Dr. Kacie Leigh Knox of Spartanburg, SC and Michael Thomas Gillespie of Easley, SC were married June 9, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. at Northbrook Baptist Church in Boiling Springs, SC. Rev. Benny Green officiated the double ring ceremony, which was followed by a reception in the Heritage Ballroom at the Marriott in Spartanburg, SC.
Mrs. Gillespie, who was escorted by her father, is the daughter of Gettys and Tammy Knox of Spartanburg, SC. She is the granddaughter of Raymond and Bessie Duncan and Bobbie McGowan and the late Harold Knox, all of Union, SC. The bride is a graduate of the College of Health Professions at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Erskine College, in Due West, SC, with a major in Biology.
Mr. Gillespie is the son of Preston and Donna Gillespie of Clemson, SC. He is the grandson of Tom and Alice Gillespie of Lebanon, Missouri and the late Herman and Lucille Watson of Liberty, SC. The groom is a graduate of Clemson University in Clemson, SC with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He is employed with Duke Energy, at their Oconee Nuclear Station, as a Civil Engineer.
Dr. Nikki Loyd of Spartanburg, SC, sister of the bride, attended as Matron of Honor. Annakate Pruett of Cameron, NC attended as Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids were Dr. Ashley Barnes of Houston, Texas; Mrs. Heather Franklin of Union, SC, cousin of the bride; Miss Ashley Murphy of Columbia, SC; Dr. Amanda Peck of Charleston, SC; Dr. Suzanne Smith of Pawleys Island, SC; and Dr. Ashley Templeton of Columbia, SC. Miss Emma Reeves of Liberty, SC, cousin of the groom, attended as flower girl.
Mr. Preston Gillespie of Clemson, SC, father of the groom, attended as best man. Groomsmen were Mr. Andrew DeNard of Liberty, SC; Mr. Colby Hawkins of Union, SC , cousin of the bride; Mr. Chester Hoxit of Easley, SC; Mr. Derek Loyd of Spartanburg, SC, brother-in-law of the bride; Mr. Dusty Reeves of Liberty, SC; Mr. Rett Templeton of Columbia, SC; and Mr. Mike Watson of Liberty, SC , uncle of the groom. Master Nathan Loyd of Spartanburg, SC, nephew of the bride, attended as ring bearer.
Mrs. Jessica Sherbert of Union, SC attended the wedding registry. Miss Mia Sherbert and Master Jay Sherbert, both of Union, SC served as program attendants.
Music was provided by Mrs. Gina Burress of Inman, SC; Mrs. Lori McHugh of Boiling Springs, SC; Mr. Mitchell Moss and Mr. Lane Hill, both of Spartanburg, SC.
Mrs. Amber Dominquez of Chesnee, SC attended as wedding director.
The couple was honored with the following showers.
March 17 — Shower at Calumet Baptist Church in Liberty, SC — Hosted by Buea DeNard, Carol Stewart, and Tia Swafford
March 24 — Shower at Middlecreek Clubhouse in Easley, SC — Hosted by Mike and Beverly Watson and Heather and Dusty Reeves
April 1 — Shower at the bride’s parent’s home in Spartanburg, SC — Hosted by Nikki Loyd, Heather Franklin, Beth Hawkins, and Ashley Murphy
April 14 — Shower at Nicholson Mansion in Union, SC — Hosted by Jessica Sherbert
The rehearsal dinner was held on June 8 at the Carolina Country Club in Spartanburg, SC and was hosted by the groom’s parents.
The couple has returned from a trip to Antigua and has made their home in Easley, SC.