Lauxmont Farms Wedding - Kelly and Brandon
Their love story as told by the bride: " I took a job in Mechanicsburg teaching elementary music about 4 years ago. In the process, I had been in contact with the previous teacher, Karah Leaman, who left the district to be a full-time Mom. A few years after I started, and a few run-ins with Karah through musicals and school events, Karah asked if Iʼd be interested in going on a blind date with her husbandʼs brother, Brandon. I decided to go, but of course, didnʼt have high expectations from a complete blind date. Brandon went into it with the same attitude. So, we went to dinner one August evening in 2011, and we had a great time! I remember Brandon being easy to talk to, and Brandon remembers me talking a lot. After dinner, we went for a walk, where we found $20 on the sidewalk before it began torrential down pouring. Maybe this was a good sign.
We both liked spending time together, so we just kept going on dates. Even though Brandon lived in Lancaster and I lived in Mechanicsburg, we kept finding ways to spend time together, and we realized that we didnʼt want to stop going on dates and spending time together. In February of 2013, after a long Saturday of work-related activities, I drove to Lancaster to see Brandon. When Brandon suggested a quiet evening at his house, ordering chinese food and renting a movie, I eagerly agreed. After we picked up our take-out and movie, we came home and started eating. I opened my fortune cookie halfway through my meal and pulled out the fortune “Will you marry me?” and turned to see Brandon on one knee with a ring and a bouquet of roses. I love surprises, but I was sure Iʼd be able to tell when Brandon would propose. This made it his goal to catch me completely off guard. He did!! Of course I said “yes,” and here we are!"
Brandon completely surprised Kelly by having her favorite singer, Denison Witmer, sing at their wedding.