Lauren and Cory had a fairly long engagement to ensure that they could plan their wedding for the late spring. Since she is in the wedding and events industry, their wedding weekend was exquisitely planned down to the final detail; every i was dotted and every t crossed. The father of the bride David and his wife Lorrie hosted the whole gang at their rustic home affectionately referred to as “Digs on Twigs” on Thursday evening. This crew definitely knows how to pre-party. Exotic cocktails, delicious bites and a bonfire worthy of an award. The rehearsal dinner and destination wedding took take place at Lily Manor, a charming farm house in the quaint central Pennsylvania town of Mifflin. The rehearsal dinner atmosphere was simply elegant complete with hanging window pane seating charts and menus, hand labeled mason jar glasses and custom designed organic centerpieces created by Cory’s parents Linda and Dan. Lauren’s grandfather Glenn even wrote a poem in honor of the bride and groom that was recited by Lauren’s mother Jane.
The bride, bridesmaids, and immediate family stayed at the manor the evening before the wedding and the groom and groomsman arrived via limousine the next afternoon. Travel from the nearby town of State College was arranged for those of the guests that wanted to travel and arrive in style. Candidly, a brief moment of concern arose early in the day when a brief afternoon storm passed through and brought with it rain, thunder and lighting. Despite the weather and a brief loss of power (that seemed to last for ages) the wedding ceremony started on time and without a hitch.
All the traditional elements followed. A truly touching first dance, an elegant Mediterranean inspired dinner, heart warming and smile inducing toasts and then there was dancing…so much dancing. Lauren and Cory along with their guests shuffled and wobbled their way into the early hours of the morning!