Barry and Sharon White of Elizabethtown, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Ashley White of Florence, S.C., to Matthew Elijah Rutland of Florence, S.C., son of Neil and Pam Baxley of Beaufort and John and Beatrix Ready of Beaufort.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of East Bladen High School. She graduated from Peace College in Raleigh in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. She is the Business Manager for Clinique in Florence.
The groom-elect is a Route Manager for Orkin in Florence.
A wedding is planned for May 24, 2014.