Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


Lehigh Valley Style: The Perfect Day at Burnside Plantation – Wedding of Melissa & Sam

Sam and Melissa met at Springfield College in Massachusetts. Melissa grew up Jewish, so her house was never decorated in the traditional Christmas décor. Sam's family, on the other hand, had a house full of lights, a tree and Santa Claus everywhere. Living together, Sam was pretty bummed that their house had no lights, no Santa, no tree. So, on December 13, 2015, Melissa arranged for Sam to go on a run while she turned the house into a Christmas wonderland. When Sam got home, she was greeted with a fire, Christmas lights and a live reindeer (their dog, Stella, with antlers). Tears ran down her face, even before she knew what else was to come. She said yes.




Copyright © 2022 Historic Bethlehem Partnership. All rights reserved.
site design: oneroofmedia.us

74 West Broad Street, Suite 310, Bethlehem, PA 18018 | Phone: 610-882-0450 | FAX: 610-882-0460 | [email protected]

Historic Bethlehem Partnership, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Registration and financial information about Historic Bethlehem Partnership, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999, or on the web at www.dos.state.pa.us. Registration does not imply endorsement.