Ryan - Walden

August 31, 2008

Mary Ashley Walden, of Charleston, South Carolina and Lieutenant John Garret Ryan, of Ellicott City, Maryland were united in marriage on August 30, 2008 at Summerall Chapel, The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. The Revered Dennis Willey performed the six o'clock in the evening nuptial mass. The Bride is the daughter of Mrs. Robert Dellinger Walden, Jr. and the late Mr. Robert Dellinger Walden, Jr. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Walden and Mrs. Mary Lucia Lee and the late Mr. Warren S. Lee , all of Bishopville, South Carolina. She is the great granddaughter of Mrs. Mary Lee Elmore of Bishopville, South Carolina. The bride is a 2006 graduate of the College of Charleston and a 2008 graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina, where she earned a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. Lt. Ryan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin John Ryan of Ellicott City, Maryland. He is the grandson of Mrs. Betty S. Ryan and the late Mr. John F. Ryan of Richboro, Pennsylvania and the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Turner and the late Mr. Larry Owen King, all of Charleston, South Carolina. The groom is a 2007 graduate of the Citadel where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He is currently serving in the United States Army as a Platoon Leader in 4-31 IN Alpha Co, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. Caitlin Ryan, sister of the groom, was Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids were Ashley Clay, Kourtney Jones, Lindsey Lee, cousin of the bride, Amanda Smith and Jennifer Williams. Flower girl was Miss Faith Putnum, cousin of the bride. Best man was Bryan Everitt, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Geoffrey Bennett, Ryan Coleman, Lt. Jim Ring, Mike Surendra, and Andrew Walden, brother of the bride. Scripture Readers were Andrew Cardoni, Laura Kelley, and Sephanie Lightner. A cocktail and dinner reception was held at the Gibbes Museum of Art. After a honeymoon to Hawaii, the couple will reside in Watertown, New York.

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