A Garden Wedding 2020

The evening started in Alphabet Reading Garden. Each nook was laced with floral vines and purple buds blanketed the stone pathways. Terry and his best man decorated the picturesque birch tree branches with threads of origami paper cranes, symbolizing good fortune and the fulfillment of your heart’s desire. We peacefully waited for the bride, listening to the the breeze rustling through the leaves with soft music in the background.

Bryttnie arrived in style and grace, with her polka dotted shoes lightly clicking on the pathway through the garden. There, they shared their vows, dappled by the evening summer sun. 

Afterwards, they opened letters from their family, which expressed warm congratulations and playful jokes. Their toasts and cheers over champaign were accompanied by the setting sun, and as the sky began to glow a rich gold, we set out for the nearby Mexican War Streets to capture their newlywed moments in the beautiful nooks of Pittsburgh’s north side.

In front of an old red brick home, there stood a rustic wooden bench, which ignited memories of their first kiss. A short walk brought us to Allegheny Commons Park, where Bryttnie and Terry embraced amid a colorful grove of trees. The red leaves highlighted the firey colors of her bouquet and they giggled as I oohed and awed at the magical lighting and romance. By the end of the evening the couple was twirling and spinning with elegance under the glimmering setting sun. 

LOVE this Pittsburgh Wedding!!

This Pittsburgh wedding was everything you could have hoped for! The sun was out, the flowers were blooming, glasses were clinking. Hannah and John were the ideal bride and groom, super fun and appreciative of all their guests. Their candid smiles made my professional wedding photography job easy!!

This was at Church of Ascension in Oakland with the striking red entry doors. I loved the drama of the colors! 

I have to say that the the murals and stained glass windows of the church were the most beautiful I’ve seen. The earthy warm tones lit the room up! 

Here they come… hands in the air and rice all around! Dinner and dancing with the Pittsburgh food trucks. We’ve got tacos, pizza….and donuts from the Oakmont Bakery.

Big thanks to Hannah and John for including me in one of my favorite weddings of 2019. Their joy was absolutely infectious :)

Phipps Conservatory and Mount Washington Wedding

Absolutely OBSESSED with these two and this day! Jessica and Erin were the most easy going fun couple. Nothing could stress them out or take away from their enjoyment of every moment! 

Their ceremony was in any florist’s dream space, the Broderie Room at Phipps Conservatory. Although it’s a small space, it was PERFECT for Erin and Jessica’s intimate ceremony. I’m actually considering getting married there myself next year :) 

After the ceremony, we bounced around from room to room making the most of all the stunning gardens. This waterfall was my favorite! Then we went just around the corner to the love locks bridge to add their lock to the collection. These little details make for heart warming memories! 

As the evening started to set in, the sky light settled into a beautiful soft pink sunset, the perfect backdrop for these two lovely ladies. 

Friends and family make the celebration! Dinner festivities took place at the top of Mount Washington at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto. We enjoyed the open vista of the city skyline, a delicious dinner, followed by heart felt toasts and champagne all around. Congratulations Erin and Jessica! 

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