Armen Elliott Photo

Donations as Thoughtful Wedding Favors

Mackenzie and Ryan’s beautiful wedding at Cavallo’s in Easton, PA was a dream come true. As a teenager, Mackenzie worked at Cavallo’s and hoped that one day she would have her wedding there. To make her dream a reality, she traveled across the country from California and Ryan’s family flew in from Wyoming.

Ryan and Mackenzie both serve in the Armed Forces and decided on a very special way to say “Thank You” for sharing the day: they made a donation to The Wounded Warrior Project in lieu of wedding favors. Their donation was made in honor of all their fellow service members who have been physically and emotionally wounded by war.
This year several of my couples have made donations in lieu of wedding favors to non-profit organizations, including Childhood Autism, Out of the Darkness and the ASPCA.  In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, a donation to The American Red Cross might well be added to the list.

Mackenzie’s adorable daughter was her flower girl.
Ceremony & Reception Site: Locando Cavallo
Officiant: Rev. Michael Dowd
Lehigh Valley Photographers:  Armen Elliott and Ed Eckstein
Hair & Makeup: Bodacious Hair and Body Salon – Thank you, Ann!
Bridal Gown: Lazaro
Bride’s shoes: Angela Nuran (As comfortable as sneakers!)
Bride’s bouquet: Phoebe Floral

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