Each week, we feature a couple from out latest issue.
Everyone celebrates their love in different ways. Some couples choose a massive wedding where they can tie the knot in front of the whole world. Others, like Haley and Landon Slater, prefer to keep it as intimate as possible.
Haley and Landon went to the same high school and have been inseparable ever since. After dating for seven years, it took just a three-month engagement to prepare for the wedding, which was the definition of DIY. The ceremony and reception took place at Haley’s grandparents’ home; Haley did her own hair and makeup, and her bosses provided the invitations, catering and cake. With no wedding party and the groom’s sister officiating, things could not have been more personal.
Haley says she cherishes the many beautiful moments the ceremony provided, but one aspect of the day stuck out as the most memorable: rain.
“It rained several days before and continued to pour during the big day,” she says. “Luckily my stepdad ordered tents as a plan B, since our entire day was taking place outdoors. The rain made everything more beautiful in color, creating images that we adore and will cherish forever.”
Wedding date: Sept. 9, 2018
Wedding colors: Autumn tones
Wedding theme: “What can we borrow from grandma and grandpa?”
Bride wore: Reformation dress, shoes from T.J.Maxx and jewelry and accessories from Etsy and Target
Groom wore: Suit purchased from J. Crew
Rings: Wendel’s Jewelers (Lancaster)
Rehearsal dinner: Fiesta Tropicana (Lancaster)
Ceremony and reception: Grandparents’ home
Officiant: Olivia Slater, Landon’s sister
Catering and cake: Aaron and Tricia Leu
Florist: Hand-picked from Fornof Farm (Canal Winchester)
Photographer: Sanchez Studio
Invitations: Designed by Aaron Leu, printed and sent through GotPrint.com
Guest favors: Brews from Double Edge Brewery (Lancaster)
Reception tunes: Groom’s cousin and Spotify
Other vendors: Taylor True Value Rental (Lancaster)