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Crystal and Chris's Wedding

How we met...

Chris and Crystal first met at East Stroudsburg University where they both shared some of the same friends. They attended many of the same parties, functions, and regularly passed each other around campus not knowing they were destined for each other. Chris and Crystal always had similar interests in sports and music but it wasn't until they both attended a Phish concert at Starlake Pavilion in Burgettstown, PA on June 18th 2009 that they started dating.

Bride's Info:

Name: Crystal Violet Bronson
Hometown: Nicholson, PA

Crystal grew up in a small town of Nicholson, PA with 4 sisters. She played varsity Field Hockey for Lackawanna Trail High School and East Stroudsburg University. In 2009 Crystal graduated with Honors from ESU with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology.

Groom's Info:

Name: Christopher Robert Holland
Hometown: Chester Springs, PA

Chris grew up in Chester Springs, PA and attended Downingtown High School. He worked through school as a cook at Vinny's Pizza where he made, arguably, the best cheesesteak in all of Chester County. Chris graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor's in Biotechnology and again in 2012 with a Master's in Microbiology, both at ESU.

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Engagement date:

January 25, 2013

Engagement story...

A few years after the couple was together, Crystal made the brave decision to move in with Chris and a few of his friends. During this time they did not have much privacy and routinely turn routine trips to the grocery store into hour long conversations in the parking lot where they would discuss anything and everything. Eventually Chris and Crystal moved out into their own home where they currently live. Even though they now have much more privacy they would occasionally find themselves having long talks while out making simple trips to the store. The night of January 25, 2013 was no different, except Chris had just picked up the ring earlier that day, and it was still in the car. As they both talked in the car, Crystal could sense that something was different. Chris had no plans for the proposal but as they sat there talking his nerves got the best of him and he popped the question.

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Wedding Party...

Maid of Honor:
Jen Strasburger

Julie Lawrence
Megan Anderson
Nicole Bronson
Amelia Kulpak
Genevieve Gregory

Flower Girls:
Nieces, McKenzie and Zaria

Best Man:
Mike Franck

Matt Borchin
Dan Homa
Jared Della Penna
Jim Curley
Greg Butcher

Ring Bearers:
Nephews, Tommy and Cole

Wedding Rehearsal...

Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014

Wedding Ceremony...

Date: Friday, June 27, 2014

The ceremony will be on the Grand Lawn of The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort at 5:00 pm.

The cocktail party will be from 6:00 pm at the River Sanctuary (pavilion) on the Grand Lawn The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort.

The reception will be held at 7:00 pm in the Worthington Ballroom, located on the first floor of The Shawnee Inn.

Additional Information...

There will be a block of rooms available for our guests. Call 1-800-SHAWNEE (742-9633) to make a reservation. Don't forget to mention the couple's names when booking. Also, you may contact the couple for additional locations to stay in the area.