Dr. and Mrs. David Michael Jordan of Columbia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Leslie Marie Jordan, to Dr. Patrick Carlisle McGarity, son of Dr. and Mrs. Newman Carlisle McGarity of Duncan.
The bride-elect, a resident of Columbia, is the granddaughter of late Dr. and Mrs. Lee M. Keach of Greeleyville and the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Richard Jordan of Columbia. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of South Carolina and a doctoral degree in dental medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. She is employed with Palmetto Health Richland as a general practice resident.
The bridegroom-elect, a resident of Duncan, is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. L. Wallace Denny of Columbia; Mr. and Mrs. M. Carlisle McGarity Jr. of Spartanburg; and the late Mrs. Odetta Henderson McGarity of Spartanburg. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Clemson University and a doctoral degree in dental medicine from MUSC. He practices dentistry with his father at Carolina Foothills Dental in Landrum.
The couple plan a May wedding in Charleston.
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In their own words
Q: How did you meet?
A: We met when we started dental school together at MUSC.
Q: Tell us about the proposal.
A: Every year, the MUSC dental school hosts a senior banquet for all of the students and faculty to celebrate the graduating class. This past year, the event was held at the Galliard Center in Charleston. Throughout the dinner, funny videos made by students are played. At the end of the night, Patrick excused himself from dinner, and a video started playing... starring Patrick! Of course, Leslie was confused as to why he left just as his video started. The video showed Patrick getting ready for the banquet and running around downtown Charleston. The end of the video showed Patrick running into the Galliard and down the halls, where he stopped in front of the doors to the ballroom where everyone was. The video cut, the music started, the spotlight focused on the door, and in walked Patrick! He walked right to Leslie and got down on one knee. Leslie was completely surprised!