She is the daughter of the late Albert and Edna Boehme of Holden Beach, N.C. He is the son of Rita Lynch and the late Matthew Messitt of Troy, N.Y.
Ms. Waughn, educated in the performing arts and drama, has moved to Lewes from West Chester, Pa., after a career in the decorative arts, including interior design, lighting and fine art gallery ownership.
Mr. Messitt is moving to Lewes after retiring in May as the assistant dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at the State University of New York at Albany.
Together, they make up local musical duo The Problematics and have been professional musicians in New York, Pennsylvania and now in Sussex County.
A May 20, 2012 wedding is planned in Lewes. The couple will honeymoon in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the West Indies.