We met Allie and Alex through our dear friend and fellow wedding photographer, Audra, when we attended her wedding a few years ago. Allie and Alex are an extremely fun-loving couple who constantly make each other laugh and smile each and every day! Needless to say, they instantly meshed with our personalities! When they asked us to photograph their Longue Vue Club wedding in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we could not resist! The two of us have such a desire for travel… especially for new places we have never photographed before.
We started out at Sherry’s Salon where Allie and her girls were getting hair and makeup done. Once hair and makeup were complete, we made our way over to Longue Vue Club. This country club is like to no other, the beautiful architecture dating back to the 1920’s paired with the elegant grounds along the Allegheny River make it a stunning wedding venue! While Alex and his groomsmen began getting ready and putting on their Jos A. Bank suits, Allie began stepping into her Allure wedding dress on with the help from her bridesmaids. We fell in love right away with this beautiful dress from Candalina Brides.
Allie and Alex opted for a first look which we absolutely love doing! The tunnel under Longue Vue was a perfect location for their heart-felt first look and Alex even shed a few tears. (how sweet!) Once we finished, we moved on to family/wedding party photos. These two are so lucky with the wonderful family and amazing friends they have and everyone was such a treat to work with! After finishing up family photos, we all jumped into golf carts and made our way up to the top of Longue Vue where the views are to die for and the skies this day were exceptional. If you didn’t already notice… how gorgeous are all of the bouquets and boutonnieres created by Allie’s mom, Nancy Orr with Summer Blossoms? The classical architecture makes this place a dream to photograph and there are so many great elements all throughout the grounds.
Leading the ceremony was Kenneth Richert (Alex’s father) who did a fantastic job with all of readings. We loved all of the little details that Allie and Alex added… from the ceremonial clock to the signing of the marriage license at the alter. Chris with PowerBomb Productions took care of all of the ceremony music and was also the DJ for the reception. We had a great time chatting with Chris and he really knew how to get the party going and keep guests happy on the dance floor! Speaking of awesomeness on the dance floor, Audra’s “Fancy” maid-of-honor speech/rap was out of this world! Long Vue’s in-house caterer created dishes that not only looked amazing, but tasted out of this world! (Probably the BEST vendor meal we’ve had so far!!) How about the super-cool A2 cake topper that went perfect with the couple’s wedding hashtag #asquaredforlife and looked amazing on top of the beautiful cake created by Jean-Marc Chatellier’s French Bakery? Helping Allie and Alex along the way was Jennifer Vanderveld the planner for Longue Vue. Jennifer was a sweet heart and we loved working with her. Congratulations once again to Allie and Alex! We loved being a part of your perfect Longue Vue Club Wedding!!