Meeting at just 12 and 14 years old through the Suzuki School of Music, Tiana and Jake's love story is a sweet one. After Jake gave Tiana a poem to say he liked her, the pair embarked on a journey together that lead them to Pittsburgh. After getting engaged during a romantic anniversary trip to Lake Erie, the couple planned a laid back, fun, colorful wedding at Rustic Acres Farm up in Volant, PA. Enlisting the amazing talents of everyone at the JPC Event Group and Garnish Event Design, this spectacular wedding showcased bold pops of color, a gorgeous ceremony space, and a wedding that let the personality of these two sweethearts really shine! These two really brought little hints of their love story into their day, the biggest element being Jake giving Tiana a framed copy of the poem her wrote her and Tiana surprising Jake with a diary full of things she wrote to him during the course of their engagement. There wasn't a dry eye in the house after they opened their gifts! After a few surprise rain showers, Tiana and Jake got married under a beautiful greenery draped willow tree on the Rustic Acres property. The pair kept the guest list small and intimate, and had mostly family and close friends int he bridal party. Tiana's bridesmaids wore sweet pink dresses in all different styles while Jake had his grooms people in a bold navy. All of the ladies, including Tiana, wore colorful flower crowns. The whole wedding was flower-filled, from Tiana's gorgeous, huge bouquet, to the couple having a tree planting ceremony complete with a magnolia tree for their future home, to having the guests throw flowers as the newlyweds ran down the aisle! After the ceremony, the couple trekked the grounds of the farm for portraits before heading to the barn for dinner. Carrying the colorful theme through to the reception, vendors worked some serious magic in the reception space. Hanging flowers above the sweetheart table matched perfectly with the green settee provided for the newlyweds to sit on. Tables were adorned with large, vibrant blooms and overflowing greenery, accented with gold flatware and golden dog table number holders as a little nod to the pair's sweet pups. Keeping with their laid back, fun feel to the wedding, the couple had stations with bbq, mexican, chinese and pasta to fuel guests for a night of dancing. After dinner, Jake and Tiana cut one of several beautiful cakes from Mixed with Love before opening up the ice cream sundae bar to guests and dancing the night away!
Rustic Acres Farm // Alyssa Kramer // Ashley Mobile // Bridal Beginning // Brilliant Earth // Jody Wimer Of JPC Event Group // MobileMIX Entertainment // Savor Fresh Catering // Garnish Event Design