Mr. and Mrs. David Flora of Aiken, South Carolina announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Mary Flora of Aiken, South Carolina, to Captain Michael Pepper Riddick of Abilene, Texas, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Riddick of Aiken, South Carolina.

The wedding is planned for December 21, 2013 at St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church in Aiken, South Carolina.

The bride-elect is a maternal granddaughter of Mrs. Joan Lipscomb and the late Mr. Samuel Lipscomb of Marietta, Ohio, and a paternal granddaughter of Mr. Salvatore Flora and the late Mrs. Mary Lou Flora of Opp, Alabama.

She is a 2005 graduate of Aiken High School. She is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering. She is employed by URS Professional Solutions.

The bridegroom-elect is a maternal grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Sherran Pepper of Wagener, South Carolina and a paternal grandson of Mrs. Joyce Riddick and the late Mr. Walter Riddick of Aiken, South Carolina. He is a 2004 graduate of Aiken High School. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy with a B.S. degree in Aeronautical Engineering and hold a master’s degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle University. He is employed by the United States Air Force.