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Nikole & Cory: Intimate Black Tie Wedding That Exudes Romance

By: 
Leila Kalmbach

Wedding: September 2, 2017

Ceremony & reception: Thistlewood Manor and Gardens

Nikole Pfaff and Cory Duli met in fifth grade and spent years as best friends. Those years of trust and laughter led their friendship to grow into something more. He proposed on New Year’s Eve 2015 in front of friends and family, with a slideshow of highlights of their relationship that ended with him down on one knee. The couple held an intimate black-tie wedding that was romantic and magical, complete with a wow-worthy floral installation on the venue’s grand staircase. Nikole walked down the aisle to “This I Promise You” by NSYNC, a song she’d chosen at 11 years old, and Cory (who isn’t prone to crying) couldn’t help but tear up. Nikole’s uncle served as officiant, and when he asked, “Nikole, do you take Cory …” she couldn’t wait for him to finish before shouting, “I do!” When it was his turn, Cory did the same.