Charron Lynne Conley of Irmo and Ethan Robert Brown of Columbia were united in marriage Aug. 19 in the chapel at Union United Methodist Church in Irmo. The Rev. Jonathan Hanberry officiated the 5 o’clock ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of William Scott Conley and Amy Harrison Conley of Irmo. She is the granddaughter of Jim Edward Conley and Donna Reed Conley of Greenwood and Durham Truesdale Harrison Jr. and Beverly Cawley Harrison of Irmo. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Clemson University and a master’s degree in Bible teaching from Columbia International University.
The groom is the son of Philip Robert Brown and Carol Wain Brown of Arkansas, Kansas. He is the grandson of Alice Ethelyne Hesket and the late Donald Vernon Hesket of Geuda Springs, Kansas, and the late Earle Berkley Brown and Muriel Doris Brown of Arkansas, Kansas. He earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Kansas State University and a master’s degree in divinity from Columbia International University.
The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. Organist Joey Rothfuss, soloist Ana Cebey and pianist Stephanie Murphy provided music.
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Maid of honor was Melissa McCutchan of Ashburn, Virginia. Bridesmaids were Katie Conley and Keely Steyne, both of Columbia, and Janelle Logan of Nashville, Tennessee. Eily and Charlotte Logan of Nashville were flower girls.
Best man was Evan Brown of Nashville. Groomsmen were Chris Conley of Columbia; Bo Logan of Nashville; and Anthony Geide and Andy Williams, both of Wichita, Kansas. Cale Conley of Columbia was ring bearer.
Attendants were Taylor Harrison and Haley Harbin.
A reception followed at the Corley Mill House and Gardens.
After their honeymoon along the Gulf Coast of Florida, the couple will reside in Columbia.
In their own words
Q: How did you meet?
A: Grad school.
Q: Tell us about the proposal.
A: We re-created our first date, which included a trip to Mellow Mushroom in the Vista and to the State Museum. As we were leaving the museum, Ethan knelt to one knee and asked the question, to which Charron replied with the most excited “OK!” ever.
Q: What part of the wedding day are you most looking forward to?
A: We are most excited to be married by the end of the day while being able to dance and eat delicious food with so many of the people we love.
Q: How did you choose the venue where you will be married?
A: The bride grew up there, and the bride’s parents got married in the same chapel.
Q: What was the significance of the music played during your ceremony?
A: The aim was to make the ceremony focused on Jesus and not ourselves.
Q: Will you have something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue? What are they?