Dana and Taylor's Romantic, Fairytale Hartwood Acres Wedding
To say that Dana and Taylor's wedding was a fairytale is an understatement. These two could not have had a better day, venue, vendor team, or group of loving people surrounding them on their wedding day. Seriously, I would like to petition them to make me a part of their family. I started off the day with Dana, her mom, and her sweet brother (her Man of Honor!) at the Wanderlust Beauty Studio. It was such a chill, intimate afternoon with Dana and her family as she and her brother got glammed up and ready to head over to Hartwood. Once we arrived at Hartwood, I met up with the couple's amazing day of coordinator, Heather from Day of Pittsburgh to go over our game plan before Dana got into her dress. The venue, Hartwood Acres, a perfect backdrop for her and Taylor's magical day, even the bridal suite Dana got ready in was fit for a princess! Before heading down the aisle, she and Taylor exchanged adorable letters to each other, along with some really fun gifts (she got him a lego Millennium Falcon, a perfect match for his cufflinks and groom's cake!). The mansion's courtyard was a stunning space for the ceremony, where a beautiful ceremony backdrop built by Taylor and decorated by the AMAZING Community Flower Shop framed the couple during their sweet vows and hand fasting ceremony. The pair had fun, laughter filled nuptials, but kept the ceremony short and sweet. Once the newlyweds said "I do" we walked the grounds of the mansion for portraits, starting with their small wedding party that consisted of just their brothers. Once we snapped a few photos with the wedding party, it was time to have the newlyweds snuggle up for some solo portraits. Dana's beautiful dress from House of Couture was breathtaking and really added to the romantic, fairytale vibe of the day against the backdrop of the old stone mansion. After portraits, the headed to the open air pavilion on the property, decorated with antique tea sets filled with flowers from Community Flower Shop. As their DJ Steven Vance got the party started, the newlyweds danced the night away as the sun set on Hartwood.