Studio B, Boyertown, was recently selected as the venue for the wedding of Barbara Church and Rick Hunter, two 1999 Boyertown graduates, both eager to begin their married lives together in support of all-things-Boyertown.
“We both love Boyertown,” Church explained. “We’d considered being married on the football field where in high school I was a twirler and member of the color guard and Rick played football.”
“But we worried about bad weather; and so we visited Building a Better Boyertown website (boyertownpa.org) to locate local businesses and find a space to hold the ceremony and a modest reception,” she continued. “We remembered Studio B and thought, ‘How perfect to be surrounded by art created by the talented members of our community—teachers and friends, certainly a unique opportunity Boyertown’s Studio B affords.’”
And so, 10 days later, on a perfect spring day, the newlyweds exchanged their vows joined by 35 of their friends and relatives in attendance.
The ceremony was officiated by Boyertown Mayor Marianne Deery.
The wedding cake by Dice’s Bakery and pink tulips from Wendy’s Flowers added the culinary and floral beauty to the happy couple’s special day.
The bride supported other local businesses: she had her hair and nails done at Beauty by Design, Gilbertsville, owned by a fellow classmate; photographs were taken by Kori Walters, Class of 1998.
A week and a day later, Studio B was the chosen venue for the birthday party of a local preteen. Local artists and teachers Nancy Yurkovich and Alyssa Wassmer facilitated a jewelry-making art project, offering creative entertainment in the gallery’s classroom.
The party included traditional birthday cake and lots of laughter in the midst of over 100 pieces of fine art from local and regional artists who responded to the gallery’s annual celebration of the environment in the current exhibit titled “Happy Little Trees.”
“Becoming a destination for the arts where the community can come together to celebrate one another’s talents, enjoy one another’s company, and have fun has been our overriding mission,” explained gallery director Susan Biebuyck. “We’re absolutely delighted to have added a wedding to our repertoire of activities along with parties of all kinds, meetings, classes, workshops, camps, and conversations about the arts. We wish our newlyweds and the birthday girl much health and happiness.”