Joelle and Dale have been together for ten years and they were married on a beautiful September day!
I knew they met at Speers St. Grill – but I mistakenly thought this was the site of their first date. it wasn’t – it’s where they actually first saw each other, when Joelle was Dale’s server in the restaurant! It seems only fitting that we get a few photos in that area of town.
Joelle is part of a special group of ladies – we’ve been so honored to have done weddings for quite a few of what we affectionately refer to as our Belle Vernon ladies – Michelle, Liza, Natalie, Leah, Laura, and Joelle – my apologies if I forgot any of you! These ladies all grew up in Belle Vernon or are friends with our brides from Belle Vernon – we just love this crew and they have together.
Joelle got ready at her parents’ house while Dale got ready at their home – it was so fun to incorporate their 3 dogs and their cat into the photos! Joelle incorporated a piece of her mother’s dress into her bouquet wrap. Dale’s mother was remembered with a donation to Susan G. Komen as well as all the proceeds from the dollar/bridal dance going to the breast cancer charity as well in her memory.
The ceremony was Russian Orthodox and here’s an interesting part of the Russian Orthodox ceremony – dad walks the bride in, and then at the back of the church, the couple does a betrothal ceremony then comes down the aisle together. I love the symbolism of that.
At the reception, the Doubletree Meadowlands looked gorgeous with soft colors and candlelight. They incorporated some Italian heritage with a gelato bar – a nod to their honeymoon in Italy!
Note to the couple:

Joelle and Dale, thank you for choosing us to photograph your special day! It was a pleasure to work with the two of you! We thank you for choosing Kristen Wynn Photography and wish you a lifetime of love and happiness always. Congratulations!

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Invitation: The Design Brewery
Prep location: Private homes
Gown Designer: Martina Liana
Bridal Salon: Bridal Beginning
Shoes: Nordstrom
Bride’s Jewelry: Zales
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridal Beginning/Sorella Vita
Men’s Formalwear: Macy’s
Handmade Ties: David Cook
Flowergirl Dress: My Little Girl Dress
Florist: Fields of Heather
Hair Stylist: Snoballs Hair and Tanning Salon
Make-Up Artist: Simone Jene Makeup
Hotel Accommodations: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Meadow Lands
Transportation: TDF Limousine
Cinematographer: Just Hitched Wedding Films
Ceremony venue: Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church
Reception venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Meadow Lands
Cake: Oakmont Bakery
Gelato Bar: Mercurio’s
Catering: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Meadow Lands
Entertainment: J. Walker Creative Productions
Rings: Joyce’s Jewelry
Linens: Linen Hero by Chair Covers and Linens
Favors: Almonds from Moio’s Italian Pastry Shop & Dog Treats from Tail Bangers
Cookie Table Design: Angie Dzurinko
Rehearsal Dinner Location: The Back Porch Restaurant
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography

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