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Weddings

The Micro-Wedding Phenomenon

It’s not quite eloping and it’s not a full-scale production. A micro wedding falls somewhere in between. The wedding-trend prognosticators credit the phenomenon to who else but the millennials, who love ...Read More

Operation Wedding Gown

Emily Gerlach + Ryan Trees • July 27, 2019 The wedding gown. It’s the centerpiece of a wedding. Emily Gerlach’s gown had a story all its own thanks to the nonprofit ...Read More

Standing in the Shoes of the Mother of the Bride

With all eyes on the bride and groom, the parents of the betrothed couple are sometimes wedding day footnotes. But, their personal moments of joy, awe and overwhelming love are ...Read More

The Art of Getting Wed… With an Edge

Not every bride wants to have the traditional “picture-perfect” wedding. Instead, tattoos, piercings and dreadlocks may star in the contemporary bride’s vision of the perfect wedding. Several special-event-focused companies at ...Read More

Dog-friendly Wedding Venues

Including dogs in weddings has become a coast-to-coast phenomenon! Lancaster has joined the trend, as more and more venues are welcoming pets to take part in the weddings of their ...Read More

Christy Moyer + Sam Yost | August 18, 2018

How They Met: Christy and Sam were acquainted with each other through attending Millersville University. But, it wasn’t until after they graduated that they started dating. “He came across my ...Read More

Sarah Mallouk + Matt Crain | September 10, 2016

Sarah and Matt’s wedding, which was held at Moonstone Manor in Elizabethtown, literally went viral thanks to Sarah’s almost-last-minute idea of scheduling a pre-ceremony photo session that would involve puppies. ...Read More

Amanda Lavis + Dave Pedersen | May 20, 2017

How They Met: Amanda is from York, while Dave hails from Clinton Corners, New York. Both were students at Messiah College, where they became fast friends over Dunkin’ Donuts and ...Read More

I DO … to Dogs

Dogs taking part in weddings has become a trend! Just as in a Hallmark movie, they’re serving as ring puppers, flower pups and greeters, not to mention they’re bringing the ...Read More

Locaflor Weddings

Brides from coast to coast are expressing an appreciation for local bounty where floral design is concerned. The Locaflor movement is making itself known in Lancaster thanks to educated consumers (namely ...Read More

Meet the 2022 SCORE Small Business Award Winners

This year’s SCORE Small Business Awards recognized five local businesses that demonstrated resiliency, leadership and excellence in the face of

Living in a Natural World

When Stacy Martin and Kevin Lehman moved to suburbia six years ago, the property they purchased provided them with a

Perfect Pots: A Grassroots Enterprise Blooms

With Longwood Gardens as her playground, a grandmother whose gardens served as a classroom and a mother who operated a

Plant Shopping For a Cause

May is when gardeners get serious about buying plants. By early June, they’re putting the finishing touches on their gardens,

Dine and Shop in Brickerville

The Brickerville House and its shops have become a dining/shopping destination. “People enjoy the restaurant’s historic atmosphere. They dine here

Front Porch Baking Co.: Grain Forward

Earlier this year, Food & Wine magazine presented a state-by-state rundown of the best forward-thinking bread bakers in the country.

Hummingbirds!

Continuing last month’s column on attracting songbirds to the garden, the focus this month is on the special characteristics and

Painting the River Towns En Plein Air

Sixty local and regional artists are taking their work outdoors to capture the beauty of the Susquehanna River and surrounding