Dormon-Townes

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DAHLONEGA, Georgia - Caitlin O'Brien Dormon and Patrick John Townes, both of Charleston, were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at Frogtown Cellars.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Suzanne Dormon and the late John A. Dormon, and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ross L. O'Brien and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ben S. Dormon, all of Anniston, Alabama. She graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor of science degree in history. She is employed as a paralegal with Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice LLP in Charleston.

The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Mark Townes of Sumter, and the grandson of Mrs. Chiquitta Boyles, the late Mary V. Boyles and the late John L. Boyles Jr., all of Kingsport, Tennessee, Mrs. Elsie Beasley and the late Thomas L. Beasley of Lebanon, Tennessee, and the late Arthur R. Townes of Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated from Presbyterian College with a bachelor of science in business management and from Charleston School of Law with a juris doctor degree. He is an associate attorney with McCants Law Firm in Mount Pleasant.

The Rev. John Hage of Brownson Presbyterian Church in Southern Pines, North Carolina, officiated at the ceremony.

Music was provided by Michelle Cochcroft, vocalist; and Adam Poulin, violinist.

Escorted by her brother, the bride wore her twin sister's ballgown featuring an empire waistline, a sweetheart neckline and a Guipure lace overlay. She carried a bouquet of white hydrangeas, blush roses, burgundy peonies, hypericum berries and seasonal greenery.

Anna Dormon Mundy, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Lara Elizabeth Gomez, cousin of the bride, and Julie Catherine Townes and Whitney Elizabeth Townes, sisters of the bridegroom. Elizabeth Willow Dormon, niece of the bride, served as flower girl.

The bridegroom's father served as best man. Groomsmen were John Ernest Mundy IV, brother-in-law of the bride, and Jonathan Michael Mauney and Jordan McClain Mauney, cousins of the bridegroom. John Ernest Mundy V, nephew of the bride, served as ring bearer.

Maggie Howell served as the reader.

The bride's mother held the reception at Frogtown Cellars.

The bridegroom's parents held the rehearsal party and morning-after brunch at Frogtown Cellars.

Following a wedding trip to New York City, the couple resides in Charleston.