At long last, it was Brigette’s wedding day! Brigette and I had first talked about photographing her wedding about eighteen months ago, and after a minor date change and some location swapping, the plans were set.

Justin’s family made the trip from Ohio to Brigette’s hometown for the wedding.

The photography began with the groom and groomsmen at the hotel, then continued over at Brigette’s mom’s house, where Brigette, her sister (and maid-of-honor), her two brothers, and her mom all got ready.

I love this moment Brigette and her mom shared as they hurried towards the car to get to the ceremony!

Then it was off to the ceremony at St. Mark’s Parish in Liberty Boro. I don’t typically feature a lot of ceremony photographs here on my blog, but the lighting in this church was phenomenal! Many churches can be dark, but this church was filled with natural light, just making the warm wood background glow. If you are looking for a church in the South/East Pittsburgh suburbs, I highly recommend this one for weddings, and I couldn’t help but feature several photographs here on my blog of the ceremony.

Bride’s Hairstyling: The groom’s sister did a fabulous job!
Ceremony Venue: St. Mark’s Parish-Liberty Boro Site
Officiant: Bride’s uncle
Reception Venue: Holiday Inn in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
Catering: Woody’s Catering in McKeesport, Pennsylvania
Photography: Kristen Wynn Photography of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Palm Bay, Florida

After the ceremony, we headed to Renziehausen Park in McKeesport for some bride and groom portraits, and then it was off to the reception at the Holiday Inn in West Mifflin.

As the sun set, we ducked outside for some final bride and groom portraits around the hotel. There was even a fair of some sort going on that day and some of the guests gathered outside to watch the fireworks.

Brigette and Justin have a honeymoon planned later on, but they took a few days to go camping after the wedding and enjoy some time together as newlyweds. I actually saw them on the highway the next morning, with their “Just Married” sign still emblazoning the car’s window!

Everyone formed a circle around the bride and Justin had to try to break through to get to Brigette!

Congratulations, you two, and thank you so much for having me as part of your special day. You were truly a delight to work with and I wish you so much happiness!




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Please enjoy more images from Dana and Brad’s wedding. As always, music is used with permission.

Family, friends, and invited guests, please check out their gallery here or click “View and Order Prints” on the menu to the left. The password is the date of the wedding as MMDDYYYY-please contact the bride and groom if you have any questions!




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I recently accompanied my sister Kristen as her assistant on Dana and Brad’s wedding in Hopewell Township and Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. One thing that really struck me was how wonderfully nice the Hopewell Township area is-this is a beautiful, quaint part of the Pittsburgh area and everyone was so friendly.

Wedding Professionals that made the day a huge success:

Hairstyling-Tina’s Hair Design in Oakdale, PA

Gown Designer-Casablanca Bridal

Ceremony Venue-Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Hopewell Township, PA

Reception Venue-The Timberhouse at Rolling Acres Golf Course in Beaver Falls, PA

Floral Design-All Occasion Silk Creations

Entertainment-DJ Donna Music Express

Cake Design-Carol’s Cakes in Aliquippa, PA

I know that Kristen just adored working with Dana and her family, especially her sister Jessica, who was a classmate of Kristen’s back at Robert Morris University for graduate school.

Dana’s mother did all the flower arrangements for the wedding day and they were beautiful. There was a lot of attention to detail down to the tiny flowers on the bubble and program baskets. She doesn’t just service the Pittsburgh area-she does destination weddings and ships all over, so definitely check out her work! Everything looked gorgeous.

Dana and Brad were so easygoing and the wedding was an absolute pleasure to work with no stress whatsoever. Dana’s mom really welcomed us into her family.

Dana and Brad chose to do a first look and see each other before the ceremony. This is definitely a personal decision that each couple has to make for themselves, but it is a nice time saver on the wedding day and also allows for a private moment between the bride and groom.

This image was captured by Kristen as Dana’s dad gave the bride away.

Dana’s gown was unique in that it was light gold/champagne in color instead of the typical white or ivory-it really sparkled. Dana was pretty much willing to do anything for a photograph, and Kristen’s favorite is this one of the couple in purple flowers on the side of the road-being willing to go off the beaten path results in wonderfully unique images.

Congratulations to Dana and Brad–I hope you enjoyed your Orlando honeymoon! I know they really enjoy Walt Disney World and working for the airlines, I hope you get a chance to take many more trips there over the course of a long, long marriage and happy life together!

Thanks so much for having Kristen Wynn Photography!

-Allison Wynn on behalf of Kristen Wynn Photography

 


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Rebecca Jeanne said: | May 29, 2012 - 04:05:39 |

Kristen, you did such a LOVELY job!!!! Gorgeous!!

Kimberly said: | May 29, 2012 - 04:05:58 |

These are stunning, each and every one of them. Kristen, your attention to detail is spot-on. Both of the images with the Father-of-the-bride brought tears to my eyes. I can feel the love and raw emotion. The bride’s gown is gorgeous. I love the images of the couple with the purple flowers and the last one needs to be on a magazine cover! Fantastic work Kristen!

Susan Harman said: | May 29, 2012 - 07:05:47 |

Kristen, you are amazing! Thank you for all your hard work spent photographing Dana and Brad’s wedding! We cannot express how much we appreciate the time and energy you put toward capturing their special day. Every image is so beautiful; it’s hard to pick a favorite. There are so many sweet moments that we were not even aware were photographed at the time.

We very much enjoyed working with you and greatly appreciate the kind words regarding the flowers.

We have received so many compliments from wedding guests on your work and professionalism. Again, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for going above and beyond anything we could have imagined! 🙂



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Here’s some additional images from Kristina and Josh’s November wedding! Please enjoy!




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