By Sierra Smith | Photographs from Josh Mariana Photography

Penn State University holds special meaning to Nolan Galbraith and Tony Jones. It’s where they earned bachelor’s degrees, where they first met, and where they got engaged on New Year’s Eve. “I told [Tony] I wanted to end the year on a high note,” says Nolan, “and then I dropped to a knee and asked him to marry me.” The couple tied the knot with an outdoor ceremony at The Chadwick. The wedding party looked sharp in black suits. Nolan and his groomsmen wore turquoise ties, while Tony and his groomsmen sported navy blue ties. “My favorite memory from the day requires a little backstory,” Nolan explains. “One day, our friend decided that she was going to give us a celebrity power couple name. So, ‘Tony and Nolan’ became ‘Tolan.’ Fast-forward to the ceremony. Our minister was about to declare us married, and he slipped up and said, ‘Tolan.’ We had a good laugh that ‘Tolan’ made its way into our religious ceremony.” When the husbands made their grand entrance into the reception, their 120 guests cheered and started a rousing “Tolan” chant. “It was the best day of our lives,” says Tony. “We were happy that our friends and family could all be there to support us on that day.”


Cake: Lincoln Bakery
Caterer, Ceremony, Linens, & Reception: The Chadwick
Entertainment: DJ John “Ace” Munley
Favors: Cookies made by family and friends
Florals: Flowers in the Attic
Jewelry: Blue Nile
Photographer: Josh Mariana Photography
Suits: Men’s Wearhouse

“The Luckiest” by Ben Folds played during Tony and Nolan’s first dance.

The Chadwick’s breezy, open-air pavilion served as the perfect place for Nolan and Tony to exchange vows and celebrate a hand-tying ceremony.

After the ceremony, the groomsmen toasted to Nolan and Tony’s new life together as one.

Eucalyptus leaves, floating candles, and white and blue flowers adorned the reception tables.

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