Nicole Downs and Steven Brown were married at 4:30 p.m. July 19 in Samuel’s Grande Manor, Clarence, where a reception was held after the ceremony. Michelle Snyder heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are Lisa Fisher and James Downs Jr. of Ogdensburg. The bridegroom’s parents are Daryl and Patricia Brown of Tunkhannock, Pa. The bride is a graduate of Heuvelton Central High School and is attending the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, online division. The bride is a front desk agent at Homewood Suites. The groom is a graduate of Tunkhannock High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, with honors, from Clarkson University. He is a distillation research and development engineer at Praxair. After a trip to Honolulu, Kaanapali, and Hilo, Hawaii, the couple will make their home in Amherst.