Maritza Martinez and Maj. Philip Ziegler Atkinson were married on Oct. 12, 2013, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Abilene, Texas.

The bride is the daughter of Efrain and Manuela Martinez, of Abilene, Texas.

The groom is the son of Kay Atkinson-Smith and the late Rev. Theodore Atkinson, of Kirkwood, and the grandson of Lois Vogt Ziegler and the late Dean Ziegler, of Ort Valley.

Marcella Melendez, sister of the bride, was the matron of honor.

Co-best men were Andrew Atkinson and Capt. Mark Atkinson, brothers of the groom.

Bridesmaids were Jasmine Martinez, niece of the bride, and Katelyn Whitley.

A reception followed at the Abilene Civic Center.

The couple honeymooned in Hawaii.

The bride is a graduate of Abilene High School and McMurry University, and is employed as a financial aid counselor at McMurry University.

The groom is a graduate of Solanco High School, Pennsylvania State University and Trident University. He is an active duty officer with the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.