There's something so personal about photographing a wedding in someone's own home. Kate & Christian's wedding took place in Kate's parents' backyard garage (this is no ordinary garage, I promise!) in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania. You might recognize Kate from the Tom Henry Chevy commercials and billboards (we saw Kate on a billboard while driving to the wedding ceremony - it was awesome!). But I digress. This honestly might be one of the sweetest, most genuine and loving groups of people we've been privileged to work with! The couple, parents, and bridal party went out of their way to make sure we, the photographers, were taken care of - which meant so much, considering we were just vendors documenting the day!
We started off at Kate's childhood home, photographing all of the gorgeous bridal details, incorporating in an antique family heirloom silver serving tray. While the ladies were putting on their final touches, Brianna (Matron of Honor) and Kate shared a special moment together - Brianna, who was a few months pregnant at the time, gave Kate a colored garter to reveal the gender of Brianna's baby. And as you'll see from the photos, it's a boy! Such an exciting (and precious) moment to witness!
After Kate was in her dress, she shared a first look with her father - the first man in her life. It was an emotional moment - there wasn't a dry eye in the room (including mine!). We spent some time taking photos of the ladies and then headed over to the church to snap some photos of the groom and his groomsmen. After the ceremony, we traveled back to Kate's childhood home for some bride and groom portraits and then on to the multi-car "garage" in the back for the reception (which seemed like it was almost built for their wedding day), where Kate and Christian danced the night away!
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for having us as a part of your day, Kate and Christian!
Bride’s Dress: Carlisle’s of Pittsburgh
Bride’s Seamstress: Laurel, from Laurel Sewing Shop in Bethel Park
Bride’s Shoes: Betsey Johnson’s Betsey Blue line
Hair: Salon Rena
Makeup: The Bride!
Tuxes: Joseph A Bank
Band/DJ: Wilson DJ Service
Flowers: Julie James Design
Caterer: The Pines Tavern
Cake/Desserts: The Pines Tavern, cake by Kallista Durbin
Videographer: Brandon Jones & Tara Skinner