Heather & Paul stole my heart from the moment they agreed to do a sunrise engagement shoot on a Sunday morning in Pittsburgh. That was it. I knew they were going to be amazing to work with because they were willing to do anything necessary to ensure they got great photos! It also didn’t hurt that they were totally in love and adorable together.
Fast forward a year and we are preparing to document the coolest wedding day! They chose the Hyatt House in Pittsburgh’s Southside to hold both the ceremony and the reception, which turned out to be a wonderful choice. ….The day was sunny and bright with a bit of a breeze.
There was so so much thought and love poured into every single details. My favorites were (1) The wedding gown – her mother’s. She had it completely altered to give it an updated feel that matched her vision. You would have NEVER known it was not an original! (2) The flowers – they went ultra eco friendly with eco flowers. Awesome wood flowers that were absolutely gorgeous! Those are just my favorites. They also made CDs for the guests to take with them, had an ultra customized music selection played by an acoustic guitarist, Heather was escorted down the aisle by her step dad to meet her biological dad. Then we went to Phipps Conservatory where Paul proposed for photos. I mean, every.single.moment (and I know I’ve missed so so many things) was incredibly meaningful. It was beautiful – and moving. I was teary more than I should admit.
All in all, it was amazing. They were surrounded by a bridal party and guests that absolutely adored them and were overjoyed to see two such lovely people uniting. Can you tell I loved it? Every second!
Congratulations Paul and Heather! It was an honor getting to document your big day! Here are a few of my favorites…
Venue: Hyatt House, Pittsburgh’s Southside
Dress: Handed down from the MOB
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Hair: Jason Zarelli at Michael Sean Hair Studio
MUA: Lori Felix
Flowers: Eco Flowers
Transportation: Molly’s Trolleys
Catering: Pittsburgh BBQ Company
Cake: Custom Cakes & Cookies
Cookies: Country Delights
Photographer: Bona fide Photography
Assistant: Jazmin Rosenberger
Music & DJ: Joel Lindsey Entertainment