This past Saturday I traveled out to Laughlintown, just east of Ligonier, to assist Pamela Marie in photographing Brittany & John’s wedding.

It was a very strange weather day. One minute raining, the next sunny. Then pouring, then sunny. Unfortunately one of these downpours took up most of the time that had been set aside for pictures of Brittany and John before their ceremony. But we found plenty of indoor places to work with.

Brittany is very sweet and was such a gorgeous, laidback bride.
Pittsburgh wedding photographer bridal portrait

Pittsburgh wedding photographer bride portrait

Isn’t she gorgeous?
Pittsburgh wedding photographer bridal portrait

And here’s John with his gorgeous bride, just after their first look. I love how he’s looking at her!

Pittsburgh wedding photographer Bride and Groom First Look

Pittsburgh wedding photographer

You never know how kids will do when it’s time for the wedding ceremony. But these four were perfect, blowing bubbles as they walked down the aisle. They were so thrilled to be part of the celebration – and so adorable! I loved hearing about the upcoming first day of school and karate lessons.

Pittsburgh wedding photographer Flower Girls and Ring Bearers

Brittany chose sunflowers for her bouquets and centerpieces, and also had these gorgeous pots of sunflowers lining the aisles.

Pittsburgh wedding photographer sunflowers ceremony

Steelers-themed table assignments.

Pittsburgh wedding photographer Steelers table name reception cards

More beautiful sunflowers on the cake. It was carrot cake. I had just one bite – delicious.

Pittsburgh wedding photographer unique wedding cake carrot cake sunflowers

For those wondering about the cookie table. I can’t even begin to describe how amazing it was, and apparently Brittany’s aunt made all of them. They were extraordinary. Especially the ones that look like little peaches. I heard one guest say they’re called “peach butts.” I would really like to see the recipe for these cookies but I am too afraid of what I’ll find if I google “peach butts.”

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Brittany & John’s first dance… “Over the Rainbow.”

Pittsburgh wedding photographer First Dance Reception

Pittsburgh wedding photographer Father Daughter Dance

One more: remember that Steelers-themed table name card chart? Each table had a card with the name of a Pittsburgh Steeler on it. Each table also had a number of tealight candles. Can you guess where this is leading?

Sorry Rashard!


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