Mark + Jocelyn’s Wedding at The Fez | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer

wedding rings sit on bouquet of white roses

Mark and Jocelyn’s wedding kicked off my 2018 wedding season with a fantastic day.

We started the day at St. Joseph Church in Coraopolis where Jocelyn, her daughter Lily and her bridesmaids got ready. 

The Lydia’s flower shop did an amazing job incorporating these dog tags that belonged to Jocelyn’s grandfather.  What a lovely way to honor a loved one.

dog tags and cross belonging to bride's grandparent's are wrapped around the stems a bridal bouquet

 Mark & Jocelyn’s little girl Lily was definitely the star of the day!  She is such a doll, and she was so excited to go to “her party!”

dog tags and cross belonging to bride's grandparent's are wrapped around the stems a bridal bouquet
bridesmaid places veil in bride's hair
bride looks in mirror as her mother laces up her wedding dress
flower girl sits as bridesmaid curls her hair
flower girl looks at her reflection in mirror
bride stands in window light at church
bride and her father walk down the aisle of church
groom sees his bride coming down the aisle for the first time
view of bride and groom standing at altar from balcony of church
bride and groom share their first kiss during wedding ceremony
bride and groom walk up the aisle together after being married
flower girl wearing flower crown of baby's breath walks up aisle at church
bride and groom stand at altar with their daughter

 After the ceremony, we headed to Robin Hill Park for bridal party portraits.  This was a fun group to work with…they kept us laughing!

bridal party lines up in front of stone wall at robin hill park in moon township
bridal party cheers
groom and groomsmen stand with arms around each other

 One of my favorite things to have the ladies do is say “Now look at each other and fake laugh.”  It never fails to get genuine laughter because it’s such a ridiculous thing to do.  Here the ladies couldn’t stop laughing at the maid of honor.

bride and bridesmaids sit on bench in gazebo and laugh
bride stands on stairs in front of mansion at robin hill park
bride sits in groom's lap on bench in gazebo
bride and groom stand in front of mansion at robin hill park and kiss
bride and groom stand at top of stone wall in front of mansion at robin hill park
bride and groom stand on iron stairs  outside the mansion at robin hill park
bride holds dress up as groom helps her walk down stairs in park
bride and groom pause from walking down sidewalk to kiss

 The reception was held in the Balconade Room at The Fez.  This venue has such pretty lighting…I love shooting there!

bride and groom enter reception by walking down staircase at the fez
flower girl dances on the dancefloor
upset flower girl sits in groom's lap
bride hugs maid of honor after speech
groom's brother gives best man speech at wedding
white wedding cake with peacock feathers
bride and groom cut their wedding cake
bride and groom smile at each other during their first dance
bride's daughter, the flower girl, hugs her mom's legs

 After dinner, the dancing began and this crowd knew how to have some fun!  They kept me laughing all night!

guests get silly at a wedding
guests dance at wedding reception at the fez
bride and guests dance at wedding reception at the fez
bride and guests dance at wedding reception at the fez
guests dance at wedding reception at the fez
bride and guests dance at wedding reception at the fez
bride gives her mom a hug as they dance

 Many congratulations to Mark & Jocelyn (and Lily!) on your wedding!  I’m so happy you chose me to document your special day and that I’ve gotten to form a friendship with you!

Tara Petro Photography

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