Rachel and Andrew were married on a cold, December day at St. Bernard Church and the LeMont Restaurant. They were wonderful to work with all day, and obviously came from big, loving families. Their ceremony was extra-special because Rachel’s older brother was the officiating priest, and each portion of their vow to each other held loving, unifying weight. They were able to hold hands and say a prayer together before the ceremony, and after the ceremony they were able to hold each other and stay warm for photos!

They chose to have their wedding around Christmas, since it’s their favorite holiday and they wanted their wedding to reflect the warmth and joy of the season – I LOVE that! (Christmas is my favorite holiday, too. It’s no surprise my daughter’s name is Joy). In addition, Christmas is a time when families come together, and creating their own new family at that time of the year was significant.

Thank you, Rachel and Andrew, for having me with you on your wedding day! It was a true pleasure!

Their invitation suite was designed by a friend, and incorporated the Christmas colors.
Love a good photo of the groom’s ring! Sometimes it’s easy to focus on the engagement ring, but this one is important, too!
Kitty wanted to see what I was up to.
The flower girl getting final touches.
Rachel got ready in her childhood bedroom, an act I think is really significant!
I managed to get all of the guys out onto the side of St. Bernard for some photos before the ceremony started. I love the roof at this church – it’s so pretty and colorful!
Rachel and Andrew didn’t see each other before the ceremony, but they were able to hold hands around a door. I found this private location and placed them here. Sometimes it takes some orchestrating – that’s what I’m here for!
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I love the details and color inside of St. Bernard. That’s Rachel’s brother up at the altar!
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They incorporated Phillipino tradition into the ceremony with the cord and veil.
Bubble exits are always so fun!
Every bride needs to have a great photo with mom and dad on their wedding day!
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Crazy story! By the time we were able to get portraits of Rachel and Andrew outside it was practically dark. But, God was looking down on them (and me) that day and turned on the church flood lights! We used those lights for lots of these portraits. It’s all about light and having someone who can make the most of a crazy situation!
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Loved this photo in black and white, and the way her veil was blowing in that freezing cold wind!
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Again, all flood lights. Isn’t that crazy!?
We had to stop on Mt. Washington for a photo before heading over to the LeMont
All of the twinkle lights at The LeMont really set the scene.
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I love this photo, because it really captures the full room and the view from the LeMont’s main ballroom (upstairs).
Couples: Dance together on your wedding day, so we can get fun photos like this!
And finally, a photo of all of the siblings together!

Florist: Mt. Lebanon Floral

DJ/Band: Entertainment Tonite

Bakery: Prantl’s Bakery

Hair + Makeup: Pittsburgh Glam Team

Wedding Colors: Wine, Gold, Winter Greens, Ivory

Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero

Dress Shop: Bridal Beginning

Tuxedos: The Black Tux

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