Annie and Clark's love story is one of my favorites. Annie spent YEARS going to Clark's Family's pumpkin patch, never knowing Clark existed. After years of chances to meet each other, the pair finally met in college, fell in love, and realized their connection! The couple used this sweet story as inspiration for their wedding full of fun personal touches, even using pumpkins from the farm to decorate their reception at Armstrong Farms. The pair got ready on site at the farm, with Annie donning her gorgeous blush dress and lovely flower crown from the Farmer's Daughter in the intimate bridal suite with her favorite guys and gals surrounding her. Clark had his own suite for getting ready, and I loved how he had a little soda bottle cap, a nod to the movie "Up," as part of his boutineer. Sating their vows overlooking the lake on the Armstrong Farms property provided a lovely backdrop with their blush, plum and grey outfits, and a gorgeous ceremony entranceway from Vintage Alley Rentals added such a fun touch to the ceremony decor! The pair wrote their own vows, creating a ceremony full of gut busting laughter and a few tears. After tying the knot and walking back through those vintage doors, Annie and Clark joined their bridal party for some fierce bridal party portraits. The swing on the property was just screaming for a pretty bridal portrait, which was perfect for Annie in her blush dress. After snapping a quick shot there, the newlyweds headed out to the sun drenched fields near the entrance of the farm. Once we were done running around in the fields, we headed to the reception! Annie and Clark really brought their love story and personalities into everything at their wedding, and the fun dinosaur cake toppers were no exception! Before the first dance, the pair snuck out with me for a few sunset portraits before running back to the reception to dance the night away.
Julie and Scott got married during my favorite time of year (fall) at a gorgeous barn outside of Pittsburgh. The White Barn is such a versatile venue, offering pretty lake views, a little grove of pine trees perfect for portraits, and a lovely span of fields. The pair got ready separately, with Julie making a pit stop between the salon at Studio Raw and the bridal suite at the barn. She made a detour to do something near and dear to her, to visit her late father's grave. It was such a sweet moment to witness. Once Julie got to the barn, she began to get dressed for the ceremony. Her whole bridal look was so bold and perfect for the farm, rocking a blush dress and heels, and having big, fun air plants in her bouquet from the Farmer's Daughter. Julie and Scott held their ceremony by the lake at the White Barn. The sunny day made for dramatic ceremony lighting, highlighting Julie's gorgeous soft pink dress against the greens of the fields. After the ceremony, the newlyweds explored the farm for portraits. Since the ceremony lighting was so perfect, for bridal party photos we stayed close to the ceremony space to really take full advantage of the beautiful light. From there, I took Julie and Scott for some intimate photos on the lake, having a sweet slow dance on the dock. After wrapping up around the ceremony space, we headed over to the tall corn fields, a beautiful fall feature at the White Barn. As the sun streamed through the tall stalks of corn, the couple snuggled up for some portraits. After we wrapped the portraits on the other side of the fields, the pair headed into the reception space to kick off dancing. After the pair tore it up on the dance floor, the pair ended their magical night with a gorgeous sparkler exit.