September 13, 2016
Ryan and Alyssa met online using Match.com. Nowadays it seems like most couples are meeting this way! Their first date was to Arooga’s for wings. During their date they discovered their mutual link – Ryan is from Grove City, PA, which is where Alyssa’s sister attended college. They also found that they share a common interest in airplanes. Ryan works with them all day, and Alyssa’s grandfather owns a small airport in Myerstown.
Over the next couple of months they went to a lot of dinners together, Hershey Bears games, and even got to know each other a lot better by going on long hikes. They also spent an evening together at Disney on Ice.
They moved in together in January of 2015 and have been happy ever since!
A few months later in July, Ryan took Alyssa on a surprise vacation to the Poconos for her birthday. While they were hiking Bushkill Falls, Ryan stopped in front of a particular waterfall (later identified as Bridal Veil Falls), got down on one knee, and asked Alyssa to marry him. How perfect is that?!
Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, for having me take on such a special role for your wedding day, and congratulations! Spending the day with you and your family and friends was so wonderful! The love, the gorgeous weather, your venue, and your whole entire day was beyond beautiful! <3
Dress | Maggie Sottero, Renaissance Bridals
Tiara | In White
Jewelry | Country Threads by Gail
Florist | EverAfter Floral Design
Venue | Tulpehocken Manor
DJ | Thunderkiss Entertainment, DJ Tommy Gunn
Lighting | Stray Production Services
Tent & Tables | Tents for You!
Cake | Sweet Confections Cakes
Catering | Hess’s BBQ and Catering
Bridesmaids Dresses | David’s Bridal
Groomsmen & Groom Attire | Men’s Wearhouse
Make-up & Hair | Hair by Josi