Ford wedding

Tyler Michael Ford and Tabitha Leigh Duyck were married in a 5 p.m. ceremony Aug. 10 at The Courtyard at Little Acres, Marion.

Kenneth Rhinehart from Black Mountain’s Kerlee Baptist Church officiated the wedding.

The groom is the son of Thomas and Wendy Ford of Sylva. He is the grandson of Thomas and Lyn Ford of Punta Gorda, Florida; Richard and Nancy Ney of New Braunfels, Texas; Dawn Liesman of Seguin, Texas; and Leon Zabava of Pleasanton, Texas.

The bride is the daughter of Daniel and Terra Duyck of Marion. She is the granddaughter of Doug and Deborah Melton of Black Mountain and Charles Duyck of Old Fort and the late Kathleen Duyck.

The bride was given in marriage by her parents.

Haley Bartlett of Asheville was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were the bride’s sisters, Tiffani Garcia of Granite Falls and Brandi Wilson of Spruce Pine; Haley Duyck, the bride’s sister-in-law, of Marion; Nancy Brito of Raleigh, the groom’s sister; Baylee Fortune of Boone and Anastasia Gamboa of Sylva.

The bride’s nieces, Kinsley and Hattie Garcia of Granite Falls, were flower girls.

Best man was Austin Frady of Tampa, Florida. Groomsmen were Joseph Bombay, Caleb Sullivan and Jacob Scifers of Sylva; Colton Bailey of Cherokee; César Brito of Raleigh, the groom’s brother-in-law; and the bride’s brother, Caleb Duyck of Marion.

The honeymoon was to the Turks and Caicos Islands.

The groom grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He graduated from Smoky Mountain High School in 2015 and Western Carolina University in 2019. He works for the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department.

The bride is a Marion native. She graduated from McDowell High School and is enrolled at WCU.