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Elizabeth + Peter | Longue Vue Club | Pittsburgh Wedding

Liz grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduating from high school, she attended Haverford College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During her sophomore year, she met Peter and they bonded over movies with friends, despite his pink polo shirt.Liz returned to Pittsburgh to work, and then relocated to Atlanta, Georgia to attend graduate school at Emory University. Peter followed shortly after. Liz is currently an Environmental Epidemiologist for a health department in Atlanta, and practices photography in her free time.

Pete grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, and lived in Kansas City, Kansas during high school. After high school he also attended Haverford College, where he played lacrosse. Between all of the practices and games, Pete and Liz started dating eight years ago. After college, Pete returned to the DC area to work, and then moved abroad to the UK. Pete attended graduate school at Durham University and continued to play lacrosse. Peter now works as a technology insurance underwriter in Atlanta, and coaches lacrosse at a local high school.

In the summer of 2013, Peter and Liz joined Liz’s extended family for their annual vacation at Surfside Beach, South Carolina. Pete mentioned wanting to get up early to watch the sunrise one morning, and Liz was suspicious at the time.

At 5:30 in the morning, Liz pulled on her most comfy beach clothes and tried to keep her eyes open. Her not-a-morning-person brain wasn’t awake enough to be the least bit suspicious. When Peter started talking about their lives together and got down on one knee, it still took Liz a minute to realize what was happening. She may have said “Really?” at first, but once she realized Pete asked her to marry him, of course she said “Yes!”

They spent the day in the sun celebrating with their family and sharing the news with our other family members and friends.

Videographer: Elite Film Productions 
Officiant: Rev. Renee Waun 
Petit Four Bakery: Potomac Bakery 
Dress: Watters 
Dress Purchased At: Le Dress Boutique 
Shoes: Coach 
Bridal Jewelry: J.Crew 
Groom’s suit: custom by Sid Mashburn 
Bridesmaid Dresses: Ann Taylor 
Bridesmaid Jewelry: For the Maids 
Engagement Ring: Ascot Diamonds
Wedding Bands: Solomon Brothers 
Wedding Invitations: Coppia Creativa 
Other Paper Products: Paper Source  & Paper Presentation

 

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Catherine + Jon Married | Erie Pilot House | Erie Wedding Photographer

Catherine Moore and Jon O’Camb met for the first time on a blustery winter evening in 1999.  They were both in elementary school at the time.  Catherine remembers Jon and his sister Jamie coming to the door as the Moore family pulled up in the O’Cambs’ driveway.  Their parents had known each other long before this particular evening; prior to Catherine and Jon being born.

The Moores and O’Cambs became close family friends.  They spent weekends, holidays, and summer trips together.  Catherine and Jon became extremely close friends in childhood, which blossomed into a young romance.

Catherine and Jon became “girlfriend and boyfriend” for the first time on April Fool’s Day in 2002.  They enjoyed dinner and movie dates, school dances, family vacations, and much more together.  Catherine and Jon fell in love.

After high school, Catherine and Jon went their separate ways for college.  They ended their romantic relationship, but remained friends.  The college years passed, and they found their way back to one another near the end of college in the summer of 2010.

Catherine and Jon quickly picked up where they left off, falling back in love, and enjoying each other to the fullest again.  They knew they wanted to be together and planned an adventure to start a new life in Chicago, IL.  They moved to Elmhurst, IL in the summer of 2011 to start their careers and to continue their educations together.

Catherine and Jon have been in the Chicagoland area since then, exploring the city, restaurants, food, music, concerts, shows, Chicago sports teams, and neighboring cities in the Midwest.  They have made many mutual friends who are enjoying their wedding day with them as well.

The couple had a romantic and elaborate engagement on August 10th, 2012.  Jon said to Catherine that afternoon,

“We have done some awesome and incredible things since we have been together.  We have moved to a new city, explored other cities and towns, eaten remarkable food, enjoyed amazing drinks, met new people, and have started a new life!  Let’s do something crazy tonight.  Let’s do something that we will always remember…  Will you marry me?”

The complete story of the engagement evening is a bit too intricate to tell here, just know that it involved a helicopter!

Catherine and Jon have been busy with progressing in their careers, looking for their first home, and planning their wedding.  They cannot wait to start the next chapter in their lives together and look forward to whatever comes their way.

 

Ceremony- St. Andrew’s Church

Reception- Pilot House

DJ- Henry GQ

Jazz Trio- Dick Thompson/ Nova Free Jazz Trio

Floral- Floral Fantasy, Potratz Floral 

Cake- Confessions Of A Cake Lady

Catering- Zem-Zem

Transportation- Coach Bus

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Christina + Bradley Married | Erie Wedding Photographers

It was right before thanksgiving when Brad and Christina met over 5 years ago. Christina and one of her best friends had moved into a house in Mt. Washington and that same day she said “Hey, want to go play flag football?” So, Christina loving the Steelers and being the competitor she is; put on her #43 jersey and headed out the door to dominate on the field.
Brad and  Christina ended up on the same team, Brad was the quarterback. They both grew up playing sports all their life and both being very competitive. Christina kept running to get open and Brad just was not throwing to her. Finally, she walked up to him and said “Hey, look if you are not going to throw to me, I’m done running and done with this game!” (She had just moved into a house all day, that is exhausting inside itself)
Well.. from then on they hit it off.:)
Brad and Christina came together through one of their best friends. They lived two blocks away from each other for several years of dating on an amazing mountain in Pittsburgh and fell in love.
They ended up moving out of the city into the suburbs after 3 years of dating because they wanted to be closer to a golf course, since they were both passionate about golf.
Christina: I remember the day, we were sitting on the couch and I asked him if I should go get a mani or pedi before golf (because I only had time for 1) and he said manicure. Good guy! That way my nails looked good in the picture, right?!
They went out and golfed 9 holes, both were playing AWESOME. However, they were stuck behind a group of 4 guys that were just playing soooo slow.
By the time they got to the ninth hole, Christina just wanted to be done since they were both tired of waiting for the guys on every hole.
Christina: We both hit on the 9th hole, drive over the green and he starts asking me what is in the cup on the green. I just wanted to finish at that point because of having to wait every hole so I told him to move to let me putt, he asked me again and again.. finally I walked over and he got down on one knee and I froze right in front of him. He pulled the ring out of the cup and asked me to marry him. Then I said YES! of course. It was love, what else would one say?
p.s. the guy that set us up, our best friend- was hiding in the bushes taking pictures of the whole thing.
DJ- George Koch
Soloist- Mark Barry
Bridesmaid Dresses- David’s Bridal
Hair & Makeup- Samantha Brickell, Michelle

 

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August 30, 2014 - 2:28 pm

Debbie Forne Sprake - Great pictures. Love the black and white if Christina and her mother

August 30, 2014 - 3:03 pm

Jessica Kibler Kridler - Awesome pictures! I found a photo-bomber lurking around in there….

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