Megan and Tyler's Colorful, Early Summer Shady Elms Farm Wedding
I have a thing I donor good luck when I see a bad weather forecast. First, I get annoyed at the weather here in Pittsburgh. Then I sigh, grab as many umbrellas as I can, and haul them out and shove them into my tiny two door hatchback. It's a hilarious struggle, but I do it for any day with 20% or more chance of rain. I hate every second of it, but for some reason it has been pretty good luck, resulting in no rain at about 75% of the weddings I bring the umbrellas to. And Megan and Tyler's gorgeous wedding day was no exception. Leading up, I saw the forecast change a million times, but when I arrived at Shady Elms Farm, you could not have asked for a more beautiful day to kick off June. When I arrived the lovely team at Shady Elms let me grab some florals to style Megan's beautiful details and then let me head down to the bridal suite to document Megan getting ready. The bridal suite at Shady Elms is what my wedding photographer dreams are made of! As Megan had her mom and her ladies help her get dressed, Tyler arrived and prepped for their first look. Under the shade of a tall tree on the property, the couple shared a sweet moment alone before joining their bridal party for photos. I am LOVING this dusty blue color palette mixed with the pink florals and navy suits, this crew was seriously good looking. Once the bridal party kicked butt at photos together, we snuck Megan and Tyler into the woods along the lake for some solo portraits before the guests arrived. These two are unfairly photogenic, so I just adored being able to capture them snuggling up in the pine tree filled woods and on the dock at the lake. After we wrapped up, they snuck away for a few moments alone before they made it official! The pair had a sweet outdoor ceremony on the farm, keeping things short and simple, filled with big smiles and meaningful readings from loved ones. After walking down the aisle, the newlyweds mingled at cocktail hour while I documented the gorgeous decor in the barn. Before dinner, we snuck out for some golden hour portraits and made Tyler's dream come true of portraits with the cows! From there, it was time to dance the night away, ending with a sparkler exit moments before the sky opened up and the rain that had held off all day finally hit!