Carlton & Ricketa


October 10, 2015


Thank you so much for visiting our wedding website! We are so excited to celebrate our special day with our family and friends. This website contains wedding day details, travel information, and much more – check back for updates!

A Special Note for Out-Of-Town Guests:
Please take a look at the hotel accommodations

Don’t forget to sign our guestbook!!

Love always,

The future Mr. & Mrs. Carlton Mangum

Carlton Mangum

Carlton grew up in Jackson, MS and has 1 younger brother (Marcus). Carlton graduated from Jackson State University with a Bachelors in Computer Science in 2010. After graduation, Carlton moved to Bentonville, Arkansas to work for Walmart Corporation Information Systems Division as a Programmer.

Carlton is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. In his free time, Carlton enjoys playing basketball, traveling and spending time with family and friends.    Carlton recently completed his first half marathon.

Ricketa Harvey

Ricketa grew up in Memphis, TN and is the second of five. Ricketa has 3 brothers (Roderick, Rickey Jr , Rishard) and 1 sister (Coreena).  She graduated from Jackson State University in 2011 with Bachelors of Computer Engineering.  After graduation, Ricketa joined Carlton in Bentonville and started her career as a Project Analyst for Walmart Corporation. Soon after moving, Ricketa started the Master’s program at Webster University and graduated in May 2014 with a Master’s in Business Administration.

Ricketa enjoys working with children and is a regular volunteer in the preschool ministry at her church. In her free time, Ricketa enjoys hosting gatherings with friends and exercising.  Ricketa and Carlton ran 3 races together in 2015 with the final race being the Bentonville Half Marathon. Ricketa is excited about her future as Mrs. Mangum and looks forward to all the greatness to come.

How They Met

Carlton and Ricketa met on a college trip to a conference in Baltimore, MD. Carlton was assigned to a room with one of Ricketa’s friends from Memphis, TN. During this trip, one night Ricketa stated she wanted to walk around downtown Baltimore and Carlton ,without hesitation, agreed to walk around with her.  While walking around downtown they worked up an appetite and Carlton asked Ricketa where she would like to eat. Boy did he not know what he was getting himself into.  Every restaurant he mentioned Ricketa had something against it.  Close to an hour later, the decision was made to just go to the Chinese food place at a nearby mall.

Carlton and Ricketa remained good friends while attending Jackson State University after that trip and periodically went to restaurants and movies together to keep in touch.  By this time Carlton was accustomed to the indecisiveness when it came to restaurants where Ricketa would like to eat.

Carlton was a couple classes ahead of Ricketa and it is now time for him to graduate.  He received a job at Walmart in Bentonville, AR and was leaving a month after graduation.  During this time Carlton and Ricketa both realized the feelings they had for each other and the mistake they made by not taking their friendship to the next level.

One weekend After Carlton got settled in his new home in Bentonville, Ar, Ricketa came up to visit.  They had an amazing weekend and at that point they realized it was the right decision to take their friendship to the next level.

The following summer Ricketa received an internship at the same company and city as Carlton.  The following year, she accepted a full time position at that company.  Carlton and Ricketa’s love for each other grew even more now that they both lived in the same city.

Engagement Story

August 2014 was a busy month for Ricketa. She traveled to Mexico for a week with work and to Vegas for a girlfriends 25th birthday. Ricketa and Carlton were physically apart for 10 consecutive days. Upon Ricketa’s return to Bentonville, Carlton scheduled a date at their favorite steak house on a Wednesday night. A date night at such a place in the middle of the week seemed out of the ordinary, but Carlton ensured that it was because he was happy to have Ricketa home again. Ricketa was a bit tired that Wednesday night after having a full day at work but decided to put on makeup and look extra nice “just in case”.

Ricketa, already knowing their long term plan, often teased Carlton about proposing. If he made eye contact, took her to dinner, or dropped her off at nail salon, she always liked to see his response when she excitedly squealed “Oh my gosh! Are you about to propose?!”.  His response would always be “One day” and they would move on to the next topic.

After a great dinner Carlton suggested a detour to his newly rented duplex to pick up his iPad. Ricketa immediately responded “yea right!! You’re about to propose”.  Carlton laughed it off and promised it would happen one day and Ricketa squeezed his hand responding a soft “I know”.

When they arrived at the duplex, there were roses laid out in the shape of a heart with their picture in the middle. Carlton instructed Ricketa to sit, and when she did he gave her his iPad that played a video highlighting their time as friends in college, their long distance relationship, and as adults both living in Bentonville. The video ended with the question “What does the future hold for Carlton and Ricketa?”

After the video, Carlton brought a dozen roses to Ricketa and proceeded to talk about their happiness and plans to be together forever. At this point, Ricketa still had no idea what was happening, she believed this was one of the many times Carlton was just being an awesome guy and thought it had everything to do with their 4 year anniversary coming up the next week.

As Carlton was talking, he began to get on 1 knee. For some reason it still didn’t click in Ricketa’s brain what was going on. Finally, Carlton pulled the ring out of his pocket and asked Ricketa “Will you marry me?” After asking “really” repeatedly, she said “YES”!!

Gift Registry:

Click here for the registry with Belk.

Click here for our registry with Bed Bath & Beyond.

Click for registry with Kohl’s.

Our “Honey-Fund”

Family and friends your presence at our wedding is gift enough, but if you do wish to buy us something, a contribution towards our dream honeymoon or home would be greatly appreciated.

The honeymoon location will be a surprise to Ricketa. It will be at an all inclusive resort in the Carribean where the newly wed couple can be guaranteed to have a week long romantic stay with stunning views of world class beaches.

Contact Carlton Mangum via e-mail or via phone at 601-918-5802.

Ceremony & Reception Location”

Our ceremony will be hosted at the phenomenal “TPC Southwind.”
The address is: 3325 Club House Dr, Memphis, TN 38115 and direct extension: (901) 259-1835
More on the venue



A block of rooms has been reserved with special rates. Contact Marriott reservations directly at 1-888-236-2427. Please reference hotel group code: RHWS.

Please make reservations by September 1st.

Hotel Name:Courtyard Marriot.
Address: 3076 Kirby Parkway
Memphis, Tennessee 38115 USA
Phone: 901.365.6400


The location has wonderful accommodations and accessibility. Gather step for step direction from where you are form here.

Our Wedding Party

All of the significant people in our lives have accepted their honored places on our Special Day. Take a moment and view all of the wonderful people who are committing to us and helping our dream ceremony take place as we commit to one another eternally.

Cherrelle Orum Maid of Honor (friend, Northwest Arkansas)
Jessica Nash Matron of Honor (friend, College Roommate)
Courtney James Bridesmaid (Friend, College)
Chakera Leake Bridesmaid (Friend, High School / College)
Coreena Blackburn Bridesmaid (Brides Baby Sister)
Shannon King Bridesmaid (Friend, High School / College)
Dashirl Henderson Bridesmaid (Friend, Northwest Arkansas)

Marcus Mangum Best Man (Groom’s Younger Brother)
Rickey Harvey Jr. Groomsmen (Brides Younger Brother)
Jeremy Threatt Groomsmen (Friend, Northwest Arkansas)
Joshua Williams Groomsmen (Childhood Friend, Jackson Mississippi)
Ryan Ferreira Groomsmen (Friend and Fraternity Brother)
Kevin Graves Groomsmen (Friend, Northwest Arkansas)
Travis Young Groomsmen (Friend, Northwest Arkansas)

We would love to hear from you!

“Help us continue our legendary story by contributing your congratulations and heart felt celebration of our union. Not only are you our guest but we celebrate you taking a moment to witness the unity of our forever.”


Great Aunt JULIA | Reply

Congratulations and best wishes fr your great aunt Julia

Richard McDuffey | Reply

I will be in attendance. Happy for you both. Enjoy the moment. It’s just the beginning.

I can’t wait to witness the beautiful union. I wish you both nothing but best and Congrats!

Congratulations to my great niece, Ricketa and fiancé Carlton! What wonderful news! It makes me so happy to see the two of you so happy! It’s exciting to be in love. You have a beautiful website! Wishing you both love and happiness together! Take care and blessings to both of you!

Congratulations my precious, my family and I will be in attendance. The web site is beautiful!… Greater is coming for the both of you. Love you!

Oh, Ricketa :) I’m so happy for you!! What a sweet story and beautiful pictures :) I will be there with a big grin on my face. Take care of my little cousin Carlton (I know you will).

Maurice &LaDonnica Blakemore | Reply

Absolutely Beautiful,Grand is such a word,the venue is a great choice .If it is God’s will we shall be in attendance.

This is so awesome and creative. I’m looking forward to attending. Congratulations guys.

I knew it would be Carlton the first day I met him and found out he was a Saints fan…. I am so very happy and proud of you two…. You guys are an awesome inspiration not only to me but anyone that steps into your presence… Love ya’ll very much….

Kimberly Joy-Brown | Reply

Congratulations Carlton and Ricketa, May God Continue To Bless You Both On Your New Journey Together As Husband & Wife. Love Always, Your Cousin Kimberly!

Twjana Echols-Jones (Ricketa's cousin ☺) | Reply

Congrats to the both of you! Enjoy every minute of the journey! Many blessings!

Deborah Wright | Reply

Ricketa congratulations, I know you and Carlton will be very happy.

Well you know how i feel words can’t express my love for you both.

This is from grandma Mamie m.lo

I am truly happy for you cousin. I pray God’s blessing for you and Carlton as you embark on this lovely journey as husband and wife. You’ll make a great wife! Love you dearly,
Cousin Lisa!

Congratulations Ricketa

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