What a crazy time to be alive! What a crazy time to get married! In my perspective, nothing makes two people want to spend all existence together more then a pandemic. On the other end, nothing probably makes two people want to spend life apart more then months of being in home quarantine together during a pandemic where you are forced on house arrest! But Covid and quarantine didn't stop this love. Lauren and Matthew stood the biggest test of love, two people could ever go through. And after quarantine, covid, rescheduling their big wedding til 2021, they couldn’t wait another year to devote life together. So they planned a perfect, and I mean perfect front yard wedding at Matthews parents house.
Thanks to Vintage Alley and their amazing decor the whole wedding came together perfect. Vintage Alley pulled everything together by bringing all the chairs, tables, decor and decorations and set it up perfect for the couple. Their vintage decor stood the test of time, and made vintage the new beginning. The flowers from gida flowers flowed perfectly with all the decor and brought everything together perfect. I cant say the word perfect enough.
And of course you cant have a wedding without food, Olive Garden’s pasta buffet allowed even VEGAN me! A plate that I could eat, on top of the amazing and I mean amazing Vegan chicken and salad that Matthew went out of his way to grab me the morning of, because he was worried I wouldn’t be able to eat olive garden. How sweet was that? Followed by all the cookies which I of course could not eat but they were amazing to look at and set up along with the cake from Prantls.
This front yard wedding was a perfect intimate wedding with less then 25 people, with the closest friends and family to celebrate and Thanks to the amazing job of Photographer, Adam Michaels and videographer Gwen from Allegheny archives media, Lauren and Matthew have perfect photos and a video to look back on for all their life together.
As I wrote in my Instagram post the other day, I think it is safe to say that all couples on their wedding day are in love..... but some couples... you just know! And I mean you KNOW they are so in love!! I remember the morning of Their wedding I said to Matthew, “are you ready to get married... their is no turning back now” where Matthew responded “I wouldn’t dream of turning back, Lauren is everything I’ve ever dreamed of in a woman, I can’t wait to marry her today” and no I am not exaggerating , that is what he said. You could see the love oooozing every where they went. This couple is truly what love looks like!!!
It was a honor and privilege to help Lauren and Matthew to finalize their love during a time of pure chaos. They proved to the world that in times like these nothing matters more then love, nothing matters more then relationships. Covid may be a chaotic time but it has proven to bring more people together in love to know what truly matters in life. Most little girls dream of a big wedding but Lauren proved to all women out their you don’t need a big wedding when you’re marrying prince charming, you only need the love you share, someone to marry you…. And maybe a dress just so you can feel like the most beautiful bride… but the dress is optional.. Okay maybe the guests would appreciate some kind of clothing material unless you’re on a nudist colony of course… but any outfit will do.
Congratulations Lauren and Matthew and Thank you for letting me be apart of your day! And thank you for all the vendors who worked beside me.
📸 photographer: @adam_michaels
📹 videographer: Gwen from @alleghenyarchivesmedia
🪑 rentals: @vintagealleyrentalspgh
💐 florist: @gidasflowers
🍝 food: Olive Garden
🍰 baker: Prantls
👩🏼💼wedding coordinator: @gennaroseweddings