How one couple put their personal signature on their wedding day.
“I felt like I was a wildly-in-love young prince in a Walt Disney movie surrounded by our royal families of love.” David Stoudt
WOW! When the groom sums up his wedding day with those words, you know the event was a success. The marriage ceremony and celebration of Dr. Susan Hovenden and David Stoudt began with modest plans: a small ceremony followed by a reception at the groom’s home, shared with just the family and a few very close friends. Inevitably, the invitation list of these two extroverts quickly outgrew the size of the home. Time for a new plan!
A little-known private club in southern Berks County became the reception site. Perfection in its size and intimacy, and matched by the staff’s willingness to accommodate the bride’s and groom’s wishes, LedgeRock Country Club boasts only about 200 members and is prized for its picturesque golf course, elegant clubhouse and scenic views of the rolling hills of Mohnton.
The wedding party’s taking over the entire clubhouse for a day was not a problem for the club’s small, closely connected membership. So, on a spectacular summer day in late June, the clubhouse was decked in lavish, oversized floral arrangements of peach, pink and cream roses.
LedgeRock’s subtle driveway entrance was marked with conjoined British and American flags, symbolizing the union of the British-born Susan and all-American David. Inside, Champagne flowed, friends shared in the celebration and family members − both local and from across the pond Ω toasted the new merger with classic Brit wit and relaxed American warmth.
The bride summarizes: “Our goal was achieved − no mediocre event to escape from, but a magical day filled with love.”
HOW DID YOU DO THAT?
Floral Design: Stacia McComsey McCune, Petals with Style
Wedding Cake: Martine Cajas, House of Clarendon
Wedding Gown: In White
Tent/Outdoor Décor: Shumaker PDT
Event Planning: Fenninger-Brown Events
Photography: Nick Gould Photography
Fashion Consultant: Lisa Torba, Your Signature Element
Invitations: Jodi Carpenter