Last September, I had the honor of photographing a wedding at the Lamplighter in Delmont, PA. Now I ask you, what could be better than doing what you love on your birthday? Not a whole lot if you ask me. When Jessica and Anthony told me they were getting married on my birthday, I thought what a better way to celebrate? And I teased that I definitely wanted some cake!
They held their reception at the same place I did with my new husband just over 6 years earlier, to make things even more delightful! It felt great to be back in the same location again and celebrating another happy couple.
Jessica and Anthony married in Monroeville at the Old Stone Church on the corner.
It was the perfect spot for a couple wanting their close family and friends to share the day with them. With a beautiful bell tower and stone facade, it brought a unique and lasting feeling to their ceremony.
Jessica was a bundle of nerves before the ceremony, but more about being the center of attention than walking down the aisle. She was more than happy to say “I do” to Anthony. And she’s not the first bride I met that has felt that way. Anthony showed no nerves at all, but I believe they both embodied the phrase “I’ll be glad when it’s over.” Meaning, the stress, planning, and nerves that goes into the wedding day.
At the Lamplighter the couple shared a sweetheart table, a short first dance, and a delicious buffet.
They spent the rest of their night enjoying time with their guests. I’ve never seen a couple enjoying the mingling part of the reception so much!
It was so beautiful to see them share, with so much joy, so much of their wedding day with friends and family. So many couples feel obligated to chat with their guests, wanting to spend time with each other. But Jessica and Anthony did it willingly and well! It was the most important to them and all they wanted to do.
They had beautiful signage made for their day and a delicious cookie table (in keeping with Pittsburgh tradition). Their wedding cake was topped with two deer and a delightful double layer.
We were able to end the night under the moon light.
The couple stepped out of their reception to take photos under a trellis covered in lights. It made for a few exquisite bridal portraits to start the beginning of their new life together.
See more of their wedding at the Lamplighter below and check out their engagement session HERE.
Planning a wedding in Delmont or other surrounding Pittsburgh area? Contact me for a consultation on how to document your day beautifully!