Monday, December 20, 2010
Real Weddings 2010 :: Brienne & Adam 10.30.10
I had been looking forward to Brienne & Adam's wedding since last summer, when I first spoke with Brienne about her rustic themed wedding. I love rustic weddings infused with soft, romantic elements, and Brienne & Adam's wedding was just that! Brienne & Adam were married on the last weekend of October in Greensburg, PA. Luckily, the weather was still cooperating, and Brienne & Adam ended up with a picture perfect fall day. Infact, just about every single one of our couples this year had fantastic weather for their wedding day...we like to think we bring a little luck with us to each and every wedding ;)
Brienne & Adam tied the knot in a gorgeous Catholic ceremony that took place at Saint Joseph's Chapel on the campus of Seton Hill University. Following the "I Do's", guests made the scenic drive over to Stonehenge Lodge, a quiet and beautifully landscaped setting. The lodge is set in a private mountainous area overlooking a fresh water pond. Guests enjoyed cocktails on the porch of the lodge before being ushered inside where the real party was about to begin! Brienne & Adam are such a fun couple, and their wedding was certainly no exception. Upon entering the lodge, guests were treated to several sing-along skits (a long-standing tradition in Adam's family), that included a custom version of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame". The entire bridal party got up on the dance floor to lead the skits, even handing out lyrics to the songs so that guests could follow along in the fun!
The fun was far from over though...following a wide variety of delicious entrees set up in the form of stations, guests enjoyed an endless supply of homemade cookies from the traditional Pittsburgh cookie table. Let me just say that Brienne & Adam's cookie table wins my vote for one of the best displays we've seen this year! In addition to the fabulous spread of cookies, Brienne also surprised Adam with a baseball themed groom's cake. Following dinner + dessert, guests danced the night away thanks to DJ Todd, who kept the crowd entertained with high energy dance music and a costume-filled trunk for guests to let loose with (what could be more fitting than costumes and props for a wedding on Halloween weekend?!).
I loved seeing Brienne & Adam's wedding day come to life. Everything from the color palette (purple, lavender, and chocolate brown), the mason jar centerpieces, the polka dot details, the mini pie favors, and the handmade wooden table #'s...her vision came through exactly as she had shared it with me during our first conversation.
It was an amazing day shared by many family & friends of this lovely couple! Congratulations again, Brienne & Adam! We wish you two nothing but the very best in the years to come!
The Wedding Team
Wedding Planner Simply Perfect Weddings
Ceremony Venue Seton Hill University Chapel
Reception Venue Stonehenge Lodge
Photographer Caryn Azure Photography
Caterer Elegant Catering
Rentals Y&S Party Rentals
Cake Joy's Cakes & Cookies
Florist Garden Gems (family friend)
Entertainment DJ Todd Entertainment
Transportation Vogue Limousines
All photos courtesy of Caryn Azure Photography.