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Intimate Villanova University Wedding

Having met my fiance at university, this story of two Villanova grads who met at school warms my heart. The two married at Villanova’s chapel by none other than the president of the university! This beautiful blush wedding captured by Krista Jones is full of Croatian traditions like rosemary sprigs and ribbon dancing is full of love, happiness, and so much more. See more in THE VAULT!

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Fall
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Classic

From The Bride…We met at Villanova as undergrads so we knew that the St. Thomas of Villanova chapel on campus was the only place we could envision saying I do! We were lucky enough that the president of the university agreed to say our wedding mass which made it extra special for us and all of our fellow alumni in attendance. We hand made and calligraphed our invitations, including the save-the-dates which featured a custom oil painting of our church created by the groom’s artist aunt as a special wedding gift. We had the reception at the Duportail House, a gorgeous revolutionary war mansion in Valley Forge, which served as the inspiration for the french countryside decor complete with arrangements of gardens roses and dahlias in silver compotes, along with romantic candelabras.

From Krista A. Jones… The bride’s family is Croatian, so we incorporated many Croatian traditions from homemade rose liquors, to Croatian folk music during dinner, and of course, the pinning of rosemary sprigs with red, white, and blue ribbons to the lapels of all 50 of our guests for good luck! We also served a Wall Street themed cocktail list as both the groom and bride were former investment bankers. The day was made extra special by the fact that it was also the groom’s parents 34th wedding anniversary!

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Photography: Krista A. Jones | Floral Design: Fresh Designs Florists | Wedding Dress: Essense Of Australia | Cake: The Master’s Baker | Ceremony Venue: Villanova Chapel | Reception Venue: Duportail House | Jewelry: Borshiems Jewelers | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Donna Morgan | Catering: Perfect Setting Catering | Hair + Makeup: Beautiful Brides Philly | DJ: Silver Sound | Table Numbers & Signs: Sweet Carolina Collective

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Al Fresco Summer Wedding at Tyler Arboretum

Family and friends all played a part in this rustic and romantic summer celebration from the officiant and crafted invitations to the homebrewed beer and candles atop the tables, making this special occasion sparkle even more. Another good friend, Eddie Winter of Readyluck, snapped away, capturing every moment to remember – see it all in our VAULT right this way!

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Summer
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Al Fresco

From the Bride… Josh and I really wanted to include our friends and family in the wedding as much as possible. My cousin and bridesmaid, Jill, designed the Save-the-Date cards and invitations and had them printed in Baltimore, MD. We asked our good friend, Angelika, who we used to practice yoga with, to create and officiate the ceremony. Our friend, Evan, traveled from Portland to DJ the reception and after-party. A beer connoisseur and a friend we used to climb with on the east coast, Andrew, brewed four kegs of homemade beer for us. My dad picked all the wine and champagne. Our good friend Eddie Winter of READYLUCK, who we used to practice yoga with and shot many good memories of our budding relationship, came full circle and shot the photos at our wedding. Another friend, Angela, made candles for our dinner tables – Angela also gave me the pair of shoes I ended up wearing for the wedding. Our friend, Max, helped announce the wedding party and transition from dinner to dancing. One of the groomsmen, Keith, and Josh’s friend, Tim, rented out an AirBnB for everyone to party after the party.

I really wanted the color palette to showcase the rainy days of spring on the east coast (and Portland!), so I chose deep blues, greens and purples with small pops of red. My mom and I suggested ferns, red roses, green helleborus, delphinium, fiddleheads, purple sweet pea, blue thistle, and eucalyptus for the floral arrangements – Buttercup did a fabulous job, I loved the artichoke and protea flower they stuck in the bridesmaid bouquets to make them each unique! I wanted the bridesmaids, Caroline and Jill, to pick out dresses that were within the color palette and that had interesting textures, but something that they were totally comfortable in and that they would wear again. I loved my mom’s dress too – she actually picked hers out first and set the trend of how I wanted my ladies to look.

Josh was in charge of the cake – he wanted a “naked cake” with fruit and cream filling. We stuck some flowers on the outside to add some personality to it. It was delicious!

My favorite moment was turning the corner to come down the aisle and seeing all of my friends and family – when I realized that everyone was there to support Josh and me, I was overwhelmed by the love that surrounded us. Other favorite moments of mine were getting ready in the morning with my ladies, listening to everyone laugh and sniffle as Josh said his vows, and dancing with all of our friends and family. It was also a very special moment when everyone stopped to honor my brother who passed away earlier that year. Josh said his favorite moment was the first look when we met under this beautiful big tree by ourselves before the ceremony; and hanging out with all of our friends from both the east and west coast at the after-party. It was such a special time!

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Photography: Eddie Winter Of READYLUCK | Floral Design: Buttercup Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Handmade Vintage 1970's Lace Gown | Catering: Jeffrey Miller Catering | Hair: Sharif Zaki Salon | DJ: Evan Mooney | Groom's Attire: Nordstrom | Officiant: Angelika Breinlich | Venue: Tyler Arboretum | Dress Tailor: Embellish Design

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Rustic + Elegant Fall Wedding

You know what makes me happy?  This wedding.  This rustic meets elegant Pittsburgh affair featuring one of the cutest duos you will ever virtually meet.  Pair their awesome love story + never-ending smiling faces with a fabulous team of vendors (ahem, The Event Group) and it’s the best way ever to spend your Tuesday. See it all captured by Tim Will Photography in THE VAULT right here.

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Fall
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Whimsical

From the Bride… Although Ben and I had not officially met one another until we were in our 20’s living in New York City, it seems that our lives were intertwined from the very beginning. Not only did we grow up a mere five blocks away from one another, but we also went to the same high school and sleep away camp. Our families also knew each other and urged us to meet one another, hoping we would make a connection. What can I say, they were absolutely right!

We knew we wanted to have an outdoor fall wedding in our hometown of Pittsburgh, and luckily the weather was on our side! We were going for a look that was elegant, but that also incorporated whimsical touches and an overall understated feel. An abundance of eucalyptus set an organic, backyard tone to the evening with gorgeous soft pops of color. Our intricately lit tent was draped with thousands of string lights, making the whole evening feel truly magical.

It’s hard to say what the most memorable part of the day was, but I think it was the moment when we were standing under the Chuppah and we turned around to look out at the crowd, realizing that our favorite people on the planet, our best friends and family members, were right there with us celebrating our big day! Another special moment was while everyone moved to the dance floor immediately following the ceremony, Ben and I took a moment for ourselves in our cousin’s 1961 shasta camper, sharing a glass of champagne and soaking everything in!

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Photography: Tim Will Photography | Cinematography: Toy Box Productions | Event Planning: The Event Group | Floral Design: Hens And Chicks | Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera | Cake: All In Good Taste | Invitations: Fourteen Forty | Bride's Shoes: Prada | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Joanna August | Catering: Common Plea | Lighting: Three Rivers Entertainment and Production | Band: Night Song | Transportation: Regency | Venue: Frick Art And Historical Center | Draping: The Prop Shop | Getting Ready Venue: Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh | Linen Rentals: Mosaic Inc. | Photography - Assistance: Sean Lata | Rentals: Party Savvy | Slow Motion Booth: Toy Box Productions

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