Mark and Lisa Vieira of Buford announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexis Nicole Vieira of Buford, to Samuel Joel Allen of Resaca, son of Samuel V. Allen of Resaca and Donna Cudd of Dalton.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Allene McSpadden of Chattanooga, Tenn., and the late James McSpadden, and Nona Vieira of Madison, Tenn., and the late Albert Vieira. She is a graduate of Collins Hill High School and North Georgia College and State University.

The future groom is the grandson of Sammy and Jimmie Lou Allen of Resaca and Kert and Evelyn Bramlett of Dalton, and the late Ray Nealey. He is a graduate of Tennessee Temple High School and North Georgia College and State University.

The wedding is planned for Dec. 15 at The Carl House in Auburn.