The bride-elect is the daughter of Jim and Kathy Tate of Central. She is the granddaughter of Jim and Pauline Tate of Baker and the late Howard and Rose Broussard of Pride.
Kristen is a 2006 graduate of Redemptorist High School and Southeastern Louisiana University with a degree in General Studies. She is employed in Baton Rouge as a leasing consultant.
The groom-elect is the son of Todd and Karen McKey of Zachary. He is the grandson of Larry and Joyce Bellard of Zachary and Jack and Faye McKey of Gloster, Mississippi.
Derek is a 2006 graduate of Zachary High School and attended Baton Rouge Community College. He is employed at Hydro Consultants, Inc. as a hydrographic surveyor.