I am so excited to share Justin & Lauren’s wedding with you. Justin & I went to Ambridge high school together. (Go Bridgers!) He and Lauren are also photographers so I was very humbled to have them ask us to photograph their wedding.
These two met through Lauren’s maid of honor at a Penn State hockey game. Following which Lauren left to study abroad. Justin didn’t let that deter him. He waited until she got back to take her on an official date.
The boys got ready for the wedding at the Sheraton Station Square. It is one of my favorite spots for prep photos. The backdrop of the city is great!
I love this photo. Amidst all the hustle and bustle Lauren and I caught eyes before she walked into the chapel.Justin waited anxiously to see his bride.Look at that smile. The Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Duquesne University is so pretty.
We utilized Duquesne University campus as the first location for the portraits.These two… I could literally photograph them all day!I LOVE that Lauren chose two shades of purple for the bridesmaids. Posies by Patti delivered GORGEOUS bouquets for the girls. Lauren was a stunning bride. Her David Tutera gown fit like a glove!JT had a handsome group of guys stand by him on his big day!
All the pretty details.
From the Couple: ” One of the biggest inspirations for us was adventure. Adventure and our love for stories. Jt & his movies.. Lauren & her books. We wanted to include the things we loved within our wedding. Simply because we loved them. We both come from heartaches. We both found our way to each other despite these hardships. We have our story. We have our adventure.”
It was hilarious!Lauren’s maid of honor recounted how she introduced the couple.Lauren’s father passed away when she was a young girl. So for the traditional father daughter dance she shared it with 5 special men in her life who took on a fatherly role after she lost her dad. They danced to Tale as old as Time from Beauty & the Beast.
It definitely brought the feels!
After all the emotions of those special traditional dances were flowing DJ Travis Chickness took care of lightening the mood with some great music!And of course I had to jump in the Ambridge group photo!! Good times!
We hope you two have many wonderful years together! We had such a wonderful time sharing in your wedding day!
Ceremony: Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Duquesne University
Reception Venue: The Lemont
DJ: DJ Travis Chickness
Hair & Makeup: Identity Salon
Florist: Posies by Patti
Wedding Photographer: Weddings by Sal & Bella
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