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Hey Golfers: There Was an Actual Driving Range at This Pennsylvania Wedding

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Lawn games at an outdoor summer wedding  are a no-brainer. Corn hole is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, as is oversized Jenga — both of which were present at Whitney Reigel and Nicholas Houston’s June wedding at a private family home in West Chester. But this wedding also had something we haven’t seen before, and we’ve seen a lot of outdoor weddings with lawn games: a driving range. That’s right — golf balls, golf clubs, and the opportunity to tee up and out into the woods were fully present during the cocktail hour. See for yourself in the photos below by Asya Photography.

Whitney and Nick first met during their freshman year of high school, but their braces-filled romance was cut short when he moved away that summer. The couple reconnected ten years later while living in the same city, and reignited their romantic spark.

Three years later, on December 30, 2015, during a seemingly run-of-the-mill evening at their apartment, Nick mentioned that a late Christmas present had arrived. The present was an antique version of Little Women, one of Whitney’s favorite books. Paging through the book, Whitney discovered that each page of the book featured a circled adjective describing her loveliest of qualities. Nick then got down on one knee and proposed, citing these adjectives as just a few of the reasons he wanted be with her forever. With an enthusiastic “YES!” from Whitney, the couple was engaged.

One and a half years later, on a sunny day in June, the couple wed at Church Farm School in Exton and continued the celebration with a tented outdoor reception. Vintage heirloom decor, including a cross-stitched sign commemorating the wedding date, was the bride’s favorite detail  from the day. At the cocktail hour, golf balls and clubs were readily available for those that felt like teeing off at the mini driving range set up on the expansive property. From the classic pink centerpieces to the personalized beer taps back to the rustic American flag guest book, every detail from the day felt perfectly personal and welcoming.  

For their first dance, the couple swayed to “Book of Love” by Peter Gabriel. Whitney’s uncles and cousins serenaded the crowd with Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You,” and her childhood friend graced everyone with a rendition of Elton John’s “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” The couple honeymooned in Italy and returned home to McLean, Virginia, where Nick works in private equity real estate and Whitney serves as a behavioral health clinician.

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Photography: Asya Photography | Ceremeny Venue: The Church Farm School | Florist: Fabufloras | Event Coordinator: Two Little Birds Planning | Tent and Lighting: Ocean Tents & Party Rentals | Catering: Sage Catering | Bride’s Gown: Consignment from Sabrina Ann Couture | Seamstress: Maridadi Couture | Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu | Makeup Artist: Daneen Jensen | Entertainment: CTO Soho | Invitations: Minted | Favors: Bow & Arrow Candle Co.

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