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Lauren + John: Pittsburgh Wedding Photos

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Lauren + John: Pittsburgh Wedding Photos

Lauren and John have been together for ELEVEN years. How amazing is that?! These two have a big group of friends and have attended countless weddings this year - when we went over to Lauren and John’s house for detail & final prep photos, I noticed that one side of their fridge was completely covered in save the dates - and that is NOT an exaggeration! There were even some spilling onto the front of their fridge - it was unbelievable!

It’s easy to see how these two have such a large group of supportive friends and family surrounding them - they are two of the easiest, most laid back people to be around! Their wedding fell on one of the first cool days in October, which made it really start to feel like fall! For their ceremony, Lauren and John had buckets of each of their favorite beers (IC Light and Miller Lite, respectively) for their guests to enjoy, and after the ceremony, their pup joined them for a few family photos. Lauren and John were total naturals in front of the camera and made my job EXTRA fun with all of their dips and twirls!

We finished off the night celebrating their marriage at the Columbian Room in Wexford! Congratulations on your marriage, Lauren and John! So thankful to have been a part of your day!

Vendors:

Ceremony: Richland Township Community Park Pavilion

Reception: The Columbian Room

Hair & Makeup: Hats Off Hair Design

Bride’s Dress: Michaels Bridal in Pines Plaza

Bridesmaid Dresses: Banana Republic

Menswear: Tuxedo Junction

Invitations: Designed by the Bride using Vista Print

Photography: Jenna Hidinger Photography

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Carly & Nick: White Barn Wedding Photos

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Carly & Nick: White Barn Wedding Photos

I can’t lie to you - I’ve been looking forward to Carly and Nick’s wedding day ever since I first met them! You might remember Carly and Nick from their Christmas Historic Harmony engagement session last year (click here to see it!) - after that session, I knew their wedding was going to be all kinds of fun - and it most certainly was!

You might’ve seen a recent wedding trend where a best man or groomsman dresses up like a bride for a “fake” first look. Well… Carly and the groomsmen staged a fake first look for Nick, too! And he was COMPLETELY surprised! But don’t worry, Carly didn’t use her real dress - just one she found at a consignment shop! And in lieu of a bouquet, the “bride” carried a beer! 😂

So many other beautiful and unique details made Carly and Nick’s day one to remember! From Carly and her dad’s entrance to the ceremony via horse and carriage, to a “lit” reception entrance (you’ll see what I mean 😏), to a larger-than-lifesize cutout of their dog that they danced with for their first song, this beautiful day was certainly one to remember. And it was all the sweeter remembering mine and Nick’s own wedding day at the very same venue nearly three years ago!

Carly and Nick, you both are a JOY to know. I am so thankful to have been a part of your day! Congratulations on your beautiful marriage! 💛

Vendor:

Ceremony & Reception: The White Barn

Event Planner: Em & E Events (Emily Capitano)

Bride’s Dress: Alfred Angelo

Makeup: Wanderlust Beauty Studio

Florist: Lea’s Floral Shop

Caterer: Medure’s Catering

Cake: Tin Man Sweets

Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal

Menswear: Jack’s Tuxedo

Invitations: Minted

Furniture Rental: Vintage Alley

Horse and Carriage: Tim Swickraths Pony Rides

Guest Book: Happy Lil Canvases

Officiant: Pastor Ann

DJ: PowerBomb Productions

Videographer: Just Hitched Wedding Films

White Barn Wedding Photos by Jenna Hidinger Photography

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Kayla + Collin: Succop Nature Park Wedding Photos

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Kayla + Collin: Succop Nature Park Wedding Photos

What an absolutely STUNNING day this was to be a part of! Kayla and Colin tied the knot at Succop Nature Park on a glorious September afternoon. There were so many beautiful DIY elements that made this wedding come to life, and so many different family members that contributed to the day in so many ways. Kayla and Colin, it was such an honor to be a part of your day! Praying all the best for you two as you head into this next adventure together! 💛

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Kayla + Michael: Chadwick Wedding Photos

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Kayla + Michael: Chadwick Wedding Photos

September 8, 2018 marks 8 years of Kayla and Michael’s relationship. What better way to spend their 8 year anniversary than to create a NEW anniversary - this one for their wedding day!

I’ve had the privilege of really getting to know Kayla and Michael over the last two years, since their engagement session nearly two years ago (Click here to see their photos!). I’ve seen ups and downs in their lives, but what remained steady: their relationship and their love for each other. These two have already lived out many of the vows they took on their wedding day, but hearing them confirm their vows in front of their closest friends and family even brought tears to my eyes!

Not only are Kayla and Michael amazing, but so was their bridal party and family, who welcomed us with the most open arms! We truly can’t thank each of you enough for making us feel like a part of the party (and for making me an honorary bridesmaid 😉). And Kayla and Michael - you two truly are amazing, and I am so blessed to know you! And without further ado - check out some of my favorite photos from Kayla and Michael’s wedding day!

Vendors:

Makeup: Allison Renock Makeup

Cake: Lincoln Bakery

Ceremony & Reception: The Chadwick

DJ: Jason Lacko

Bridesmaid Dresses: Vera Wang from David’s Bridal

Bride’s Dress: Truly Zac Posen at Davids Bridal

Invitations: The Wedding Suite by Shutterfly

Officiant: Reverend Mark Dinuzzio

Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer: Jenna Hidinger Photography

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Jenna + Tom: Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Wedding Photos

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Jenna + Tom: Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Wedding Photos

The quote that kept playing in my mind throughout Jenna and Tom’s wedding day: "Gatsby looked at Daisy in a way that every young girl wanted to be looked at." Not because their wedding had anything at all to do with The Great Gatsby, but because that’s the only way I could think to describe the way Tom kept looking at Jenna throughout their wedding day: just completely in love!

I think it’s safe to say that those who know Jenna and Tom know how well they light up a room together. Their day was packed FULL of laughter, and full of people from all over the world. With Tom being from England, and Jenna being from Pennsylvania, their wedding day was the most beautiful mesh of customs and details from both cultures - and had some of the kindest people in the world! Everyone spent a TON of time out on the dance floor, dancing the night away with the Bachelor Boys Band - which is why you’ll see so many reception photos near the end. What a party!

Jenna and Tom, it as a total honor to be a part of your wedding day! Thank you so much for having us, trusting us, and just for being so kind. You both are wonderful, and we wish you all the best!

Vendors:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Coordination: Your Big Day

Bride’s Dress: Bridal Beginnings

Makeup Arist: Janneth Avila

Hair Artist: Liz Macey (Gallery Salon)

Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie

Menswear: Dobell (UK)

Invitations: Minted

Flowers: Budget Blossoms by Jillian

Catering: Hazelnut Catering

Band: Bachelor Boys Band

Cake: Bethel Bakery

Tent, Linens, Light: Ambassador Tent Rental

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Wedding Photographer: Jenna Hidinger Photography

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Elizabeth + Jason: The Pennsylvanian Wedding Photos

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Elizabeth + Jason: The Pennsylvanian Wedding Photos

We arrived at the Pennsylvanian early the day of Elizabeth and Jason’s wedding to drop off our equipment. As we gathered our light stands and sandbags, I looked up into the rotunda of the Pennsylvanian and felt a familiar sense of wonder at it’s unique beauty. Built in 1900 as Pittsburgh’s Union Station, this building has remained a place that draws all types of people from all walks of life - then, as a train station, now, as an event venue (and apartment!). And, of course, this venue was THE perfect fit for Elizabeth and Jason, who currently live in Chicago, and had people from lots of different areas joining them to celebrate their marriage.

One of my absolute favorite touches from Elizabeth and Jason’s ceremony was the location of their ceremony. Right under the front rotunda in the photo you see below, there’s a pillar with the word “Chicago” written over top. To the left of the Chicago pillar, there’s a pillar that says “Pittsburgh” overtop, and to the right of the Chicago pillar, one that says “New York.” Elizabeth and Jason are from Chicago (as I mentioned before), both went to the same school (NYU) in New York (they didn’t know each other at the time - but what an amazing coincidence!), and tied the knot in Pittsburgh. So, of course, it was perfectly fitting to have their ceremony right under the Chicago pillar! It seems like that venue was made JUST for them! And it’s not only where they had their ceremony that paid homage to their journey - but the colors they chose for their wedding, too! Purple and silver are NYU’s colors, perfectly symbolizing a large point of connection in their relationship!

We had an absolute blast photographing these two (even in the crazy Pittsburgh heat and humidity!) and are so thankful to have been a part of their day! Congratulations, Elizabeth and Jason! 💛

Vendors:

Ceremony & Reception: The Pennsylvanian

Hotel Accommodations: The Westin Hotel

Catering: Rania’s Catering

Invitations: Minted

Bride’s Dress: Honey Bridal in Chicago; gown designed by Rebecca Shoneveld

Hair: Elisha Evans Styling

Makeup: Mock Makeup (Danielle Mock)

DJ: Jeremy Ganss Productions

Florist: Bloomer’s Floral

Videographer: Dorosh Documentaries

Pennsylvanian Wedding Photos provided by Jenna Hidinger Photography

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Koreen + Kurt: Renshaw Family Farms Wedding Photos

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Koreen + Kurt: Renshaw Family Farms Wedding Photos

I've had the privilege of photographing two weddings within weeks of each other this year at Renshaw Family Farms in Freeport, PA! And I have to say - it's quickly becoming one of my favorite farm wedding venues, not just for the gorgeous sweeping scenery or all of the beautiful little photo spots - not even for the outstanding staff who go above and beyond in every single way - I truly believe that something about Renshaw Farms draws the sweetest, kindest, most loving couples (I've photographed three and counting here! Check out Kaitlyn & Marshall's here, and Maddie & Tyson's here). Koreen and Kurt were absolutely NO exception and were a joy to work with on their wedding day! If you missed their spring engagement session a few months ago, you HAVE to check it out. We hit up the most beautiful spring scenery (including pink trees!) at just the right time! See it here!

On Koreen and Kurt's wedding day, it was supposed to rain. But instead, it turned out to be one of the most beautiful days of the week! Koreen arranged the florals herself (girl has some serious talent!) and even made the flower crowns that her daughter, Kenlee, and the other flower girls wore. Speaking of Koreen and Kurt's daughter - one of my favorite moments of the wedding was when Kenlee was walking down the aisle and realized that her dad was standing at the end of it. She let out a loud "Daddy!" and ran the rest of the way down to him, where he, beaming, took her hand.

After the ceremony, Koreen, Kurt, and Kenlee entered the reception barn, all grinning ear to ear, where friends and family toasted to their new adventure, and danced the night away. We snuck out for a few evening portraits right at sunset - and let me tell you, they were worth scrolling all the way to the bottom of this post to see!

Koreen and Kurt, I cannot thank you enough for the honor of being a part of your day. The three of you make an amazing family, and I am so honored that I got to be a part of your journey towards becoming husband and wife!

For vendor information, scroll to the very bottom! But in the mean time - enjoy a few of my favorite moments from Koreen & Kurt's wedding day!

Vendors:

Ceremony & Reception: Renshaw Family Farms (Freeport, PA)

Cake: Patti's Pasticceria Inc.

DJ: DJ Colt

Makeup: Shannon Cole

Hair: Headlines by Jackie

Bride's Dress: Bridal Beginnings (Allure)

Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal

Invitations: Ace Brothers Printing

Caterer: Cracked Egg Catering Co.

Violinist: Megan Reilly

Selfie Station: Action Inc. Brandon Battista 

 

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Abby + Dave: The Grand Hall at the Priory Wedding Photos

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Abby + Dave: The Grand Hall at the Priory Wedding Photos

The Grand Hall at the Priory has been on my "bucket list" of wedding venues to photograph a wedding at in Pittsburgh for a while, so you can imagine how excited I was when Abby and Dave contacted me to photograph their wedding there! Just to give a little background, the Grand Hall was built in 1894 and operated as "St. Mary's Church" by German immigrants (per the Priory's website), and maintains much of the classic church architecture, including the large organ pipes on a balcony overlooking the ceremony & reception space.

I met Abby and Dave at a previous wedding a few years ago, where Abby was a bridesmaid! It's always a HUGE honor when someone who was a part of a wedding I photographed reaches out when their wedding day comes around! 💛 And let me tell you, this wedding did NOT disappoint! The classic elegance of the Grand Hall meshed perfectly with Abby and Dave's vision for their day. I could go on and on about how absolutely stunning this day was, but I think the photos speak for themselves, so I'll let them do their job! 😉 Congratulations on your marriage, Abby and Dave!

Vendors:

Ceremony & Reception: The Grand Hall at the Priory

Invitations: Dina Paola Designs

Bride's Dress: Bridal Beginnings

Hair & Makeup: Caviar & Curls

Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie

Florist: Kathy Bonessi

DJ: Pittsburgh DJ Company

Cake & Cupcakes: Priory Bakery Shop

Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer: Jenna Hidinger Photography

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Lindsay + Ryan: Hidden Valley Resort Wedding Photos

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Lindsay + Ryan: Hidden Valley Resort Wedding Photos

Ohhh friends. This is a good one!!! I am SO excited to share Lindsay and Ryan's Hidden Valley Resort wedding photos today! One of the BEST perks about being a wedding photographer is working with couples on one of the very best days of their lives. There's always so much joy and love, and for Lindsay and Ryan, I'm pretty sure that joy and love was doubled! These two might be two of the kindest individuals we've had the pleasure to photograph, and we quickly felt like fast friends with these two!

The wedding day started out with photographing the bridal details, and of COURSE, I had to incorporate some of the resort's amazing lodge-like decor! I took over their lobby for about thirty minutes to get these shots (all good things take time! 😉) but it was totally worth it for the final result!

After details and the final getting ready touches, Lindsay stepped right outside her getting ready room to a beautiful stone and wood staircase for a first look with her soon-to-be husband (Not sure what a first look is or if you should do one?! Click here!), followed by portraits of the two of them around Hidden Valley's amazing property, as well as bridal party photos.

Shortly after, we reconvened at the Stone Patio at Hidden Valley Resort for the main event: a gorgeous and heartfelt ceremony, decorated with bright blooms and sweet smiles! After, everyone headed over to the Lodge to celebrate with tons of dancing and amazing food! We were even able to sneak these two out for some sunset photos! ☺️

Lindsay and Ryan, it was truly such an honor to be a part of your day. We are so thankful to know you both and pray all the very best for you on this new adventure!

Vendors:

Event Coordinator: Eileen Crawford - Special Occasions Coordinator at Hidden Valley/Seven Springs

Ceremony: The Stone Patio at Hidden Valley Resort (PA)

Officiants: Traci Marriott Bowman and Dave Bowman

Reception: The Lodge at Hidden Valley Resort (PA)

Florist: Linda Brown's Floral

Invitations: Kim McCartney (family friend)

Makeup: Pretty Hair Salon, Valerie Dixon

Hair: Pretty Hair Salon, Christina Oros

Bride's Dress: Exquisite Bride

Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal

Menswear: Men's Wearhouse

Cake: Hidden Valley/Seven Springs Chef

Linens: Table Talk Linens

 

DJ: 2nd II None Productions

 

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Sam & Matt: Pittsburgh Airport Marriott Wedding Photos

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Sam & Matt: Pittsburgh Airport Marriott Wedding Photos

You might remember this duo from their Phipp's Conservatory engagement session last summer (click here to check it out!)! Sam and Matt tied the knot in July at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott on a gorgeous summer day, surrounded by so many of their family and friends! Their ceremony took place in the beautiful courtyard of the hotel, surrounded by flower bushes and officiated by Sam's Mamaw - which was so incredibly sweet and personal!

The ceremony was followed by one heck of a party (when 2nd II None Productions is DJing, it's always a party!), along with the most amazing cupcakes I think I've ever had in my life by the Flour & Sugar Cakery.

Congratulations, Sam and Matt! It was such an honor to be a part of your beautiful day!!

Vendors:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Pittsburgh Airport Marriott

Makeup: Blake Artistry

Bride's Dress: Bridal Beginnings 

Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal

Florist: Parkway Florist

Cake: Flour & Sugar Cakery

DJ: 2nd II None Productions

Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer: Jenna Hidinger Photography

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