Cindy & Ryan met in Paris, outside of the Notre Dame when they were visiting for their travel company's Global Ball. After an introduction from friends, they spent the following day drinking wine on the Seine and dancing all night in the Grand Palais. First dates don't get much better than that right? When it came to their Pennsylvania wedding they wanted to keep things simple - no theme, no bright colours - just elegant and timeless. "We fell in love with the setting at AUDUBON - the historic house with rocking chairs on the porch for portraits, the greenery in the apple orchard for the ceremony, the stone barn for cocktail hour, and the indoor/outdoor glass pavilion for dancing and mingling. The history of the property came out in the details - we used J.J.Audubon's original artwork on our invitations and the programs, and even had an Owl at cocktail hour." SCHON PHOTOGRAPHY captured all the festivities with these beautiful images.
HOW DID YOU MEET? We both work for Liberty Travel-Flight Centre and met at our company's Global Ball in Paris in 2011. Our mutual friends introduced us outside of Notre Dame, and we spent that day drinking wine on the Seine and dancing all night in the Grand Palais. It was quite the first date!
TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROPOSAL: First off, Ryan had to wait for Cindy to give him the ring, since she wanted to use her Grandmother's that she had held onto throughout the years. Despite much anticipation and expectations of a proposal abroad, Ryan decided he had to surprise Cindy by a more simple, at home proposal. We have 3 cats, one of which we adopted together, named Kitty. One random Tuesday night, Ryan tied the ring around Kitty, and told Cindy "I taught Kitty a new trick, want to see?". Kitty came running up on que, Ryan got down on one knee, and Cindy said YES.
TELL US ABOUT FINDING YOUR WEDDING DRESS: I knew without a doubt I wanted lace, and when I found this one with the creamy soft fabric, taupe lining, and perfect shape I knew it was the one.