Waterfront Wedding in Pennsylvania: Jessica & Bridget
Oct. 9, 2015
Bridget and Jessica met in the summer of 2011 through a mutual friend. When they first met, Bridget was unaware she was being set up. Dressed in jeans and old gym sneakers, she wasn’t quite prepared for a blind date. She was quiet and did not seem interested, but they got together again the following night at a local gay bar.
After a first kiss on the dance floor, sparks flew and they began dating. They moved in together about two years later and became engaged on June 29, 2014. Jessica wanted to propose to Bridget on the day of the New York Pride Parade in a park located in front of the historic Stonewall Inn, the setting of Bridget’s novel. However, the park was blocked off for the parade, and it was so crowded that Jessica convinced Bridget to go to Washington Square Park.
The brides wanted a rustic, elegant fall wedding with an intimate outdoor ceremony and a lake view. Bridget and Jessica visited at least 10 wedding venues before finding the perfect one at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort in Hawley, Pennsylvania. They were surprised that they were greeted with open arms by all of the venues they visited, since same-sex marriage had just become legalized in their state. Karen, their wedding planner at Ehrhardt’s, was very enthusiastic and genuinely excited to be working with them. They met their wedding photographer, Jill, at a local Pride festival, and after meeting with her and seeing her work, they knew she was “the one.”