An evening wedding is planned for Oct. 5, on the historic Mayfield Farm in Athens.
The future bride is the granddaughter of Earl and Betty Whatley of Cleveland and the late Rev. Edward and Blanche Gilbert. She is the sister of Sarah Stewart of Alexandria, Virginia, and Adam Gilbert of Cleveland.
Miss Gilbert graduated from Lee University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in music education, cum laude. She is employed as an elementary music teacher with Bradley County Schools at Taylor Elementary. She is a member of Westmore Church of God.
Mr. Hughes is the grandson of Burris Criswell of Cleveland and the late Audrey Criswell, and the late Burt and Pauline Hughes. He is the brother of Austin Hughes of Cleveland.
The future bridegroom graduated from Lee University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in music education, cum laude. He is employed as band director of Copper Basin High School in Polk County. He is a member of Keith Street Church of God of Prophecy.