Why did you choose your ceremony venue?

Saint Paul’s Church has been my (bride) family church my entire life. I was baptized, had my first communion and confirmation there, so Saint Paul’s was the perfect choice to get married at, not to mention it is a beautiful old church!

Why did you choose your reception venue?

Both chris and I wanted to do an outdoor (tent) reception and my parents have 6 acres of rolling hills for a yard, so it was perfect!

Did you face any obstacles while planning your wedding? If so, please explain.

Yes, for us it was having the reception at the parents house meant a lot more of preparing the space for the reception, which wouldn’t have been too big of a dea, but coming in from Dallas, TX to Pittsburgh a lot of things couldn’t be done until a few days before, which made it stressful!

Did everything go as planned on your wedding day?

No not everything, there were certain decorations we forgot (ran out of time) to put up and it did rain the majority of the evening, but everything still turned out great!

Looking back on your wedding day, is there anything you would have done differently? Big or small.

No, it was the perfect day!

Your favorite wedding day moment…

Dancing our first dance again as the last song of the night in the pouring rain!

Any advice or tips to give to a Bride-To-Be?

It probably gets mentioned all the time, but try not to sweat the small stuff! It will all work out in the end. Not to mention, none of the guests will even realize if one thing is missing and he most important thing is you will be married!!

Florist: 50 Flowers.Com

DJ: DJ J loops – exceptional!
Cake Designer: My mom made our cake

Baker (cookies, additional pastries, etc): Our mothers did all the baking

Caterer: Chop shop – best ever!! High recommend
Bride’s Dress Designer: Eddy K Milano
Bride’s Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Bride’s Dress Store: De Femille – Fort Worth Texas
Groom’s Attire By: Express
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s bridal
Hair Stylist: Secrets Hair Salon – Butler, Pa
Makeup Artist: Secrets Hair Salon – Butler, Pa