Kim and Nick | Shannopin Country Club Wedding

Happy summer, friends!  From June into the beginning of July, we were incredibly busy, photographing two weddings in Pittsburgh, a wedding celebration in Florida, and a wedding in New York!  It is time for me to catch up on blogging some of the fabulous days we’ve been a part of.

One of the gorgeous Pittsburgh weddings was the marriage of Kim and Nick at Shannopin Country Club.  It was a blue-sky, bright, and sunny day.  The type of day that was so clear, you could see for miles if standing at the top of a hill.  That is exactly where the wedding ceremony took place for Kim and Nick, right outside of the Country Club, on top of a hill that has the most beautiful view into Pittsburgh.  You could see the city skyscraper tops while watching Kim and Nick say their I Dos!

Maybe it was Kim’s champagne wedding gown with a lace overlay that had me enamored from the start.  Or, maybe it was the blush, gold, and sparkle detail that created such a soft and glamorous palette!  We couldn’t take a bad picture, especially with such a radiant wedding couple and fun bridal party.

There were numerous fun and memorable moments throughout their day, and it came down to two without a tiebreaker as my favorites.  Just minutes before the ceremony, I hop into the ladies’ locker room and hear dance music playing.  I round the corner, and catch Kim and her bridesmaids dancing like no one was watching.  There were hands up in the air and booties shaking, and I couldn’t help but dance along as I snapped a few pictures.

Then, as the ceremony began, and the bridesmaids were walking down the aisle, I hear a voice behind me complimenting each bridesmaid as she reached the end of the aisle.  “You look lovely, Hilary!” Then “Catie, how pretty that dress is!”  I silently laugh (this is a first time I’ve ever heard commentary as I photograph the processional) and turn to see Nick smiling from ear to ear as he speaks to each bridesmaid.  Then his lovely strawberry-blond haired bride walks through the patio doors of the Country Club and down the aisle, and Nick’s excitement and anticipation were endearingly obvious because he became dead silent.  Just a *HUGE* smile across his face (and we have the picture to prove it!)

Take a look to see what I mean…

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Shannopin Country Club, summer wedding, Lavender Leigh Photography, golf course

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Shannopin Country Club, wedding, reception, Pittsburgh, summer, Lavender Leigh Photography

Shannopin Country Club, Wedding Reception, Dancing, mother of bride, sister of bride

Shannopin Country Club, wedding reception, dancing, guests, Lavender Leigh Photography, summer

Shannopin Country Club, wedding, reception, dance floor, Lavender Leigh Photography, Pittsburgh

Shannopin Country Club, Bride, dance floor, wedding, summer, Pittsburgh, Lavender Leigh Photography

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Cake: Cake it Easy
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Shannopin Country Club
Ceremony Musicians: Three Rivers String Quartet
DJ: Modern Era/ DJ Thomas P. Walter
Floral: West View Floral
Hair: Shari at Tease Salon
Photographer: Lavender Leigh
Videographer: Kesneck Wedding Videography

 

 

 

 

 

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