From the Photographer:
I love hearing the story of how a couple met & fell in love. It’s always so delightful to follow the thread of story back to the beginning & to realize how all the pieces just “fell into place” to put two individuals in the same rotation of life.
Lauren never planned to move to Pittsburgh. The Steel City wasn’t even on her radar. But, when she & her best friend graduated from college & her best friend landed a job in Pittsburgh, Lauren made good on an old promise that the two of them would live together as they started “adult life” after school. So, fate brought her to Pittsburgh to do life with her best friend Kelsey.
Lauren lived in the city for about 2 years before taking a new job at BNY Mellon. Her first day on the job was red-letter. Not just because it was an exciting opportunity or a great place to work, but because that was the day she met Joe. She instantly caught Joe’s eye & as the days followed, Joe knew that he simply needed to get to know Lauren better.
One day, not too long after starting at BNY Mellon, Lauren misplaced her phone. Joe eagerly volunteered to help her look for it & nonchalantly asked for her phone number in order to call the lost phone. From that moment on, Joe & Lauren became best friends. Joe loved to make Lauren laugh, and it wasn’t long before Lauren fell head-over-heels for this sweet, caring, compassionate, silly guy.
About 18 months ago, Joe asked Lauren to marry him. And on a humid Saturday in May, they officially promised to continue being each other’s best friends, for the rest of their lives. It was a beautiful day of celebration – filled to the brim with Lauren & Joe’s family & closest friends. Everyone was just so happy. Everywhere you looked, there were people laughing – it was contagious! As Lauren & Joe made their rounds to visit with their guests (stopping every once in a while to take a break & tear up the dance floor) the level of joy in the room simply got higher.
Ring Designer: Gala Jewelers | Photographer: Kara Abbey Photography & Darcie Lindsay Photography | DJ: PowerBomb Productions | Floral Designer: Harold’s Flower Shop & The Faux Bouquets | Mens Wear: Mens Warehouse | Bridesmaids Gowns: Azazie | Bridal Gown: Bridal Beginning | MUA: The Pittsburgh Stylist | Hair Sylist: Brooke Rockwell Hair Design | Stationery: Basic Invite | Cake Designer: Bethel Bakery | Ceremony: The Church of the Epiphany | Reception: Double Tree by Hilton