Real Wedding Wednesdays: Haley Fowler and Landon Slater

Nicholas Youngblood

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.”

The Details

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

Guest favors: Brews from Double Edge Brewery (Lancaster)

Reception tunes: Groom’s cousin and Spotify

Other vendors: Taylor True Value Rental (Lancaster)

Honeymoon: Oregon