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Liz + Nico | Doubletree by Hilton Cranberry Wedding

Liz and Nico are married!

It might have been one of the most emotional wedding days for me. I’ll tell you why in a minute.

Liz and Nico met one fateful night in college. Sharing a first date as any true Pittsburgher would - at Primanti's. These two were preparing to welcome their son when Nico surprised Liz with a proposal in front of their families. They tied the knot at the  Doubletree by Hilton Cranberry with the help of their son, Braxon!! 

Liz was stunning in her Justin Alexander  gown. She added lace elbow length gloves to her bridal look and it was perfection. Nico was looking sharp as ever as he waited for his bride during their snowy first look! Now Liz was really hoping for snow for their portraits. We don’t often get snowy when we want it but man did nature out do itself!! The snow was so magical!

The hotel was home to the ceremony and reception. Icy blue and silver for winter glam vibe. Florals were out of this world epic from Karri Hlista Designs

One of my favorite parts of they day was their ceremony! Cue the tears as Nico walked down the aisle carrying Braxon. They both waiting for Liz to make her grand entrance. It was one of the sweetest walks down the aisle I have ever witnessed. Not just a bride and groom but a family, coming together to be united in front of all of their guests. Braxon was so funny during the ceremony it helped everyone share some laughs in between the happy tears. The reception was a huge party and let me tell you these folks know how to waltz!

Congratulations to the newlyweds!!

Vendors

Officiant: A Simple Vow

Bakery: Tin Man Sweets Bake Shoppe

Invites: Minted wedding

Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander

Bridesmaids Attire: Sequins are Bari Jay ; Chiffon dresses are MoriLee

Groom/Groomsman attire: Men's Warehouse

Hair: Alyssa Perla out "Pure: A salon" Murrysville, PA

Makeup: Makeup Design Studio by Lyndsie Hinch

Florist: Karrie Hlista Designs

DJ: Randall Martin Entertainment

Reception: DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh-Cranberry

Bryn + Paul | Hotel Monaco Wedding

Bryn and Paul are (FINALLY) married!

After 8 years together, a cross country move, and couple of tattoos, these two tied the knot at the  Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh. Even their pup, Nora, got to celebrate with them since the Hotel Monaco is pet friendly!! 

Bryn was stunning in her Enaura Bridal gown from Kleinfeld's. Paul wore black tie which is always a favorite in my book! The space was home to the ceremony and reception. Florals had a touch of boho and cabernet accents from Mt Lebanon Floral. 

One of my favorite parts of they day was their first dance! They KILLED it! Their song was Nina Simone - Feeling Good, which was a nice departure from the typical first dance tunes. Then they surprised everyone with an incredible first dance and some epic dips. It was so fun to watch the crowds reaction! We ended the night the best way possible - with puppy kisses from their fur baby, Nora. 

Congratulations to the newlyweds!!

Incredible Vendors:

Reception/Ceremony/Catering - Hotel Monaco

Officiant - Dilinus Harris

Wedding Coordinator - Paige Myers

Bakery - Oakmont Bakery

Invitations - Minted

Dress - Enaura Bridal from Kleinfelds

Bridesmaids - Azazie

Groom - Hugo Boss 

Groomsmen - Express

Hair + Makeup - Hannah Conard

Florist - Mt. Lebanon Floral

Band - No Bad Juju

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!