The bride is the daughter of Mr. Michael and Mrs. Hope Derrick of Gilbert. She is the granddaughter of Mr. Paul and Mrs. JoAnn Derrick and Mr. Phillip and Mrs. Jane Martin, all of Gilbert. A student at the University of South Carolina Aiken, she is pursuing a degree in special education and is scheduled to graduate in May. She is employed with Learn 2 Grow child care center in Gilbert as a day care teacher.
The groom is the son of Mr. Larry and Mrs. June McCartha of Gilbert. He is the grandson of Mrs. Ellie Long of Gilbert and the late Mr. Herbert Long Sr. and Mrs. Lillie McCartha of Lexington and the late Mr. Charles McCartha. He earned an associate degree in general technology and industrial electricity from Midlands Technical College and is employed with SCE&G as a technical specialist.
The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. Soloist and guitarist Jacob Seigler provided music.
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Maid of honor was the bride’s sister, Michaela Derrick of Gilbert. Bridesmaids were Kalyn Oswald, Morgan Shumpert, Courtney Taylor, and Rita DeCarlis, all of Gilbert; Leah Jeffcoat and Meghan Dyches, both of Lexington; and Ashlyn Thomas of North Augusta. Kaitlyn DeCarlis of Gilbert was junior bridesmaid. Avery Lybrand of Gilbert was flower girl.
Best man was the groom’s father. Groomsmen were Brandon McCartha, Kentrell Isreal and Jason DeCarlis, all of Gilbert; Daniel McCartha of Georgia; Jose Lopez of Tennessee; and Devin Dyches and Kannon Wrisley, both of Lexington. Garrett DeCarlis of Gilbert was junior groomsman. Elijah Davis of Lexington was ring bearer.
A reception followed at Jackson’s Landing.
After their honeymoon cruise to the Bahamas, the couple will reside in Leesville.
In her own words
Q: How did you meet?
A: The couple met while working together at the local IGA grocery store.
Q: When did you know your fiance was “the one”?
A: We have been dating for almost five years, and we became best friends first and foremost. He makes me laugh daily and makes me a better person when we are together.
Q: Tell us about the proposal.
A: We were engaged at the Grand Floridian Resort at a dinner at Disney World this past November.
Q: What part of the wedding day are you most looking forward to?
A: We are looking forward, first and foremost, to the ceremony of getting married, but then celebrating with all of our friends and family.
Q: How did you choose the venue where you will be married?
A: The view of the hills where the ceremony takes place is breathtaking.
Q: What was the significance of the music played during your ceremony?
A: The music corresponds to the Bible verses used in the ceremony readings.
Q: Will you have something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue? What are they?
A: My something old is a pendant from my great-grandmother Sadie Barton that will hang from my bouquet.