Kimberly & Brett – 07.11.20 & 10.11.20 Real Wedding

Photographer: / Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal in York, PA / Suit: Boscov’s

On 12/21/19, We were at Ocean Casino & Resort in Atlantic City, we had been dating for 3+ years & had been given the “Warning for Stalling”…(Note: Brett is one of the varsity wrestling coaches at Hereford High School ) Kimmy had just had Foot Surgery & was on a Wheelie-Cart, we had just come back from a brief “walk on the boardwalk”…I left her in the lounge overlooking the Ocean & the Lit-up Ferris Wheel…I took our coats up to the room & came back w/ an “Early Christmas Present” since she had given me an Arcade Game early. When she opened the Ring Box, I got down on a knee & proposed, TOTALLY SURPRISING HER!

Wedding was originally planned for 7/11/20 at Wisehaven Event Center in York, PA, but due to Governor Wolf’s COVID Regulations was moved to 10/11/20 at Wisehaven & then when he limited inside guests to 25 again, we had to move it to Brown’s Orchard, outside + the reception in their large Tented Area!

We did get married on 7/11/20, in our backyard with our parents present!

Blue Diamond Engagement Ring: Keith Nusinov Jewelers

and then had our wedding and reception on 10/11/20 (Brett’s Lucky #).

Tractor & cart ride for the bridal party from the Bridal House to the ceremony spot!
The groom and groomsmen had custom made sunglasses with their names and their role in the wedding engraved on them.

We were the FIRST Wedding Ceremony & Reception to ever be held at Brown’s Orchards’ New Wedding Venue!!

Having Brett’s Boss & Friend of 25 years, Hereford Athletic Director, Mike Kalisz,  do such a heartfelt introduction to the Wedding was VERY TOUCHING & BEAUTIFUL!

Venue: Brown’s Orchard

Our Cake Topper was the Batman Symbol. Kimmy picked the cake décor & Brett got to have his childhood Super-Hero as part of the wedding. Many guests commented that it was a cool touch!

Cake: Saubel’s Markets

The fact that in spite of all of the 2020 Corona Virus Fears, Protocols & Restrictions (& having to wear stupid masks during a Wedding) 125 of Our Friends, Family & Co-Workers still came out to celebrate our Special Day!

One of the Coolest Parts about Our Special Day, besides having so many close Family & Friends there to celebrate with us, was ending the experience back at the Bridal House of Brown’s Orchard with the Owners of 2 Local Small Businesses, Mary Brown & Betti Saubel. Mary had stayed to let us back in to get our things from getting ready in the morning and Betti Saubel stopped by on her way home to see how Our Day went and how we liked the Cake they had made for us! At 8pm on a Sunday Evening, That’s Small Town Living!

Written By: Kimberly & Brett

Hair & Makeup: Shaheen David & Brooke Mohammed
Bride’s Gown & Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Cake: Saubel’s
Caterer & Venue: Brown’s Orchards
Entertainment: DJ Chris Hart
Flowers: Flower World (York, PA)
Formal Wear: Boscov’s
Invitations: Shutterfly
Rings: Keith Nusinov Jewelers, Kay’s Jeweler, Zale’s
Videographer: Tom & Cammy Littlejohn

Nicole & Benjamin: 10.10.20 & 10.11.20 Real Wedding

Venue: Morningside Inn /Photographer: Amanda Leah Photography / Gown: David’s Bridal/ Suit: Jos. A Banks

We had two weddings technically. From the start of planning in 2018, we wanted the date 10/10/20. I always wanted a Fall wedding and 10 is my lucky number (we are both born on the 10th). However, it is significantly more expensive to have a Saturday wedding and we could have more freedom working out the timeline with our venue if we had a Sunday wedding. So we chose to get legally married on 10/10 with our bridal party and very close family then have a big party the next day.

Wedding Rings: Brilliant Earth/ Wedding Jewelry: Sarah Walsh Bridal Jewelry (pearl earrings and teardrop necklace, hair pins)

Hair:: JKW Beauty / Makeup: Kate Face Beauty

I was so proud of myself with how much in advance I had everything booked and planned out. Then COVID happened. We spent a long time contacting our vendors and deliberating on what to do next. Ben worried that his grandmother would not get to see our wedding if we pushed it back. 10/10 became a definite source of comfort because even if the world completely shut down, we decided we would sign our marriage license on that day.

We were members of music groups in college and a lot of our friends from those groups were at our wedding. Some of the guys and groom got together and sang “Goodnight sweetheart” to me in the middle of the dance floor. It was so cheesy and perfect.

Once I had been assured with the precautions, we left it up to our guests to decide what was best for them and what they felt comfortable with. 10/11 ended up being a good bit smaller than we first envisioned and I absolutely would not change it for the world (rain and all).

Cake: Sage Bakery (3 layer cake with a raspberry fault line and gold detailing

Flowers: Cross Creek Farm

I had so many people tell me that our wedding was a little piece of normalcy that really comforted them during a period of so much isolation.

Written By: Nicole L.

Nicole carried a locket with her grandmother’s photo in her bouquet

Signs were crafted from pallets and words designed using the Cricut.

Hair & Makeup: JKW Beauty & Kate Face Beauty
Cake: Sage Cakery
Caterer & Venue: Morningside Inn
Entertainment: Soundsations
Favors: Melissa Weyforth
Flowers: Cross Creek Farm
Formal Wear: Jos. A. Bank
Invitations: Shutterfly
Jewelry: Sarah Walsh Bridal Jewelry
Photography: Amanda Leah Photography
Rings: Brilliant Earth and Happy Laulea
Wedding Gown: David’s Bridal