Laurence and Katherine Ricardo of Greenville, S.C. announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Ricardo, to George Pate, son of Michael and Georgianne Pate of Spartanburg, S.C.
The future bride is a graduate of Cranston High School West, earned her BFA at New York University and her MFA from the University of Georgia. She is an actor.
The future groom is a graduate of Dorman High School and earned his B.A. from the University of South Carolina and his M.A. from the University of Tennessee. He is currently completing his PhD from the University of Georgia.
George and Libby met at an orientation event for graduate students in the Department of Theatre and Film Studies. Just over a year later, George proposed to Libby in her apartment in Athens, Ga. A plaque commemorating their meeting and engagement can be seen in the Fine Arts Theatre at the University of Georgia.
George and Libby will marry in the chapel at Salve Regina University in Newport, the location of her parents’ wedding. Their reception will be held at the Atlantic Beach Club, a favorite spot of her late grandmother, Jean Gosling.