It all started in a parking lot... least the dating part. Rachel and Barry actually grew up in the same hometown of Catasauqua, PA. Barry was two years ahead of Rachel, but they remember each other even from when Rachel would have cheering practice and Barry would be skateboarding at the park with his friends (a past time he still enjoys). While they didn't hang out in the same circle of friends, Catty is a small town, and they would bump into each other from time to time...who knew they would "bump" into each other again 10 years later.

Barry joined the Air Force after graduating high school and after serving six years, went on to study Web Design at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, where he lived for another three years. After having spent one deployment and almost ten years away from home, Barry decided he wanted to head back to the Valley to enjoy being with his friends and family. 

One night in early July  2014, Rachel was getting into her car at the Tilghman Street shopping plaza. She knew there was someone in the car next to her, and wanted to make sure they weren't backing out as she was. She looked over, and much to her surprise, it was Barry! Both of their windows were down since it was summer and she said, "Barry?" to which he looked over very confused. She asked, "What are you doing over here?" He replied, "I'm staying with my parents who live over this way and was just at the gym. What are you doing here?" To which Rachel said, "I was eating frozen yogurt." (She left out that she was on a date). The rest is history! Barry has been going to the gym and Rachel has been eating frozen yogurt ever since...they just do both together now :)



Save the date

JULY 12, 2019


wedding details

The ceremony will be held outside (weather permitting) at Folino Estate
overlooking their gorgeous vineyard , immediately followed by cocktail hour and reception inside Folino's Italian villa. Come ready to dance and celebrate!

P.S. Everyone deserves a night away from the kids, so we decided to make the wedding children-free! You're welcome in advance!


the "I do's"

4:30p - 5:00p
Outdoor Vineyard Grove at Folino Estate
340 Old Route 22, Kutztown, PA

the afterparty

5:00p - 11:00p
Villa at Folino Estate
340 Old Route 22, Kutztown, PA





Use group code BKW

*Be sure to book hotel before June 12th to get the hotel group pricing