Baby Talk | Julia's Nursery

Hello! As you might have seen on social media, our baby girl arrived! Julia Grace Bonadio made her appearance on July 14th at 10:48pm. She was 6lbs 4oz of pure sweetness! What a whirl wind of life it has been this last week and a half since Julia arrived!

I had totally planned on blogging her nursery BEFORE her arrival but things got a little crazy and our induction was moved up a week. So, first lesson in life with kids, you cannot plan anything!  We finally wrapped up her room a few days after she was home. It was mostly little things that needed hung or touched up so nothing major. I'm glad it's done even if she isn't using her crib just yet!

I can't believe how different this room looks now has her nursery. Just a year ago we were turning it into the den. While we loved having an extra room to hang out in, baby girl needed her own space. In my last baby post, I shared a little bit of our inspiration for her nursery. We went with mid century furniture, monochromatic colors and soft decor to transform the den into baby girls nursery. Now that it is complete, we can finally share a peek! 

Carly + Matt | Children's Museum of Pittsburgh Wedding

I could not have planned a more perfect June day for Carly + Matt's Children's Museum wedding in Pittsburgh, PA.  

Carly got ready at one of my favorite Pittsburgh hotels, the Renaissance Hotel! They have beautiful and bright suites with a view of the city of bridges. She was so calm and absolutely stunning in her dress. The rings in her detail shots are actually her parents! I though that was such a unique, personal touch. And each member of her bridal party got a humorus handkerchief to dab their tears, so cute!

We made our way to the ceremony, then headed to the University of Pittsburgh for portraits. It was the same campus where they met so it truly had a special meaning to them.  They were so happy to be married and their smiles were contagious! They were too adorable for words.

Once we arrived at the venue, we had time for a few more portraits around the museum which was so fun!  After the cocktail hour ended the guests settled in for toasts to the bride and groom. I was even getting emotional because you could feel the love everyone felt towards Carly + Matt. They are two of the most genuine, sweet and caring people I have had the honor to photograph.  Take a look at Carly + Matt’s day!

Ceremony + Officiant: Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, Brother John

Cake: Prantl's Bakery

Invitations: Emily Zuwiala

Wedding Dress: MB Bride in Greensburg

Bridesmaids' Attire: BHLDN

Groom + Groomsman Attire: Men's Warehouse

Hair + Makeup: Jessie Bickel, Ryan Thompson

Florist: Gold Dust Floral

DJ: Second II None 

Reception: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Catering: Big Burrito

Bridal Preparations: The Renaissance Hotel

Second Photographer: Abbie Tyler Photography

Jamie + Marcus | The Club at Nevillewood Wedding

My first wedding of the year sure was a pretty one! Jamie and Marcus were married at St John and Paul Parish and celebrated their reception at The Club at Nevillewood. It was a beautiful, sunny May day in Pittsburgh and the whole day was perfect from beginning to end. 

Jamie and Marcus met at Penn State (WE ARE!) but that wasn't the start of thier story. It took 9 months for them to reconnect after college before their story really began. Here's what they had to say about how they met...

September 2009 (Jamie's Perspective): It was our junior year in college, and I was going to a typical party at Penn State. A mutual friend introduced me to a few people, including Marcus. (Now let me tell you, from the beginning, I was immediately drawn to Marcus. I guess you could call it love at first sight?! He was so cute, tan, athletic, and who couldn't love that smile!) Unfortunately, Marcus was not a Penn State student but from Grove City College, over 2 hours away, and was dating someone at the time. He was clearly not interested and my dreams were crushed, or so I thought....

Fast forward to June 2010 (Marcus's Perspective): It was a typical day at the research lab I worked in at UPMC. I had been working there every summer and each day wasn't terribly different from the last... until one unforgettable day in June 2010. My friends and I were going back to the lab, when a girl steps onto the elevator in front of me. Naturally, I'm thinking "Hmm she's pretty cute!" As we're getting off (on the same floor, mind you) she stopped and asked if we had met before. At first, I had no idea who she was, but quickly remembered back to that party 9 months earlier. From that moment forward, I was hooked and the rest was history.

Marcus proposed with the help of Jamie's family at their annual Christmas Eve party (get a look at her beautiful ring!). And the wedding was just the beginning of their lives together. Congratulations to Jamie + Marcus!