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Nathan Ritchie and Gillan Ludlow

David and Theresa Ludlow of Fredericksburg, Va., announce the engagement of their daughter Margaret Gillan Ludlow to Nathan Thomas Ritchie, son of Patricia Ritchie of Yorktown, Va., and Ryan Ritchie of Champaign, Ill.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Charlene Norton of Fredericksburg, Va., Ben Bollard of Charleston, S.C., Roberta Luther of Gainesville, Fla., and the late Ed Ludlow.

She is a 2008 graduate of Stafford High School in Fredericksburg, Va. She graduated in 2012 from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va., with a bachelor of science degree in mass communications and print journalism. She received a master of science degree in interactive media at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. She is employed as a copy editor and page designer at The Times in Gainesville.

The groom-elect is the grandson of Karen Ritchie of Urbana, Ill., and the late Larry Ritchie, and the late Joseph and Barbara Staniunas.

He is a 2007 graduate of Tabb High School in Yorktown, Va. He graduated in 2013 from ECPI University in Richmond, Va., with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice. He is employed as a service captain at St. Ives Country Club in Johns Creek.

The couple plan to wed Oct. 25, 2015, at Little Gardens in Lawrenceville.