Mr. and Mrs. Alfred R. Butler of Birmingham announce the engagement of their daughter, Tighe L. Butler, to Major Mitchell L. Kirkland USMCR, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry L. Kirkland of Gray Court, S.C.
The bride is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William O. Butler Jr. of Montgomery and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Culpepper of Pell City. She received bachelor’s degrees in architecture and fine arts at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, R.I. She is employed with Manning Architects in New Orleans.
The groom is the grandson of the late Mr. Arthur C. Kirkland and Mrs. Katherine Kirkland of Hodges, S.C., and the late Mr. Livingston B. Hodges and Mrs. Nell Hodges of Hodges. He received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at The Citadel and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is employed at Shaw E&I in New Orleans.
The wedding is planned for Dec. 18 in Fairhope.