We loved being a part of Deborah and Roberts’s special Wedding day in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Robert & Deborah met while attending school at CHI to become medical assistants. Their first interaction with each other was when they had to practice EKGs on each other. Robert ended up getting sent to the hospital by their teacher after Deborah did an EKG on him that was reading some irregular heart activity!!! (She was already making his heart skip some beats)
Robert proposed on December 29, 2014 while on vacation/visiting family in the Dominican Republic. Deborah had a love of light houses since she was in elementary school (thanks to an amazing teacher she had). Knowing how much she loved Lighthouses, Robert took her, their 2 daughters, and his parents to see a light house that was close to where they were staying. The lighthouse was Faro San Souci at Punta Torrecilla, which is located on a beautiful cliff overlooking the ocean. Robert gave his phone to his Step-Father already set up recording a video and they were posing for what she thought were some family pictures (little did she know what was to come!).
Robert got down on one knee to ask me if she would marry him. Obviously, she said yes!!! When Robert opened the ring box the ring fell out onto the ground causing them both to panic a little (but chuckle). Thankfully they were not to close to the edge of the cliff! Tears were shed of course, and when they got back in the car, they wanted to see the video. However, there was no video. The phone Robert’s step-father was handed was already recording, so he had accidentally stopped the recording because he had no idea the proposal was happening. It made for a great laugh and good memories, and really the thought that counts 🙂
So fast forward to wedding planning. Their experience planning this wedding was definitely different than they had expected, like so many couples this past year. They picked their wedding date back in 2015 and never imagined that they would be planning in the middle of a pandemic!!!! Trying to plan with the COVID-19 pandemic made planning everything a mystery. Every day, over the past year, there were new rules that they had to worry about affecting their wedding. The ban on indoor dining was super stressful. As it got closer, they were finally able to relax a bit knowing that the wedding was only a short time away, and just continued to hope that something new wouldn’t come up so they could move forward with their plans. In the end, they knew they would still have a great day and enjoy whatever happened the day of.
We started their day off getting ready at Deborah and Roberts home with all the girls and their pup (which was the cutest!)! From there we went straight to the church for their ceremony. They became husband and wife and we were off to Delaware Canal State Park for wedding party portraits. The park is fairly close to their Reception Venue and the park made a wonderful backdrop for their portraits. The ones on the bridge our personal faves (stunning!!). Once we left the park, we headed over to Falls Manor Catering and Events for their reception.
They fell in love with Falls Manor, in Bristol Pennsylvania, from the moment that they started researching potential wedding venues online. After looking at photos on their website and Facebook page, they knew immediately that Falls Manor was their top choice, and it was also the first venue that they toured. While touring a few other venues they just could not get Falls Manor out of their head. It was a spectacular night for the couple and their guests. Even some unexpected guests (you’ll see why!!)
The reception was so much fun and the decor was inspired by Deborah’s love for lighthouses and her favorite color blue. They incorporated small beachy touches to tie in their Dominican Republic engagement location at Falls Manor, in Bristol, PA…which was gorgeous. From the details with small starfish throughout such as the cake, centerpieces, and Bridesmaid’s hair, the theme came together perfectly.
Congrats to you both!! We are so happy we could share in this joyous occasion.