Young - Brown wedding

Mary Catherine Brown of Athens, Ga., and Carson Benjamin Young of Aiken were married Nov. 22, 2008, in Athens, Ga. The bride was given in marriage by her father. The Rev. Dr. Jon Appleton officiated. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Glenn Brown of Athens, Ga. She is a granddaughter of Mrs. Frances A. Craven and the late Mr. Alfred B. Craven and the late Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Glenn Brown. The bridegroom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Thomas Young of Aiken. He is a grandson of Mrs. Evelyn McCrary and the late Mr. Charles Wilbur McCrary and the late Dr. and Mrs. Walter Lee Young. Miss Lennie Spears Shewmaker of Washington, D.C., was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Amanda Brooks Arnold of Santa Monica, Calif, friend of the bride; Chelsea L. Brown of Memphis, Tenn., friend of the bride; Alexa Kathleen Elsberry of St. Simons Island, Ga., friend of the bride; Blakely Coggins Prescott of Charlotte, N.C., friend of the bride; Megan Noelle Ringley of Johnson City, Tenn., friend of the bride, Meghan Kathleen Scannell of Charleston, friend of the bride; Mary Elise Timanus of Greenville, friend of the bride; Elizabeth Summerall Tripp of Birmingham, Ala., friend of the bride; Alison Hannon Williamson of Carrollton, Ga., friend of the bride; and Lindsey Elizabeth Young of Aiken, sister of the groom. Benjamin Thomas Young of Aiken was the best man. Groomsmen were Jameson Glenn Brown of Athens, Ga., brother of the bride; Russell Kyle Findley of Aiken, friend of the groom; Douglas Perry Jones of Charleston, friend of the groom; Charles Edward Kirven of Orlando, Fla., friend of the groom; Paul Timothy Maddux of Charleston, friend of the groom; Christopher Collin Noe of Asheville, N.C., friend of the groom; and Andrew Clayton Seymore of Orlando, Fla., friend of the groom. Following a reception at the Athens Country Club, the couple left for a wedding trip to Costa Rica. They will reside in Crystal River, Fla. The bride is a graduate of Athens Academy. She is a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in early childhood education. She is employed by the Citrus County School System. The bridegroom is a graduate of South Aiken High School. He is a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in mechanical engineering. He is employed by Bechtel Corporation.