So many weddings have a really great reception, but I realized how important it was for Marisa and Paul to have a really really great reception when they repeatedly said “We are so excited to celebrate!” During our last planning call I asked “Is there anything else I should know about your wedding?” To which Paul replied “Yes, at the reception we will probably do a human pyramid and a hoedown. And a dance-through line and a conga line.” “Wow,” I said “that is a lot of partying to get through in one night!”
With one hour remaining in the wedding reception, Paul asked me “On a scale of one to ten…how GREAT is this wedding reception?” It was a ten for sure! Later I told him that I would downgrade it to a nine if I didn’t see the human pyramid. And then there it was..success after just one pyramid collapse. Truly, it was a reception that surpassed my expectations, and I’m so happy that I got to capture it.
Marisa and her bridesmaids prepared for the day in the beautiful Senator John Heinz History Center while Paul and his groomsmen had a tailgate party where they readied themselves. Marisa and Paul were married in the Library and Archives room at the Heinz History Center and had their huge party in the Great Hall. The Common Plea served excellent meals and DJ Andy Booth provided inimitable entertainment. One of my favorite moments of the day was during Marisa and Paul’s first dance when you could really see how happy they were dancing, being in the moment.
Congratulations, Marisa and Paul!