James & Rachel

Rachel met James in November of 2012 as a co-worker who was newly hired. A casual business friendship blossomed into love when James cleverly tricked his Bride-to-Be into a "date" disguised as a casual dinner with his sister, only having his sister cancel at the last moment so that he could spend the dinner with Rachel. They began dating in secrecy due to their work relationship, and over time discovered all of the odd coincidences and similarities they shared. In Decemeber of 2013, James took Rachel out for a quiet and relaxed evening, where he proposed.  James also swept Rachel away to the Stone House Inn for Valentine's day in 2014, where the staff there told them about Fernstone Retreat.  Here is what James & Rachel had to say about why they chose Fernstone Retreat:

"We already knew we wanted a rustic wedding weekend and had looked at a few options in the Ohiopyle area but nothing felt right.  After we toured Fernstone Retreat,  we both immediately knew it was just what we were looking for. We love that we can comfortably host those playing crucial roles in our wedding right on the grounds and we're excited to spend time with family and friends in such a beautiful area of Pennsylvania."

After their perfect day at Fernstone, they will be taking a beautiful honeymoon trip to Kenya, and hope to grow their family by adopting a pot-belly pig!