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Angela + CJ | Heinz Chapel & Mansions on Fifth

Angela + CJ | Heinz Chapel & Mansions on Fifth

Even though this wedding took place in November, it gives me all of the Valentine’s day feels! Those lush red and pink florals created by The Farmer’s Daughter, the sweet and romantic look created by Hannah Conard Beauty and the beautiful backdrop of Heinz Chapel, Mellon Park and Mansions on Fifth. I was seriously swooning all day long! I hope that you have the most amazing day with your loved ones!

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Wedding Guest Style Guide

Wedding Guest Style Guide

The Holiday season is in full swing!  With a full line-up of New Year’s celebrations planned for this weekend and engagement rings popping up all over, it is a great time to talk a little bit about what you and your guests should be wearing to the big event!

Are you planning your own wedding, or celebrating your bestie this year?  With many different types of weddings and events, it is sometimes hard to know what to wear, even with a suggested dress code!  You definitely do not want to leave your guests confused!  Have no fear and cue the hallelujahs!  The Black Tux, an online tuxedo rental company that offers a well-curated selection of stylish, modern  formalwear, recently shared The Wedding Guest Style Guide with my team!  This will definitely help point you and your guests in the right direction!

Wedding Guest Style Guide

Whew!  That is a lot of awesome and useful information!  Here are just a few of my suggestions for being a stellar guest on your bestie’s wedding day!

  1.  DO adhere to the couple’s dress code request.  If it says black tie, please (PLEASE) do not show up in khakis and a button down.  Just don’t!  Likewise, if they are having a casual beach wedding, don’t show up in a tuxedo jacket with tails and bowtie, (unless you don’t mind being the entertainment for the evening!)
  2. DON’T wear white to a wedding (unless you are specifically asked to) EVER!  White (off-white and ivory too) are usually reserved for the bride.  You don’t want to be “that girl” for the entire night.
  3. DO dress for the venue, location and season!  (Those stiletto heals are gorg, but not practical for a garden wedding).  Make sure to always have a sweater for a Spring or Fall wedding and a full on winter coat, gloves, hat and scarf for the Winter one’s!
  4. DON’T wear the wedding colors.  Only the wedding party and immediate family have rights to the color of the day.  You don’t want the photographer pestering you for photos every time they do a group shot of the bridal party anyways!
  5. DO wear something that you are comfortable in!  Something too short or too tight is never a good idea on the dance floor!  Also, don’t forget an extra pair of dancing shoes if you decide to wear those stilettos!
  6. DON’T dress inappropriately!  Be respectful of everyone in attendance.  Overly sexy looks should be saved for your own date nights. 😉
  7. When in doubt, DON’T underdress…you can always take that sweater off at the reception; unless of course you want an excuse to borrow that cute groomsman’s suit jacket!

The Black Tux offers a wide variety of high quality tuxedo, suit, and accessory rentals for the groom, groomsmen, guests, and all the other important men in your life!  Ladies, if you too are interested in renting a bit of luxury from some of the top designers around for your next wedding celebration, be sure to check out Rent the Runway!

So who is headed to a wedding soon??  What will you be wearing?

Rebecca + Landon | September 23, 2016 – Settlers Cabin Park

Rebecca + Landon | September 23, 2016 - Settlers Cabin Park

When Rebecca contacted me to photograph their intimate wedding at Settlers Cabin Park with just their immediate family present, I was thrilled!  The ceremony would be short but she wanted close to two hours of portraits of just the two of them,

BE STILL MY HEART!

Even better the weather was absolutely perfect!  The sunlight streaming in at the location they chose was absolutely gorgeous and the lush greens that mark the end of summer were the absolute perfect backdrop.

The portrait portion was a dream.  They were so comfortable together and everything was just effortless.  Enjoy their beautiful wedding day portraits!

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Sara + Michael | August 21, 2016 – Palisadium, Cliffside NJ + NYC Skyline

Sara + Michael | August 21, 2016 - Palisadium, Cliffside NJ + NYC Skyline

We posted a couple of weeks ago the engagement session that we shot in Brooklyn and now the wedding that brought us to the big city!  Sara and Michael had a beautiful day with a venue overlooking the Manhattan skyline and despite some rain, their first look and portraits were absolutely beautiful outdoors on the Hudson River.

They had a traditional Orthodox Jewish ceremony and I loved the energy and excitement around the entire wedding day.  They moved the ceremony indoors to a gorgeous ballroom and their reception setup was surrounded with windows and views of the city.

Absolutely loved every part of this wedding and having Kristy Lumsden Photography along as my second shooter.
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Brittney + George | August 6, 2016 | Heinz Chapel + Club at Nevillewood

Brittney + George | August 6, 2016 | Heinz Chapel + Club at Nevillewood

There is not enough room to properly showcase this wedding day on my blog.  Brittney and George’s wedding day was straight out of a movie.  Everything was perfectly directed, the scene was gorgeous and the bride and groom were absolutely in love and naturals in front of the camera.

Brittney and George chose to see one another before the ceremony in a first look (which is quite literally my favorite thing in the world!)  We chose Pitt’s campus as the backdrop before their Heinz Chapel wedding and the lush greens and beautiful stone were the perfect backdrop.  I am in LOVE with their portraits and I had a narrowing down what to share.

After a beautiful ceremony, Brittney and George chose to stop at the lock bridge in Oakland to place their own lock to commemorate their wedding day and the bond of their love.  Then we headed to the Club at Nevillewood where a gorgeous reception had been set and a night of dancing awaited.

I loved everything about this wedding day!  So happy to share it with you today!

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Katy + Brian | July 3, 2016 | Omni Bedford Springs

Katy + Brian | July 3, 2016 | Omni Bedford Springs

When I first met Katy and Brian we clicked. Katy was absolutely positive about what she wanted her wedding day to look like and her vision came to life even better then I think she could have imagined. The Omni at Bedford Springs is already an amazing backdrop, but when you add in a bright color palette and The Farmer’s Daughter on florals and Erin Alexander on stationery, you know you are in for a real treat.

Each bouquet and centerpiece was unique and stunning. The outdoor ceremony space was instantly transformed into a colorful celebration of their sweet love story. Because everything was at the same location, Katy and Brian opted to do a first look. What better location to meet your love on your wedding day then then the bridge that overlooks the grand entrance at the Omni. They had a beautiful private moment together before joining their bridal party and family to do portraits beforehand.

The beautiful outdoor ceremony was personal with a close friend officiating and another crooning them with her voice and ukelele and the reception was a celebration with close friends and family with a dance floor that cannot be rivaled.

The entire day was so beautifully executed and we were thrilled to be a part of the day.  The details were just so incredible that there are many, many photos of them!  Enjoy!

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