Matt and Kristin were married on September 1st, with a ceremony and reception at the Shady Elms Farm (website).
Matt proposed to Kristin on her birthday in 2017 at the Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh. They were walking together on their way back from dinner, headed toward their hotel. They were going to go out with some friends for her birthday, and that turned into a celebration of their engagement at Tequila Cowboy with their friends and family.
They chose Shady Elms as their wedding venue after coming to visit the farm and being so impressed by the serenity they felt there. It was exactly the kind of magic and peace they wanted. And I was totally tickled with the choice, too, because Shady Elms is one of my favorite venues. It has a bridal suite to DIE FOR—a beautiful, white barn room with window light and plenty of space. It was the perfect place for Kristin to show off her gorgeous dress!
I also loved the personal touches in the little details of the décor. Kristin designed the paper goods herself and then got them printed, and her sister, Bekah, made all the goodies! Bekah is actually a pastry chef, so you can bet the cake, cupcakes, and cookies were all delicious—and looked beautiful!
Kristin and Matt were pretty excited for their honeymoon, too. They were planning to go to Santorini, Greece, and to Rome, Italy! They have never been on vacation just the two of them, even though they’ve been together for 7 years, so they are looking forward to re-connecting. They have been dealing with all the chaos of wedding planning and buying their first home and renovating it, so this will be some much-needed relaxation.
Matt & Kristin, thank you for asking me to be part of your celebration. It was so much fun to be your wedding photographer. Thanks also to my amazing second shooter, Manny!
Dress Designer and Shop Purchased: MB Bride
Suit/Tux Shop: Modern Tux by MB Bride
Hairstylist: Step Up Styles
Makeup Artist: Eye Do Make-up & Hair
Invitation (Paper Goods): Vistaprint (Designed by Bride)
DJ/Entertainment/Live Band etc: Second II None Productions
Ceremony: Shady Elms Farm (Website)
Reception: Shady Elms Farm (Website)
Florist: Shady Elms Farm (Website)
Reception Coordinator: Jane Cowden — Shady Elms Farm (Website)
Bakery: Bekah Stayrook (Bride’s Sister!!!)
Shoes: Badgley Mishka
Jewelry: Kate Spade