Feature Couple: Elyse Roman and Christopher Matika
Elyse Roman and Christopher Matika
Wedding Date: 7/26/2014
Christopher and I met in high school, and yes, we were and still are high school sweethearts. We met through mutual friends our sophomore year at Northampton Area High School and we started dating shortly after. At 16 years old, without even a driver’s license, we would walk to each other’s homes and all around town spending our first summer together- falling in love.
We dated through high school, attending both junior and senior proms, together, and we graduated in 2005. Chris decided to attend Bloomsburg University, and I chose Lock Haven University. However, with our colleges only being an hour away from each other, we were still able to make our relationship work and the time that we did spend apart, only made us stronger.
A few years after graduating college, on September 28th, 2012, we took the leap and bought our first house together. We were filled with so much happiness and were ready to take on the next chapter of our lives. As I began to unlock the door to our new house, I turned around to see Chris down on one knee asking me to be his wife.
Advice from Elyse: Wedding planning can be very stressful and it is important to not stress over all the little things. Don’t ask for too many opinions, make your own decisions. Make sure to enjoy every moment of your day because before you know it, it is over.
Advice from Chris: Grooms should help their brides with the planning. It will help to relieve some of her stress and after all it is a day for you both. Most of all, have fun!
Ceremony: Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton, PA
Venue: Blue Mountain Ski Resort, Palmerton, PA
Photographer: Dustin Weiss, Lehigh Valley
DJ and Entertainment: Stevie Ray Entertainment
Hair and Makeup: Shear Impressions, Northampton, PA
Tuxedos: CE Roth, Allentown, PA
Bride’s Dress: Bijou Bridal, Ardmore, PA
Jeweler: Foster Jeweler’s, Northampton, PA
Cake: Icing on the Cake, Stephanie Shay
Flowers: Ruby’s Floral Factory, Bethlehem, PA
Travel Agent: Liberty travel
Honeymoon Location: Secrets, Maroma Beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico…..