son of Patricia and Jerry Ballance of Raleigh, N.C.

The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Wendell Arthur Jr. She is a graduate of Heritage High School and a 2002 graduate of Mars Hill College, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree. She is self-employed as a make-up artist for the movie, video, advertising and private sectors.

The future groom is a graduate of Fuquay-Varina High School and he attended Warren Wilson College. He is currently employed with Asheville Fire and Rescue as an instructor and firefighter.

The couple plans to wed Aug. 29 in the Dillard House Ballroom in Dillard, Ga.