Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Neo-Victorian Steam Punk Wedding | Latrobe Wedding Photography | Laura & Mike's Wedding

On August 14th I had the pleasure of photographing the most unique wedding I've ever experienced -- Laura and Mike's Neo-Victorian Steampunk themed wedding. This is what happens when two self-professed geeks marry.

It was a great wedding and reception at the uber cool DiSalvo's Station in downtown Latrobe, PA. Located UNDER the railroad tracks you could hear the trains roll above all night long. It was absolutely perfect!

So what is Steam Punk? As I was told, think Jules Verne, or better still, the movie The Wild, Wild West. Gears, clocks, wheels and of course, Victorian dress (bowlers for the men. And facial hair.). Naturally the full explanation is more involved, but you get the idea.

Laura and Mike, thank you for allowing me to be a small part of your day. I hope you enjoy this sneak peak, there are a lot more to come!

Hand made jewelry for Laura

Ahhh, sibling love

Laura and Mike's dads dressed for the occasion, complete with bushy mustaches!

A piece of steam punk art

Grandmother was dressed for the day

complete with vintage pocket watch

The seating assignments were train tickets

Tears came from both bride and groom

What an awesome cake! And the custom gear stand was way cool!!

A conductor took care of the kiss requests by punching the seating ticket

A stroll down the tracks

Father - daughter dance

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Omni William Penn | St. Louise de Marillac | Julie and Justin's Wedding

What a awesome wedding yesterday with Julie and Justin! St. Louise deMarillac is one of the most beautiful modern Catholic Churches I've ever worked in. After the service we made a few quick photos on Mt. Washington then off to Omni William Penn for the reception in the Grand Ballroom. Wow, this was a party! The dance floor was full all night thanks to DJ Doug Ries. Julie and Justin, thank you again and I look forward to seeing you after your honeymoon!

Two very proud dads

Final words of advice before walking down the aisle

Panoramic view of the ceremony

A quiet moment before the reception begins

First dance

Maid of honor speech was a little tearful at times

Holding in the emotion

The "dance off" got the party rolling

The guys working on their moves

Julie and the girls countered with their own

No Western PA reception would be complete without at least one Polka. This couple zoomed around the room like pros!

Great catch of the bouquet!