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Wedding: Courtney & George

Courtney and George had been dating for eight years and were out to celebrate at Fire & Ice for dinner.
They ordered drinks and exchanged cards. In no particular rush, Courtney pushed hers aside to first examine the menu, but George insisted she open it right away.
“So I did, and the next thing I knew he was on his knee with a box open!” Courtney recalled. “I was so shocked that he had to ask me again! I laughed, sat there for a minute, and realized I needed to answer him.”
She said yes, and the couple went on to plan an intimate and meaningful ceremony that took place August 10, 2019 on Lake Dunmore.
Yep, you read that right, on Lake Dunmore.
The couple chose to have their wedding ceremony on a friend’s pontoon boat, floating in the lake. They later hosted a reception at Waterhouses Beach & Marina where they dined and danced the night away.
“We love the water,” Courtney explained. “Our boys, George and Jud, love the water. We spend a lot of time on Lori and Larry’s boat with them, as well as hanging out at the beach. It is a family thing. We wouldn’t have had it any other place.”
And why not? What’s a wedding if it isn’t a way to share what’s important to a couple with their closest family and friends?
“One thing that will stick with us from our wedding will be the fact we did exactly what we wanted to do,” Courtney said. “It was small and intimate with the most important people in our lives. We were surrounded by the best.” 

For others planning a wedding, Courtney would share the same advice she and George adhered to so successfully.
“Stick to your guns and do it for you, just how you want it. It’s your day, so do what you’ll enjoy and be able to look back and say, ‘It was exactly what we wanted.’ If you do that, the whole thing will be memorable.”

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