Just when Fall feels like a million years ago, we get to share this beauty from Jenna Hidinger that lets us relive October all over again! Leah' + Connor’s wedding is full of everything we love: bold fall colors, sweet, stolen moments and non-stop joy. They chose The Morning Glory Inn to host their closest family + friends, and everything from their emotional courtyard ceremony to their first look was absolute perfection!
From Jenna: Leah and Connor’s wedding was unlike any other I had ever experienced. When I first sat down with Leah and Connor, they explained the vision for their day: intimate, full of family and friends, and focused on what really matters. And truly, their day was all of that and more!
Their venue, the Morning Glory Inn (located on the South Side of Pittsburgh) is one of the most unique and intimate wedding venues I’ve ever come across! Though I tried to do this venue justice through Leah and Connor’s photos, this is a place you have to see in person and really experience to appreciate fully! (They take reservations for guests to stay - so if you’re looking for a “stay-cation,” I would highly recommend checking out this spot!)
The wedding day began inside the inn, which has SO MANY beautiful locations for detail photos! Being someone who LOVES the photographing the detail portion of the day (invitation suite, bride’s dress, jewelry, etc.) I was in heaven!! And on top of all of the inn details, Leah had the most beautiful details that matched the vibe of the inn to a “T”!
After getting ready, Leah shared a first look with her dad. There was hardly a dry eye in the room (including mine!). Immediately after, Leah and Connor shared a first look together in the courtyard of the Inn!
We headed to the Mellon Institute columns for bridal party and bride & groom portraits, then back to the Inn for the ceremony - which might’ve been the most unique part of the day! Guests stood in the courtyard, surrounding the bride and groom for the ceremony, which made it feel like there was a closeness and intimacy that is sometimes lost during wedding ceremonies!
After the ceremony were toasts, a delicious meal by Fish Hawk Acres catering, and TONS of dancing in the courtyard! We were even able to sneak Leah and Connor out at just the right moment (when it just started raining!) for a night portrait in front of the Inn!
Photographer: Jenna Hidinger
Venue: The Glory Inn
Florist: Deb Smith
Stationer (Invitations): Minted Weddings
Baker: Oakmont Bakery
Second Shooter: Ashley McLaughlin
Makeup: Bri Mattise
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Hair: Sahaira Beauty Salon
Bride's Dress: Bridal Beginning, Wtoo Watters
Menswear: The Black Tux
Catering: Fish Hawk Acres
Officiant - Meaningful Marriages