Sam and Anthony have been waiting a long time for this day to come - five and a half years, to be exact! Their stories (and families) were intertwined long before their wedding day - Anthony was actually good friends with the bride's older sister before they even started dating! Ever since I photographed these two at Moraine State Park last spring (see their engagement photos here!) I've been counting down the days til their wedding day!

Sam wore the most gorgeous, flowing (and not to mention spin-worthy) Pnina Tornai gown (bought from Kleinfeld Bridal - yes, the bridal store from "Say Yes to the Dress" 😉). As a bride who loves details possibly just as much as I do, Sam had the most gorgeous lavender and purple bridal details to compliment the color scheme of her wedding day! While Sam was putting on her wedding shoes, she noticed a surprise note left by Anthony on her shoe, too - so thoughtful!!

These two opted for a traditional first look inside the church (with Anthony seeing Sam for the first time coming down the aisle!) and let me tell you - I was choking up behind my camera as they BOTH started tearing up. Then Sam's dad started tearing up, watching Sam's HUGE smile through her tears of joy. Then I look over and see Sam's mom and almost every single bridesmaid crying - all of the happy tears!!

After the ceremony, we snuck off to one of my favorite little spots near the Pittsburgh Marriott North for photos, then back to the Marriott (where I used to work and serve food at weddings - small world!) for a reception with a live band (shout out to Bachelor Boys Band for doing an amazing job!). I am SO excited to share this wedding and couldn't be more excited for these two as they being their lives together. Congratulations, Sam and Anthony! You two are the best!


Ceremony: St. Bernadette Roman Catholic Church

Reception: Pittsburgh Marriott North

Bride's Dress: Kleinfeld's Bridal, Pnina Tornai

Bridesmaid Dresses: The Exquisite Bride

Hair: Hair Masters (Maryanne)

Bride's Makeup: Camille Comfort (bridesmaid)

Live Reception Entertainment: Bachelor Boys Band

Cake: Tin Man Sweets

Florist: Holiday Florist

Videographer: Just Hitched Wedding Films

Mensware: Jack's Tuxedo

Invitations:Dianne Campbell (a family friend)

Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer: Jenna Hidinger Photography