My favorite photo from Layla + Kevin’s intimate Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens wedding last night. They were absolutely wonderful to work with!
We haven’t posted photos of some of the beautiful guestbooks flowing through our office lately, so we wanted to take the time to show one off! These guestbooks come in a large variety of cover options – perfect to match your wedding decor!
They are 5″ by 7″ – perhaps the iPhone will give you a good perspective on the true size. Each guestbook is 10 pages.
When opened, there are blank pages for guests to write their well-wishes, and then your engagement images on the other pages. These books are a great way to have a guestbook at your wedding and also have an album of images in your regular (non-wedding) clothes!
As we walked through Mingo Creek Park and chatted, I realized – Lacey and Brian are my perfect couple. Lacey loves to shop, and Brian is the country farm-boy. This combination always holds a special place in my heart, and I truly believe that there is a wonderful thing about a City Girl and a Country Boy.
The Country Boys love that their City Girls are put-together, willing to take risks, and a bit cosmopolitan.
The City Girls love that their Country Guys bring them back to earth when times seem crazy, and teach them to love the outdoors every day.
Lacey loves her Brian, and working with these two next year is going to be an absolute dream. Here are some of our favorites from their engagement session!
Love Lacey’s red against the late fall colors.
Some evening sun…
Always love the covered wooden bridges at Mingo Creek:
Lacey bought this sign for their home together
Carla and Bill opted for the 12″ Leather Wedding Album, and it’s big! And beautiful!
The leather albums are thick and sturdy. They will last a looonnnnggggg time!
They also open flat for your viewing pleasure.
Today was amazing. Ahhhh-mazing.
“I wanna grow old with you…”
One of my favorite photos from Angela + Jake’s wedding today!
This is a repost from a couple of years ago, but I think it still holds true!
I love you through January 1st. You’re full of cinnamon smells, warm fireplaces, family smiles, and deals that I just can’t pass up. You come along every year after the beautiful fall promising that “this year you won’t stay as long”. I’m ok with you when you roll into town. By March I hate your guts.
But seriously, Winter, let’s talk timeline. You tend to throw a wrench into wedding timelines, with your short daylight hours and insistence upon nightfall. In November, you start to bring out the moon around 5:00pm. Do you have any idea how this affects my poor little bride’s health when they planned a ceremony for 3:00pm? By the time the ceremony is done, you’re creeping your pointy little carrot nose over the horizon and teasing me with a “C’mon, Leeann, I’m giving you 20 minutes. Let’s see how really good you are” and a misty chuckle.
And it’s because of you that I have to write this love/hate letter. To let you know that you can really throw things a bit off for my brides who dream of light snow trickling around them on their wedding day. The girls who meticulously plan their weddings with bits of holly and candles. They love you as much as I do, and they want you to be around.
But I must also say that because of you I need to give them fair warning – that you’re going to bring out the moon a bit earlier than Mr. Fall did. That you’re a little more impatient. That a First Look may be a great idea. That we may be able to band together against you and either select an early ceremony time or just take photos before you even rear your pocket full of stars. We’ll show you what’s up.
For winter weddings, consider a timeline that:
- A First Look. This will allow for us to take all of your photos prior to the ceremony, while still having a later ceremony time. This trumps tradition, but is also great for winter wedding timelines and beating pre-wedding nerves.
She’s a pastry chef. He’s a baseball fan. Together they’ve traveled miles together. Love sure is sweet!
Erica and Josh just ordered their wedding albums – a 12″ Leather Album and a set of 8″ Linen Books too! Can’t wait until they arrive!
Chelsie and Andrew were married on a GORGEOUS fall day here in Pittsburgh, and Loren was thrilled to be working with them. All day long I received texts from Loren telling me how Chelsie looked like a hottie (thanks in part to Lisa from Kiss And Makeup), and how happy she was with the wedding day. Truly put a smile on my face
Chelsie and Andrew have a little boy together (who is ADORABLE), and so their wedding brought them together even more. They were surrounded by lots of family and friends, and their dance floor was PACKED. Jeremy Gnass – there he goes being amazing once again on the DJ tables!
Here are some of Loren’s favorite images from the day – with lots of color and special moments:
Andy’s mom seeing her daughter-in-law in all of her bride-gear:
Love how Loren captured Chelsie coming down the aisle AND Andrew’s face so perfectly:
The wedding ceremony:
What a lovely, light church!
The bridesmaids looked simply gorgeous in fall plum purple.
Vibrant fall color (and her flowers – wow!):
Love the late afternoon sunlight, and the creative photos!
Some of their LeMont Pittsburgh wedding reception details:
A first dance under the chandeliers.
And expressions perfectly captured during the toasts!
Loren really gets in there on the dance floor – which is a must during these crazy parties!
And one of our favorite photos – Dad noshing on a cookie while dancing with the bride. He knows where it’s at!