Chelsey Risica & Richard Cleghorn were joined in holy matrimony at a double ring ceremony officiated by Pastor Dave Diercksen at the First Presbyterian Church in Mission, Texas on Saturday, October 08, 2011. Kim & Pat Risica gave his daughter's hand in marriage along with Shelly Kay Plath Risica. Richard Cleghorn son of Dan & Marsha Nelson, Ph.D. and the late Donald Dwight Cleghorn, Jr. and late stepfather Don Michael Gamel, M.D.
Chelsey's maid of honor was her older sister, Ashley Nicole Risica. Richard's best man was his older brother, William Thomas Cleghorn. Bridesmaids were Chelsey's sisters Heather Michelle Sifuentez and Shelby Lynn Brinkley along with close friend, Shonna Marie Leal. Groomsmen were brother-in-law Eloy Ramos Sifuentez, Abraham Jesus Galaviz and step-brother Reilly Dixon Brinkley. Ring Bearer was nephew, Master Jayden Patrick Sifuentez. Flower girls were neices, Misses Sierra Kristi and Mischa Leal Collins. Jim Nelson, Richard's brother played the guitar and sang at the wedding ceremony. A reading was given by Jennifer Nelson Veale, Richard's sister.
Chelsey's paternal grandmother, Loretta Risica of Edinburg,Texas was in attendance. Richard's maternal grandparents, Dick and Betty Bloomer along with maternal aunt Marilynn Moscrip traveled from California. A beautiful wedding dinner with an entire night of dancing with the DJ Art was held at the Casa de Palmas Renaissance McAllen Hotel. The wedding and groom's cake were creatively presented by a dear friend, Cynthia Ebrom owner of Cynthia's Cakes of Edinburg. Sandra Longoria, a friend of the family, photographed the event. Chelsey and Richard enjoyed a honeymoon in Orlando, Florida immediately following the wedding.
Richard graduated from McAllen Memorial High School in 1999 and attended UTSA. He is employed by Gabriel Holdings of San Antonio, Texas. Chelsey attended McAllen Memorial High School and is attending Kaplan College. She is currenly employed by Deerfield Animal Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.