Alana Marie Aisthorpe of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, and Brett Tyler Penley of Kingsport, Tenn., were married June 15, 2013, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Wilmington, N.C. The Very Rev. Robert J. Kus officiated at the 2 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Cliff and Cheryl Aisthorpe of Wilmington, and the granddaughter of Robert and Leah McAuley of Reed Deer, Alberta; Hubert Jensen of Kelowna, British Columbia; the late Anne Jensen and the late Beverly and Audrey Aisthorpe. The bridegroom is the son of Charles and Mary Jane Penley of Kingsport, and the grandson of the late Jim and Jane Brown, the late Joseph G. Overbay and the late Ruth and Don Lockard.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father.
Matrons of honor were Cynthia Patterson and Rachel Baker, close friends of the bride. Bridesmaids were Courtney Dredden and Erin Verner, close friends of the bride.
Best men were Charles Penley, father of the bridegroom, and Michael Stacy, close friend of the bridegroom. Groomsmen were Jamie Carroll and Kelly Frey, close friends of the bridegroom. Ushers were James Aisthorpe, brother of the bride, and Joshua Bindon.
Läna Penley, sister of the bridegroom, was first reader. Laurel Penley, niece of the bridegroom was second reader.
The bride received a degree in anthropology and sociology from Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Ga., and a master’s of public health degree from Emory University. She is employed in the Department of Human Genetics at Emory University, and is a member of Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta, Ga.
The bridegroom graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School, and summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a degree in political science. He received a juris doctor degree from Emory University, Atlanta. He is employed as an attorney with the firm of Kissiah and Lay, Alpharetta, Ga. He is a member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church.
The couple now resides in their new home in Chamblee, Ga. They plan to honeymoon the first week of November in Great Exuma, Bahamas.