Alexa and Brette's Classic Grand Hall at the Priory Wedding
I couldn't have asked for a better start to my tenth wedding season. After a spotty forecast that changed each day, Alexa and Brette's wedding managed to be sandwiched between two gloomy, rainy days. This couple is a total ray of sunshine, so walking in to their wedding with the sun shining, the trees and flowers blooming, it was so perfect. The pair got ready in the hotel attached to their venue, the gorgeous Grand Hall at the Priory in the North Side of Pittsburgh. I'll admit, I LOVE spaces where you can do everything- get ready, get married, and party the night away! The couple had a very classic vibe to their intimate wedding, with a sleek black, white and wine color palette for the day to really highlight the gorgeous space. I started the morning with Wanderlust Beauty, Alexa, and her ladies, just down the hall from where Brette and his guys were getting ready. Alexa looked KILLER in her dress from Exquisite Bride, I was so blown away by the gorgeous beading on it! After Alexa got dressed we all headed next door for the ceremony. Let me just say, if you're thinking of getting married in the Priory, DO IT and get ALL the twinkle lights. It's seriously magical. Alexa and Brette had a sweet, heartfelt, short ceremony before heading out for some photos with the iconic yellow bridges in the North Shore. When I say these two were naturals in front of the camera, I'm not just being nice. They SLAYED their portraits. They were actually so good at being photographed, their videographer Connor Hochbein and I pulled them out of the reception twice just to get MORE photos of these lovebirds, once at golden hour along the streets around the venue and once under the twinkly string lights on the patio at the Priory. Once we got done stealing them away for photos, the newlyweds headed inside to dance the night away until their sparkler exit!