Hand Made Dresses, a Rainy Late Afternoon and Barn Party

Last November on Mount Washington I had an engagement session with Mike and Katie.  8 months flew by and here we are on their wedding day!  The church was packed for the reception at St. John's Lutheran Church in North Versailles.  After the newlyweds' receiving line, the guests were able to enjoy refreshments at the church before heading off to Bell's Banquet in Mt. Pleasant. Bell's is a restored, century old barn with gorgeous French crystal chandeliers all throughout. (Such a beautiful location to shoot!)

On our way to the reception, we stopped at Katie's Aunt's house in Mount Pleasant for portraits.  The house sat at the top of a hill with a spacious field.  We only had a few minutes in the field before storm clouds rolled in, but the wrap around porch was a life saver as the downpour started.  A unique and special touch added by the bride's mother, was her hand making her own dress, the bridesmaids' dresses and flower girl's dress.  All of her hard work paid off as the dresses all turned out gorgeous.  Once we got to the barn everyone was ready for dinner and dancing!  Mike and Katie, congratulations! Thank you for making me a part of your big day.

Ceremony: St. John's Lutheran Church, North Versailles
Reception: Bell's Banquets, Mt. Pleasant
Gown: MB Bride, Greensburg
Bridesmaids and Flower Girl Dresses: Bride's Mother
Tux's: Men's Wearhouse
Florist: V. Rosso Florist and Greenhouses, Mt. Pleasant

Rachel Tokarski

Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Pittsburgh Wedding and Event Photographer, Rachel Tokarski