Diane and Ryan met while playing intramural sports – specifically flag football. They’re competitive and athletic – they were married in mid-February. I just love winter weddings and love when I have the opportunity to photograph one!
The ladies and men got ready at the Inn at Lenape Heights – the ladies were in the bridal suite while the men got ready at the 19th hole – the hospitality suite in the hotel. The men played cornhole before the first look and portraits.
The men wore navy suits while the ladies wore burgundy gowns – Diane and Ryan’s colors were burgundy, navy blue, and gold. The ladies kept warm with blankets as shawls and Diane even wore a beautiful burgundy coat for the outdoor photos. It was about 28 degrees for outdoor photos – but it didn’t rain or snow! Since the ladies had on floor length gowns, I loved Diane’s idea – she wore fleece lined leggings and sparkly tennis shoes, as did her ladies!
Ryan’s parents, sisters, and quite a few aunts and uncles were married at his hometown church, St. Luke’s Lutheran, and Ryan also went to grade school there – so this church has history for the family and that’s where Diane and Ryan chose to get married. It was also Pastor Ben’s first solo wedding – so memorable for many reasons!
The hotel lobby is gorgeous! A lot of times, a lobby will be pretty but it doesn’t work lighting and space wise for photography due to restrictions and other guests. This hotel has just 20 rooms – and all were occupied by Diane and Ryan’s guests – so we were free to use the beautiful well-lit lobby staircase for photos!
These two have two golden retrievers – Allie and Kobe. In honor of them, the couple offered doggie treat bags as a favor for guests to take home to their own pups! After the reception, Diane and Ryan hosted an after party complete with tacos and french fries in the bar!
Note to the couple:
Diane and Ryan, 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: Inn at Lenape Heights
Bridal Salon: The Exquisite Bride
Hairpiece: The Exquisite Bride
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s Formalwear: Jos. A. Banks
Bouquets: Made by the bride
Centerpieces: Leechburg Floral
Hair Stylist: Elisha Evans Styling
Make-Up Artist: Blake Artistry/Chet Michael
Hotel Accommodations: Inn at Lenape Heights and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kittanning
Transportation: Byers Taxi Service, Inc.
Cinematographer: Mariana Filmworks
Ceremony venue: St. Luke Lutheran Church
Reception venue: Lenape Heights Golf Resort
Cake: Sweet Treats Bakery
Catering: Lenape Heights Golf Resort
Entertainment: Jason Kendall Productions
Rings: Mathew Jewelers
Favors: Homemade Dog Treat Bar
Photographer: Kristen Wynn Photography