Cory & Dan
August 17, 2013
Photography: Tiffany Burke
By: Dakota Mackey
Dan and Cory met while Cory was working. Dan was at the bar, waiting to meet up with some friends when he struck up a conversation with Cory. They discovered that Dan was planning on going out with some mutual friends of Cory’s. Though they went their separate ways that night, Dan asked Cory out a couple of weeks later. On their first date, they shared a bottle of wine and a cheese plate at Temple Bar and, their love story began.
The big moment came when they were on a camping trip with Cory’s parents, Dan’s brother, Nick and Nick’s girlfriend, Kelly. The big moment came when they were on a camping trip with Cory’s parents, Dan’s brother, Nick and Nick’s girlfriend, Kelly. Dan suggested to Cory that they take a walk to catch the sunset.
Along the way, the rest of the group made excusesfor needing to go back to camp, leaving Cory andDan alone on the beach to watch the sun set overBellingham Bay. With a romantic speech, Danproposed to Cory. When the couple returned totheir campsite, their families popped a bottle ofchampagne they had been hiding.
"Three years later, we got married on the sameday as my grandparents’ anniversary,” said Cory.The couple chose Lairmont Manor for the venuefor its great history and also because it’s whereCory works. They walked down the aisle to “Lookand Where We Are” by Hot Chip — Dan sportinga tan suit and Cory in a gray suit, both with tealties. Their close friend Chelsea Jameson officiatedthe ceremony wearing a floor-length gold sequindress. Chelsea wasn’t the only loved one to participate in the ceremony. Dan’s brother, Nick, read a poem, and Cory’s friend Lesley played guitar and sang “You Belong to Me” by Sue Thompson.
Following the ceremony, friends and family
chatted at bistro tables, enjoying the small biteslike fruit with aged cheese and crab salad. Theyserved the champagne that they popped aftertheir proposal and a bar of cedar planks made by Cory’s dad.
The tables themselves were covered in burlap with teal napkins and white flowers. Cory and Dan grew their own dahlias and bought gladiolas from A New Leaf Flower Shoppe.
Along with great food and drinks, guests coulduse the Oh Snap Photo Booth to take fun photostrips and put them in the guest book where they wrote notes to the newlyweds.
For the reception, DJ Idlhnds played music for dancing. Both Cory and Dan shared a dance with their mothers before dancing together. Cory and Dan live in Bellingham.
Venue Lairmont Manor
Tuxes Men’s Wearhouse
Catering & Cake Haggen Market Street Catering
Music Gabe Ghirardini (DJ Idlhnds)
Hair Julie Wilson & Jake’s Barbershop
Photo Booth Oh Snap!