Elizabeth Penn and Jean-Louis Castro-Malaspina’s Terrain Wedding
The couple tied the knot on Nov. 3, 2018.
Two and half years after meeting on a dating app, Jean-Louis got down on one knee and asked Elizabeth to marry him. They were vacationing at one of their favorite spots in New York’s Finger Lakes, hiking one of the trails with their dog in tow. Seneca Lake glittered in the background as she said “yes” to Jean-Louis on Oct. 15, 2017.
Based in Jersey City, N.J., the couple decided on a destination wedding at Terrain Gardens at Devon Yard, a halfway point for her family in Hershey and his in New Jersey.
Intrigued by Terrain’s Glen Mills property but looking for more space, they took a gamble on a venue that had yet to be
built when they booked it. In the end, the timing worked perfectly. Terrain debuted at Devon Yard shortly before their fall nuptials. “I knew I always wanted an outdoor wedding,” says Elizabeth.
On a crisp November day, they tied the knot in front of friends and family, bringing together their Cambodian, Thai, French and Peruvian cultures. Their siblings served as their bridesmaids and groomsmen, and one of Jean-Louis’ friends presided over the ceremony. Prayers were offered in Cambodian, French and English.
Befitting the season, a slight chill marked the evening. S’mores stations and a fire pit provided a sweet ending to a perfect day. “I’m just happy to be married to the love of my life,” Elizabeth says.
Ceremony and reception: Terrain Gardens at Devon Yard
Flowers: Lace & Peonies
Bridal gown: Pronovias from BHLDN
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Lulus
Groom’s and groomsmen’s tuxes: The Black Tie
Hair and makeup: ONLO Beauty
Cake: Cake Life Bake Shop
First dance: Kinna Grannis’ version of Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”
Photography: MLE Pictures