Melissa Leigh Franklin of Aiken, South Carolina, and Jason Hill of Columbia, South Carolina, were married December 29, 2012, at the Wickliffe House in Charleston, South Carolina. The bride was given in marriage by her parents. A friend of the bride, Jennifer Mook, officiated.


The bride is a daughter of Joel and Phyllis Franklin of Aiken, SC. The bridegroom is a son of Donnie and Delores Hill of Honea Path, SC.


Michele O’Shaughnessy, friend of the bride, of Aiken was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Meredith Hill of Honea Path, SC, sister of the groom; Tina Redd of Crestwood, KY, friend of the bride; and Tracy Franklin of San Diego, CA, sister-in-law of the bride. Jessica Franklin, niece of the bride, was the flower girl.


Donnie Hill, father of the groom, was the best man. Groomsmen were Nicholas Papala of Piedmont, SC, friend of the groom; Michael Arflin, of Belton, SC, friend of the groom; and Cory Franklin, of San Diego, CA, brother of the bride. Alex Franklin, nephew of the bride, was the ring bearer.


Following the reception, the couple left for a wedding trip to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. They will reside in Aiken.


The bride is a 1993 graduate of Irondequoit High School in Rochester, NY. She is a 1996 graduate of Charleston Southern University with a BS degree in History. She is also a 1999 graduate of William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN. She is currently an attorney in Aiken.


The bridegroom is a 1993 graduate of Belton Honea Path High School. He is a 1998 graduate of Charleston Southern University with a BS degree in Business Management. He is employed as a district manager for Murphy Oil Corporation.