Rebecca and I met working at Nordstrom many years ago. One day, we started talking and realized we had a common interest in all things interior design and a spark ignited between us. From there, we began to spend a lot of time together and a strong friendship was formed. Rebecca's friendship to me over the years has meant more to me than I can ever express to her in words. We always tell each other we are cut from the same cloth. Too often we find ourselves finishing each other's sentences or saying something that the other was already thinking. Rebecca has been there for me through some of the darkest and best times in my life. There isn't anything she doesn't know about me and she loves me through it all. She has the biggest heart and constantly lifts me up, supports me and makes me want to be the very best I can be. She truly is a beautiful soul she is and if you've ever had the privilege of meeting her, I'm sure you can agree.
After any wedding or portrait session I have, Rebecca is always one of the first people I share sneak peeks of my work with. She is one of my biggest fans and has been a constant support that I couldn't manage without. Working for friends is not something I actually like to do because I am fearful of it coming between us. After a long phone conversation only 6 months before her wedding, I knew it was not only something I wanted to do but something I had to do and my friends, I am so glad I did. Reliving this day through edits and blogging has brought me so much joy. I have cried many happy tears for my sweet friend and her hubby Rich and I am so excited to finally share a little bit of their special day and celebration of love with all of you. Rebecca's eye for things is impeccable and the hard work she put into this day that she has been dreaming up for years can easily be seen throughout these images. She is an extremely talented lady and I am so grateful that I got to be on this journey with her. It truly was so much fun and I will cherish those memories for years to come.
The love and laughter that Rebecca and Rich share is truly something special. I hope these images make you feel that love.
Photographer: Elizabeth Anne Studios
Second Shooter: Dawn Derbyshire
Florist: The Farmer's Daughter
Ceremony Venue: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
Dress: Hayley Paige, Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
MUA: Adrienne Pace Makeup
Hair: Destefino's Beauty Bar
Makeup for the bridal party: Wanderlust Beauty
Wedding Planner: Devoted To You
Reception Venue: Phipps Conservatory
Caterer: Phipps Catering
Tux: Vallotta's Tuxedo
Calligraphy: Copeland Studios
Videographer: JADO Films
Invitation Suite: Wedding Paper Divas, PrayingMantisPrints