Islanders marry after Moscow meeting

  • Tue Aug 22nd, 2017 2:05pm
  • Life

SHANNON ELIZABETH MCAFEE, a 2005 South Whidbey High School graduate, and TIMOTHY JAMES LAWSON, a 2003 Oak Harbor High School graduate, wed on June 17 on New York’s Long Island after a winding courtship.

The couple met in 2010 at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia, where Tim served as a Marine security guard and Shannon worked as a summer intern.

They reconnected three years later at a mutual friend’s wedding.

Tim proposed at the summit of McAfee Knob in the Appalachian Mountains.

Shannon is the daughter of Bill and Diane McAfee of Clinton. Timothy is the son of Otto and Mary Lawson of Rock Valley, Iowa.

The couple reside in Arlington, Va., with their dog, Driver.