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Lehigh Valley Style: The Perfect Day at Burnside Plantation – Wedding of Melissa & Sam

February 22nd, 2018 |

Sam and Melissa met at Springfield College in Massachusetts. Melissa grew up Jewish, so her house was never decorated in the traditional Christmas décor. Sam’s family, on the other hand, had a house full of lights, a tree and Santa Claus everywhere. Living together, Sam was pretty bummed that their house had no lights, no Santa, no tree. So, on December 13, 2015, Melissa arranged for Sam to go on a run while she turned the house into a Christmas wonderland. When Sam got home, she was greeted with a fire, Christmas lights and a live reindeer (their dog, Stella, with antlers). Tears ran down her face, even before she knew what else was to come. She said yes.

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