Megan and Wade’s wedding was recently featured as a Real Wedding on the knot’s website. I’m honored to have my work featured and I’m excited to let you in on some more details surrounding their wedding planning process. You can read the feature here or look back at their wedding featured on my own website here. I really liked reading what Megan had to say about her wedding photographer!
Maggie and Don met on a public bus. While there aren’t many romantic stories that begin this way, they shared a long daily commute into downtown Pittsburgh. Spending nearly two hours of time together each day, they became friends and eventually started dating. Last weekend, Maggie and Don were married in a Catholic ceremony at St Maria Goretti Parish in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood.
Maggie and Don really wanted to “really like to enjoy the day stress-free and full of love and fun.” And what a fun wedding it was! They celebrated their reception with family and friends at the Fox Chapel Golf Club sharing lots of time on the dance floor with their wedding guests. I have no doubt that they enjoyed their wedding as much as they hoped they would. Nicki and I had a wonderful time photographing this wedding.
Congratulations, Maggie and Don!
Riley and Tom were set up by Tom’s sister, Maureen when they were all students in college. Riley and Maureen were friends, and during Riley’s birthday party Maureen thought that Riley should meet her brother. Maureen said “Riley, can I invite my brother to your party?” When the met, Riley said “Tom, you’re so wonderful, I want to marry you.” Well, she didn’t really say that, but the rest is history.
Riley and Tom were married in Pittsburgh at St Mary of the Mount Parish here in Pittsburgh. To celebrate their marriage they chose the Mueller Center at Heinz History Center. Planning their Pittsburgh wedding while living in Chicago meant relying on a great team to make sure everything would run smoothly. With planning from Divine Celebrations, hair and makeup by Pretty Hair Salon, catering by Common Plea Catering, flowers by Mocha Rose, and entertainment by the Elite Show Band, Riley and Tom had a great time at their wedding.
I really enjoyed getting to know Riley and Tom through the wedding planning process, they felt like new friends. Many thanks to Chrissy and Matthew for helping me to photograph this wedding.
Congratulations, Riley and Tom!
Laura and John were planning to have a low key wedding. I hear this a lot from my clients, but sometimes wedding planning turns into what my husband calls “Marriage Hazing” where all of the excitement surrounding a wedding crushes the low-stress wedding dream. In Laura and John’s case, each time I talked to them, they seemed so relaxed. If I didn’t know better, I would have had to double check that they were actually having a wedding because they were SO easygoing about everything.
Laura and John renewed their wedding vows in a wedding ceremony in front of their family and friends at Harold Zion Luthern Church in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, where John’s father is the Reverend. Since John’s family is so close to the church, the other Reverends couldn’t resist being a part of John’s wedding day. When they were telling me about some of the plans for their reception, I had a hard time believing John’s father was going to dress up and perform as Elvis and that his mom was going to play her accordion! Most people would become stressed out over this family involvement, but Laura and John really practiced what they had wanted all along—a relaxed and happy wedding day.
Many thanks to Nicki who joined me to photograph this very relaxed wedding day.
Congratulations, again, Laura and John!
One of Nicki’s high school classmates, Kristine, contacted me last year about photographing her wedding. She requested Nicki to be here photographer and here is what Nicki had to say (and show) about her wedding day:
“Kristine and Matt are so lucky. While typically July is one of the driest months of the summer, this one brought a ton of rain. The 6 days before and 6 days after Kristine and Matt’s wedding, it rained! But on their wedding day, the clouds were no where to be seen. They’re not only lucky with the weather, Matt visibly adores Kristine and they are happy to be married.
They were married in a Catholic ceremony was at Saint Therese of Lisieux in Munhall. After taking some photos on the University of Pittsburgh campus, they celebrated with their friends and family at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall.
Christina and I really had a great time photographing such a happy couple.
Congratulations Kristine and Matt!!”