Stephen and Sherry Walden of Winder announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Grinnan of Winder, to Brad Weeks of Buford, son of Mike and Becky Beard Weeks of Buford.

The bride-elect is the great-granddaughter of Mary Brown of Winder and the late Bruce Brown and Louise Sauls of Winder and the late George Sauls. She is the granddaughter of Peggy and Ronald Hewatt, Charles and Linda Walden, David and Kathy Brown, all of Winder, and Betty Atkinson of Dacula. She is a 2003 graduate of Winder-Barrow High School and a 2007 graduate of Brenau University, where she received a bachelor's degree in early childhood education. She is employed with Buford City Schools.

The future groom is the grandson of Joy Beth Weeks of Valdosta, the late Bill Weeks, the late Beatrice Weeks, the late William Harvey Beard and the late Mildred Beard. He is a 1999 graduate of Buford High School and a 2005 graduate of North Georgia College and State University, where he received a bachelor's degree in political science and a minor in criminal justice. He is employed with Chattahoochee Properties of Buford as a real estate broker.

The wedding is planned for May 1 at First Baptist Church in Gainesville.