Melissa Kostic marries Philip Wade

Melissa Reese Kostic and Philip Cloudisley Wade were married May 14, 2016, at The Ritz-Carlton in Miami Beach, Fla., with Andrew Kostic, the bride’s brother, officiating the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Bruce and Kathie Kostic of Wilton, Conn., and Naples, Fla. The bridegroom is the son of Vickey Wade and the late Philip T. Wade of Cullowhee, N.C.

The bride graduated from Wilton High School in 2001. She has a bachelor’s degree in art history from the University of Virginia and a master’s in public health from Dartmouth College. She is a senior director for the Advisory Board Company, a Washington, D.C.-based company that is a best practice research, consulting and technology firm for health systems.

The groom graduated from Smoky Mountain High School in Cullowhee in 2000. He graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. He serves as a Lieutenant Commander in the Coast Guard and is currently stationed in Miami as a pilot.

The couple met in Washington, D.C. in 2006 and reside in South Beach.