Tara Beth Downing of West Chester, Pa., and Stephen Sams of Bel Air, were united in marriage on March 3 at the Mendenhall Inn with the Rev. John V. Carlson officiating.
The bride is the daughter of John and Linda Downing of West Chester. The bridegroom is the son of Doss and Marilyn Sams of Street.
A reception hosted by the bride's parents was held at the Mendenhall Inn in Chadd's Ford, Pa.
After a honeymoon trip to Costa Rica, the couple resides in Bel Air.