Lauren and Jeff | The Grand Concourse Wedding

“The bride is here, so that must mean this is really happening!” Jeff says as he walks toward me in the church aisle.  “This is it!” I reply back, chuckling at his comment.  His excitement to be married to his bride was so obvious and touching.  On most wedding days, Barry has more time than me to get to know and photograph the groom and groomsmen.  On this particular day, I also had time to get to know the guys, and found their energy to be contagious!

As for Lauren and her ladies- what sweethearts! Upon entering their getting ready room, all of the bridesmaids took the time to introduce themselves to me, and Lauren immediately offered us something to drink.  Lauren is such a classic and beautiful bride, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen such crystal clear stunning blue eyes.  Your jaw will drop when you see these pictures of her!  And yes, that is the true and unaltered color of them!

It is hard for me to pick a favorite moment from Lauren and Jeff’s wedding day.  Certainly, Jeff’s comment to me in the church aisle makes the list.  Another is his face as he watches Lauren walk down the aisle, and having Lauren’s father give her away.  Lastly, the special moment when Lauren hugs her grandfather as he rises from his wheelchair to dance with her.  Ah- I just get happy tears in my eyes reliving that moment.

Take a look to see what I mean…

I just about died over these gorgeous Badgley Mischka wedding shoes!

I just about died over these gorgeous Badgley Mischka wedding shoes!

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A glimpse at the action through their hotel mirror…

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Let’s just take a moment to gush about how gorgeous Lauren is! And, how much I love her dress and lace overlay!

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bride, portrait, flowers, Lavender Leigh Photography, hotel, Station Square
bride, portrait, flowers, Lavender Leigh Photography, hotel, Station Square

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I am *slightly* obsessed with the colors Lauren chose for the wedding day, and LOVE the bridesmaids’ dresses!

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The rain was on and off that day, I love this image of Jeff gazing at the city out the rainy day window.

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Grand Concourse, city, station square, Pittsburgh, bride, groom, Lavender Leigh Photography

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Wedding reception, grandfather daughter dance, groom, The Grand Concourse, May, wedding

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A train dance around the entire floor of the Grand Concourse got the action started!

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guests, dancing, wedding reception, The Grand Concourse, Lavender Leigh Photograhy

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The Grand Concourse Wedding, reception, Ballroom, The Piano Room, Lavender Leigh Photography

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I love the signs at the cookie table signifying each dear one who baked each type of cookie.

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Jeff made his wedding ring! He used a quarter made in Pennsylvania to signify where they got married!

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Cake: The Party Cake Shop
Ceremony Musician: Amanda Bruce
Ceremony Venue: Saint Mary of the Mount
DJ: Rockin’ Bob’s DJs
Florist: Fragile Paradise
Hair and Makeup Artistry: Ikram Fattoumi
Photographer: Lavender Leigh
Reception Venue: The Grand Concourse
Transportation: Molly’s Trolleys
Videographer: Kesneck Wedding Videography

L~ F~: