Grayson & Anna’s Fall Wedding at Allenberry Resort and Playhouse



January 26, 2021

“I found a dream that I could speak to, a dream that I can call my own. I found a thrill to press my cheek to, a thrill I’ve never known, oh yeah. You smiled, you smiled oh and then the spell was cast, and here we are in Heaven, for you are mine at last…”

Etta James

Grayson and Anna are two of the sweetest, most compassionate people alive. We were amazed by the amount of grace they showed throughout the planning process especially as they found themselves facing the strictest restrictions any of our 2020 brides dealt with. They ended up having a tent reception at the Allenberry Resort and Playhouse in November, and even the chilly weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of all those who gathered (wearing masks of course) to celebrate with them! Also, check out the wedding cake because Anna made it herself! She also hand-painted a black and white portrait of our daughter, Sophia, that we will treasure for a lifetime!

How they met: “We met at church (the same one we are getting married in!) St. John’s Episcopal Church when we were kids. We dated for 2 years as teenagers and then went our separate ways and remained in touch. We both ended up in Carlisle in 2015 and the rest is history.”

How he proposed: “We were in Pittsburgh on a visit for Anna to help with interviews at her PA school. Grayson picked me up after helping for the day took me to Phipp’s Conservatory because I had mentioned I had never been in the 2 years I lived in the city. He proposed in one of the gorgeous flower filled rooms.”

What Grayson loves about Anna: “I love that Anna has secret talents. She can learn anything. She bakes complicated recipes just because and she taught herself to paint. She forgives with grace.”

What Anna loves about Grayson: “I love how Grayson can talk to anybody and become friends with anyone. He is also one of the most thoughtful individuals and is humble about it. He typically does nice things in secret and then tells people I did them and will refuse to take credit. He is one of the most driven individuals I know.”

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We’re Lindsay & Nathan Varner


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