My first wedding of 2022! Woohoo! For me, every wedding is exciting, but the first wedding of the year always gives me butterflies, even more so if the wedding venue is on my ‘favorites’ list. Amber and Sam’s January wedding at The Pennsylvanian was a perfect start to my 2022 wedding season. I love shooting at The Pennsylvanian. It is actually one of the venues where I have photographed most of my events! It’s elegant, luxurious, and ideal for weddings (it’s absolutely fantastic for wedding photos!). And when such a glorious venue comes with a lovely couple and a genuinely fun-loving bridal party and guests, I take back a lot of happy memories at the end of the day.
Part of why I love what I do is that not only do I get to document the couple’s big day but also because I get to be a part of their story. I’m always eager to learn more about my bride and groom – how they met, behind the scenes of the proposal, what they love about each other – pretty much everything! I ask these questions just to get to know them better as a couple and as my clients, but to be really honest, I’m just a sucker for love stories! And here’s Amber and Sam’s. The couple met while studying at the University of Dayton. And that’s when the sparks started flying, leading to more patio dates with delicious home-cooked dinners and endless talks. Talking about the proposal, Amber blushed as she narrated, “We were celebrating the 4th of July at his parent’s house in Pittsburgh. And in the middle of the party, he took me aside and proposed in an intimate setting. It only took us a few minutes to then announce the news to our family!” Planning a proposal is hardly ever easy, and a big shout-out to Sam for doing it right!
Amber & Sam’s Wedding At The Pennsylvanian
Amber and Sam decided to get married at The Pennsylvanian. When they told me that, I just instantly knew that this couple’s got good taste. With an area of 11,000 square foot event space, you can find a mosaic of ornate walls, arched doorways, and embellished interiors at The Pennsylvanian. Every corner of this place draws a picture-perfect background! Also, I have no doubt that Amber and Sam’s immaculate planning took the venue’s beauty up a notch. Every detail for the decor had been planned to the T.
In addition to the details, Amber’s Bridal Beginning’s wedding dress was just breathtaking, and she looked equally gorgeous when she put it on! And when it comes to the dress’s train, the only word that comes to mind is: Showstopper. It looked like it was designed to make heads turn, which it did successfully. I enjoyed the challenge of trying to add that into the photos organically. On the other hand, Sam looked equally dapper in his black tux.
When my bride and groom stood next to each other at the chapel, eyes locked on each other, reciting their vows – love was definitely in the air. Like most weddings, as soon as the couple made their way to the reception hall and especially to the dance floor – that’s when the real fun took over! After all, what better way to set the mood for a fabulous party than good food, great music, some wine, and an eager-to-hijack-the-dance-floor bridal party. And a few minutes into the reception, I knew that Amber and Sam’s wedding had all of the above.
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Amber and Sam, I couldn’t have started my year on a better note! You two make such an adorable couple, and documenting your wedding was an absolute pleasure! And kudos to you and your wedding planner on making it turn out so well! I hope you had a wonderful start to the year too, and I wish you my heartiest congratulations and best wishes for your journey ahead!
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