Tonka and Corey were married on October 31st, with a ceremony and reception at the Lord Jeffrey Inn.
Their story started a long time ago, as they met in fifth grade and continued to see each other throughout middle school and high school as their friend groups overlapped. But during their senior year of high school, they had the same lunch period, and after that - were fast friends.
Tonka decided to do a Color Run one day, and Corey surprised her when he agreed to run the 5K program with her. A year later, they did a second Color Run, and Tonka was even more surprised when this time Corey was waiting for her at the finish line with a ring in his hand!
The wedding was a beautiful fall ceremony that featured pumpkins throughout to really capture that Halloween/October essence. There was even a giant pumpkin in the middle of the ceremony space.
After the service, there was a lovely reception at the Lord Jeffrey Inn. Tonka and Corey have several vegan friends, and they wanted to make sure that their friends were taken care of on their special day—so they took pains to make sure the main course were able to be enjoyed by all (and even had a special dessert).
It was clear throughout the day that both Tonka and Corey have great senses of humor, and one of the clearest moments of that fun-loving attitude was when they went to cut the cake. It would not cut properly because the fondant was so thick, and the resulting moment was hysterical.
Tonka & Corey, thank you for allowing me to be part of this amazing time in your lives! I wish you both nothing but the best in your futures together.