Nathan Conn and Elizabeth Thompson’s Day to Remember

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Nathan Conn and Elizabeth Thompson celebrated their big day with sentimental details to make the moment unique

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Nathan Conn & Elizabeth Thompson

By Brooke Spach | Photography by Tolman Media NC,

Wedding Date May 30, 2021

Occupations Elizabeth is a senior digital marketing analyst at insurance sales company Tranzact, and Nathan is the monetization and live performance lead at video game creator Red Storm Entertainment.

Crossed Paths Nathan and Elizabeth met when they both worked at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. A mutual friend invited the pair out for drinks after work. “We had a few picklebacks, and the rest was history!” Elizabeth says.

The Proposal Nathan flew to Paris in February 2020 for a work trip, and Elizabeth serendipitously decided to tag along. “After eight years, I was pretty much always prepared – nails done, etc. – any time we took a vacation,” she says. But Nathan was very focused on his presentation for his job and “a lot was riding on this meeting,” she adds, so she wasn’t expecting a proposal. When they finally found time to themselves, they explored the city, with a final stop at the Eiffel Tower. Nathan pulled the ring out of his bag and got down on one knee just as its lights began to twinkle.

The Big Day The Conns are the first couple outside of the Hill family to be married at the historic John Sprunt Hill House. The big day included local friends Katie Evans, a bridesmaid, and Keith Evans, a groomsman, as well as a reception at the estate catered by Namu.

Favorite Moments The couple especially loved the sentimental touches: At the ceremony, a chair was reserved next to Elizabeth’s mother, Diane Thompson, for her late father, Marvin Thompson. Nathan’s longtime friend Chris Kirby also served as the best man and officiant, and the couple honored Elizabeth’s family traditions with a western Pennsylvania cookie table. The newlyweds reside in Amberlynn Valley.

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