Hoffmann, Brooks exchange vows

Sunday, September 1, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. William Austin Brooks (Submitted photo)

Tanya Barbara Hoffmann of London was married to William Austin Brooks of London on July 18 at St. Paul's, Hammersmith, London.

The couple met in the spring of 2012 when both were working in Dodoma, Tanzania.

The bride is the daughter of Rainer and Jenny Hoffmann of Christchurch, New Zealand. She is a graduate of University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The groom is the son of Philip and Susan Brooks of Richmond, Va. He is the grandson of J.R. Austin of Shelbyville. He graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis.

The Rev. Simon Downham conducted the afternoon double-ring ceremony in front of a limited number of guests.

The bride was escorted by her father.

Following the service, the newlyweds and guests gathered at The Old Ship along the Thames River for further celebration. The couple then left for a brief honeymoon in Malta.

A celebration to bless the marriage and reception will be held on Dec. 21 at Terrace Downs, New Zealand.

The couple will live in London.