This Southpointe Golf Club wedding was one for the books! It was a blustery winter day – in the morning, there was a bit of a white out as the ladies traveled to the golf club for the getting ready/hair and makeup. But then the snow sort of melted – but the wind kicked up. I was anticipating some wild weather, so I scouted in advance to take full use of the indoor locations on the property.
A few months ago, in October, we met up with Ashley and Ben for their colorful highline engagement session – with their two dogs Aidy and Beale. We had such a great time! The day of the wedding, when we were photographing their outdoor portraits, they kept thinking about warm Mexico – their honeymoon location.
We did some fast outdoor photos (and even got our golf cart a bit stuck in the mud/muck – thanks, Allison, for pushing me out!). Then we headed inside and did portraits around the venue. When you are having your ceremony and reception in one place, doing the first look and getting all the photos done with is the best! Then we photographed their reception space – I LOVE this gobo lighted monogram – it fit the space so perfectly and it is something I hadn’t seen at the golf club before.
Speaking of special touches, the florist did a wonderful job with the arch and even swooped in to give Ben a backup boutonniere when some groomsmen photos resulted in a little casualty for his flower. Thanks so much for your patience as I moved the arch around for best lighting! Teamwork makes the dream work and I really appreciate everyone working with us and being so kind and understanding and helpful as we traipsed round the property and did photos all over. It was such a fun day!
During their personal vows and speeches, I loved hearing more about the two of them – Ashley told Ben her salary on the first date! (He didn’t ask!) Ashley is so genuine and warm and bubbly and Ben is a bit more reserved and quiet and it really balances out.
We loved getting to know this couple and everyone involved in their big day!
Note to the couple:
Ashley and Ben, thank you for letting us be a part of your special day! It was a pleasure to work with the two of you! We thank you for choosing Kristen Wynn Photography and wish you a lifetime of love and happiness always. Congratulations!
Prep location: Southpointe Golf Club
Bridal Salon: Sorelle Bridal Salon
Bridesmaid Dresses: Birdy Grey, Azazie, David’s Bridal
Groom’s Formalwear: Brooks Brothers
Men’s Formalwear: The Black Tux
Florist: Memories in Bloom
Hair Stylist: Luxe Hair Salon
Make-Up Artist: Luxe Hair Salon
Hotel Accommodations: AC Hotel by Marriott Pittsburgh Southpointe
Coordinator/Planner: Heather McDowell with Southpointe Golf Club
Cinematographer: Just Hitched Wedding Films
Ceremony venue: Southpointe Golf Club
Reception venue: Southpointe Golf Club
Cake: Signature Desserts
Catering: Southpointe Golf Club
Rings: Tiffany& Co.
Linens: Southpointe Golf Club
Ceremony Arch: Vintage Alley Rentals
Favors: Sarris Candy Bars
Lighting: Southpointe Golf Club
Rehearsal Dinner Location: The Porch at Siena
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography