Abby Chandler and Shawn Brainard were united in marriage during a wedding ceremony held Oct. 20, 2012, at St. William's Church in Champion. Officiating at the event was the Rev. Michael Balash.
A reception was held following the ceremony at the Mahoning Country Club in Girard.
The bride is the daughter of William and Carol Chandler of Champion. Parents of the groom are Gary Brainard of Hartford and Dolores Brainard of Greenville, Pa.
Shawn and Abby Brainard
Katie and Olivia Chandler, sisters of the bride, attended as maids of honor. Bridesmaids were Trina Sawtelle, sister of the groom, Kate Gilligan and Courtney Stevens. Taylor Rouan and Emery Moreno attended as flower girls.
Sharing the duties of best man for the groom were Joshua Brainard, brother of the groom, and Nate Urick. Groomsmen were Nate Hurst, Matt Wilson and John Whitman. Tristan Sawtelle attended as ring bearer.
The new Mrs. Brainard is a 2009 graduate of Champion High School and received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Kent State University in 2012. She is employed as a registered nurse at Onslow Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Brainard graduated from Badger High School in 2010. He is a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps and is stationed at Marine Corps Air Station New River, Jacksonville, N.C.
They are planning a honeymoon for a later date. The couple resides in Jacksonville, N.C.