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alayna & tony | st. ferdinand’s church ceremony & twelve oaks mansion reception | pittsburgh wedding photographer

Alayna first contacted me after seeing a photo of my handsome (if I do say so myself) Great Dane, Emmet, on my website 🙂 At the time, she and Tony had one Dane of their own, and since then, they’ve also added another to the family. Obviously, we were a great fit for one another, and I just loved capturing their amazing wedding day!

The couple got ready in separate rooms at a nearby Hampton Inn, and that’s also where the First Touch took place.

These moments are so sweet – I can’t imagine the anticipation these two must have been feeling when they held hands without seeing one another prior to their ceremony!The traditional Catholic ceremony took place at St. Ferdinand in Cranberry.Following the ceremony and family formal portraits in the church, we headed to a nearby park with the bridal party. The light couldn’t have been better on this chilly November day!Upon our arrival to the beautiful venue, we were greeted with an amazing sunset! I love that the sunset and blue hour are visible in the interior detail images below – what a gorgeous touch!

Those donuts, though 😉 Peace, Love, & Little Donuts was such a delicious addition to this celebration. I’m going to go ahead and put this out there: every wedding should have donuts!!

The joy in this image below just makes my heart happy.This wedding had such a full dance floor – it’s so wonderful to see a couple’s family and friends gathering in celebration of their relationship together! What a fun reception!I love these ring shots so much – how convenient to have a perfect shiny black surface nearby – the piano in the lobby of the venue made these a breeze! 🙂

Congratulations, you two! Your day was so perfect, and I’m thrilled we got to be a part of it!

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Prep Location: Hampton Inn

Ceremony Venue: St. Ferdinand Catholic Church

Reception Venue: Twelve Oaks Mansion

Bridal Hair: Capelli’s Unique Hair Designs

Bridal Makeup: Kiss and Makeup

Florals: Karrie Hlista Designs

Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero from MB Bride

Cake: Autumn’s Cakes

Donuts: Peace, Love, & Little Donuts

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