They met at Elizabethtown College, Corey’s senior year and Adam’s junior year. Corey was Adam’s RA. He claims to everyone Corey was giving him “the eyes” one night after she was doing a door to door program in the apartments on drugs and alcohol. Corey says Adam holds on to this, but now realizes it was Corey just being her awkward self lol. Adam pined after Corey for the rest of the fall semester, using the code name “The Falcon” to his roommates whenever he or they would spot her on campus. On Corey’s birthday before winter break, Adam tweeted to Corey wishing her a happy birthday. A few days later Adam decided to slide into her twitter DMs finally making conversation with her and asked her to dinner. They went on a few dates after that and saw each other every day on campus. Adam finally asked Corey to be his girlfriend on a snow day in March 2017. They have now lived together for a little over 5 years and have lived in their home in York for a little over 2.
ENGAGEMENT STORY (TOLD BY COREY)
After many months of Corey bugging Adam to just go ring shopping which he kept pushing off since he already had a ring and was just waiting for the perfect moment to propose. Corey didn’t know, but Adam planned a trip to Hilton Head. He had plans to take Corey out to watch the sunset and dinner which are normal activities the two enjoy while on vacation, he did not want to raise any red flags for her. Adam had it very well thought out and had a photographer lined up to catch the moment. Unfortunately a day into vacation, the two of them came down with COVID for the first time. Since they both would be unable to return to work, they decided to extend their stay.. Adam was not going to let COVID ruin his plans. In retrospect, it was perfect timing and the best way to catch Corey off guard. Their first day out of quarantine, they were ready to hit the town and explore. Adam proposed his sunset and dinner idea and Corey got dressed nicely for the first time in a while given being sick. When they first arrived to a park in Bluffton, SC., Adam was very displeased their was a couple sitting on a hill that he wanted to be at (this is where the photographer had left his mark, an X on a screwdriver). So Corey found them another spot to sit and enjoy the views, but this made Adam nervous since he didn’t know the new place of the screwdriver. He became extremely nervous after Corey plopped herself down on the hill and did not want to move since in her head Adam was upset over losing his spot. Luckily she was a little chilly and Adam worked very hard to get her up to walk to the car and get a blanket giving him a chance to find the screwdriver… Corey did not want to budge. Adam retuned with the blanket and sat with Corey for a little while. Corey could feel Adam’s heart racing and she asked him if he was okay, he blamed being hot and the recent COVID infection. Finally Adam convinced Corey to do a little exploring since they had more time before sunset and the blanket could save their spot on the hill. As they are walking along Adam tries to corral Corey to the right spot and asks her to come over to this certain area and Corey asks why…. Adam twirled Corey in a 180 saying “because x marks the spot” Corey was very confused and was asking what that means when mid sentence she sees him on one knee. Corey bursts out into laughter finally realizing what Adam was nervous about and why so insistent on getting her up… it truly is a typical Adam and Corey story. It just all made sense. Corey apologized for laughing brought Adam up to a standing position hugged him then allowed him to place the ring on her finger.
A wedding at Pine Ridge Farm is always fun for us! As photographers we love working with the Fowler’s (owners of Pine Ridge). Like us, they are very meticulous with their planning and do everything to ensure the day goes perfectly! As soon as we arrived, Bob (our photography coordinator) got to work with the Fowler’s to make sure everything was ready to go! Corey and Adam opted for a first look and private wedding vows. We advocate for first looks because it is the only time the couple will have available during the day to really be alone and take it all in. Also, it gives us more time to get a lot of the pictures out of the way instead of cramming them into the one hour between the wedding and reception. We even get enough time that the couple can go to some of their cocktail hour, which they always love!
Both Corey and Adam have similar personalities. So they naturally decided to “rock, paper, scissors” to determine who was going to go first with their vows. Corey won! Corey started reading hers and we realized she filled the entire vow book (first time we have seen this). Her stories and words were sweet and funny. Once finished, we told Adam that would be hard to top… then he opened his book that was also full from from to back! They even started their private vows the same! The stories were similar and overall they were very “Corey and Adam!”. The people mover (this is the John Deer tractor with a covered wagon) brought the families and bridal party up to The Grove for pictures before the ceremony.
This wedding is different than previous ones because the ceremony was held at the new location, “The Grove”. This is at the top of the farm area in a wooded oasis with a beautiful opening letting the light seep in. Just gorgeous! As Corey came down the aisle, Adam made a funny face to make her laugh. We think they do this often with each other. It definitely shows in their relationship they have fun! They had a wooden box made with various items from their relationship. They put their private vows inside and locked the box. Their plan is to reopen it on their 10th wedding anniversary!
The reception was full of love and laughter. We did a same-day slideshow allowing the couple and their guests view images from earlier in the day. This is usually displayed on an iPad for everyone to view at their leisure. While everyone was dancing we took a break for sunset photos and ice cream from Perrydell. The glow sticks came out for dancing, Corey enjoyed dipping the donuts into the ice cream while dancing, and they ended this perfect day with a sparkler exit!
This Wedding Was Made Possible by the Following Vendors:
- Venue: Pine Ridge Farm, PA
- Kristin Fowler @pine.ridge.farm
- Rob Tracy
- Abigail Lynn Films @abigaillynnfilms
- Aaron Musser (Bride’s Brother in Law)
- Elegant Touch Bridal
- Melly Lupian – Fades Beards and Beauty @fadesbeardsnbeauty
- Lindsey Forbes – Fades Beards and Beauty @fadesbeardsnbeauty
- Saubel’s Markets Florals
- Caterer: Tasteful Occasion
- Ice Cream Truck: Perrydell