Photos from Jessie and Dave’s fabulous Pittsburgh Golf Club Wedding!
It was a crisp fall afternoon at for Jessie and Dave’s Pittsburgh Golf Club wedding in Squirrel Hill. The leaves were turning, the sun was shining, and the blue skies were filled with puffy white clouds. Besides a bit of wind, it was as perfect as it gets around here. Which was great for some outside photos, but the real action was inside of the historic club.
I don’t know who was more excited about the wedding day – Jessie or her parents. Here she adjusts her dad John’s bow tie:
Some details including bridal party flowers, something borrowed and a silver sixpence, and John’s fantastic Black Dog tie from Martha’s Vineyard:
While the ladies got ready upstairs, Dave (center) and the guys practiced their dance moves. There was a surprise in store for Jessie (Lisa’s photo):
Some more details:
Dave smiles (who wouldn’t?) upon opening a box with a handsome Shinola watch, compliments of Jessie (Lisa’s photo):
Not to be outdone, Dave got Jessie a beautiful pair of earrings:
Jessie’s mom Denise opens the clasp on an heirloom pearl necklace:
Denise tears up as she holds a gift from Jessie. It was a bottle of the perfume that Denise’s late mother wore. Such a beautiful reminder of the presence of loved ones who have passed away. And a great moment between a daughter and her mom:
Jessie and Dave’s first look was on the balcony above the dance floor at the Pittsburgh Golf Club:
The late afternoon light before the wedding ceremony was amazing! Such an elegant locale:
Rabbi Jamie Gibson of Temple Sinai holds a havdalah candle in a ceremony in the Grill Room prior to signing the ketubah:
Jessie and Dave take a few minutes to relax before the wedding ceremony:
Jessie and her parents prepare to walk down the aisle:
Dave stands with his parents and brother as he watches Jessie walk towards him:
Jessie circles Dave prior to standing beneath the chuppah:
The view from the balcony (Lisa’s photo):
Rabbi Gibson blesses the couple. This is one of my favorite photos from last year. I’m so glad that it is also very meaningful for Jessie and Dave and their family. That’s the goal I strive for. If you look at the photo above you’ll see that there wasn’t much room to move between the chuppah and the wall. I kind of had to crouch behind a bridesmaid and pop up when I saw the right moment 😀
It wouldn’t be a Pittsburgh wedding without a cookie table! (mostly Lisa’s photos):
Jessie and Dave are introduced into the reception:
It was hot, but Jessie’s brother was ready with a handkerchief:
Jessie’s bridesmaids surprised her with a flash mob! It was a top-secret operation to disseminate the dance moves to the wedding guests from around the country:
It was a complete surprise!
The wedding party and guests danced the Horah as the band played Hava Nagila:
The rest of the night was filled with music and dancing. It was wonderful!
Dave and his groomsmen dance together (next two photos by Lisa):
Even the young kids got into the groove:
All good things must end. Dave invites Jessie to the evening’s final dance:
By the way, my photo booth was up and running during the wedding reception. The guests had a great time with it: