Hair Stylist and Make Up Artist Salon Bawse
// Dress MillaNova// Veil Couture Bride Boutique // Shoes Betsy Johnson // Bridemaids Kennedy Blue // Flowergirl RenzRags// Groom and Groomsmen Men's Warehouse // Ties- Original Penguin // Shirts Kenneth Cole // Bracelets and Tie clips- Lucksmith Metals // Videographer
Tim Evans via JT Penderville Photographer // Ceremony Venue Saint Paul Cathedral // Officiant Father Nicholas Vaskov // Reception Venue Riverfront Weddings // DJ DJD PGH (Matt Donnelly) // Bakery/Cake/Baked Goods Family/ Bethel Bakery/ Bella Christie/ Potomac Bakery/ A519 Chocolate // Stationery and Paper Goods Printed by Minted - (map/customization by Kathy); Riverfront logo/bridge per website // Florist Holly Hanna Floral for bouquets/ etc.Premier Foliage- Flowering/plants for reception // Jeweler/Rings Trinity Jewelers // Day of Coordination Em and E Events // Wedding Day Transportation Urso Bus // Furniture and Decor Rentals Tables- Penn Rustics; Chairs- All Occasions; Bar/ Dessert bar and other items- FOB
Hair Stylist: Jenna Hrubes with Lisa's Hairum (Wheeling, WV) and Tricia DiLoreto with Adore Hair Studio (South Fayette, PA) // Make Up Artist: Erin Koper // Wardrobe: Bride's gown is Rosa Clara from Anne Gregory for the Bride. Alterations completed by Anne Gregory Bridesmaids' Dresses are Dessy from Bella Bridesmaids in Pittsburgh, PA Groom & Groomsmen Tuxedos from Jack's Tuxedo's in Wexford, PA Bride & Bridesmaids' robes LeRose // Videographer: Just Hitched Wedding Films // Ceremony Venue: The Church of the Epiphany // Officiant: Rev. Father James LaCrosse (Kelly's childhood priest from Wheeling, WV) // Reception Venue: Omni William Penn // Band/DJ: Studio E Entertainment's band Protege // Bakery/Cake/Baked Goods: Mediterra Cakehouse // Stationery and Paper Goods: Wedding Invitations by Aundrea with Mediterra Bakehouse; Escort cards, programs, and table numbers by Loree Mayer with Loree Mayer Designs // Florist: Fragile Paradise // Jeweler/Rings: South Hills Jewelers, Bethel Park, PA // Wedding Planner: Olive & Rose Events // Wedding Day Transportation: Vogue Limousines // Furniture and Decor Rentals: Mosaic (linens), All Occasions (chargers
Hair Stylist: Hair By Shyloh // Wardrobe: Dress/Jewelry Shop: Glitter and Grit (now Luna Boutique), Dress: Rebecca Schoneveld, Shoes: Anthropologie, Jewelry: Hushed Commotion, Alterations: Chris And Kadi's Country Closet in Irwin, PA, Suits/Ties/Shoes: Men's Warehouse // Venue: Bramblewood // Officiant: Pastor Amber Stevenson // Caterer: Pittsburgh BBQ Company // Band: Mon Vally Push // Bakery/Cake/Baked Goods: Patti's Pasticceria in White Oak, PA, all cookies provided by family and friends // Stationery and Paper Goods: Invitations: factorymade (Etsy), Save The Dates: VistaPrint // Florist: greenSinner // Jeweler/Rings: Brooks Diamonds // Furniture and Decor Rentals: Vintage Alley Rentals, Windswept // Favors: ModParty (Etsy) // Additional Vendors: Cake topper: cakewords (Etsy)
I don't normally write much in my blog posts (or anything at all, I'm a terrible writer!). This session deserves so much more. Shannon and Ryan made my heart grow, they wanted to use their session to create something positive, so when they pitched their idea to me I jumped for joy. Their kind hearts inspired all of the vendors for the day. We started their session by featuring adoptable dogs who were residing at the Humane Animal Rescue at the East End. The pair picked the three oldest/longest residents, Loki, Panda and Tina. They stole our hearts, and the thought of these photos helping get them homes makes me so happy. Shannon's amazing hair and make up artist, Lee Ann from At Home Beauty, was so inspired by their idea that she contacted local shops and put together a large donation of toys and treats for the dogs at the shelter, while I donated part of their session fee to help spay/neuter a homeless animal.
After hanging out with these amazing dogs, playing with them and letting them roll in the grass, we headed to OTB in the South Side where the pair met and later where Ryan proposed! They had drinks and a little break for some food before we headed to the last part of their session.
After a charitable location, and a sentimental location, the pair got glammed up and headed downtown for some sleek, chic shots at the Pennsylvanian and along the North Shore. At each location this pair killed it, every second they were just radiating love and even with the more serious, upscale vibe at the end of the shoot, they still had sweet moments dancing together and laughing.