Somehow, die-hard Penn Staters find a way to each other like a magnet. Which is the case for the lovely couple Leslie and Ted- and they picked the right duo to photograph their wedding since Barry and I also graduated from Penn State! There’s nothing better than being a part of a wedding where so many of the bridal party and attendees sing your same alma mater. Especially when the phrase “WE ARE!” sounds out multiple times around the reception room.
Photographing Leslie and Ted on their wedding day was such a pleasure- they are extremely warm, courteous, generous, and know how to break loose and throw a party (or a reception in this case!) Their wedding day was held at two of our favorite venues- the ceremony took place at Westminster Presbyterian Church in the South Hills, and the reception was at the Heinz History Center in the Strip District.
Leslie and Ted’s entire wedding day was flawless, and it is so hard to choose a favorite moment that we witnessed! If we had to pick, it may have been the guests’ reaction when Ted lifted and spun Leslie around and around right on cue to their first dance crescendo. The guests went absolutely nuts cheering and clapping in awe. But our tie-breaker favorite moment happened later that night on the dance floor- the Song “Cotton Eye Joe” began playing, which is a song that Leslie and Ted’s friends requested as tradition. Their friends tore up the dance floor as we had NEVER seen before! They were leaping, bouncing, and dancing with the most electric energy, definitely one of our all-time favorite dance floor moments!
Take look at some of the images we captured that tell the story of Leslie and Ted’s wedding day…
Cake: Potomac Bakery
Caterer: Common Plea Catering
Ceremony Venue: Westminster Presbyterian Church
Entertainment: John Parker Band
Florist: Designs by Dani
Hair Artistry: Salon Eclip’s
Makeup Artistry: Lauryn Taylor
Photographer: Lavender Leigh
Reception Venue: Heinz History Center
Transportation: Nittany Party Bus
Videographer: Post Script Films