This past Saturday, I had the distinct pleasure of photographing Tanya & Frank’s wedding celebration at Roselea Farm in Coraopolis, just a few miles from the Pittsburgh airport.

Earlier this summer, Tanya and Frank were married on the beautiful Isla Mujeres in Mexico. Now it was time for 235 of their family and friends to join them to celebrate! While Pittsburgh does not have quite the same dazzling scenery of the Caribbean sea, Tanya and Frank did find a beautiful location, Roselea Farm. This unique, perfectly maintained estate is a private home, but also has a functioning greenhouse with gorgeous plants for sale at select times of the year. And, once in a while, they allow the property to be rented for events.

Big thanks goes out to my friend Jennifer Stein for shooting with me all day.

Tanya and Frank are fun-loving people who don’t take much too seriously. An unusually high number of their photos look like this:

They were up for anything!

The house had this beautiful breezeway. I loved the color and texture of the interior as well as the gorgeous archways.

Tanya & Frank surprised their family and friends with the announcement: “Mexico refused to recognize Tanya & Frank’s marriage because their family and friends weren’t there.” So a Pennsylvania magistrate performed a ceremony in front of the barn.

No traditional romantic first dance shot for this couple!

Tanya and her dad are very close and their dance was very moving.

After dinner, guests were treated to a very special appearance by none other than Elvis Presley.

Okay, who am I kidding? It wasn’t just the guests that were treated. I was pretty excited to meet the King, myself!

Congratulations, Tanya and Frank! I had a blast being a part of your celebration.

Caterer: Monteverde Catering

Hair and flowers: Kristin Marks-Brake

DJ/Elvis: Shadows of the King


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