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I’m not too sure who was more excited that these two were getting married…them or me! Just kidding, I’m sure it was them, but I was a VERY close second. With all the craziness of 2020, no one really knew what to expect when it came to weddings. When Lindsay and Wilton contacted me about postponing their ‘big party’ and holding a smaller more intimate summer Edgewood Club wedding on their original date, I was here.for.it.
I can’t imagine a more romantic and meaningful way to start their lives together. They both share their story beautifully and from their heart in the post below. Be sure to read all about their thoughts and advice on planning a wedding now! 🙂 Congrats you guys! Can’t wait for part 2!
What helped you make the decision to hold a small summer Edgewood Club wedding celebration on yor original date and host a bigger party later?
We were tired of waiting! Through all the craziness the world has thrown at us in 2020, the one thing we knew for sure was that we wanted to become husband and wife. There honestly wasn’t much of a discussion about it. When we did talk about it, we both agreed that the thing we were looking forward to most about our wedding was saying “I do” and starting our lives together as husband and wife. No amount of guests, nor the restrictions of a global pandemic, was going to change that for us. We were able to livestream our ceremony to all of our guests (shout out to Samantha and Evan!) so that they could still “be there” to witness us getting married. It was such an incredibly special and intimate day with our immediate families and virtual guests, and we wouldn’t change that for the world. However…we are definitely ready to party it up and celebrate with everyone in August!
Advice to share with brides planning now?
My number one piece of advice is to marry the love of your life, no matter what that looks like. Even if the reception/celebration has to be rescheduled, marrying your love on the date you picked out together is something you will never regret doing. Try not to stress – I know, easier said than done. But times are so uncertain, and let’s be honest, none of us have any clue what we’re doing. We’re all just taking it day by day and doing the best we can, and that’s okay. Your wedding day is special because of the love you share with your fiance, not because of what you were supposed to be serving for dinner, or what cocktail hour was supposed to look like, or what color table cloths you had planned. Of course all these things are important and special and such a fun part of planning, but try to remember the reason behind all the planning! I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a slight meltdown when we officially decided to postpone the reception, but I quickly realized that the most important part was still happening right on schedule – making Wilton my husband.
How did you and your spouse meet?
We call this “Our Story” instead of “How We Met” because neither one of us really remembers the first time we met. We knew each other because we were both in Atlas, a THON organization at Penn State. Through that, we slowly became closer and closer friends and by Lindsay’s senior year, we were hanging out almost every day. We were just friends, but that all changed one night while leaving a party. Wilton told Lindsay “I can’t just be friends with you anymore, because I really like you.” And just like that, we both finally admitted what our friends had suspected for so long. And the rest was history. We dated long-distance for almost 2 years before Lindsay got into OT school in Philly and we could finally live in the same city again. Wilton got into 1 of 15 med schools he applied to and Lindsay got into 1 of 5 grad schools she applied to. As fate would have it, those schools are just 3 blocks apart from each other. So I guess you could say it was just meant to be. We had a blast in Philly together, and are now back in Lindsay’s hometown of Pittsburgh for our next adventure!
What was your favorite memory from your big day?
There were so many! Our families secretly planned a bunch of surprises for us that made the day so special. Besides getting to declare our love for each other and legally be married at our summer Edgewood Club wedding, our families had planned a surprise first dance, a party bus, dinner cooked at home by the chef from our venue, a fully decorated house to come home to, a drive by parade with all of our local friends and family, and so much more. We had an absolute blast and wish we could do it all over again!
Venue: Edgewood Club
Video: Samantha Malizia Films
Florist: Rosebud Floral
Wedding Dress Boutique: Bridal Beginning
Veil and earrings: Dareth Colburn (Etsy shop)
Engagement Ring: Fana Wedding band: A.Jaffe
Groom Suit: Indochino Bowtie: Tiebar Suspenders: British Belt Company
Groom Ring Designer: Goldman
Wedding Cake: Tasty Bakery