Emma Lynch weds Donald Brown

Emma Lockwood Lynch, daughter of Maureen Doyle of Wilton and David Lynch of Redding, was married to Donald Michael Brown, son of Kenneth and Beverly Brown of La Grange, Ill., on Aug. 16, 2014. Surrounded by their friends and family, the groom’s cousin, the Rev. Tracey Turkoly, officiated at the double-ring ceremony at the Black Mountain Lodge, Arapahoe Basin, Summit County, Colo., near the Continental Divide.

The reception and much merriment followed the wedding at the same location, which featured chairlift-only access for the couple and their guests.

Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a white satin strapless gown with a beaded sash and an antique pearl necklace that was her great aunt’s wedding gift in 1929. She carried a bouquet of colorful zinnias, black-eyed Susans and native wildflowers.

The bride graduated from Wilton High School in 2001 and from Colby College, summa cum laude, in 2005. She earned her master’s degree in ecology in 2013 from Colorado State University. She is employed as a biologist by the National Park Service in Fort Collins, Colo.

The groom graduated from Lyons Township High School in 1995 and from the University of Iowa in 1999. He earned his graduate certificate in cartography from Portland State University in 2005. He is employed as a cartographer by the United States Geologic Survey in Fort Collins.

The couple met while working at Point Reyes National Seashore in California. Prior to the wedding, the couple honeymooned in southeast Alaska on a backcountry rafting trip. They live in Fort Collins.