Brittany & Ryan | Mayernik Center Wedding | Pittsburgh Wedding | Rustic Wedding | Pittsburgh Rustic Wedding | Avonworth Wedding | Avonworth Community Park | Mayernik Center Wedding Photography |Mayernik Center Wedding Photos

I’m excited to (finally!) share Brittany and Ryan’s wedding day here on the blog! If you’re wondering why it’s taken so long to get their wedding post up, you can read this blog post for a backstory with my blog and the downtime that came with it. Anyway! Brittany is such a special girl–I mean, I even left my vest in her dressing room and she texted me the next day to ask me if it was mine, when she should have just been spending time with her brand-new husband, but, this is Brittany, and she is a loving, caring soul, and all about everyone else. This resonated throughout her wedding day–all about Ryan, her adorable nephews, her sis-in-law who had a newborn 10 days earlier (and you couldn’t tell, super jealous!) and making everyone comfortable and concerning herself with everyone and making sure they had a good time–which they totally did!
They held their ceremony and reception in the same place (so smart!) at the Mayernik Center in Avonworth Community Park. It’s awesome to have your wedding at an all-inclusive place like this because they provided a lovely room for Brittany and her girls to dress in, and it saves your guests (and you!) from running around to different places on your already busy day. It’s also convenient because I was able to take photos of the groom, his groomsmen, and some family photos before the ceremony because they wished to remain traditional and not see each other before their vows. Simple. Easy. Yes!
The Mayernik Center was the perfect backdrop for Brittany’s burlap and lace accents, contrasting with a bright, cheeful Tiffany Blue for her bridesmaid dresses and accents.
It was wonderful to spend the day with these two. Many, many years of happiness to their long life together!

The Mayernik Center (also known as Avonworth Community Park) provide a beautiful backdrop for photos, even in April before any leaves had bloomed! I especially loved the creek running through the park.

Brittany and Ryan really know how to throw a party…

Lots of love to you both! ❤

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Katherine & Forrest | National Aviary Wedding | National Aviary Wedding Photos | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer

I love shooting weddings at The National Aviary! Each time I’ve been there, the event has been fun and flawless. Their staff is fantastic, and the grounds are private and perfect for photos. Your wedding can be colorful and lively, or simple and elegant, as Katherine and Forrest planned for their day. Katherine was one of my most impressive brides–multitasking living out of state, working, obtaining her Doctorate Degree (woot!) and on top of all that, planning a beautiful wedding! Their First Look Session was sweet and relaxed, and their reception was a blast with a bunch of enthusiastic scientists getting to see the array of birds not seen by many. She also decided to host a Penguin Encounter, which is so cute–always a must-see at the Aviary! The fun part at the end of the night was when everyone could sign the Penguin Paintings and made a mash-up of the newlywed Doctors’ names, which are so fun and unique!
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One of the cutest guests at Katherine’s wedding!

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Colleen & William | Shadyside Inn Bridal Portraits | Union Project Wedding

With a romantic tale of meeting on the same flight, Colleen and William planned a beautiful day filled with friends and family. Colleen looked radiant and unique in her pink gown with black accents. They chose to have a First Look session for their bridal portrait–I love these! It’s such an intimate, personal time shared for just the couple–getting to see each other for the first time as bride and groom. I love the happy tears shared and more time to spend with the couple in a relaxed time to take more photos. The Shadyside Inn provided a chic, metro feel to their photos.
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The delicious vegan cake provided by the lovely Deanna of My Goodies Bakery!

The delicious vegan cake provided by the lovely Deanna of My Goodies Bakery!

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Delicious Vegan catering provided from Randita's!

Delicious Vegan catering provided from Randita’s!

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Courtney & Jamie | West End Overlook Wedding Photos | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer

Courtney and Jamie had a gorgeous day! They are two of the sweetest and FUN people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting, and they made their family and friends the center of their day. Everyone had such a great time, all smiles as they had a blast celebrating their wedding day.
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We headed to the West End Overlook in Pittsburgh for their bridal portrait. I especially loved the wisteria covered bridge, and their day took place on just the right time for the extremely SHORT blooming season of wisteria! Perfect timing, guys!
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Their reception took place at the Fairview Sunset Room, which I loved the lights and draping in the center of the room!
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Courtney and Jamie, thanks so much for sharing your day with me! Your friends and family were so fun! Lots of love to you two ❤