Melissa & Robert: An Outdoor Wedding in Wrightsville, PA
When Melissa and Robert met at a party in college, a friend immediately saw the spark and said, You two should get married! The comment made them feel awkward, but Robert asked Melissa to dinner anyway. I didn't know what to expect from the date, so I dressed up a little to be safe, says Melissa. Rob's dinner choice: Panera, an ultra-casual sandwich cafe. Despite the fashion blunder, the pair became inseparable. The Bride Melissa Will, 26, physical therapist The Groom Robert Banta III, 25, law and urban-planning student The Date May 25 Two years later, the couple decided to exchange Christmas gifts a little early. When it came time to give Melissa her gift, Rob disappeared — he went to call Melissa's father to ask for her hand. When Rob returned, he got down on one knee proposed. For their May wedding, the couple chose to have a shabby-chic garden theme. It perfectly fit their locale, a sprawling farm with sunken gardens for the ceremony, a pool area for cocktails and a round room with panoramic windows for the reception.