A Glamorous, Romantic Wedding at the Hershey Country Club in Hershey, Pennsylvania
Laura Kristovensky (28 and a senior account executive for a communications agency) and Robert (Rob) Cavello (29 and a legal worker for a federal court) drew inspiration from the glitz and glamour of the 1920s and ‘30s for their spring celebration, with dazzling table decor, an outdoor cigar bar and a cocktail sound track populated by the likes of Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and Frank Sinatra.
The two wed in front of a stone trellis on the sprawling grounds of the Milton Hershey School. Instead of a unity candle, the duo opted for a more unconventional show of solidarity. As a nod to the Hershey location, “we shared pieces of chocolate,” Laura says. The officiant also read a passage penned by Rob. “It was about how chocolate symbolizes the sweet and the better, and the dark and the light in life.”
When it came to flowers, like the bridesmaid posies of peonies and roses, Laura was inspired by the garden scenes in Downton Abbey. “I wanted arrangements overflowing with soft ivory and blush flowers,” she says.
In addition to a dessert bar, which was fully stocked with treats made by the bride’s grandma as well as cupcakes, cookies and cannoli, there was a small chocolate cake iced with vanilla buttercream. “We wanted guests to be able to pick and choose desserts, and to stop by the table throughout the night for a snack,” Laura says.
For their first dance, the pair swayed to Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable.” “Rob though his soothing voice might help calm our nerves,” Laura says. “Neither of us likes to be the center of attention, so we were particularly nervous about the first dance!”