Woah. I LOVED this day and these people.
Check out their engagement session, then read on!
BAM. Hannah is gorgeous and I love her kind & laid back spirit.
The back of this dress is what dreams are made of.
We did all the bridal party photos QUICKLY. It was hot and people wanted to get to the party. You can do a LOT in a LITTLE bit of time. Don't stress if you don't want to spend hours doing photos!
Ryan & Hannah, thank you for inviting me into your lives! I have loved getting to know you. I know your life together will be lovely and full of family and friends.
Photo Teammate: Justina Roberts
Ceremony: St. Basil the Great Catholic Church
Reception: 100th Bomb Group Restaurant and Special Event Center
Hair & Makeup: Style House Beauty Bar (Elaina Kovach)
Florist: Affordable Florals
DJ: Loyalty Entertainment
Cake: Kathy's Cakery
Dress: Stella York
Bridesmaid dresses: Azazie
Bridal Shop: The Exquisite Bride (Gibsonia, PA)
The most memorable part of your day?
Hannah: Looking out from our head table at the reception to see all the people who love us and came out to support us
Ryan: Talking to all of our family and friends
Most hilarious moment?
We realized moments before cutting the cake that we had no idea what we were doing! We struggled for a few moments and then just tried to hack out a big enough piece for us to feed each other.
What was the best thing you did for yourselves on the wedding day
The best thing we did for ourselves on the wedding day was have a first look. It allowed us to see each other and also spend some time with our families and bridal party before the ceremony, rather than be hidden away somewhere at the church. It put us at ease and was a great start to the festivities.
Any advice for future brides & grooms?
The days and weeks leading up to the wedding are so stressful, but it really does all melt away once you are in the moment. Things find a way of working themselves out!
Any photo tips for future brides?
I definitely recommend doing engagement photos with Kristine before the wedding. Not only do we have gorgeous pictures commemorating that time in our lives, but it also helped us become comfortable in front of the camera before the wedding day.
Where did you honeymoon?
Though the wedding was in Cleveland, we incorporated the Pittsburgh tradition of having a cookie table at the reception. Ryan is from Pittsburgh, and Hannah has lived there for a couple of years, so it was fun to bring that aspect of our relationship into the day.
Behind the scenes!