Romantic, Intimate Wedding in Erie, PA for Natalia and Dave

Love isn’t always a perfect science, but two unsuspecting academics in Ohio may have found just the right formula. The couple started their marriage with friends and family with an intimate wedding in Erie, PA.

How They Met

Dave was working hard toward his physics degree when he first noticed Natalia, a chemistry student also pursuing her graduate degree at Bowling Green State University. These two scientists met on campus in 2013 and immediately hit it off! A beautiful friendship began to unfold while they encouraged one another through their academics. As the months flew by, they began to realize that their bond was really something special. Suddenly, the best of friends had become so much more. Dave and Natalia knew they’d found true love in one another.

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The Proposal

Natalia and Dave spent four years falling in love, but decided that wasn’t quite long enough for them! On September 30th of 2017, during a romantic walk about Bowling Green City Park, Dave popped the big question to Natalia, sweetly delivering the inquiry in both English and her native language of Russian. Of course, Natalia responded with a spirited “Da! Yes!”

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Sharing an Intimate Wedding in Erie With Friends & Family

Natalia and Dave’s bridal party showcased bonds shared with the people they love. Dave welcomed his brother Nick and cousin Jake as groomsmen, along with lifetime friends Tepe, Knoll, and the Cake Eater! Natalia was in the best of hands with her long time friends-turned-family, Lena and Marsha. Natalia said that her wedding day would not have been complete without her brand new sisters, Christina and Marie, also by her side as bridesmaids.

Bride and groom at intimate wedding in Erie PA

Beautiful, Intimate Wedding Ceremony

After witnessing the private union of Dave and Natalia, the bridal party joined guests at the stately Polish Falcon Social Club in Erie, PA for a celebration of this beautiful couple. Natalia arrived looking exquisite in her intricate fitted floral gown. And Dave looked perfect beside her in a sleek navy blue tuxedo and matching polka dotted bowtie!

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An Elegant Celebration With Friends

Dances, kisses, selfies, and tons of laughter were all shared in celebration of Natalia and Dave. From royal purple roses to champagne accents, every moment of this wedding reflected the passion and commitment shared between the newlyweds. With the exchanging of infinity designed rings and the cutting of cake complete, Dave and Natalia wrapped up their fairytale day in the comfort of their new marriage. Here’s to the promise of forever!

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