Jenny and Jon Stauffer steal a romantic moment minutes after exchanging vows. Photo by Jeff Mackey


Weddings are as individual as fingerprints because of the special touches the bride and groom and their families give each one. The four couples featured here infused their weddings in personal ways that made each a unique and memorable celebration. Jenny and Jon Stauffer took the first bites of their cake with the silver heirloom forks Jenny’s parents used at their wedding. Deanna and Joe Bender had her children’s names engraved on their cake topper. Eleanor Berman and Sara Ostrander created hand fans that doubled as their wedding programs. Lauren and Mark Beaty served guests their signature cocktail, “The Beaty Blend,” in Mason jars with grey striped straws that matched his tuxedo and those of his groomsmen. These are just a few illustrations of their ingenuity.

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