Bite-size berry tarts, cheesecakes and cupcakes were being passed to the 70-plus guests who had gathered for Lauren Pienkowski and Corey Chavers’ engagement party at the SKY Armory, in Syracuse, New York. By 8 p.m., the party was in full swing when the couple took to the stage, the front of a sign pressed up against Pienkowski’s chest. The crowd quieted.
"Surprise! You’re at Our Wedding!" is from the July 21, 2017 Lifestyle section of The New York Times. It was written by Alix Strauss and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.