I’ve been looking forward to Nicole and Rob’s Fox Chapel Golf Club wedding for a long time! They’ve been on the blog before, when Pamela photographed their Frick Park engagement session last fall. You may recall that Rob’s winning line was to admire Nicole’s purse and say he had one just like it. From getting to know Rob a little bit, it’s not surprising to hear the first thing he ever said to Nicole was a joke. Rob loves pranks and jokes, and has a reputation among his friends for breaking out hijinks at past weddings. For example, at his Best Man Adam’s wedding, Rob scoured Facebook for silly photos of Adam, and then had them blown up and mounted on sticks, which he brought out at Adam’s reception.

You’ll be glad to know that Rob’s friends returned the favor with a little stunt of their own… but I’m going to leave you in suspense and let Pamela share those photos.

Rob has a serious side, though, too – in his words, “Nicole compliments and balances me. She lets me relax…I can be a little uptight.” And as for Nicole, “I love his honesty, his humor and his loyalty. I love that he supports me in whatever my decision; he truly is my rock, always there for me emotionally and he’s such a good listener whenever I need to vent. He makes me a better person.”

I had been looking forward to this wedding for a long time, as at this wedding Pamela was lead photographer, while I represented my sister company Syncopated Pictures and shot video. I couldn’t ask for more than to collaborate with Pamela on this gorgeous summer wedding! Here’s a sneak preview of Nicole and Rob’s video.


Pamela will be sharing her favorite images soon. Here are a few of my favorites of her beautiful work.

Nicole and her bridesmaids got ready in the Ladies’ Locker Room. With huge windows looking out on to the golf course, there is so much natural light, perfect for getting ready photos! Here makeup artist Joy Lager of JL Makeup Studio puts the finishing touches on Nicole’s makeup.

Joy Lager of JL Makeup Studio applies bridal makeup

Rob shares a moment with his very happy mom. Love those smiles!

Groom and his mother before wedding

I LOVED LOVED LOVED the bridesmaids’ dresses! Each bridesmaid chose a light pink short dress. Aren’t they perfect for a warm June day? So light and airy. And those bouquets from The Farmer’s Daughter were perfect.

Bride and bridesmaids in mismatched light pink short dresses

Nicole and Rob’s ceremony was held in a gorgeous outdoor space, right at the edge of a hilltop overlooking the golf course.

Bride and Groom saying vows at June wedding Bride and Groom saying vows at summer outdoor wedding Outdoor June Wedding Ceremony outside Fox Chapel Golf Club Shooting Lodge

There are many reasons to love this venue, but this atrium space is probably my favorite. It’s like being inside and outside at the same time. Those archways, the fountain in the middle of the room, the railings, the twinkle lights… this is a room full of light and charm. I love it and could shoot here all the time!

Beautiful Atrium at Fox Chapel Golf Club Wedding

I loved these groupings of small centerpieces. So simple and elegant, and they don’t obscure your view from people across the table or across the room.

Light Pink and White Low Reception Centerpiece by The Farmer's Daughter Florist

Stunning! I LOVE peonies.

Light Pink and White Low Reception Centerpiece by The Farmer's Daughter Florist

On to the tasty stuff. Guests were treated to an assortment of mini cupcakes, and Nicole and Rob cut this super pretty cake by Bella Christie.

Beautiful Light Pink Small Wedding Cake by Bella Christie with Monogram

Mini Wedding Cupcakes by Bella Christie

And…. the cookie table! This cookie table was no joke. Macarons, cake pops, red velvet cookies, iced sugar cookies, pizzelles and more. Much more. I love photographing cookies. And while when I’m shooting video I usually stick to video, I couldn’t help myself, and the next two photos are mine.

Colorful Macarons at Wedding Cookie Table Pittsburgh Cookie Table Display with Pink Roses and Snapdragons and Cake Pops Bride and Groom First Dance Happy bride and groom during their first dance at Fox Chapel Golf Club

After dinner, Nicole changed into a short dress (so pretty!) and Pamela photographed a few portraits in the beautiful evening light. (According to Burgh Brides, this is the #1 Must-Do at your wedding reception!)

Bride and Groom on the Terrace at Fox Chapel Golf Club Bride and Groom at Sunset on Golf course Bride and Groom at Sunset on Golf course Father daughter dance at wedding Bride smiles at her father during father daughter dance at her wedding Mother smiling at her son during mother son wedding dance Groom plays a tie dye ukelele and sings to his mother

One more photo and very important credit: Nicole with her wedding planner, Kourtney of Epic Event Planning by Jessica and Kourtney. Kourtney was extremely helpful, responsive and capable throughout the entire planning process, and even more so on the actual wedding day. Thank you Kourtney for making this day perfect for Nicole and Rob.

Nicole Donatelli Dolan and her wedding planner Kourtney Wofford of Epic Event Planning

Congratulations, Nicole and Rob!


The Credits

Venue: Fox Chapel Golf Club

Wedding planner: Kourtney Wofford, Epic Event Planning by Jessica & Kourtney
Photographer: Pamela Anticole
Flowers: The Farmer’s Daughter
Officiant: Pat Carver, Perfect Promises
DJ: Digital Dave
Makeup: Beauty by Joy – Pittsburgh Makeup Artist
Hair: Amanda, Lavish Hair Studio
Cake, Cupcakes, Cookies: Bella Christie


Outside of Fox Chapel Golf Club at twilight