Amanda and Adam | Holy Cross Wedding

One of the first sunny days we had in over a month, and it couldn’t have come at a better time than for Amanda and Adam’s wedding day!  Upon arrival of the ladies’ getting ready location, Barry and I were delighted to step into a charming red brick house, clearly built earlier than the past century, with tons of character that only older homes have.  Maybe we are a little biased- our house was built in 1910- and there’s just something about the old school hardwood floors, rippled-glass windows, and quirky doorknobs that draw such character.  So naturally, we wanted to incorporate some of this character as we took Amanda’s getting ready pictures.

The level of detail that Amanda, Adam, and their families put into their wedding was nothing short of amazing.  One of my favorite touches was all of the bling- their ceremony programs were lined at the top with rhinestones, the champagne flutes had etched sparkle and bling-decorated stems, and even Amanda’s shoes were adorned with rhinestone embellishments!  This girl and I have similar style.

Amanda and Adam are one of those couples that just fit together perfectly.  It is the little things, like how they hold hands, how naturally Amanda cuddles into Adam’s arms when he gives her a hug.  It is really endearing to watch them together.  Even more endearing was seeing Adam as he watched his bride glide down the aisle.  You can see him trying to fight back the tears.  He was just in awe.

Take a look to see what I mean…

Wedding Dress | Rhinestone Belt | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Ah- just look at those rhinestone embellishments!  And pink shoes!  Love.

Pink Wedding Shoes | Rhinestone Embellishments | Engagement Ring on Old Doorknob | Rhinestone Wedding Earrings | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Bride Putting on Lipstick | Pink Floral Matching Bridal Party Robes | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Love how sweet these ladies are together.  And, love the matching robes!

Bride and Bridesmaids- Matching Floral Robes | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Not only was this wedding full of details, but also many sentimental moments.  Amanda’s grandmother let Amanda borrow her wedding ring to wear for the day.

Grandmother Giving Bride Engagement Ring | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Bride Putting On Dress | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Bride Putting On Dress | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

There’s nothing more sweet than a bride’s reveal to her father.  Especially, when the mother and mother-in-law are part of it by peeking in!

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Bride

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Here this gorgeous beauty is- in front of the charming house we love so much!

Bride

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Boutonniere Being Pinned on Groom | Pink Boutonniere | Holy Innocents Church | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Groom

Groom and Parents | Pink Boutonniere | Holy Innocents Church | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

The Flower Girls walking down the aisle, and the behind the scenes of the Mother of the Bride coaxing them down the aisle.  Can you find Leigh?

Flower Girls Walking Down Aisle | Pink Flowers| Holy Innocents Church | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Mother of Bride Coaxing Flower Girls Down Aisle | Pink Flowers |  Holy Innocents Church | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

I love dramatic entrances…

Bride Entering Ceremony | Holy Innocents Church | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Groom seeing bride walk down the aisle | Teary-eyed | Holy Innocents Church | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Father Walking Bride Down Aisle | Groom seeing bride walk down the aisle | Teary-eyed | Holy Innocents Church | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Bride and Groom at Alter | Holy Innocents Church | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Bridesmaids Watching Ceremony | Pink Bridesmaids Dresses | Pink Wedding Bouquets | Holy Innocents Church | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography Bride and Groom in Sanctuary | Holy Innocents Church | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Wedding Vows | Holy Innocents Church | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Bride and Groom Kiss | Holy Innocents Church | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Bride and Groom Recessional | Holy Innocents Church | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Bridal Party at West End Overlook  | Pink Bridesmaids Dresses | Pink Wedding Bouquets | Holy Innocents Church | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography Bridal Party at West End Overlook  | Pink Bridesmaids Dresses | Pink Wedding Bouquets | Holy Innocents Church | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Bride and Bridesmaids | West End Overlook  | Pink Bridesmaids Dresses | Pink Wedding Bouquets | Holy Innocents Church | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Bride and Bridesmaids | West End Overlook  | Pink Bridesmaids Dresses | Pink Wedding Bouquets | Holy Innocents Church | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Groom and Groomsmen | West End Overlook  | Pink Boutonnieres |  Holy Innocents Church | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Groomsmen Gifts | Fossil Watches | West End Overlook | Holy Innocents Church | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Just a little bit of primping before her portraits…

Bridesmaids Primping Bride| West End Overlook | Pink Bridesmaids Dresses | Pink Wedding Bouquets | Holy Innocents Church | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Bride

Bride

Bride

Groom

Groom

Bride and Groom| West End Overlook | Pink Wedding Bouquets | Holy Innocents Church | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Bride and Groom| West End Overlook | Pink Wedding Bouquets | Holy Innocents Church | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Bride and Groom| West End Overlook | Pink Wedding Bouquets | Holy Innocents Church | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Bride and Groom| West End Overlook | Pink Wedding Bouquets | Holy Innocents Church | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Bride and Groom| West End Overlook | Pink Wedding Bouquets | Holy Innocents Church | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Bride and Groom

Bride and Groom

Wedding Toasts |  Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Cake Cutting |  Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

First Dance |  Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

I love this sign on the bar… because people WERE up to shenanigans…Wedding Bar Signage | Reception Shenanigans | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh PhotographyReception Dance Floor Fun |  Dancing | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Reception Photo Booth Fun |  Dancing | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Reception Dance Floor Fun |  Dancing | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Reception Dance Floor Fun |  Dancing | Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Rhinestone Wedding Cake | Pittsburgh Cookie Table | Pink Floral Centerpieces | Pink Linens |  Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Rhinestone Toasting Flutes |  Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

And in case you need a little more sparkle to fulfill your daily bling quota…Wedding Rings and Sparkle |  Holy Cross Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Engagement Photographer | Lavender Leigh Photography

Cake: Bethel Bakery
Caterer: All the Best Catering
Ceremony Location: Holy Innocents
Ceremony Musician: Beth Barsh
DJ: Modern Era Weddings, Mad Mike
Event Coordinator: Occasion Creation Designs: Missy Martz
Florist: Dianne Killmeyer
Limo: Red Carpet Limousine
Photographer: Lavender Leigh Photography
Reception Venue: Holy Cross Banquet Hall
Wedding Gown: MB Bride

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dianne

Beautiful Pictures!

Carol Keel

Gorgeous wedding, beautiful photography. Love the bling!