Mr. and Mrs. Alan Eugene Watson of Birmingham announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Marleah Watson, to Paul Matthew Brandon, son of Mr. Glenn Edward Brandon Jr. and Ms. Marianne Battaglia Brandon of Birmingham.
Miss Watson is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Horace Eugene Watson of Nashville, Tenn., and Mr. Howard Kitchings and the late Mrs. Kitchings of Birmingham.
She graduated summa cum laude from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2010 in interior and furniture design. She is the 2010 SCAD Atlanta salutatorian and member of the Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society and Who’s Who Among American Students. She was also the recipient of an Alabama Hunter Jumper Scholarship and an artistic scholarship from Savannah College of Art and Design.
Mr. Brandon is the grandson of Mrs. James Hatley of Birmingham, Mr. Glenn Edward Brandon Sr. of New Smyrna Beach, Fla. and Mrs. Paul Battaglia and the late Mr. Battaglia of Birmingham.
He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2007 in communication management. Mr. Brandon is the principal of Vehicle Media, an interactive web company in Atlanta.
The couple became engaged in December 2009 in Atlanta.
The wedding is planned for Oct. 30, 2010, at 7 p.m. at Cathedral of St. Paul.