Aaron & Shannon


Saturday, September 28, 2019

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The Arboretum at Penn State
E Park Ave & Bigler Road
State College, PA 16803
4:30 pm

shuttle service will be provided for guests from The Atherton Hotel to the Arboretum and back

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The Atherton Hotel (soon to be renamed Graduate State College)
125 S Atherton St
State College, PA 16801

Cocktail hour begins at 6:00 pm

cocktail attire

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Reserve a discounted room in our block at the Atherton Hotel by phone or online with the link below. If you call, please specify that you would like a room in the Lachman-Dennis wedding block at the $109 rate. If you have any issues or are considering staying elsewhere, please feel free to reach out to our parents or us directly with any questions.

Additionally, we will offer a shuttle for our wedding guests from The Atherton Hotel to The Arboretum for travel to the ceremony and back to the hotel for the reception.

Reserve a room at The Atherton online with group code 3414483.


For those traveling from far away, consider a flight into Pittsburgh (2.5 hours drive), Philadelphia (3.5 hours drive), DCA, BWI or Dulles (4 hours drive) and renting a car or carpooling with others joining from those locations. Flights directly into State College are limited. Don’t forget to check Southwest’s website for flights, as they don’t come up on Google, Kayak, etc. and can often have better deals (although they don’t fly into State College)!

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Sunday Morning Brunch

Please join us for brunch on Sunday morning before you head out of town. We would love to see everyone again on Sunday morning at 817 Saxton Drive State College, PA 16801 from 9AM until 4PM.

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Things to do in State College

Great spots for coffee and quick breakfast: Our favorite restaurants for food:

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Song Requests

We are extremely excited to hit the dance floor at our wedding! If you have a song that you would love to dance to at our wedding, please request it through our DJ's website using the password "ke6hhkh".

Request a song on our DJ's website. ( password: "ke6hhkh" )


August 19, 2012
Aaron and Shannon met on their first day of college in an early orientation class. They sat across from each other at dinner the first night, and by August 25, they were a couple.
Shannon and Aaron have changed and matured through the course of their relationship. From their time at Penn State to their time spent pursuing professional goals, with Shannon working as a political field organizer for campaigns in Pennsylvania and later moving to DC and Aaron working in Philadelphia, they graduated from studying together to beginning their careers.
In 2018, Shannon started working for Edelman on the health team in Washington, D.C. and Aaron moved to Sunnyvale, California to start working for Apple Maps. Aaron and Shannon get to see each other about once a month, usually by taking trips to “meet in the middle” in cities like Denver, Dallas, and Kansas City.
May 26, 2018
On May 26, 2018, Aaron took Shannon to Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. After a day seeing sea lions and otters in Monterey, driving along Pebble Beach's 17-mile drive, and walking through Carmel, Aaron took Shannon to the beach, where he got down on one knee and proposed. She said yes immediately. Aaron secretly had the entire proposal photographed-—all the photos on this site are from the proposal.
Right now, Shannon and Aaron are waiting impatiently to celebrate their wedding with everyone!
August 25, 2019
Aaron and Shannon celebrate their seventh anniversary together before they start the count all over again!
September 28, 2019
Shannon and Aaron get married back where it all began, in State College, PA. Shannon will then move to California, and they will start their lives together in the Bay Area! Aaron is looking forward to fewer delayed flights and red-eyes and Shannon is excited to say goodbye to winter!


Gifts: Since Shannon and Aaron will live in California after the wedding, we would appreciate that any boxed gifts be shipped to Aaron’s apartment in California.

We are registered at:

Bed Bath & Beyond (Registry ID: 546845394)
Williams Sonoma (Registry ID: 500049398)
Macy’s (Registry ID: 6993639)