Stephen and Meredith met for the first time in 2011 at a Christmas party as part of the young adult ministry at Christ Wesleyan Church of Milton. They first were acquaintances interacting with each other at different group events. Over the next years they grew in friendship but it wasn’t until late 2013 and early 2014 that they grew much closer as Stephen felt timing was right to pursue Meredith in more than friendship. From there it just felt perfect. Perfectly orchestrated, like each piece of their lives was part of bringing them together. Even though they never knew it, God knew the whole time, saving them and preparing them for life together.
On Saturday October 18th 2014 Stephen and Meredith planned to go hiking at Rider Park near Warrensville with Stephen’s sister Caryn to “take pictures of the fall leaves”. They walked the trail to the Doe Pen Vista where the view of the fall leaves and the Loyalstock Creek area seemed almost unreal it was so beautifully perfect. There they all talked and looked and took pictures and met some fellow hikers and then talked more and looked more. Then after almost moving on down the trail Stephen got Meredith’s attention back to the look out fence where he nervously said a lot of wonderful things that neither of them really remember except the most important question…and she said YES!!!
Reception site: Lewisburg Hotel, Lewisburg
Flowers: Stein’s Flowers, Lewisburg
Gown and accessories: Gown – Brides Bouquet, Selinsgrove. Shoes: Dessy Group
Rings: J.L. Winters Jewelers, Muncy
Formalwear: Suits & Shirts – Kohl’s. Ties – Bows-N-Ties
Photographer: Antiquity Photography, Turbotville