WE ARE…utterly obsessed with today’s at home wedding feature! Romantic, intimate, and filled with cuteness, this micro wedding is filled with an abundance of love. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Penn State sweethearts Lindsay and Wilton didn’t want to delay their next chapter as husband and wife. Instead, they chose to forgo their original wedding plans and say “I do” on their initial wedding date. At Edgewood Country Club overlooking the greens, vows were shared in front of close family and friends with other guests virtually witnessing these two tie the knot. “Something blue” popped through the details, including a striking rose bouquet accented with silver dollar eucalyptus, Wilton’s fitted Indochino suit lined with a modern floral print, and Lindsay’s blue shoes that paired perfectly with her stunning lace applique wedding dress from Bridal Beginning. Post nuptials, special surprises were arranged by their families at Lindsay’s parent’s house, including a chef-cooked dinner at home, a single tier gold speckled cake from Tasty Bakery, and a drive-by congratulatory parade of well-wishers. Lindsay and Wilton are proof that love is all you need to make a wedding. But if you need some more convincing on how beautiful small weddings can be, these photos by Steven Dray Photography are sure to inspire!
About the Couple
We were both in Atlas, a THON organization at Penn State. Through that, we slowly became closer and closer friends and before long, we were hanging out almost every day. We were just friends, but that all changed one night while leaving a party. Wilton told me, “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 two years before I 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 I got into 1 of 5 grad schools I applied to. As fate would have it, those schools were just three blocks apart. So I guess you could say it was just meant to be.
Wilton knew he wanted to ask me to marry him back where it all started: State College. Using a summer weekend reunion with friends as a disguise, he took me around to various spots on campus that were significant to our relationship. At each, we reminisced about what happened there and why it was special for us. He then led me to the gazebo by the Alumni Center and asked, “Do you remember what happened here?”. I felt horrible because I couldn’t remember anything significant happening in that gazebo, but it was a trick question. Wilton said, “You can’t remember because it hasn’t happened yet”, and he got down on one knee. After a full minute of shock, I (finally) said yes, and our friends jumped out of the bushes to start the celebration. The rest of the weekend consisted of over 25 family members and friends showing up to surprise me and celebrate with us. We were showered with so much love and had the most magical weekend.
About the Wedding
Through all the craziness the world had thrown at us in 2020, the one thing we knew for sure was that we wanted to become husband and wife. 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 our videographers, 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.
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, 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!