Mackenzie Jewel Hicks and Brody August Scherman joined together in holy matrimony on Wednesday, Aug. 4, during an 11 a.m. private garden ceremony in Asheville.

Rev. Wiley Garrett officiated and close family celebrated with a reception and dancing. The bride is the daughter of Randy and Brandy Hicks of Sylva, and granddaughter of Wiley and Pamela Garret of Asheville and Gary Edalgo of Cordele, Georgia.

The groom is the son of Ernie and Amy Scherman of Sylva, and grandson of Jayne Sossamon and Neal Clayton of Sylva and Lynda Hermreck and Ernie Scherman Sr. of Kansas.

A graduate of Southwestern Community College, the bride plans to complete her nursing degree at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. The groom is a 2019 graduate of Smoky Mountain High School serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in Bangor, Washington.

After a cross country honeymoon road trip, the couple will reside near Bremerton, Washington.