Cara + Dave | Married!January 10, 2012
I am super excited to share this wedding with you for a number of reasons…. one of them being that it was my first Pittburgh Wedding. When Dave and Cara booked, I still lived in Maryland… and we had no idea that we would be living in Pittsburgh! Their engagement session was done in DC…. since Cara lived in that area…. and so it is the best of both worlds and 2 cities that I love!
Cara and Dave got ready at the Sheraton at Station Square….and married at Heinz Chapel… and then back to the Station Square Sheraton for their reception. Just wanted to give a shout out to some of the great vendors that helped make the day so fabulous!
Obviously… The Reception and Catering by the Sheraton Station Square
DJ by Eric at Scheimer Entertainment Services
Ceremony: Heinz Chapel
Florist: Donna Delestienne
Transportation: Vogue Limousines
Videography: Quanti Studios
Cara looked absolutely stunning!! Loved everything about her look…. especially her fabulous hairpiece!!!
Cara looked so stunning!
Cara and Dave did a first glance with the Pittsburgh skyline in back…You can see some of the images from that if you check out the slideshow at the bottom of the post…
Dave and Cara enjoying the ride….. So cute!
I have to say… the bridal party probably thought I was nuts…. but they were amazing and sweet and went along with me on this one…. It sounds like the Mt. Washington lookout point is a VERY popular place to go for Pittsburgh weddings…. and I wanted to do something different…. so we made the skyline… or at least an attempt.
Be the Skyline….
They did awesome! Even got some bridges, rivers, and miscellaneous buildings in there….
The sweet almost newlyweds…. LOVE, LOVE first glance for so many reasons!!!
At the Pennsylvanian….
I have to say, watching Cara and Dave was so incredibly sweet!!!! Dave is in the Navy, and has been away a lot…. And Cara lives in the DC area… and so they do not see eachother all that much, and their is such a sweetness to their relationship!
Good news is…..
From this point forward they will be together! They are going to be living in Norfolk, Va… and are taking a cross country trip for the next month or so, from San Diego, California (where Dave was based) to their new home in Va. Sounds pretty amazing to me…. Was thinking about jumping in their suitcase to join them.
Hey guys, mind if I come along? I can document your trip…..
One of my favorites of the guys….
Love this photo of Cara as we arrived at Heinz Chapel…. She looked at the Chapel like a wide-eyed little girl dreaming of her wedding day…. pure amazement.
And this folks, is the beautiful Chapel that they got married in! So, so beautiful!!!
And this was amazing (guess that must be the only word I can come up with today….). On the way back to the Station Square Sheraton…. we stopped for about 5 minutes if that at the Smithfield Street Bridge for a few pics… and it SNOWED! It was amazing because the weather here has been unseasonably warm… and it didn’t snow all day…. and it really only snowed for about 10 minutes… and at the MOST PERFECT moment!
And of course… it was awesome to watch everyone ring in the new year… Definitely cried… It was a mix of emotion… a touch of sadness but mostly joy. I was a little sad that my hubby was not there to kiss at midnight… especially since everybody around me was hugging and kissing and celebrating… but the tears really stemmed from the joy….
It was really incredible to be an observer in the moment… usually I am celebrating New Years… making noise, kissing my hubby, watching the ball drop, yelling the countdown, etc…. too distracted to take it all in… but this year, I watched…It was kind of a blur bc it happened so fast… but I loved hearing everyone count down…shouting Happy New Year… Noisemakers going crazy…. people embracing, couples kissing…glasses in the air… Auld Lang Syne playing…. It was such an incredible moment to witness… In fact, writing about it is making me all teary eyed again! I know, I’m pathetic… I can’t wait to see the video of that part of the night…
And once the new year started…. the celebration stepped up a notch… You can check out the slideshow below to see more images from the day!
Thanks Cara and Dave for an amazing, amazing day!!!
I wish you all of the love and happiness in the world.
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