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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! 

Erica + Josh | Pine Community Center Wedding

Erica and Josh were married in Pittsburgh's North Hills area at Pine Community Center. I was looking forward to this wedding all year. They have such a fun spirit. When I first met with them we played a little '20 Questions' to get to know each other and bonded over one of my favorite games, Zelda. Little did I know that the theme music would be come part of their ceremony. It's so refreshing when couples tailor the day to themselves. 

 The day could not have been more perfect. Blue skies. Puffy clouds. Happy Bride. Awesome vows. Here is a peek at Erica and Josh's day!


Dress: Exquisite Bride North

Groom's Suit: Jos. A Bank

Hair: Jessica Heckman from Izzazu Salon

Makeup: Jennifer Albertini

Second Photographer: Kristen Vota Photography

Officiant: Ken Love

Florist: Ridgeview Acres Farm

DJ: Keystone Entertainment

Catering: Janice's Sweet Harmony Cafe and Catering

Bakery: Gigi's cupcakes