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Michelle and Caleb's Wedding

September 7, 2013

Payette Room

Bride's Info:

Name: Michelle Lynn Fanslau

Hometown: Oak Ridge, NJ

Michelle was born March 30th, 1989, to Mark and Alice Fanslau, and sister Lauren. She attended Bloomsburg University in 2007 and graduated in 2011 with a degree in Secondary Education. Since graduation, she has lived a year in Philadelphia with her sister, and is now living in Millville, PA. She has just started her Master's program at Bloomsburg.

Groom's Info:

Name: Caleb James Swartz
Hometown: Central PA

Caleb was born on April 10th, 1989 to Clifton and Suzanne Swartz, and sisters Frances, Nadine and Melissa. He attended Bloomsburg University in 2007 and graduated in 2011 with a degree in Secondary Education. He earned his Masters degree in Counseling and Student Affairs in 2013 and is now employed as an Admissions Representative at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Wedding Party...

Maid of Honor:
Lauren Fanslau, sister of the bride

Jackie Hahn, friend of the bride
Melissa Mabus, sister of the groom
Gillian Stern, friend of the bride
Nadine Swartz, sister of the groom
Flora Yousefi, friend of the bride

Best Man:
Brent Aafjes, friend of the groom

Mike Cole, friend of the groom
Lance Mabus, brother-in-law of the groom
Steve Maurer, friend of the groom
Danny Montalvo, friend of the groom
Lance Yarish, friend of the groom
Andy Dzurko, friend of the groom

Registry Information:
Bed Bath and Beyond

How We Met...

Sunday, January 13th, 2008 - The first day of the spring semester at Bloomsburg University, we were both looking for our psychology class in a brand new building we had never been in before. We found each other, among other freshman, looking for the same class. We led a gaggle of freshman throughout the building looking for our classroom before our professor finally found us. We sat in separate seats, but definitely noticed each other. The next day, we were in a history class together, and we nonchalantly picked seats next to each other. Caleb introduced himself to Michelle, and needless to say, the next day in psych class, we sat together. We found out that we had three classes together that semester (and many semesters after that), and went on our first date on January 26th. We went to a fancy dinner (Dunkin Donuts) and went to the theater to see a romantic, first-date-appropriate movie (Rambo). The rest, as they say, is history! (pun intended)

The Engagement...

Saturday, May 19th, 2012 - We were on our way to Caleb's parents house for a graduation party for his sister, Melissa. They stopped at the family farm to "look for trail cameras" in the woods. After walking for a few minutes, Caleb turned around and got down on one knee and popped the question. Of course, Michelle said yes. Already being late for the party, they decided to celebrate later. As they pulled up to the house, Caleb's dad, Cliff, came outside and asked if we could help him move a table inside. As they are rushed inside, they walk to the door of the parlor, and to Michelle's surprise, she see's her sister, mom, and dad standing next to Caleb's family, smiling and clapping. Caleb had planned this whole day as an engagement party because he knew that Michelle wanted her family there for the most important (so far) day in her life. The two families celebrated on a beautiful spring day!

Wedding Rehearsal...

Rehearsal dinner will take place on Friday, September 6, 2013 at The Gem and Keystone Brewpub. Members of the bridal party are invited to celebrate with us!

Wedding Ceremony...

Date: Saturday, September 7, 2013

The ceremony will be held on the Grand Lawn at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort at 4:00 pm. In case of inclement weather the ceremony will take place on the North Veranda.

The cocktail party will be from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the River Sanctuary at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. In case of inclement weather the cocktail party will take place in the Delaware Room.

The reception will be held at 6:00 pm in the Worthington Ballroom, located on the first floor of The Shawnee Inn.

Additional Information...

Overnight accommodations for this event are available at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. We have a limited block of rooms reserved at a special discounted rate. 

To reserve a room, call 1-800-SHAWNEE (742-9633) and mention the Fanslau/Swartz Wedding.