Romantic Pittsburgh Backyard Wedding • Audra Wrisley

 

Back to reality after a glorious long weekend, and this lovely fall wedding from Audra Wrisley is making the transition a whole lot easier. From the hand-folded origami flowers and the tea cup succulent favors, to the bride's vintage-inspired dress... everything about Jean + Wyatt's wedding day is absolute perfection. 


From Audra: Jean and Wyatt’s pink and mint backyard wedding in Pittsburgh was a dream, and I loved every minute of photographing my sweet friends’ wedding day! Full of hand-crafted details from start to finish, Jean’s amazing eye for design and color made for a stunning backdrop for their September wedding. Centered around a palette of pink and mint, a few of my favorite details were Jean’s hand folded origami flowers to decorate the ceremony tent, the moss-filled ring box, and the vintage tea cup succulent terrariums they provided for guests to take a little piece of the day home with them. Jean and Wyatt said their vows under a salvaged victorian door repurposed for a ceremony arch, with the help of the Bride’s father. Following the luncheon at Lemont overlooking the city, we were able to take one final stop at PPG Place’s Wintergarden to do some portraits in its gorgeous greenhouse. I can’t imagine a better way to conclude such an amazing wedding day! Congratulations!

Vendors:  Photography: Audra Wrisley | Hair & Makeup: Lori Nansi | Floral Design: Petals and Promises | Invitation Design: Jolly Edition | Bridal Dress: Free People | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bride’s Rings: Todd Reed | Bride’s Jewelry: Ippolita | Groom’s Suit: Macy’s | Groom’s Tie: Etsy | Ceremony Chairs: Forget Me Not Vintage | Ceremony Arch: Construction Junction | Ceremony Origami Flowers: DIY | Tea cups: Vintage | Table Number Holders: Kate Aspen | Luncheon Venue: Le Mont Pittsburgh | Portrait Location: PPG Place, Wintergarden

Intimate Barn Wedding at Hallockville Farm • Cadence Kennedy Photography

 

There are some weddings you fall in love with the moment you see them, and this barn wedding from Cadence Kennedy is definitely one of them. Sweet + intimate, with so many thoughtful details. Vintage trucks, hand-lettered signs and gorgeous florals. Oh, and Melissa + Tony's adorable puppy even makes an appearance (in a doggie tux!)... immediately making this wedding one of favorites! 


FROM CADENCE:

I'm not only a photographer but an equestrian. If you knew me, you’d know how much I love horses. If I could keep mine in my backyard, I would. So when this bride first emailed me and mentioned that her wedding would take place at a barn, I think my heart skipped a beat.

Through the power of social media, Melissa had found me. Melissa & Tony’s wedding was a week after my own, but nothing was stopping me from photographing their special day. The couple was my first from Wantagh, and having them drive around the block to my office was truly an amazing feeling.

On October 18th, I made my way to Riverhead. The location, the details, the color palette, and of course the couple is what makes this collection so wonderful. Being it was a week after my own wedding, I could truly appreciate all these things Melissa had done. As she prepared to see Tony for the first time, it was like I could feel that excitement again. My favorite photograph from their collection is the embrace between the two during the first look. There is truly nothing like it.

Vendors: Location: Hallockville Farm | Pizza Truck: Rolling in Dough | Floral: Flower Barn | Photography: Cadence Kennedy Photography Collection

Romantic Summer Wedding at The View • Alison Dunn Photography

 

Stephen + Alyssa's Wedding from Alison Dunn Photography is a perfect example of truly sweet, garden-inspired hometown affair. Touches of lace, letterpress invitations, stunning florals (from an urban flower farm!) and nods to their love of Philadelphia made their day perfect and personal. The sweetest part though, has to be that Alyssa's grandfather sang their first dance song... it doesn't any get cuter than that. 


From Alison: Stephen & Alyssa met at the University of Pennsylvania, where they fell in love with the city of brotherly love! They wanted to reflect their affection for Philly to their out-of-town wedding guests, and I think they did such a lovely job of it! Their letterpressed invitations included a map of the city, highlighting significant locations to their relationship, while their cake topper borrowed from Philly's iconic LOVE statue. They were married in a beautiful Center City church, took portraits in Rittenhouse Square and in iconic Old City, and celebrated with friends and family at The View, which allowed guests a beautiful view of Philly's skyline at sunset. Stephen and Alyssa also opted to use Chicory Florals, a Philly-local urban flower farm that grows its flowers in once-abandoned Philly lots. Using their flowers, Alyssa designed and handcrafted her own centerpieces!

Vendors: Ceremony: Liberti Center City | Reception + Catering: The View | DJ: Brougher Pro Sound | Florist: Chicory Florals | Hair + Makeup: Parlour | Shoes: Kenneth Cole | Suits: The Black Tux | Favors: DIY | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J. Crew | Paper: Meryl Arnold Photo & Design | Dress: Mori Lee | Photography: Alison Dunn Photography

Outdoor Wedding at Black Bear Golf Club • Laura Lee Photography

 

Ask anyone in the wedding industry about a first look, and you're guaranteed to hear a wide range of opinions. First looks are one of those topics that people either love, or love-to-hate. Whether or not you love them, you have to admit - the reactions from the couple are priceless! We adore everything about this Black Bear Golf Club Wedding, sent over by one of our Preferred Vendors, Laura Lee Photography! The gorgeous setting, the dress, the floral crown ... but that first look is definitely our favorite. Check out all the gorgeous pictures, below!


From Laura: Jess and Dave worked for the same catering company. Jess was a chef and Dave was a server. After working 2 events in 2 days in 2 hot garages straight, Dave asked Jess out for a drink. He proposed at Natirar Park which Dave says is where he started to fall in love with her. The florals were natural and full of wildflowers and herbs to incorporate Jess's culinary background and her bohemian dress and floral crown really brought out her personality perfectly! It was SUCH a fun day and gorgeous weather out on the golf course. They had an outdoor ceremony on the patio and danced like no tomorrow (me included) all night long. It was an absolute blast! Jess's ring is a family heirloom and very special to her and Dave incorporated elephants into his cufflinks, his favorite animal! I loved all the little touches of details they had that made their wedding unique to their personalities! My favorite part was their first look, Dave cried so much, which in turn made me cry and it was seriously so beautiful!

Vendors: Cake: Mad Batter SweetsWedding Dress: Jaehee | Bridesmaid's Dresses: Angelo Alfred | Groom's Attire: Banana Republic | Florist: Kuperus FloristDJ: Premium Entertainment | Venue: Black Bear Golf Club | Photography: Laura Lee Photography

Intimate Rustic Wedding at Moonstone Manor • Ali Paul Co.

 

I can't think of any better way to end the week than sharing this stunning fall wedding from Ali & Paul Co. You saw Kayla + Zane's mountaintop engagement yesterday, but that was just the beginning... their wedding is the epitome of classic elegance blended with rustic charm, and a little whimsy thrown in for good measure. The venue, the dress, those flowers... swoon! And the ice cream truck? What a perfectly fun way to end the night! 


From Ali : Zane & Kayla had a gorgeous woodland themed wedding that tied in well with their love for the outdoors and ice-cream. (Yes... ice-cream.) The guests were given a small envelope with a note on the front instructing them not to open until 7:00. They were then treated to a small cone from the sweetest, local ice-cream truck! It was the best surprise and their guests loved it! Also, I'm totally down with a pasta bar at every single wedding... mmkay?

The day was filled with so many sweet moments, but one of my favorites was when her grandfather was assisted out of his wheelchair, for a short moment, to dance with the bride!

Vendors: Bridal Gown : Renaissance Bridals | Bouquet : Petals with Style  | Bridal Hair : Nicole:  Bristle & Prim | Makeup : Blush Beautiful | Venue : Moonstone Manor  | Cake : Rosie's Creative Cakes | Favors : Penny's Ice-cream Truck | Dj : Freez Entertainment  | Stationery : Designed by bride  | Catering : Rosa Rosa | Photography : Ali & Paul Co. | Wedding Planner : Every Final Detail

Whimsical Rustic Wedding at Rock Island Lake Club • Deborahann Photography

 

Some days you come across a wedding so beautiful, you just can't choose a favorite photo. Kasey and Jamie's wedding from Deborahann Photography is one of those weddings. Her dress, the setting, the flowers, the cake.... all of it more stunning than the next. All of it a perfect blend of rustic-but-elegant, with a touch of whimsy. 


From Debbie: Kasey and Jamie met at an 80’s party seven years ago.  They definitely defined the cliche, “love at first sight” since they have been inseparable ever since! They both share the love of the outdoors, wildlife and nature, so it was totally fitting that Jamie proposed to Kasey at their favorite fishing spot at a lake that Kasey had spent her childhood years enjoying. It was here that Jamie baited a fish hook with the engagement ring tied to it. He turned to Kasey and asked if she could bait the hook. It was then that she saw the ring tied to the hook and as she turned around, Jamie was down on one knee and then proceeded to ask Kasey to be his forever!

As the plans for their wedding started to unfold, they both wanted their wedding celebration to be in the true nature of simple, classic and an authentic style to really define their relationship. Kasey’s love for flowers and the outdoors totally came together as they celebrated at the Rock Island Lake Club. The day was filled with celebration, dancing and enjoying their families on a beautiful lake.

I think the most special thing about their wedding was the beautiful florals created by Tracey Reynolds Floral designs.  Tracey knows how to create magic to say the least.  It was a feeling of whimsicality with a beautiful undertone of country charm.  Kasey wanted to feel as if she was in a garden  surrounded by her favorite flowers and that is exactly how it turned out. The day was truly relaxed and was not rushed at all. Everyone just took their time and one of the nicest things that I saw was that they truly enjoyed every moment of their wedding day.

Vendors: Photographer: DeborahAnn Photography | Florist: TR Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Watters | Wedding Cake: Palermo's Bakery | Church: Chapel NJ | Reception: Rock Island Lake Club | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Hair and MakeUp: Plaza Salon and Spa | Groom and Groomsmen Suits: H&M | Music (DJ): Classie Events | Wedding Sandals: Stuart Weitzman | Wedding Rings: Tom Cherin Jewelry