On September 29th, Danielle and Jon were married in a beautiful ceremony and reception at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. The day was simply amazing. In my years as a wedding photographer, I have seen a lot of weddings, but Jon and Danielle truly made the day all their own. Their wedding was stunning and untraditional for all the best reasons. I was so happy to be there to photograph their Pittsburgh Botanic Garden wedding.
After seven years of dating, Jon and Danielle decided the time was right to begin talking about marriage. Wanting to surprise his girlfriend, Jon enlisted his sister Becca to help purchase the ring. Jon invited Danielle to one of their favorite activities, walking around the Highland Park reservoir. Danielle was immediately suspicious due to Jon’s excited demeanor. Worried that the gig was up, Jon immediately proposed at the end of their walk. She said yes!
Weddings at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden are all beautiful with the lush greenery and abundant florals. But Danielle and Jon had a simply beautiful day. I loved the color scheme that they picked for their florals and Red Punch Design really knocked it out of the park. Danielle wore a floral crown made with brightly colored blooms that made her look like she’d stepped right out of a storybook. The bright and vibrant colors were carried throughout their wedding décor making the whole day filled with brightness. The result was truly breathtaking.
But truly, what shined the brightest on this September wedding day were the smiles of the bride and groom. These two are just so happy together. You could see how much they adore one another in every smile, every laugh, and every look. It was easy to capture their love in their wedding photos because there was just so much love infused in every moment.
Thank you, Jon and Danielle. Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your special and unique wedding day. I hope that your love continues to make your smiles as bright as your wedding colors for many years to come.
Florist/wedding design: Red Punch Design
Dress shop: Koda Bridal
Groom’s Suit: Men’s Warehouse
Hairstylist: Ms. Keisha
Makeup Artist Studio: Julea Lash and Bar
Papergoods: Red Punch Design
DJ: Pittsburgh DJ Company
Ceremony Officiant: Rev. Dana Hardy Bingham Company:
Ceremony Officiants IG: @weddingofficiants
Coordinator: Pittsburgh Botanic Garden — Ashley
Shuttles: Courtesy of the Hyatt Place Airport
Wedding Rings: Paul Michael Design
Wedding Cake: The Butterwood Bake Consortium
Caterer: Big Burrito — Robin