When it is quiet season and the last wedding you shot was in the fall, you sort of go a little overboard on your blog preview! Of course, it was nearly impossible to narrow down the images from last weekends wedding. I can’t believe it’s already been a week since Hilary and Stefen’s magical Omni William Penn wedding. From first stepping foot into the bridal suite, we knew this day was going to be one to remember. The girls were full of excitement in their matching silk robes and Hilary was as calm as could be. Laugher and love filled the entire day. Even photographing her details were so much fun, those shoes! That incredible dress. The interactions as she gave gifts to her parents and grandparents. Every piece of the day made up the loveliness of their wedding.
We were able to do a first look and the bridal party portraits before the ceremony, and Pittsburgh smiled upon us for a wonderful sunny winter day. Not even cold enough to need a jacket!
The ceremony was beautiful, with Stefen’s dad officiating, personal (and memorized) vows and then an unexpected, amazing, first kiss dip! **which I made them replicate multiple times throughout the day, since it was that perfect. 🙂
We snuck over to a parking garage and some photos on one of Pittsburgh iconic bridges before heading to the Omni ballroom for some fun football themed bridal party photos before the reception commenced. The party was full of such joy, excitement and energy! This dance floor was always full – and Hilary and Stefen were at the center.
Every one was so welcoming and kind to me and my assistant, we felt so honored to be documenting their special day and can’t wait to hear all that comes of their one-of-a-kind love story!
Reception Venue – The Omni William Penn Hotel
Photographer – Wylie Images | Megan Wylie Ruffing
Second Photographer – Jeannine Bonadio Photography
Hairstylists: Tammy Hunkele and Patty Krah
Floral Design – Blossoms by Jillian
Entertainment – Eventures Weddings
Wedding Cake Design – Bethel Bakery
Bridal Shoes – Betsey Johnson
Bridesmaid Gowns – Vera Wang
Men’s Tuxedos – Men’s Warehouse