Thursday, February 14, 2013
Patch asked our readers for love stories on Valentine's Day and Michelle Stem shared her tale of high school friends turned sweethearts.
Matt Stem and Michelle Blattner met on the first day of high school. The year was 2000, and during the welcome assembly at Norristown Area High School, a sarcastic comment led to a friendship over the next several years. "We were friends, but each of us always had a significant other," wrote Michelle. "We even took our prom pictures at his house senior year." As the years wore on, the pair realized that they wer made for one another. Their son Ethan was born in May 2007, followed by another son, Parker, in February 2009. One day Matt won a free trip to Hawaii and during a seven-hour layover in Las Vegas, the couple were married. Hawaii become their honeymoon. According to Michelle, Matt owns his own carpentry business while she works at a …
Lynessa Solomon and Samuel Lewis Brown were married today on Valentine's Day by Judge Frances Lawrence.
As Lynessa Solomon waited outside district court offices at 200 West Main St. Thursday, she couldn't help but be nervous. "I might be stood up!" Solomon said with a smile. Solomon and her mother were waiting with other members of the wedding party for the groom, Samuel Lewis Brown, who was on his way with the his son and the best man. "We met while I was at work," Solomon said. "We've been together six years. We were in love at first sight." And what drew her eye to Brown at that first meeting? "Opposites definitely attract," Solomon said with a sly smile. The groom and his entourage soon arrived and the happy party made its way into the courtroom where Judge Frances Lawrence performed the ceremony. The bride cried through much of it. "I …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Our Montco Mommy's 6-year-old is planning his impending nuptials.
I knew the day would come, and I’m not looking forward to it. I love my children so much I hate to see them go, but let’s face it – it is fairly likely someday they will move out. My son said this weekend he is ready for that day. He is going to propose to his girlfriend. They have been boyfriend and girlfriend for almost a year now, so he says it is time. May I remind you, he is now 6 years old. On his day off this holiday weekend, I took him for a special trip to Arnold’s Family Fun Center in Oaks. We had a great time playing laser tag, driving go-karts and playing arcade games. Afterwards, we took our ticket winnings to the prize center, as usual. After scouring racks of toys, candy and games, his eyes finally fixed on what he wanted to…
Monday, December 26, 2011
You could win an all-expenses-paid wedding courtesy of Visit Bucks County and Philadelphia Magazine.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Monday, December 26, 2011
The holiday season is a big time for couples getting engaged. Let's face it, the only thing that sparkles more than tinsel on the tree is a new engagement ring. We here at Norristown Patch know it only too well – we aided and abetted a holiday proposal just last week. So if you're one of those happy couples getting engaged this holiday, your engagement could come with an all-expenses-paid wedding, courtesy of Visit Bucks County and Philadelphia Magazine. All you have to do is go the Greatest Groom Contest on the Philadelphia Magazine website, fill in some basic information, add a photo and explain why your groom-to-be is awesome in 200 words or less. (Sue Conway, we have a few ideas for you.) It's that simple and the prize package is …