We have been loving our outdoor weddings lately even with this incredible heat. Amanda and Sean’s wedding, while not quite 112 degrees like our wedding in North Carolina the weekend before, was about as equally hot given the fact that it was in the low 100’s but all outdoors. Geoff and I brought a cooler full of Gatorade and stashed it away near the edge of the woods. :) Thankfully, the groomsmen weren’t wearing jackets and Amanda’s dress was light, so everyone partied away in the super unprecedented Pennsylvania heat.

Weddings that take place all in one venue are awesome, but they’re even more awesome when they’re at a farm or a greenhouse or a nursery or a venue that (dun dun dunnnn!) combines all of that together into one venue of wedding goodness. We had been looking forward to this wedding since Amanda and Sean contacted us last year. We’d been looking forward to working with them again (they’re both so super sweet and ridiculously cute). We’d been looking forward to meeting their dog named Goose (first dog that we’ve ever known named Goose). We’d been looking forward to shooting at Stonebridge (bring on the 20 different awesomely tempting places to take ring shots). We’d even been looking forward to the salt stains that we knew would be terribly apparent on both of us when we saw the forecast was in the hundreds (well, not really, but we were still excited). And their wedding didn’t disappoint. There was Amanda looking gorgeous and Sean looking handsome. There was Goose not wanting to get his picture taken but looking cute anyway. There were ring shots on tomatoes. There were even sunglasses as favors (best favors ever for an outdoor wedding in the sun). There were little kids piling said sunglasses on top of their heads, butterflies, wonderfully kind wedding guests, centerpieces with paper signs proclaiming the names of important streets in Amanda and Sean’s relationship, and yes… lots of sweating. And we loved it.

First Dance Song: ”Steady As We Go” – Dave Matthews Band

Amanda’s Occupation: Benefits Analyst/Real Estate Agent

Sean’s Occupation: Engineer

How You Met: Knew each other from high school, but started dating while in college after a St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Pittsburgh (and a little help from old school AIM (AOL’s Instant Messenger))

Interesting Fact About Amanda: Has a strange liking for even numbers and named her dog Goose… who doesn’t love Top Gun?

Interesting Fact About Sean: Can sing like Axl Rose and is obsessed with Tommy Barrasso

Honeymoon Destination: Montego Bay, Jamaica

Date: July 7, 2012

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Stonebridge Farm Nursery // Pittsburgh, PA

DJ: Zip and Pat Jankowski

Florist: Stacey Powers

Cake: Cakes by Tammy

Caterer: Catering by Gregory

Hair/Makeup: Hair by Shag Hair Salon // Makeup by Julia Norton and Katy Kenny

Officiant: Sandra Monahan

Back to the ‘Burgh for a fantastic farm wedding of two fellow Burrell High School alumni, Nancy and Casey. ;) They were both a grade above me, but I’ve known Casey since I was in 6th grade and we were both in marching band. In fact, I remember talking to him on ICQ… that’s how old we go back. High-fives to all of you reading who know what ICQ is, and even more high-fives to those of you who remember using it. ;) I’ve known his parents for just as long as they’d help out on all sorts of band functions, and his dad is the mayor of my hometown. Last year at the wedding of our fellow marching band alumni, Pete, Casey’s dad was the officiant. Photography life comes full circle yet again! :)

I knew Nancy in high school to smile and wave, but I’ve gotten to know her a lot better over the wedding, and she is just as sweet and beautiful as can be. Nancy and Casey live in North Dakota now where she is the manager at Enterprise and Casey is the Operations Specialist at Grand Forks International Airport. They planned their wedding in Pittsburgh to be closer to family and friends. We had a fantastic time seeing them and their farm wedding was gorgeous. This venue is kind of insane, and I had no idea a place like this existed about twenty minutes outside of my parent’s house. I was in photographer heaven due to the amount of cats. :) Sorry for the excessive pictures of cats and dogs, guys. ;)

Date: September 24, 2011

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Lingrow Farm // Leechburg, PA

DJ: Frank Sarno

Florist: Leechburg Floral

Cake: Fenogliettos’s Wedding Cakes

Caterer: Gardas Restaurant

Hair/Makeup: Phillip Pelusi

Coordinator: Linda Alworth, Lingrow Farm

Our super lovely bride below and the handsome gents above. :)

Below: the best man got a little creative with photoshop, and the best series of girls taking shots ever.

Nancy’s dad – you are the best. I usually take one picture from the wedding and put it on my Facebook, and I very seriously considered this series because it is ridiculous.

Above: the best man made up for his photoshop stunt by purchasing fireworks for Casey and setting them off on the farm. Below: Buddy, the farm dog, joins the dance floor and barks along to “Who Let the Dogs Out?” No joke. I asked the owner, “Does he do this all the time?” to which she responded, “Only if he likes the song.”

Congratulations, Nancy and Casey! We wish you many years of happiness and warm temperatures in North Dakota! :D Thank you so much for having us photograph your wedding. We hope you looove them!