Seven Springs Resort Wedding
Alisa and Jonah’s Seven Springs Resort Wedding was a joyful day filled with emotion. These guys are so expressive and were so completely invested in experiencing their wedding day that I had a hard time narrowing the photos down to my favorites for this post. Seven Springs is a fantastic resort located in the Laurel Highlands just a little more than hour outside of Pittsburgh. It’s a popular choice for couples who are looking for a lush outdoor setting while having the best of both worlds with their choice of beautiful venues for their reception.
Alisa got ready at the Forest Lodge.
Jonah had a room at the Main Lodge Hotel (photo by Lisa).
They wrote notes to each other.
Alisa and her girls figured out the lacing on the back of her dress.
When she was ready, Alisa joined the rest of her bridesmaids who were waiting at the bottom of the stairs to see their friend.
First Look and Portrait Time
They had their first look on the bridge over Rainbow Pond.
We went up to Lake Tahoe at the top of the mountain for bridal party photos. We didn’t do a ton of portraits because the day was packed and Alisa and Jonah made enjoying those moments a priority. I was more than happy to follow their lead. It’s important to listen to clients and understand what’s important to them.
You could see the nasty weather closing in on us which meant that the ceremony had to be moved indoors.
Ketubah Signing and Bedeken
Their witnesses signed the ketubah under the watchful eye of the rabbi.
Then it was on to the bedeken. I love the reaction of Jonah’s mom as she saw him approach with his dad and father-in-law.
A beautiful moment. You’ve got to get close if you want the good photos.
Afterwards, the guys toasted the groom (Lisa’s photo).
The Wedding Ceremony
Happy bridesmaids! (photo by Lisa).
Alisa’s parents greet Jonah at the beginning of the ceremony.
Alisa holds the ketubah up for everyone to see (photo by Lisa).
Jonah and Alisa celebrate after breaking the glass.
On to the Reception
The Grand Ballroom was tastefully decorate with whites and lavender.
The escort table featured jars for notes that guests could leave with advice or blessings on their 1st, 5th, and 10th anniversaries.
photo by Lisa.
Alisa’s reaction while the guys lifted her on a chair was priceless!
The big ballroom takes on a more intimate atmosphere once the lights are turned down and the candles glow.
Parent’s dances followed immediately after dinner.
This was a very special family tradition where Alisa’s sister and her husband (along with the rest of their family) joined she and Jonah to honor her parents.
The John Parker Band made sure that the energy on the dance floor was high.
The couple brought all sorts of fun props for their guests to enjoy on the dance floor.
Sometimes you just need a little nap after all of that dancing.
A terrific Seven Springs Resort wedding – I’m so grateful to have been able to photograph it!
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