Lauren Elizabeth Newman and Kirby Jacob Brown, both of Sumter, were united in marriage at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at The Johannah House in Sumter.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lee Newman of Sumter and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James "Mood" Newman of Sumter, Mr. James Wayne Allsbrook of Sumter and Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Price Buschlen of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. She graduated from Laurence Manning Academy and the University of South Carolina Aiken with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She is employed by Lee Newman Farms in Sumter.

The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Raymond Brown of Sumter and the grandson of Ms. Madeline F. Brown and the late Mr. Andrew Brown of Sumter, Ms. Catherine "Kitty" Ellen Kirby of Greenville and the late Mr. Ellie Hue "E.H." Kirby. He graduated from Clarendon Hall. He is employed by Lee Newman Farms of Sumter.

The Rev. John Edward McLeod Jr. officiated at the ceremony.

Music was provided by Taylor Jones, vocalist and guitarist.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless Stella York gown of ivory lace and tulle featuring a sweetheart neckline and an off-the-shoulder topper with fabric-covered buttons. She carried a hand-tied Southern-style bouquet of white hydrangeas and white Eskimo roses adorned with white peonies and white spray roses with seeded eucalyptus.

Mrs. Tiffani Newman Kruger, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Ashlee Rebecca Newman, sister of the bride; Hailey Morgan Johnson, cousin of the bride; Kelsey Jade Hughes; and Brittney Lynne Atkinson. Ariana Grace Allsbrooks, cousin of the bride, and Allyson Taylor Shropshire served as flower girls.

The bridegroom's father served as best man. Groomsmen were Mr. Joshua Raymond Brown, brother of the bridegroom; Mr. Thomas Jaka Allen; Mr. Bryan Joseph Thompson; and Mr. James Tyler Newman Jr., cousin of the bride. Waylon Myles Shropshire served as ring bearer.

Also participating were Michael Dylan Johnson and Connor Michael Smith.

The bride's parents held the reception at The Johannah House.

The bridegroom's parents held the rehearsal party at The Cains Mill Pond House.

Following a wedding trip to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, the couple will reside in Sumter.