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Elizabeth Deforest Balcom and Nora Lowry Cothren

Nora Lowry Cothren and Elizabeth Deforest Balcom were married on October 17, at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia. Joseph Cella, a friend of the couple, served as the officiant. Emma Lowry Cothren, a 2004 graduate of Strath Haven High School, served as maid of honor for her sister. Benjamin Balcom, served as best man and Jennifer Ludwig was maid of honor for Elizabeth (Liz). Other attendants included Carl Marissen of Swarthmore.

Nora, a 2007 graduate of Strath Haven High, is the daughter of former Swarthmore residents, Susan Lowry and Michael Cothren. Susan and Michael currently divide their time between Philadelphia and Sedona, Arizona. Liz is the daughter of Sarah Pearson of Lewiston, Maine, and Don Balcom of Boston, Mass.

The brides are both graduates of Smith College, where they met. Nora currently works for the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation. Liz, who received a master’s in nonprofit leadership from the University of Pennsylvania last year, is a development officer at Bryn Mawr College.

The couple, who honeymooned on the Rivera Maya, lives in Philadelphia and will soon move into a new home they just purchased in the city.

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